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Personal Data Protection Bill

Personal Data Protection Bill

India’s privacy and data protection debate finally got a draft Bill. Headed by former Supreme Court judge BN Srikrishna, the committee of experts on July 27, 2018 submitted a 176-page report, titled “A Free and Fair Digital Economy: Protecting Privacy, Empowering Indians”, and a 67-page draft Bill, titled “The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018”. The

Hutch-Vodafone 2007 Deal

After over 11 years of wait, finally the Delhi high court next month (Oct 2018) will hear the matter of benami transactions in Hutchison’s sale of its Indian telecom operation to Vodafone that was challenged by a Delhi based NGO way back in 2007. The NGO had brought out how the then finance minister P

H-1B Visa

H-1B Visa has been in the news ever since the Donald Trump took over as the President of the United States. Recently, a study done by National Foundation American Policy (NFAP) said that there was a sharp rise in rejection of H-1B petitions in the fiscal quarter immediately following Mr Trump’s announcement of restrictive policies

Telecom Manufacturing

Trai has sent its recommendations on telecom equipment manufacturing to the DoT suggesting that India should aim for the net zero import by 2022. It suggested that a dedicated unit should be made in DoT for facilitation and monitoring of telecom equipment design, development and manufacturing. It has suggested Rs 1,000 crore corpus under Telecom

VOOT Web Series

On August 30, VOOT announced the launch of its 18 multi-lingual premium web series across all genres. For the web-series, VOOT will be collaborating with Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the network’s movie studio, under the banner of Tipping Point Films. For the regional markets, Viacom18 will be producing multi-lingual VOOT Originals specifically for the digital audience.

Rs 1,600 cr WiFi Scam

CSC E-Governance Services India Ltd (CSC EGov), a so called government owned company, in which MeitY holds just one share out of total 345,110, is getting orders after orders from Bharat Broadband Network Ltd (BBNL), for rolling out USO funded WiFi projects at Gram Panchayats (GPs). CSC EGov in turn awards the contracts to private

Making India 5G Ready

The 5G committee, setup in September 2017, has come out with its report on “Making India 5G ready” which suggests that 5G can create an economic impact of $1 trillion in India by 2035 and expected to be launched by 2020. The committee in its report also gave recommendations to drive India’s 5G aspirations entailing

5G – The Technology for the Future &

Now-a-days, everybody is talking about 5G technology and related services & handsets, but the reply they know that it is in visualization mode as of now. The thought of 5G creates trouble for them as well as for me; as I was looking for new mobile set, but should I wait for 5G handset or

Parliamentary Panel to Govt

The parliamentary panel came out with a report on “Expansion of Rural BPO and Challenges faced by them”. In the report, the panel has suggested that the government should consider framing a dedicated policy for BPO sector in coordination with state governments to bring out future roadmap for the sector. It notes that the sector

FDI Violations by Amazon & Flipkart

Since January 2018, various issues of TelecomLive have highlighted how certain e-commerce companies are in violation of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Rules that the government notified in March 2016 through a Press Note No.3 (PN-3/2016). A gist of this is given in box-A for our readers. The two leaders in this business are – Amazon