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Reliance Jio call drops row: Trai says ‘congestion bad’, to issue notices to Airtel, Vodafone, Idea

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) will issue show-cause notices to all mobile operators for the high level of congestion in their network that is leading to call failures to and from Reliance Jio’s network be

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A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India; Book Review

For all assumptions of the next century belonging to India, here comes a dampner

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Reliance jio-telecos fight: Are incumbents spoiling their case on other issues

Incumbents need to fight Jio in the marketplace through tariffs and customer service. To be fair, they have begun doing so. But the focus should be purely markets rather than regulation

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No relief for Reliance Jio from DoT over fight with Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea

Jio’s complaint has been that the incumbent operators are not providing it the required amount of points of interconnect

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Book review: Hindutva or Hind Swaraj; UR Ananthamurthy’s Narendra Modi diatribe falls flat

Hindutva or Hind Swaraj is not exactly a book that qualifies as a piece of researched, literary work. It is more in the nature of a manifesto, at best an essay, at worst a rant

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As Reliance Jio 4G offers unveiled, telecom tariff war enters data zone

Since RJio’s tariffs are much lower than incumbents, expect another round of battle if subscribers want to port out to it

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RJio vs Airtel, Vodafone, Idea: Govt to remain hands off on how long trial services can last

DoT, Trai to plug deficit prospectively, keep off for now

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HC orders offender Lava International to deposit Rs 50 cr in Ericsson fight

In yet another instance of a patent infringement spat between a domestic handset manufacturer and a global technology provider...

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As new ICC chief, what’s on Sunil Mittal’s agenda? Find out here

Mittal, who took over the office recently, is the third Indian to hold the position in the nearly 100-year history of the organisation.

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Bharti Airtel’s Mittal says Consolidation in telecom sector to happen in 24 months

The current government’s approval of policies like spectrum sharing and trading has led to this process of consolidation

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Standardising digital trade does not lead to job losses: Sunil Bharti Mittal

Standardising digital trade and ensuring that technology-led development does not lead to job losses, will be the key agenda for Sunil Bharti Mittal, the newly elected chairman of the Paris headquartered International Chamber

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AG for clubbing BWA spectrum to avoid arbitrage in SUC

The problem: 4G services can be provided by 1800, 800, 2300 & 700 (post-auctions)

AG for clubbing BWA spectrum to avoid arbitrage in SUC

The Technological Indian book review: When tech meets history

Amid claims of ancient India’s lofty scientific achievements, a book explores the grounded reality of ‘philosophical’ Indians’ tryst with technology

The Technological Indian book review: When tech meets history

Two years of NDA government: When was the last time telcos did not shed tears on spectrum price, Ravi Shankar Prasad

As the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government completes two years in office, communications & IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad feels that the contours of Digital India are in place.

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Win-win: Modi govt enhances telcos 4G coverage, its revenue

In a move that will not only lead mobile operators like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular to increase their 4G coverage but also enhance government revenues in the forthcoming auctions, the department of telecommunica

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Virtual network players’ India foray faces cost barrier

VNOs are not licensed telecom operators but players armed with marketing skills who buy bandwidth and airtime from licensed operators and retail them to consumers.

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DoT in a fix over 700 Mhz auction

The steeply high reserve price at Rs 11,485 per Mhz recommended by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) for auction of 700 Mhz spectrum has put the department of telecommunications in a fix.

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Virtual network operators, Aadhaar will create robust digital platform: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Even as the country’s top mobile operators are busy rolling out their 4G services to offer high-speed data to the consumers, communications & IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is working on alternate models to enhance digital

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Words worth: Demons or deities?

A forceful, but perhaps unnecessary, effort in support of the popular faces of the independence struggle

Words worth: Demons or deities?

Levy to cement JP, Lafarge-type deals

Transfer fee to be decided by mines ministry

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Local handset makers to close ranks in patent battle

While the court cases are pending, the local players have had to pay royalties to the patent holders on an interim basis.

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Airlines dogfight: Via media – Remove the 5, keep the 20

Govt feels move will be acceptable to all sides

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Vodafone, Idea Cellular 4G packages to come under Trai lens

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (Trai) regulation on differential tariffs, which came into force from February 8, has thrown operators like Vodafone India and Idea Cellular into a tizzy.

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Telcos to oppose ban on differential data tariffs

Mobile operators are set to oppose any blanket ban on differential data tariff offered by them through select tie-ups with content providers.

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4G battle: ‘Bharti Airtel best prepared to face Reliance Jio challenge’

While Reliance Jio has the capability of providing 4G services across 22 circles, Bharti Airtel can provide it in 15, Idea in 10 and Vodafone in 8 circles.

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