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Delhi’s free internet scheme

The Delhi government recently announced free internet connectivity in early December. The government is to set up hotspots for providing basic internet connectivity to its population. The scheme is being implemented at the cost of 100 crore INR by the government. The implementation is by a company called Presto through the PPP or public- private ..

TRAI alters Mobile Number Portability Rules

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India made changes to the Mobile Number Portability Rules. The ‘MNP’ rules govern the process of mobile number portability, which is a tool for the subscriber to change the service provider without altering the mobile number. It also allows the subscriber to change from one service area to another of ..

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 ..

Supreme Court upholds definition of Adjusted Gross Revenue

The Supreme Court (SC) has recently upheld the definition of Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) calculation as stipulated by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). As per SC ruling, the telecom companies will now have to pay up approx Rs 92,642 crore to the government, more than half of which are owed by Airtel and Vodafone. The ..

What are Embedded Sims or E-sims?

The Embedded SIM or E-sim is a modern technology which allows an unprecedented level of connectivity between devices. An e-sim allows a digital device to stay connected with a cellular network and thus, the web even without a cell phone. Advantages of an Embedded SIM or E-sim An Embedded SIM or E-sim is an extension ..

How does the JioFiber work?

The JioFiber is the latest technology offering by the Jio Group of Reliance. As per a statement put out by the Reliance Group, the JioFiber supports a superior internet experience to let the users explore the Digital world to the fullest. The JioFiber is a futuristic technology which will allow the ultimate broadband experience of ..

GramNet

The Minister of State for Communications has reiterated the government’s commitment to provide Wi-Fi in all the villages through GramNet with connectivity between 10 Mbps to 100 Mbps speed. Initiatives to Provide Broadband Connectivity BharatNet – Providing 1 Gbpsto Gram Panchayats upgradeable to 10 Gbps GramNet – Connecting all key rural development institutions with 10 ..

National Broadcasting day (NBD)

In India, the National Broadcasting day (NBD) is celebrated every year on 23rd of July because on this day, in 1927, the radio broadcasting was started. The first ever radio broadcast in the country went on the air from the Bombay Station under a private company – the Indian Broadcasting Company (IBC). It was started ..