13.8 Lakh Biometric Aadhaar Scanners Used by Telecom Operators : UIDAI CEO

Telecom operators are making good use of Aadhaar scanners to verify customer details using eKYC verification. Close to 13.8 lakh biometric devices are in use currently by the telecom sector of India, and UIDAI now announced that the all these devices are now compliant with UIDAI’s new encryption norms. According to UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan … Read more 13.8 Lakh Biometric Aadhaar Scanners Used by Telecom Operators : UIDAI CEO

Reliance Jio Now Wants International Call Rates to be Reduced, After Domestic IUC Reduction

Reliance Jio has made a bold proposal yet again. Yesterday, Trai conducted a workshop on discussing the International call termination rates, and at the workshop, Reliance Jio stated that the call termination rates should be same for both domestic and international calls. Reliance Jio asked the regulator to slash the international call rates to 6 … Read more Reliance Jio Now Wants International Call Rates to be Reduced, After Domestic IUC Reduction

TRAI to issue proposal to allow Internet call to any device:In telecom gamechanger

If the recommendations are approved by DoT, you will be able to call any landline or mobile phone from your WhatsApp or Skype. Shortly after cutting local mobile-to-mobile termination charges to 6 paise per minute from 14 paise, the telecom regulator is set to shake up the market further. This time, the impact could be … Read more TRAI to issue proposal to allow Internet call to any device:In telecom gamechanger

Idea and Bharti Airtel Counters Reliance Jio With a New Plans Offering 1GB Data and Unlimited Voice Calls for 28 Days

Idea has now come up with new tariff plans of Rs. 198 and Rs. 357 to compete with Airtel’s Rs. 199 plan and Reliance Jio’s Rs. 149 plan. Airtel is now offering a Rs. 199 plan (might be applicable for select customers) that offer benefits which are on-par with Reliance Jio’s Rs. 149 plan. While the … Read more Idea and Bharti Airtel Counters Reliance Jio With a New Plans Offering 1GB Data and Unlimited Voice Calls for 28 Days

TRAI’s IUC Decision Is Forcing Operators to Shut Down 2G Networks : Idea Cellular

Idea Cellular CEO Himanshu Kapania said sector regulator TRAI was forcing telecom operators to shut down their older networks as it pushes for the adoption of newer technologies, seeking urgent intervention from the government.Kapania said the move towards phasing out of older technologies could have a negative impact on connectivity, especially in areas like the … Read more TRAI’s IUC Decision Is Forcing Operators to Shut Down 2G Networks : Idea Cellular

BSNL expects 30% revenue from enterprise business this year

BSNL is strategically looking at turning the corner with a renewed focus on enterprise business, and infrastructure sharing with private telcos. BSNL chairman-cum-managing director  speaks to ET Telecom’s Muntazir Abbas on telco’s rivalry with Jio and Airtel, fifth-generation (5G) technology and asset monetization plan. Edited excerpts. Globally, few telcos have started 5G trials. What are the bands … Read more BSNL expects 30% revenue from enterprise business this year

BSNL to get 700 Mhz band spectrum to launch 4G & 5G in future, alliance with ZTE

Some positive developments are also likely happen for BSNL Like State-run Telco BSNL expects to get the government’s approval soon for using airwaves in 700 MHz band for offering 4Gservices, and 5G services in the future. The state-run telco has written to the Department of Telecom (DoT) to allocate airwaves in the 700 MHz band … Read more BSNL to get 700 Mhz band spectrum to launch 4G & 5G in future, alliance with ZTE

Reliance Jio Launches New Rs. 399 Plan Offering 1GB Data Per Day for 84 Days

Reliance Jio has launched a few new plans to disrupt the market yet again. For the unaware, Reliance jio Dhan Dhan offer is going to end on JULY 15 , and the users have to recharge with either the Rs. 309 or Rs. 509 plan to enjoy the benefits. However, they offer benefits for only … Read more Reliance Jio Launches New Rs. 399 Plan Offering 1GB Data Per Day for 84 Days

DoT suggests MTNL to cut retirement age to 58 before seeking VRS support

Reduction in the retirement age will automatically bring down the number of people eligible for VRS and hence save the government some cash Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd’s plan to become leaner is unlikely to fructify any time soon as the department of telecommunications has told the state-owned telecom services provider to first bring down the … Read more DoT suggests MTNL to cut retirement age to 58 before seeking VRS support

BSNL only teleco to not hike tariffs after GST launch: CMD BSNL

As the Goods and Services Tax is all set for its rollout on July 1, the price of various services including banking and telecommunications are slated to go up. However, state-run telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) is the only one that will not hike tariffs for telecommunication services even after the GST comes into … Read more BSNL only teleco to not hike tariffs after GST launch: CMD BSNL