Department of Telecom Current Affairs, GK & News

Draft Indian Telecommunications Bill, 2022

Draft Indian Telecommunications Bill, 2022 was unveiled recently by the Department of Telecommunications for stakeholders’ comments. Key features The objective of the draft bill is to consolidate and make changes to existing laws for the development, expansion and operation of telecommunication services, telecom networks and infrastructure in India. It merges three Acts that govern the ..

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Call Data Record

Telecom operators recently red flagged the increasing number of instances where the government is seeking call data records in bulk. About CDR The CDR or call data record is a string of information about a mobile phone number. This is from a specific time period. The CDR of a subscriber gives information such as call ..

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Govt to roll out IMEI Database

The Department of Telecom will be rolling out International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number in a bid to curtail the rampant cloning and theft of mobile phones across the country. What is IMEI Number? The International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number is a unique number to identify mobile phones. It is usually printed on the ..

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Government exempts devices operating in low frequency range from licensing norms

Department of Telecom (DoT) has exempted wireless devices that operate in low frequency range like bluetooth, wireless chargers, internet-of-things (IoT) products, medical devices etc. from licensing requirement. The move aimed at facilitating ease of doing business for adoption of new technologies like IoT, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications both in industrial and consumer applications. Key Facts Henceforth, ..

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