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Russian telecom operator blocks YouTube


September 20th, 2012 - 7:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Rostelecom, one of Russia's largest telecom operators, has suspended access to YouTube in the central region of Omsk after local prosecutors reacted to a film ... Read more...

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Government to allow old players in 2G auction: Milind Deora


September 13th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The government will allow both old and new telecom operators to participate in the upcoming 2G auction, Minister of State for Communications and IT Milind ... Read more...

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‘Lifetime plans should be offered till telecom permit allows’


September 5th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Lifetime mobile tariff plans offered by telecom operators are valid as long as the operator is permitted to provide such service under the licence, Minister ... Read more...

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One-time fee for extra spectrum under consideration: Sibal


August 24th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Friday said the levy of one-time charges against the excess spectrum allotted to the telecom operators is under consideration of the ... Read more...

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Few takers for post-paid connection in Pakistan


August 24th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) Less than five percent Pakistanis have post-paid mobile phone connections, while the rest - about 96 to 97 percent - have pre-paid connection, a media report ... Read more...

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Shanghai mulls free Wi-Fi service


July 25th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) Shanghai residents will be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi service for two hours daily at public places by the end of this month.The service will cover ... Read more...

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EGoM defers decision on one-time spectrum fee issue


July 24th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom Friday deferred a decision on the one-time spectrum fee to be paid by incumbent telecom operators."No decision ... Read more...

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80 percent of Bangladeshi farmers own mobiles


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 22 (IANS) Around 80 percent of farmers in Bangladesh now own mobile phones which they use to estimate the market demand for their crops, the World Bank has ... Read more...

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EGoM’s reserve price revision still high: GSMA


July 21st, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) The price range recommended by the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) for 2G spectrum is still very high in terms of international best practices and would ... Read more...

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Telecom EGoM to recommend lower reserve price to cabinet for approval (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom Friday decided to recommend to the cabinet a reserve price lower than what the sector regulator has ... Read more...

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EGoM to recommend spectrum price, but cabinet to take call


July 20th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom Friday decided to make specific recommendations on the reserve price for the 2G spectrum auction, spectrum ... Read more...

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2G spectrum base price decision deferred till Friday (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom Wednesday deferred a decision on the crucial reserve price issue till Friday, raising doubts yet again ... Read more...

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Music industry struggling in China


July 4th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 4 (IANS) The music industry in China is struggling, and at a crossroads. Music producers complain that they are losing out to piracy and the rise of digital ... Read more...

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Cabinet refers one-time spectrum fee issue to EGoM


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The cabinet Tuesday did not take any decision on the proposal to charge a one-time, auction-determined fee for all airwaves held by existing telecom ... Read more...

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Reserve price of spectrum major concern: COAI


June 30th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) The telecom industry hopes that the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) which meets Monday is able to take a decision on at least the reserve ... Read more...

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Eight Chinese nationals arrested in Himachal (Lead)


June 13th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 13 (IANS) Eight Chinese nationals staying illegally in a Himachal Pradesh village have been arrested and Rs.30 lakh in cash as well as $3,000 seized from their possession, ... Read more...

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Call rates can rise 100 percent, warn telecom operators


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Telephone tariffs will go up 100 percent hitting customers hard if the government accepts the sector regulator's proposals on spectrum auction, service providers warned Thursday."Our ... Read more...

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Operators urge Sibal to auction total spectrum, reduce reserve price


April 27th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Terming the telecom regulator's recommendation on spectrum auction as flawed and retrograde, leading telecom operators, including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, have urged Communications Minister Kapil ... Read more...

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Panel to give guidelines on prepaid connections (Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday directed the setting up of a five-member committee to recommend guidelines for verification of those applying for prepaid mobile connections.A bench ... Read more...

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2G trial judge can’t hear cheating case: Telecom firm (Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A telecom company's counsel told the Supreme Court Wednesday that the special Delhi court conducting the trial of 2G cases under the Prevention of Corruption ... Read more...

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2G trial judge can’t hear cheating case: Telecom firm


April 25th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A telecom company's counsel told the Supreme Court Wednesday that the special Delhi court conducting the trial of 2G cases under the Prevention of Corruption ... Read more...

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Operators relieved as service closure deadline extended


April 24th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Telecom operators whose licences were cancelled by the Supreme Court in February heaved a sigh of relief after the apex court Tuesday extended the deadline ... Read more...

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TRAI sets high base price for 2G auction, operators cry foul (Lead)


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Monday recommended to the government a much higher base price for the 2G spectrum auction that will be ... Read more...

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India adds 6.87 mn GSM subscribers in March


April 20th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India's GSM subscriber base grew by 1.04 percent in March with addition of 6.87 million mobile phone users, with Bharti Airtel alone signing up over ... Read more...

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TRAI says no need for exit policy


April 18th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) In a major setback for telecom operators, especially those who want to shut operations in India, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Wednesday said ... Read more...

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Excess spectrum allocation: Apex court notice on plea for recovering charges


March 12th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central government on a plea seeking the transfer of a petition from the Delhi High Court to ... Read more...

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Etisalat advises subscribers to ‘port out’


March 9th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) Following the Supreme Court's order cancelling 122 telecom licenses, Abu Dhabi-based telecommunications company Etisalat Friday advised its customers to shift to other telecom operators via mobile ... Read more...

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IMImobile deploys IBM software


March 6th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 6 (IANS) IMImobile, a global mobile data technology infrastructure and solutions provider to telecom operators, media companies and enterprises, has deployed IBM software to enhance its existing service ... Read more...

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Subex bags deal from West Asian mobile operator


March 6th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 6 (IANS) Indian telecom software provider Subex Ltd won a multi-million dollar contract from a leading mobile operator in West Asia for installing its fraud management and revenue ... Read more...

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Government seeks time till March 2013 for 2G licence auction (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The central government Thursday moved the Supreme Court requesting time till March 2013 for auctioning the 2G licences and allocation of spectrum, cancelled by ... Read more...

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Government seeks time till March 2013 for 2G licence auction


March 1st, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The central government Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking time till March 2013 for auctioning the 2G licences and allocation of spectrum, cancelled by the ... Read more...

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India adds 8.44 mn GSM subscribers in January


February 24th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) India's GSM subscriber base grew by 1.32 percent in January with addition of 8.44 million mobile phone users, of whom Uninor alone signed up over ... Read more...

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3G roaming: High court dismisses DoT plea (Lead)


February 23rd, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday dismiised a plea seeking a stay on a tribunal order that restrained by the Department of Telecom (DoT) from imposing ... Read more...

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3G dispute: Court refuses to stay TDSAT order


February 23rd, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday refused to stay an order of telecom tribunal TDSAT restraining the Department of Telecom (DoT) from enforcing a ban on ... Read more...

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Operators at loggerheads over 2G spectrum auction


February 16th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Sharp differences between old and new telecom operators came out in the open Thursday over the forthcoming 2G spectrum auction following the Supreme Court's order ... Read more...

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