Tech, Media & Telecom

Unified Licence To Have Framework For Audio Conferencing, Voice Mail Services

Unified Licence To Have Framework For Audio Conferencing, Voice Mail Services

Edited by Animesh Singh | Thursday December 30, 2021, New Delhi

Unified licence system will include licensing framework for audio conferencing, audiotex and voice mail services, telecom department has said

ICRA Upgrades Telecom Services Industry Outlook To 'Stable'

ICRA Upgrades Telecom Services Industry Outlook To 'Stable'

Press Trust of India | Wednesday December 29, 2021, New Delhi

The telecom tariff hike along with the recent relief package offers sufficient headroom for the industry to fund capex for 5G tech upgrade, ICRA said

Keep Call Data, Internet Usage Record For Minimum 2 Years, Telecom Companies Told

Keep Call Data, Internet Usage Record For Minimum 2 Years, Telecom Companies Told

Press Trust of India | Friday December 24, 2021, New Delhi

Department of Telecom (DoT) has extended the duration of archiving call data and internet usage records of subscribers to two years from one year due to security reasons.

5G Rollout In 2022: Tariff Hike, PLI Scheme Help Avert Telecom Sector's Crisis

5G Rollout In 2022: Tariff Hike, PLI Scheme Help Avert Telecom Sector's Crisis

Press Trust of India | Thursday December 23, 2021, New Delhi

With the government promising more reforms, the industry is entering the new year on a buoyant note, keen to see positive outcome on 5G spectrum pricing at the mega auction that is just months away.

Jio Gains 17.6 Lakh Users In October; Airtel, Vodafone Lose Subscribers: TRAI Data

Jio Gains 17.6 Lakh Users In October; Airtel, Vodafone Lose Subscribers: TRAI Data

Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 21, 2021

Reliance Jio's mobile subscriber base surged to 42.65 crore in October, as the telco added 17.61 lakh mobile users in the month, according to data by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

Airtel Prepays Rs 15,519 Crore In Liability For Spectrum Acquired In 2014

Airtel Prepays Rs 15,519 Crore In Liability For Spectrum Acquired In 2014

Press Trust of India | Friday December 17, 2021, New Delhi

The company estimates that the prepayment to Department of Telecom (DoT) will likely result in interest cost savings of at least Rs 3,400 crore.

Reliance Jio Tops 4G Download Speed Chart In November: TRAI

Reliance Jio Tops 4G Download Speed Chart In November: TRAI

Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 14, 2021, New Delhi

Jio network recorded around 10 per cent rise in average 4G data download speed while speed on Vodafone and Airtel network increased 8.9 per cent and 5.3 per cent respectively

Netflix Slashes Prices In Battle With Disney, Amazon

Netflix Slashes Prices In Battle With Disney, Amazon

Reuters | Tuesday December 14, 2021

The price of its mobile-only plan will drop a quarter to Rs 149, with overall prices of various plans falling 18 per cent to 60 per cent.

"Public Good" Element in Spectrum Pricing Getting Recognised: Telecom Minister

"Public Good" Element in Spectrum Pricing Getting Recognised: Telecom Minister

Edited by Animesh Singh | Monday December 13, 2021

The minister said that the consultation process on spectrum pricing is going on and urged the industry to take part in it and give suggestions to TRAI

"Telecom Sector Seeks Rationalisation Of Taxes, Spectrum At Lower Rates": Vodafone CEO

"Telecom Sector Seeks Rationalisation Of Taxes, Spectrum At Lower Rates": Vodafone CEO

Press Trust of India | Thursday December 09, 2021

VIL Managing Director and CEO Ravinder Takkar while speaking at India Mobile Congress said recent reforms announced by the government are steps towards addressing financial stress and legacy issues in the sector.

"Ease Of Doing Business, Banking Support To Drive Telecom Sector": KR Mangalam Birla

"Ease Of Doing Business, Banking Support To Drive Telecom Sector": KR Mangalam Birla

Press Trust of India | Wednesday December 08, 2021

Speaking at the India Mobile Congress event, Birla promised that Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL) will be a "committed partner" as India makes rapid strides to achieve the vision of a trillion-dollar digital economy.

Mukesh Ambani Says 5G Rollout Should Be Nation's Priority

Mukesh Ambani Says 5G Rollout Should Be Nation's Priority

Reuters | Wednesday December 08, 2021

Mukesh Ambani's comments come a week after a top government official said that India is planning to auction 5G airwaves early next year.

The Top 6 Artificial Intelligence Plays In India

The Top 6 Artificial Intelligence Plays In India

Equitymaster | Wednesday December 08, 2021

Investors looking to tap into AI theme need to keep an eye on tech firm leveraging the power of AI are making things possible.

"Allow Port-Out SMS Facility Irrespective Of Tariff Offer, Plan": TRAI To Telecom Firms

"Allow Port-Out SMS Facility Irrespective Of Tariff Offer, Plan": TRAI To Telecom Firms

Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 07, 2021

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) took a strong note of telecom service companies not providing outgoing SMS facility in certain prepaid vouchers.

Vodafone Idea Shares Zoom, Touch Two-And-A-Half Year High

Vodafone Idea Shares Zoom, Touch Two-And-A-Half Year High

Edited by Animesh Singh | Monday December 06, 2021

Shares of Vodafone Idea touched a two-and-a-half year high on Monday, after they reached Rs 15.88 per share level for the first time since May 2019