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DoT likely to appoint firms to audit revenues of private telcos by month-end

The telecom department is likely to appoint at least 4-5 auditors this month to conduct the planned special audit of private telecom companies for period FY12 to FY18, according to a source. The bids are expected to be submitted by December 18 by interested auditors that are empanelled under Comptroller and Auditor General of India, and the appointment is likely to take place by the month-end, said an official familiar with the entire process.

BharatNet program crosses halfway mark: Additional Secretary, DoT

IBM looking to work with Indian telecom firms to offer blockchain solutions

GSAT-11 satellite to boost data connectivity in North East: Telecom Min

Mobile users base marginally up at 119.1 crore in September; Reliance Jio only gainer

Realme launches U1 at Rs 14,499, first phone in India to be powered by new Mediatek Hello P70 processor

CCI dismisses complaint against Oppo's distributor firm

Satellite communications to play a role in affordable digital connectivity: Tel Secy


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Vivo to invest Rs 4,000 cr for new manufacturing plant in Uttar Pradesh

On Thursday, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo announced an additional investment of Rs 4,000 crore for over a period of four years towards opening a new manufacturing plant on the Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh that will generate 5,000 jobs in its first phase of expansion. The new 169-acre land has been acquired near the existing 50-acre manufacturing facility that will help expand Vivo''s manufacturing capabilities and support its continued growth in the country, the company said in a statement.

Asus to grab double-digit smartphone market share with India-first approach

Oppo and Vivo post combined loss of Rs 1,225cr even as sales rise 20%

Reliance Jio joins O-RAN alliance board along with TIM and Verizon

$100 billion investment by 2022 lesser than global average: Tel Secy

HMD Global launches Nokia 8.1 with "PureDisplay" screen technology

Google announces eSIM service on Pixel 3 with Jio and Airtel in India

Design in India needs designed thinking and evidence-based policymaking

IIT-Delhi, IBM enters into a multi-year research collaboration on artificial intelligence

OnMobile launches ONMO Videos in India, Bangladesh & the Middle East with focus on curated regional content


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Reduce the IUC: Use pure LRIC methods to calculate interconnection charges

B K Syngal, Former CMD, VSNL

The telecom regulatory authority of India or TRAI has started the exercise of reviewing interconnection usage charge (IUC). There is always a dispute between incumbent and new operators on interconnection charges. Incumbent operators want high IUC as they have been around for a longer time and, thus, have more number of subscribers, while new operators want low IUC.


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Extramarks ties up with BSNL, takes lead in Digital Education

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Extramarks Education India Pvt. Ltd. (Extramarks), India’s leading digital education company, on Tuesday joined hands to provide high quality education throughout the country. The two companies will offer Extramarks’ internationally acclaimed education content and scientifically developed learning tools through BSNL’s state-of-the-art telecom network.

Airtel offers seamless mobile services to Char Dham pilgrims

After bypoll fiasco, what are the options before Modi government to tackle fuel price rise?

Huawei honored with Vodafone ‘Supplier of the Decade’ award

Steam Link App and Steam Video App for Android and iOS announced

Idea rolls out VoLTE services for customers in 6 major markets