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TRAI sticks to its stance on 15-day time-bound nod for demo licences; rejects DoT's views

Jul 20 2018

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.

Govt in process to frame net neutrality rules, amend telecom licence: Sinha

Jul 20 2018

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.

TRAI's data privacy suggestions valuable, timely; DoT to take institutional view: Sundararajan

Jul 18 2018

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.

Apps should collect minimal data like Aadhar: TRAI chief

Jul 18 2018

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.

Use Interpol list, not IWF, to block child sexual abuse content: COAI to Govt

Jul 16 2018

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.

RCOM writes to DoT against discriminatory treatment on bank guarantee

Jul 12 2018

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.

Spectrum in E and V bands should not be 'de-licensed', says COAI

Jul 11 2018

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.

Idea-Vodafone merger approved, some formalities pending, says Sinha

Jul 11 2018

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.

DoT clears Idea-Vodafone merger with conditions

Jul 09 2018

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.

Kim Dotcom, Megaupload founder, can face US extradition: New Zealand court

Jul 05 2018

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.

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