TRAI releases Consultation Paper on Valuation and Reserve Price of Spectrum

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released Consultation Paper on Valuation and Reserve Price of Spectrum. On 10th July 2013 the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) sought the TRAI™s recommendations on the applicable reserve price for the auction of spectrum in 800 MHz, 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands. In this context, TRAI has… Read More

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Case Filed with Economic Officers Wing against Singapore Telecommunications Limited for violation of India Telegraph Act

During a routine inspection carried out by Department of Telecommunications (DoT), it was found that an unlicensed foreign entity M/s Singapore Telecommunications Limited (STL) was providing international Private Lease Circuits (IPLC) to the customers in India and issuing bills to the customers in India resulting into loss of revenue to the Government. M/s STL had… Read More

Tags: Bharti AirtelDepartment of TelecommunicationsDoTILDIndiaRajya SabhaTata CommunicationsTelecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal

GoI clarification on Adoption of International Norms on Radiation From Towers and Handsets

Government of India, in the year 2008, adopted the international radiation norms prescribed by International Commission on Non Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) in respect of mobile towers and mobile handsets. Further, in respect of mobile towers, norms for exposure limit for the Radio Frequency Field (Base Station Emissions) has been reduced to 1/10th of the… Read More

Tags: Department of TelecommunicationsDoTICNIRPInternational Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation ProtectionResource & MonitoringSARSAR ComplianceSpecific absorption rateTelecom EnforcementTelecom Service Providers

MoU between Defence Ministry and DOT for Vacation of Spectrum

As per Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between Ministry of Defence and Department of Telecommunication (DOT) on 22nd May 2009, Ministry of Defence has released (10+10) MHz spectrum for 2G and 20 MHz for 3G. The auction of 3G spectrum has already been completed in 2010. Auction of 2G spectrum was held in November 2012… Read More

Tags: 2G spectrum3G spectrumCabinet Committee on InfrastructureDoTLok SabhaMinister of State for C&ITMinistry of DefenceOptical Fibre Cable

Department of Telecom issues Revised Guidelines for New Mobile Connections

Department of Telecom (DoT) has issued revised instructions to Cellular Mobile Telephone Service and Unified Access Services Licensees vide letter dated 09.08.2012 on verification of Mobile Subscribers after review of existing instructions. New instructions are aimed at improving customer verification compliance. These instructions inter-alia prescribe the following: (i) A passport size photograph should be pasted… Read More

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