Department of Telecommunication Current Affairs, GK & News

5G services in India

5G telephony service was rolled out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 6th Edition of India Mobile Congress 2022 organized at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Key facts The 5G services in India will be launched in a phased manner. Initially, it will be launched in 13 cities across India. These include Delhi, Bengaluru, ..

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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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Indian Government Majority Stake in Vodofone

The Vodofone recently announced that its board members have given permission to convert the Adjusted Gross Revenue dues to equity. With this GoI will now have 35.8% of share in Vodofone company. This makes it the largest shareholder of Vodofone. Background The Vodofone had to pay Rs 58,254 crores of Adjusted Gross Revenue to the ..

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Six lakh villages to get internet connectivity by 2024

According to Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajeev Chandrashekhar, six lakh villages in India will get internet connectivity by 2024 under the Bharat Net programme. Key Points According to the minister, about 2.8 lakh villages have got internet facility as of now. Government is working towards its aim to provide internet ..

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Cabinet allocates 5 MHz spectrum for Indian Railways

Union Cabinet allocated 5 MHz spectrum in 700 MHz band for Indian Railways. It will help in boosting hi-speed radio communication. Highlights ₹25,000 crore will be spent in next 5 years to modernize signals and implement 5G spectrum in Railways. Collision avoidance system which has been developed by 4 Indian companies under Make in India ..

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25 years of mobile telephony in India

The Prime Minister has congratulated the telecom industry in the country for completing 25 years of mobile telephony in the country. The Department of Telecommunications and the Cellular Operators Association of India organized a special online event ‘Desh Ki Digital Udaan’ to commemorate this occasion. Highlights The PM has appreciated the contribution made by the ..

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