Import licence norms for RF equipment should be scrapped: COAI

Cellular industry body COAI has said that the norms requiring telecom firms to acquire import licence for radio frequency (RF) equipment such as antennas and base station should be abolished as they hurt network rollout plans.

Commenting on the issue, a COAI Official told the media, “A single window clearance process should be established for the satellite spectrum assignment co

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60% people facing frequent call drops: DoT survey

Nearly 60 per cent people are still facing frequent call drops, with most of them experiencing problem indoors, found a survey by the Department of Telecom (DoT). Out of 3.56 lakh subscribers surveyed across telecom service providers, 2.15 lakh (about 60 per cent) complained about frequent call drops. The DoT, however, made 26.97 lakh calls to subscribers of various telecom operators in the cou

Reliance GCX-Alibaba arm to offer cloud solutions

Reliance Communications' subsidiary Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) and Alibaba Cloud will jointly offer cloud solutions to enterprises through the latter's Cloud Express Connect via GCX's Cloud X Fusion in Singapore, said GCX on Wednesday.

The GCX and Alibaba Cloud -- the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group -- signed an agreement at the Alibaba's Cloud Computing Conferenc

99% telecom-related grievances get resolved on Twitter

After the launch of Twitter Sewa by the Minister of Communications in August last Year, about 99 per cent of the complaints have been resolved through the social media, said an official statement.

“After the launch of Twitter Sewa by the Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha in August last Year for registration and resolution of complaints, about 99 percent of the complain

Consultation paper on spectrum auction in 15 days: Trai

Telecom regulator Trai expects to start the consultation process for the next round of spectrum auction in about a fortnight. "We expect to issue it (consultation paper on spectrum price) in about 15 days," Trai Chairman R S Sharma told reporters on the sidelines of FTTH APAC Conference.

He was responding to a query on when the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) wi

NTT Communications acquires international telecom licence in India

NTT Communications (NTT Com) on Tuesday announced that it has acquired a Virtual Network Operator - International Long Distance (VNO-ILD) licence in India through its affiliate, NTT Communications India Network Services (NTTCINS), a company statement said here.

NTT Com is the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group.

"With t

Telecos to bleed this year as well thanks to Jio, says Crisil

Telecos will continue to face difficulties in fiscal 2018 as well and two of the top three telcos are set to "bleed" due to intense competition triggered after the launch of Reliance Jio, a report said today. "The price war in the Rs 1.5-trillion wireless telecom market will continue this fiscal year as well leaving bruised bottom lines," Crisil's said in a note. "T

Vodafone India launches unlimited roaming plans for US, UAE, Singapore

Vodafone India has launched an unlimited international roaming proposition for travellers to the US, UAE and Singapore in its international roaming pack, Vodafone i-RoamFREE, where customers opting for this pack will not be charged a single additional rupee for calls and data while roaming in these three countries, the company announced on Monday.

This pack is available at price point

RCOM-Aircel merger gets shareholders' approval

 Reliance Communications (RCOM) has received 99.99 per cent shareholders approval for merger of its wireless business with Aircel, a company statement said here on Monday.

"The shareholders of Reliance Communications at their meeting convened pursuant to the order of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), have today approved with 99.99 per cent majority for the Scheme of

Telecom industry added 5.68 mn mobile subscribers in March: COAI

The Indian telecom industry added 5.68 million mobile subscribers in the telephony market in March 2017, the industry body Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) said in its monthly mobile subscribers report on Friday.

The number of mobile phone subscribers by the end of March 2017 has reached 895.25 million. This includes subscribers of Reliance Jio Infocomm as of Decemb

Bharti Airtel to partner Amazon for it`s Fire TV Stick

Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications services provider has said that it has partnered with Amazon for Amazon’s Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote, which was launched in India.

Customers purchasing Amazon Fire TV will get free 100 GB high speed data via Airtel Broadband/Airtel 4G Home Wi-Fi* to enable them to enjoy online content on their TV

TRAI invites comments on ease of doing business in broadcasting sector

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has invited comments from stakeholders on 'ease of doing business' in the broadcasting sector, reported PTI.

The comments, which can be send till May 8, will help in identifying issues related to 'ease of doing business' before going for an elaborate consultation later, the TRAI said in a release.

