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New Delhi to host Indian Mobile Congress

New Delhi to host Indian Mobile Congress

India will be hosting an international level Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) event later this year.
The project is the brainchild of the Department of Telecom (DoT), the Ministry of Electronics and IT and Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).

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Spectrum auction nets Rs 14,000 crore as deposits

Spectrum auction nets Rs 14,000 crore as deposits

Seven telecom operators have deposited Rs 14,653 crore as earnest money for the largest spectrum auction from October 1. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has said that Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone can bid in any spectrum band in any of the telecom circles in the country.

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India is on the cusp of a digital revolution

India is on the cusp of a digital revolution

Telecom towers are critical installations on which the backbone of mobile communication rests. These are essential for realising the vision of inclusive growth. The success of initiatives like Digital India, Smart Cities and Right to Broadband, which the government intends to implement in a mission mode, will also depend on this critical and essential infrastructure.

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Data to accelerate expansion of mobile telephony

Data to accelerate expansion of mobile telephony

Granting of infrastructure status to the telecom tower industry has resulted in varied financial benefits. External commercial borrowing rates have improved. However, lower import duties and accelerated depreciation benefits are yet to be realised.

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Towering Heights

Towering Heights

In India, for every 10 per cent of the population using basic services such as voice and SMS, the national GDP increases by 0.5 per cent; a similar expansion of Internet and other non-voice communication or data adds 1 per cent to GDP, according to government figures available with the country´s Department of Telecommunications (DoT).

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Mega sale of airwaves by July: JS Deepak

Mega sale of airwaves by July: JS Deepak

Telecom Secretary JS Deepak said the government is working towards a mega sale of 2G, 3G and 4G airwaves by June-July and would a take a call next month on the starting prices of seven bands, including the coveted 700 MHz 4G band, recommended by the sector regulator.

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SC asks Vodafone to deposit Rs.2,000 cr

SC asks Vodafone to deposit Rs.2,000 cr

The Supreme Court directed Vodafone India to deposit Rs.2,000 crore with the department of telecommunications, paving the way for the phone company to go ahead with a three-year-old process to merge six group units amid a plan to revive an initial public offering (IPO).