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India, UK academic institutions to collaborate on 5G technologies 21.6.2018 Sify Finance
[United Kingdom], June 21 (ANI): The Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), a government-owned body engaged in research and development (R&D) in the field of telecommunications in
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DoT seeking legal opinion on Vodafone-Idea merger: Sources 19.6.2018 Sify Finance
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is seeking legal opinion on the Vodafone-Idea Cellular merger in respect to Vodafone's administratively allocated spectrum holdings, according to industry sources.
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Vodafone, Idea merger likely to get DoT nod soon 15.6.2018 Rediff: Business
Idea Cellular will have to furnish an undertaking that it will entertain all the liabilities whenever a final decision is taken by the courts
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RCOM remains unaffected by intense competition in telecom sector 13.6.2018 Sify Finance
Reliance Communications (RCOM) on Wednesday said the company is now insulated from the hyper competition and tariff pressures in the telecom sector as it had exited the business-to-consumer (B2C) space in January 2018.
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Cabinet nod for new telecom policy 2018 likely by July-end: Manoj Sinha 12.6.2018 Sify Finance
A new telecom policy aiming to attract investment of $100 billion in the digital communications sector is likely to be in place by July 2018, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday.
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Cabinet nod for new telecom policy by July-end: Manoj Sinha 12.6.2018 Sify Finance
A new telecom policy is likely to be in place by July 2018, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday.
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“People Centric Initiatives and Intelligent Investments by the Ministry a Big Boost to the Socio-Economic Development of the Country”: Manoj Sinha 12.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“The Ministry of Communications has established itself as a core enabling unit of the Government of India, driving the country’s socio-economic development during the last four years by providing strong digital connectivity support and delivering citizen-centric services – in the true spirit of “Saaf Neeyat, Sahi Vikas””, said Shri Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge).
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IITG develops new app to fight TB 8.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
IITG develops new app to fight TB
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Promoting Innovation and Harnessing the Potential of  IoT imperative for India: Aruna Sundararajan 5.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The need of promoting innovation and harnessing the potential of Internet of Things (IoT) is imperative for solving practical problems in India, said Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan.  All initiatives in IoT should translate into business models which can be replicated across sectors, she added.
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'Smart Studio Rooms' to now enable Alexa for your room check-ins 5.6.2018 DNA: Evolutions
With the Internet of Things (IoT) and voice-enabled technologies playing a pioneer for the future, making requests for services such as room cleaning, wake-up calls, laundry, in-room dining, and room check-out is now made easy by Alexa.
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Idea Cellular receives DoT approval to increase FDI limit 5.6.2018 Sify Finance
Telecom major Idea Cellular on Monday said that it has received an approval from the Department of Telecom (DoT) to increase the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) limit in the company to 100 per cent.
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Idea Cellular can now raise FDI limit to 100% 5.6.2018 Rediff: Business
The merged entity would be known as 'Vodafone Idea Ltd'.
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Vodafone-Idea merger nod in few weeks, DoT taking a legal view on raising demand for dues 1.6.2018 DNA: Opinion
The final approval to the biggest merger in the telecom industry between Vodafone India and Idea Cellular, which will create the largest telecom player in India surpassing Bharti Airtel may come within next few weeks. The department of telecommunications on Thursday notified amendments to the merger and acquisitions guidelines by incorporating hike in spectrum cap limits which was approved by Cabinet in March this year. The total spectrum holding limit was increased to 35% from 25%. A 50% cap on combined spectrum holdings in the 700 MHz, 800 MHz and 900 MHz bands (sub-1 GHz bands) was recommended by Telecom Commission and cleared by the Cabinet. Earlier, any merged entity was not allowed to hold over 25% of the spectrum allocated in a service area/circle and over 50% in a particular band. This development will ease the approval process for Vodafone and Idea, as no undertaking will now be required for holding additional spectrum, according to sources from the DoT. Following the Supreme Court's dismissal ...
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Blockchain technology: Trai's weapon against pesky calls & SMSes 30.5.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Troubled with pesky calls and messages on your mobile phone? Relief is on way as telecom regulator Trai has announced draft stringent norms for dealing with this menace and that too, with new blockchain technology. On Tuesday, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) issued new draft norms to curb pesky calls and SMSes by using blockchain technology. This will allow telemarketing messages to be sent only to the subscribers by authorized entities. "Consumers will take much better control. Customers preference will instantaneously get activated while digital consent is taken that can be reviewed, modified and removed at any time by respective subscribers," Trai Chairman RS Sharma said. The proposed approach will use blockchain technology or distributed ledger which is cryptographically secured. Mobile numbers of subscribers would not be circulated for privacy concerns under the new guidelines. Blockchain technology will ensure two things – non-repudiative and confidentiality. The new ...
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TRAI notifies draft norms to curb pesky calls, texts 29.5.2018 Sify Finance
The Indian telecom regulator on Tuesday notified the draft regulations to curb pesky calls and text messages by using blockchain technology, an official statement said here.
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Idea may have to liberalise spectrum held by Vodafone 28.5.2018 Rediff: Business
Idea may have to shell out Rs 4,500 crore in cash
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NDCP 2018: Public can give comments till 1st June 25.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has extended the last date for submission of comments on the recently published draft National Digital Communications Policy(NDCP), 2018.  Public and stakeholders can give their comments till 1st June 2018 through the MyGov portal, where the draft Policy has been hosted for public comments.
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Telephone subscribers increased by 2.24% in March 23.5.2018 Sify Finance
The number of telephone subscribers in India rose from 1,179.83 million at the end of February to 1,206.22 million at the end of March, a monthly growth rate of 2.24 per cent, data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said on Wednesday.
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Department of Telecom seeks reply from Airtel on Apple Watch eSIM service by May 24 20.5.2018 DNA: Top News
The DoT has sought reply within a week from Airtel on a complaint by rival Reliance Jio alleging that the operator flouted norms on activation of eSIM in Apple Watch 3, an official source said. The Department of Telecom also mentioned that the security clearance tests for the service are due on May 23 and May 30, 2018. The DoT on May 17 has sought multiple clarification within a week from Airtel about eSIM service facilitation by the company on Apple Watch 3. Both, Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel are selling Apple Watch Series 3 since May 11 through their sales channels. "Jio has filed complaint alleging that Airtel has not set-up the eSIM provisioning node within India in "gross violation to the licence terms. Airtel had informed DoT about the service but in its letter services storing user information was not indicated. The department has asked Airtel whether e-sim provisioning network of node of Airtel is storing eSIM profiles and user information outside India," the source told PTI. Apple Watch 3 and ...
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Centre allocates Rs 11,330 cr more for defence spectrum 17.5.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved an additional outlay of Rs 11,330 crore for setting up of an alternate communications network for defence services.​ This will increase the total cost of the project called Network for Spectrum (NFS) project to Rs 24,664 crore. Defence services will vacate the spectrum, which is being used by them currently, for civilian use after the alternate network is ready. The project that is being implemented by the state-run operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will be completed in a period of 24 months, Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said after the Cabinet meeting. “The NFS project will boost the communication capabilities of the defence forces in a major way leading to enhanced national operational preparedness. The project will also have forward linkages to other related industries such as telecom equipment manufacturing and other telecommunications-related services,” said an official ...
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