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

TRAI recommends Rs 3,050 crore penalty on Airtel, Vodafone & Idea

Published: October 24, 2016

Telecom Regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended Department of Telecom (DoT) to impose combined penalty of 3,050 crore rupees on Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea cellular. It had mentioned that the penalty should be imposed on these telecom companies for allegedly denying interconnectivity to newcomer Reliance Jio. What is the issue? The ..

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Reliance Communications and Aircel to be merged

Published: September 15, 2016

Anil Ambani led Reliance Communications (RCom) has signed a deal with Maxis Communications Berhad (MCB) for merger of wireless businesses of Aircel Limited with itself. The merger is considered as the largest-ever consolidation in the Indian telecom sector. The merged entity will be country’s fourth-largest phone company in terms of customers and revenue. Key Facts ..

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BSNL inks MoU with Microsoft for enterprise business

Published: August 22, 2016

State-run telecom giant Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has signed a strategic business Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft India. The MoU was signed to offer telecom and IT solutions for big businesses to meet the demand for IT and cloud services. Key Facts The MoU will help BSNL to cater its end-to-end needs of ..

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Union Cabinet approves Spectrum Usage Charge for the spectrum in various bands

Published: August 4, 2016

The Union Cabinet has approved the rates for Spectrum Usage Charge (SUC) for various bands of spectrum for which auction are going to be conducted shortly. With this approval the path is clear for issuance of the Notice Inviting Application (NIV) for spectrum auction by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). SUC is the charge that telecom ..

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TRAI launches mobile app for subscribers to register complaints against pesky calls, SMSes

Published: June 3, 2016

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched a DND (do not disturb) services mobile application for telecom subscribers to register their complaints against pesky calls and SMSes. The new mobile app will help people in easily filing complaints and help the authority in monitoring such activities. Key Features of DND app The DND ..

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