Over 55,000 Villages to Get Mobile Coverage by 2018, Says Official

Government will provide mobile connectivity to 55,669 uncovered villages across the country by 2018. According to a Communications Ministry official as part of the Digital India programme, 55,669 villages that do not... Read more »

Trai Dispels Fears About Mobile Tower Radiation

Sectoral regulator Trai Friday sought to dispel fears of mobile tower radiation causing serious health problems and said the studies conducted by it do not corroborate this claim. “There are 300 towers... Read more »

Telecom Operators Approach DoT, Trai for De-Sealing Mobile Towers

Leading operators Friday sought intervention of the Department of Telecom (DoT) and sector regulatorTrai on the issue pertaining to sealing of mobile towers by three Municipal Corporations of Delhi, saying this “unilateral... Read more »

Trai to Conduct Another Test Drive to Assess Telecom Service Quality

Aiming to end the call drop menace, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) will conduct another test drive to measure the quality of telecom services in the next two weeks, its... Read more »

Trai Gives Telecom Operators 15 Days to Fix Call Drop Issue

Seeking urgent steps by mobile operators to check call drops, regulator Trai on Wednesday said their performance would be reviewed after 15 days and warned it will “cross the bridge” if they... Read more »

French Watchdog to Probe Ex-Alcatel-Lucent Chief’s EUR 14 Million Payout

France’s markets watchdog said Tuesday it would examine a deal that could see the former head of telecoms equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent receive around EUR 14 million (roughly Rs. 104 crores) as part... Read more »

US Court Hands Win to NSA Over Metadata Collection Challenge

A US appeals court on Friday threw out a judge’s ruling that would have blocked the National Security Agency from collecting phone metadata under a controversial program that has raised privacy concerns.... Read more »

Delhi High Court Seeks Centre’s Response on PIL to Remove Mobile Towers

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the central and the Delhi governments to file their response on a PIL seeking direction for the government to remove on health grounds mobile towers... Read more »

Bharti Airtel Set to Acquire Augere Wireless Broadband

Bharti Airtel on Wednesday said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent stake in Augere Wireless Broadband India, which holds 20MHz of broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum in the... Read more »

SSTL Reports Widening of Q2 Net Loss to Rs. 400.4 Crores

Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL), which operates its telecom services under the MTS brand, on Wednesday reported marginal widening of net loss to Rs. 400.4 crores for the quarter ended June 30, 2015,... Read more »