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DoT gets legal opinion to settle disputes out of court

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has received legal opinion that it has the power to settle cases such as those over one-time spectrum charges (OTSC) out of court, a person familiar with the matter said. “The legal opinion has thrown … Continue reading

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Time for reinvention: Why HR is the new Marketing

By Sudeep Ralhan Earlier this year, I chanced upon an interesting study by Gartner, listing the potential risks marketers could be facing in the near future. Changing consumer behaviours, organizational shifts and disruptive automation were highlighted as factors that could … Continue reading

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File ‘criminal case’ against Elon Musk’s Starlink: Non-profit Telecom Watchdog requests Trai

Telecom Watchdog, a non-profit organisation, has sought sector regulator’s intervention to file a criminal case against Elon Musk-owned SpaceX for cheating following the company’s pre-booking of space broadband plans for consumers in India. In a letter to the Telecom Regulatory … Continue reading

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Telecom companies meet parliamentary panel, urge 5G spectrum in multiple bands

KOLKATA: Telecom companies underlined in a joint meeting with the parliamentary standing committee on IT on Tuesday that the government should make 5G spectrum available across multiple bands, including premium millimetre waves, at affordable prices for boosting India’s readiness to … Continue reading

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Govt reduces bank guarantees, allows 100% FDI under automatic route for telcos

The government has said that 100% foreign direct investment ( FDI) in telecom services and telecom infrastructure providers category 1 will fall under the automatic route of approval. The government also reduced the bank guarantees (BGs) needed by operators to … Continue reading

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DoT approves 31 proposals worth Rs 3,345 crore for telecom equipment PLI

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Thursday approved 31 proposals, garnering an investment of Rs 3,345 crore over four-and-a-half years under the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for telecom gear. “The investment of Rs 3,345 crore in the next 4.5 years … Continue reading

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Sterlite Technologies bags orders worth Rs 630 crore

NEW DELHI: Transmission solutions provider Sterlite Technologies today said it has bagged orders worth Rs 630 crore in the fourth quarter of 2012-13 fiscal, including telecom contracts from clients in Afghanistan and the US. “…the company has received new orders … Continue reading

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Why Mukesh Ambani-led RIL needs to be viewed as a tech and consumer player

When he spoke at the India Mobile Congress in New Delhi on October 25, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani sounded more like a tech evangelist envisioning an India in 2020 where everyone has 4G phones in their hands and the … Continue reading

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Liberty to make telecom gear

NEW DELHI: Footwear major Liberty has formed a subsidiary— Sunfest Infratech and Power—to foray into the Indian telecom equipment market, and announced five tie-ups with companies from Israel, Taiwan and South Korea. Liberty Group promoter and executive director Adesh Gupta … Continue reading

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India aims to surpass China in mobile manufacturing: Ravi Shankar Prasad

NEW DELHI: India is aiming to surpass China to become the world’s largest mobile phone producer, electronics and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Monday. “We wanted India to become the second largest mobile manufacturer in the world. Now … Continue reading

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