The telecom r

RBI cautions banks on bad loan risk in telecom sector

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday cautioned about loans given to companies in sectors in difficulty such as telecom and may witness rising bad loans.

Banks were asked to put in place a board-approved policy for making provisions for standard assets at rates higher than the regulatory minimum, based on evaluation of risk and stress in various sectors.

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Government allays concerns over mobile tower radiation

Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha sought to allay concerns over radiation emitted from mobile towers, saying studies so far have not revealed any health hazards, reported PTI. The comments come in the wake of a Supreme Court order directing the deactivation of a BSNL tower in Gwalior on the plea of a 42-year-old cancer patient.

"This is not the final order and it needs to be seen in t

TRAI to clear out obsolete regulations soon: Reports

Telecom regulator, TRAI has said that it has constituted three subgroups in areas like licencing, tariff and service quality, to identify and clear out obsolete regulations and order. Commenting on the issue, a senior TRAI official told the media, “The entire exercise is likely to be completed in next 2-3 months. The three advisors of TRAI -- Sanjeev Banzal (Networks, Spectrum and Licensi

Tower industry to see boost in M&As this year

The year 2017 will see change and consolidation in the telecom towers industry, according to a top official of the Towers and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA).

"The year 2017 will be the year of innovation, disruption and transformation. It will also witness mergers and acquisitions (M&As)," Tilak Raj Dua, Director General, TAIPA, told IANS in an intervi

SC order: Telecom industry body says don't panic, towers are safe

Trying to allay fears about the mobile tower emissions, the telecom industry body Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) on Wednesday appealed to the public "not to panic" about the Supreme Court order on tower radiation.

The apex court, in a recent order, had asked a mobile tower to be shut down within seven days after a petitioner claimed the radiation from th

50,000 villages don't have mobile network: Government tells LS

Mobile network has not yet reached around 50,000 villages across the country, the government said. There are many locations in the Northeast, Naxal-hit states, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep where mobile network has not reached yet, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said in Lok Sabha. "We have never claimed that mobile network has reached all over the country. There are around 50,0

Reliance Jio launches new unlimited 'Dhan Dhana Dhan' tariff plan

 Reliance Jio Infocomm on Tuesday said the Jio Summer Surprise has been fully withdrawn, following the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's advice and the company has launched new unlimited plans for its Prime members, 'Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan'.

The plans start with Rs 309 all unlimited plan, which provides unlimited SMS, calling and data (1GB per day at 4G speed) for

Operators` performance under immense pressure - ICICI Sec

Q4FY17 performance of telecom operators would be impacted by:

1) the free services offer from Reliance Jio (RJio) on the higher subscriber-base, and

2) reset of higher-value ARPU subscribers with higher allowances on lower packs by Bharti Airtel (Bharti) and Idea Cellular (Idea). Though increasing adoption of bundled packs makes realisations

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TRAI urges govt to implement BharatNet in PPP mode

To make broadband a core utility to citizens, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended to the Government of India to implement BharatNet in the PPP mode to connect 2,50,000 gram panchayats across the country. The telecom authority has also been suggested that the digitized TV framework which has come up in the country in a big way should be upgraded to provide broadband

TRAI advices Reliance Jio to withdraw Summer Surprise offer

Reliance Industries on Thursday said that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has advised Reliance Jio to withdraw the 3 months complimentary benefits of Jio Summer Surprise.

On March 31, Jio announced its Jio Summer Surprise offer. Under Jio Summer Surprise, all Jio Prime members making their first recharge payment of Rs 303 (or higher) plans got 3 months complimentary s

Jio complementary offer not in sync with regulations: Trai

Trai Chairman R S Sharma said the telecom regulator has advised Reliance Jio to stop 'complimentary' service offer as it was not in accordance with the regulatory framework, reported PTI. "We examined it and found that it was not in accordance with regulatory framework, so we advised them to stop it," Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) Chairman R S sharma told PTI.

Airtel, Idea Cellular up after TRAI asks Jio to withdraw summer offer

Shares of telecom companies such as, Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular, were trading higher in early trade on Friday after Telecom Regulatory Authority of India asked Mukesh Ambani-owned company to withdraw Reliance Jio’s summer surprise offer.

Reliance Jio on Thursday said that it has withdrawn its Summer Surprise offer nnnounced last week to comply with the Telecom Regulatory Au