The new telecom policy is expected to be cleared by the Union Cabinet by the end of next month, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said.
"I am hopeful of getting Cabinet approval on NDCP (6x increase in public spending from Rs 9,000 crore in 2009-14 to Rs 60,000 crore in 2014-19 (actual +planned) by end of July," he said while talking about the achievement of the government in the last 4 years.
The government has recently issued the National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP) which aims to provide access to every household with download speed of 50 Mbps
Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications service provider, today announced it massive network roll-out plans for FY 2018-19 to further expand its high speed mobile data footprint in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
As a part of its network expansion program – Project LEAP, Airtel announced its plans to add more than 15000 new sites in FY 2018-19
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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.
Bhatia Communications and Retail Limited, a leading mobile and accessories retail in Gujarat has announced a growth of 250 percent in Earnings Before Interest, Tax, and Depreciation and Amortisation (EBITDA) for the year 2017-18. It stood at Rs 7 crore as against Rs 2 crore in the previous financial year 2016-17.