Telecommunications in India Current Affairs, GK & News

Telecom dept may approach TRAI on spectrum recommendations

The department of telecommunications (DoT) may approach the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for reviewing its recommendations on the quantum and pricing of spectrum to be offered in the airwave auctions, scheduled for the current financial year (2019-20). Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) has asked the Centre to reserve the 100 MHz quantity of 5G ..

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Pravin Kumar Purwar appointed as CMD of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited

Pravin Kumar Purwar has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) for a period of five years. He is at present CMD of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL).

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Airtel, FICCI Ladies Organisation launch women’s safety app

Bharti Airtel has launched a mobile app, “My Circle” in collaboration with FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) to assist women in case they face any panic situation or problem. The application will allow women to send SOS alerts to any five of their family or friends in 13 languages. A woman can send an SOS alert ..

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Telecom Department sanctions merger of TTSL and Bharti Airtel

The Telecom Department has sanctioned the merger of TTSL (Tata Teleservices Limited) consumer mobility business with Bharti Airtel, subject to the condition that Sunil Mittalled firm provides bank guarantees of about Rs. 7,200 crore. The contract is mostly associated with one-time spectrum charges (OTSC) and some deferred airwave charges. Manoj Sinha, telecom minster has conditionally ..

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54,000 BSNL employees likely to lose their jobs

54,000 employees of the BSNL Telecom Operator are likely to lose their jobs once the Telecom Ministry seeks approval from the Election Commission to move its Cabinet proposal to offer voluntary retirement scheme.  The board of the company is waiting for elections to get over before taking the final call. The telecom ministry will seek ..

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