TRAI has stuck to its stance that short duration 'demonstration' licences be granted within a maximum period of 15 days as part of ease of doing business in the sector, rejecting Telecom Department's arguments that the recommended time period may not be sufficient.
Government is in the process of framing rules to implement net neutrality in the country, which bars service providers from discriminating against internet content and services by blocking, throttling or granting them higher speed access.
Regulator Trai's recent recommendations on data privacy and ownership framework are "valuable and timely", and the Department of Telecom (DoT) will have to take "institutional view" of the matter, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said today.
TRAI Chairman R S Sharma has said that apps should collect minimal data just as UIDAI does to give 12-digit Aadhar numbers to people.
COAI has approached the Telecom Department (DoT) flagging operational issues in implementing a directive that mandates use of an IWF list for blocking online child sexual abuse content, and said such sites should be barred as per the 'Interpol list' provided by the department.
Protesting against the Department of Telecommunications' (DoT) discriminatory treatment regarding bank guarantee, Reliance Communications (RCOM) has written to the telecom secretary flagging the issue, according to sources.
Industry body COAI has opposed 'de-licensing' of 'E and V bands' and made an aggressive pitch to the telecom department to allot them to mobile operators for backhaul usage.
Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said today that the government has approved the Idea Cellular and Vodafone India merger, the sector's biggest, but the companies need to complete some formalities for the final closure of the deal.
The telecom ministry (DoT) today granted conditional approval to the long-pending merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular that will create the country's largest mobile services operator, an official source said.
Internet entrepreneur and Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the United States to face racketeering and criminal copyright charges, New Zealand’s Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday.