Telecom sector: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Senior IAS Officer PD Vaghela appointed TRAI Chairman

Published: September 29, 2020

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 ..

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Call Data Record

Published: March 19, 2020

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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Bharti Airtel is the second most valuable mobile operator in Asia

Published: February 15, 2020

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 ..

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DoT approves merger of Tata group with Bharti Airtel

Published: February 7, 2020

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 ..

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5G trials to start in Jan-Mar quarter this fiscal: DoT

Published: December 20, 2019

The 5G (the fifth generation of wireless technology) trials are expected to begin in the last quarter of current fiscal (2019-2020). The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has received 12 applications for 5G trials and it has neither approved nor rejected any applicant’s proposal so far. However, it is still unknown that whether the government has ..

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