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Over 55,000 Villages to Get Mobile Coverage by 2018, Says Official

October 4, 2015

Government will provide mobile connectivity to 55,669 uncovered villages across the country by 2018. According to a Communications Ministry official as part of the Digital India programme, 55,669 villages that do not have mobile coverage till now will be connected during 2014-18. The official added that mobile services to uncovered villages will be provided in […]

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Call Drop Problem Improving, Says Telecom Minister

October 4, 2015

Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday asserted that telecom operators have been told to shape up on the issue of the growing problem of call drops and that the situation was improving. “There is a problem about call drops, but the situation is improving,” Prasad told reporters here. “All the telecom […]

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Sebi Seeks Help From Telecom Operators, Banks

October 4, 2015

Concerned over a spurt in investment scams perpetrated through SMSes, WhatsApp and social media, Sebi has beefed up its surveillance on such platforms and is seeking greater cooperation from the mobile and Internet service providers, as well as banks, to nail the culprits. The market trading activities have seen a major upsurge in recent months, […]

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Government Says Performance of 16,962 Cell Towers Improved

October 4, 2015

Aiming to address the issue of call drops, the government has conducted a special audit of cell towers and said that of 34,600 cell towers operating poorly, about 16,962 have improved their performance and the rest are in progress. Saying that the telecom department is monitoring the telecom service quality on a weekly to 10-day […]

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EU, China Sign Landmark 5G Telecommunications Deal

October 4, 2015

The European Union (EU) on Monday announced that it has signed a key fifth generation (5G) telecommunication system agreement with China, a move aimed to seek an edge in the global digital competitiveness. “Both parties are committed to reciprocity and openness in terms of access to 5G networks research funding, market access as well as […]

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India’s Mobile Data Revenue Growth Pegged at 18 Percent Annually

October 4, 2015

Mobile data will log a compound annual growth rate of 18 percent between now and 2020, increasing its revenue share from the current 18 percent to 31 percent, says a Citi Research report. Looking at the data consumption upswing in the country, vis-a-vis revenue from the traditional voice telephony, the report says the latter’s revenues […]

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Delhi High Court Seeks NDMC, Reliance Jio Response on Smart Poles

October 4, 2015

Delhi High Court Monday sought the response of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and Reliance Jio Infocomm on a plea by a mobile tower firm seeking direction to the civic body not to grant authorisation for providing Wi-Fi services through street poles to anyone without informing the court or issuing a tender. Justice V P […]

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Telecom Department Gives Nod to Single Emergency Number 112

October 4, 2015

A single emergency number will soon be a reality in India as the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has approved the proposal of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India in this regard. The existing emergency numbers will continue to exist for a period of one year. All the existing emergency numbers such as 100, 101, 102 […]

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Operators Asked to Install Mobile Towers to Deal With Call Drops

October 4, 2015

The government has asked telecom service providers to install new towers to deal with the problem of call drops and improve quality of service, union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday, adding that the problem was a “legacy” of the previous Congress government. “The Congress has demanded my resignation. I have certain questions for […]

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Airtel 4G Speed Challenge Ads Found ‘Misleading’

October 4, 2015

The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI), responding to a consumer complaint about Airtel’s 4G speed challenge ads, has sent a notice to the telecom operator saying the ad campaign is misleading. The watchdog has also asked Airtel to either withdraw or modify the ad campaign, or seek a review of the decision. The advertisement […]

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