New Delhi, July 30 : State-run telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) will invest Rs.6,000 crore over the next three years to set up some 40,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the country, its chairman-cum-managing director Anupam Shrivastava has said.
New Delhi, July 27 : IT Secretary Ram Sewak Sharma has been appointed as the new Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) vhairman, according to official sources.
Kolkata, July 23 : Aircel, a telecom service provider, on Thursday launched a new product, offering free Voice calling on Data recharges to its customers across the country.
New Delhi, July 22 : The Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has asked all mobile phone-service providers to submit a report on action taken by them to address the call drop issue by July 31.
New Delhi, July 22 : Idea Cellular added 1.62 million new subscribers in June, the Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) said on Wednesday.
New Delhi, July 19 : State-run telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is all set to hive off its towers business into a separate subsidiary, the valuation of which could be in the region of Rs.20,000 crore (USD3 billion) , chairman-cum-managing director Anupam Shrivastava has said.
Hyderabad: July 17 : Tata Docomo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL) announced the launch of new exciting roaming plans for its post-pay and pre-pay customers across all circles.
New Delhi, July 16 : In a bid to beat the call drop menace, Bharti Airtel has written to its customers to help the company find suitable places to construct mobile towers in their localities.
New Delhi, July 16 : In a move that can end the free regime for domestic calls made through Internet messenger services such as WhatsApp, Viber and Skype, an official panel has suggested that they be benchmarked against regular telecom service providers for tariff and regulation.
New Delhi, July 11 : The total number of telephone connections in India crossed one billion mark in May, data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said here on Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, July 9 : Union Communications and Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday launched the BSNL Wi-Fi service in Puri town.
New Delhi, July 7 : Recommendations are awaited from the sector watchdog on penalising or incentivising telecom operators on service quality but there is a urgent need for firms to upgrade infrastructure to tackle the call drop menace, Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday.
Kolkata, July 6 : State-run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) on Monday said it will be rolling out optical-fibre connectivity to 2,503 gram panchayats in West Bengal by 2016.
New Delhi / Kolkata, July 3 : Tata Docomo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL), has announced the launch of National Mobile Number Portability (MNP).
New Delhi, Jul 3 : Much awaited Nationwide mobile number portability will be rolled out on Friday. Mobile number portability will allow users to keep existing mobile phone number even when after switching to a different city.
New Delhi / Kolkata, July 2 : Tata Docomo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL) has announced the launch of National Mobile Number Portability (MNP) from Friday.
New Delhi, July 2 : Telecom service providers were on Thursday all set to roll out pan-India mobile number portability (MNP) from July 3 in line with the government mandate, thus enabling customers across the country to retain their mobile phone numbers while relocating between states.
Indore, June 29 : Mobile operator in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, Idea Cellular, has recorded over 2 Crore customers on its network in the region.
Udhampur, June 26 : The highest mobile tower in Eastern Ladakh at an altitude of 16000 feet has been operationalised on Friday in a joint effort by the BSNL and the Indian Army.
Mumbhai, June 24 : Telecommunications service providers Vodafone India continued its endeavour to boost adoption of 3G data has launched an exclusive free 3G DATA offer in Mumbai.
Kolkata, June 22 : Celebrating the month of Ramzaan, Aircel has launched 'Ramzaan Mubarak Offer' for the festive occasion offering voice calling and data benefits.
New Delhi, June 20 : The number of broadband subscribers increased from 99.20 million at the end of March 2015 to 100.76 million at the end of April 2015 with a monthly growth rate of 1.57 percent, recent data released by the telecom regulator said here.
New Delhi, June 16 : India will have at least 1.4 billion mobile subscribers by 2020, resulting in a population penetration of 100 percent, says a report released by Swedish communication technology and services provider Ericsson.
Kolkata, June 10 : Aircel on Wednesday announced the launch of its innovative offering for South-'Five States, One Rate'.
Chennai, June 10 : Aircel subscribers in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana and Puducherry will not be charged for incoming calls while they are travelling within these states, a senior official said on Wednesday.
New Delhi, June 2 : The state-run telecom Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited will offer free national roaming from June 15.
Srinagar, June 1 : No pre-paid BSNL cellphone subscriber could recharge his/her phone in the valley on Monday after all the five main retail franchise outlets of BSNL in the Kashmir Valley shut down their operations.
New Delhi, May 21 : Call drops will continue to happen unless new mobile towers are allowed to come up, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said.
Mumbai, May 16 : Bharti Airtel on Saturday launched its fourth generation (4G) trials, exclusively for its existing customers here, a company statement said.
Kolkata, May 13 : Telecom operator, Idea Cellular on Wednesday said it is planning to launch its own 3G services in Kolkata during October-December this year and has thought of investing Rs.380 crore in the state to strengthen its network.
Agartala, May 12 : State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched Next Generation Network (NGN), a new technology that offers various facilities similar to mobile technology, to improve the telecommunication system in the northeastern region.
New Delhi, May 3 : Four million mobile subscribers have supported COAI's campaign favouring net neutrality for internet-based communication services like WhatsApp and Skype and their being subject to norms similar to those applying to mobile phone operators, the apex body of cellular operators said on Sunday
Kolkata, May 2 : Tata Docomo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL), has announced the revised roaming tariffs on National Roaming effective May 1.
