Telecom sector: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Senior IAS Officer PD Vaghela appointed TRAI Chairman

On September 28, 2020, senior IAS Officer PD Vaghela was appointed as the TRAI (Telecom Regulatory of India) Chairman. HE has succeeded RS Sharma. About PD Vaghela He is a Gujarat-Cadre IAS Officer. He is currently in the Department of Pharmaceuticals that operates under Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. Prior to this, he was the ..

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 ..

Bharti Airtel is the second most valuable mobile operator in Asia

According to data from Bloomberg, Bharti Airtel has become the second most valuable mobile operator among emerging markets in Asia. It is only behind China’s operator China Mobile. Airtel has market capitalisation of around $41 billion, at present. China Mobile is the top mobile operator in Asia with capitalisation of $175 billion. Airtel also has the ..

DoT approves merger of Tata group with Bharti Airtel

The Department of telecommunications (DoT) recently approved the merger of consumer mobile operations of the Tata group with Bharti Airtel. During the month of October 2017, the Tata group announced that the company would sell its consumer mobile business to Bharti Airtel. After nearly two years of their plan, the final approval has been granted ..

Decline in FDI Inflow

For the first time in the last six years, the foreign direct investment (FDI) in India has declined. The FDI inflow declined by 1 per cent to $44.37 billion in 2018-19. Why there was a decline in FDI Inflow? The decline in the FDI inflow is attributed to: Stressed financial condition of the telecom sector. ..