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Vice President Hamid Ansari, others break ground for $7.6 billion TAPI pipeline

Vice President Hamid Ansari, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and leaders from Turkmenistan and Afghanistan today broke the ground for the ambitious USD 7.6 billion TAPI pipeline project. The project will provide energy-hungry India gas to run its power plants. Ansari flew to the ancient city of Mary, 311 km from the capital Asghabat, which was part of the old ... Read More »

Some Hidden Truths On How To Sell Cars

If you are selling your car for the first time, then surely you must nervous about secure homeĀ and whether you will be able to attract the right customers and even when you do, will you be able to negotiate with them and convince them about your car properly or not. These feelings are nothing unusual, however, what you need to ... Read More »

DoT Exempts Short Range Microphones, Radars From Licensing

Government has exempted use of wireless frequencies from licensing requirement for short-range microphones like cordless phones, radars, contact less cards and similar products. The Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing – the custodian of spectrum – in its latest notification exempted very low power equipment for wireless microphones, that can be used in the frequency band of 36 to 38 MHz, ... Read More »

PM Narendra Modi to Address Startup Founders in Silicon Valley

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address founders of startups, entrepreneurs and technology leaders in Silicon Valley on September 27 during his visit to the US. “The day-long event on the side of the prime minister’s visit to the Silicon Valley will highlight the Indian innovation capabilities of 30 startups across diverse sectors in the country,” IT industry representative body Nasscom ... Read More »

Over 17,000 Sites Still Have More Than 3 Percent Call Drop Rate: Report

With telcos deploying new towers for capacity and coverage enhancement, there are more than 17,200 sites across the country where the call drop rate is still over 3 percent. According to the weekly data submitted by operators, at the end of August 30 there were 18.86 lakh base tower stations or sites in India, out of which 35,654 were found ... Read More »

Spectrum Trading Rules to Be Released by Month-End: Telecom Secretary

Government will notify spectrum sharing guidelines in a few days while trading rules will be out by the month-end, a top Department of Telecom official said Friday. Spectrum sharing and trading guidelines will allow mobile operators to better utilise the available airwaves and will help in checking the call drop issue. The norms are also likely to push consolidation in ... Read More »

Telecom Spectrum Trading to Be Allowed at Last Auction Prices

Telecom companies would be allowed to trade spectrum at a price achieved in the latest auction of airwaves or higher than that, an official source said. “There has been no change in Telecom Commission’s decision on market-determined price. Price achieved in spectrum auction will be applicable on trading deals throughout that financial year and after that SBI Prime Lending Rate ... Read More »

Kerala to Promote Rural IT Parks

The Kerala Information Technology department has decided to promote the rural IT parks, that are at present hugely underutilised, at very attractive rates, said a minister on Thursday. Speaking to reporters in Thiruvananthapuram, IT and Industries Minister P.K. Kunhalikutty said the concept of rural IT parks conceived by the previous Left government need not be seen in poor light. “The ... Read More »

Spectrum Trading Guidelines a Forward-Looking Move: Vodafone India CEO

Government’s clearing the spectrum trading norms is a forward looking move that will allow better utilisation of radiowaves and help smaller telecom operators to raise capital, Vodafone India has said. “We see this as a very forward-looking move by the government,” Vodafone India MD and CEO Sunil Sood said, adding that companies can now create greater efficiency and optimise the ... Read More »

Government to Notify Spectrum Sharing Rules in a Week

The Department of Telecom (DoT) is expected to notify within a week spectrum sharing rules while implementation of trading regulations will take some more time. “It (spectrum sharing notification) should happen within a week,” a senior DoT official told PTI. The government on August 12 approved long-awaited spectrum sharing guidelines that provide operators an alternative to acquire more airwaves than ... Read More »