New Delhi, Apr 30 : Telecommunications service provider Vodafone India has announced the revised roaming tariffs on National Roaming effective May 1, after the telecom regulator has slashed ceiling rates. Vodafone customers will now pay less for both local and STD calls on National Roaming.
New Delhi, April 30 : Bringing some relief to subscribers, all the major telecom service providers in India have decided to slash national roaming tariffs on calls and SMS from May 1 following the regulator's guidelines.
Mumbai, Apr 30 : Mobile operator Idea Cellular has announced a reduction in national roaming tariffs on Thursday.
New Delhi, April 29 : India's telecom regulator is likely to announce new parameters for improvement of quality of service for telecom operators in a month's time to tackle call dropping and other problems being faced by customers, its chairman Rahul Khullar said here on Wednesday.
New Delhi, Apr. 28 : The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has been asked to improve services and ensure that better quality of signal is maintained specially in the border and extremism affected areas.
New Delhi, April 28 : Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has asked state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) to improve services and ensure that better quality of signals is maintained, specially in the border and extremism-affected areas, and regain confidence of people.
New Delhi, April 27 : The government on Monday asked the telecom service providers (TSP) to improve the quality of their services in view of increasing negative public perception in the country.
New Delhi, April 27 : Telecom companies in India are going all out to help the survivors of the Nepal earthquake to contact their near and dear ones by drastically slashing their call charges.
By Aparajita Gupta, New Delhi, April 26 : Concerned over widespread complaints from consumers across the country about excess billing, incessant call-drops and poor quality of services, telecom operators have ben summoned by the government on Monday to review the situation and find remedies.
New Delhi, Apr 25 : In its efforts to support the disaster relief initiatives and enable people to reach out to their friends and family members in the earthquake impacted areas in the country of NepalâEuroŽ, Idea Cellular, has announced that all calls made from its network from anywhere in India to Nepal will be charged as per local rate.
New Delhi, April 23 : State-run BSNL said Thursday it will introduce unlimited free calling at night from its landline phones to all landline and mobile phones of all service providers across India from May 1.
New Delhi, April 22 : For want of clarity, an inter-ministerial committee on Wednesday decided to send back to the telecom regulator a proposal on spectrum trading and sharing guidelines.
New Delhi/Kolkata, April 16 : Even as telecom companies in the country competed for spectrum to strengthen mobile data services in the recently concluded auctions, a new study said 43 percent of phone users in India are dissatisfied with the quality of data services while another 43 percent have rated it as average.
New Delhi, April 9 : Aiming to give some benefit to mobile phone subscribers, the telecom regulator has reduced tariff ceiling for national roaming calls and messages and has mandated telecom service providers (TSPs) to offer a special roaming tariff plan, an official said here on Thursday.
New Delhi, March 27 : The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has initiated the process to prepare framework for over-the-top (OTT) services like Whatsapp, Skype, Viber and many others."Worldwide, there is an ongoing debate among governments, industry and consumers regarding regulations of OTT services and net-neutrality. In this background, TRAI today released a consultation paper on regulatory framework for OTT services," the regulator said in a statement here on Friday.
Mumbai, March 26 : Indian communications company Tata Communications on Thursday said it has entered into a partnership with Indonesian mobile network firm Indosat to offer enterprise solutions to the southeast Asian country's industries.
New Delhi, March 26 : Idea Cellular emerged as the top bidder in the latest round of auctions for telecom spectrum with a total commitment of Rs.30,306 crore, the government announced on Thursday after the Supreme Court relaxed its earlier order restraining finalisation of bids -- albeit with a caveat.
New Delhi, March 26 : Idea Cellular placed the highest bid of Rs.30,306 crore in the latest round of radio spectrum auctions for telecom operators, with that from Aircel being the lowest at Rs.2,250 crore, Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Thursday.
Mumbai, March 26 : A day after the spectrum auction ended, the scrips of major telecom companies traded with healthy gains during the afternoon session at the BSE on Thursday.
New Delhi, March 13 : State-owned telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has introduced Next Generation Network (NGN) technology in its fixed line telephony and plans to invest around Rs.1,000 crore in upgrading the time-division multiplexing (TDM) technology, a statement said on Friday.
New Delhi, Mar. 13 : Union Information Technology and Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Friday that there is no proposal to privatise public sector telecom giants BSNL or MTNL.
New Delhi, March 13 : Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Friday that fears of mobile towers being hazardous to health are not true, adding that reports from the World Health Organisation do not substantiate the claim.
New Delhi, March 10 : After 37 rounds of bidding for telecom spectrum, there was a small drop in the collective value of the highest bids across bands to Rs.92,200 crore on Tuesday from Rs.94,000 crore a day earlier, as stakeholders switched their preferred frequencies.
New Delhi, March 4 : The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has been asked by an intelligence agency to block 'We Phone' app which allows callers' identity to remain hidden.
New Delhi, March 4 : Telecom operators had a total debt of Rs.242,896 crore in the financial year 2013-14.
New Delhi, Feb 24 : India's telecom regulator has slashed domestic carriage charge to 35 paise per minute from 65 paise, down by almost 50 percent, an official statement said Tuesday.
New Delhi, Feb 23 : Aiming to boost adoption of wireline network or fixed line phone connections in the country, the telecom regulator did away with charges that a landline service provider has to pay to other service providers for transmitting its phone calls.