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22 BSNL’s Rs 6,683 cr GSM contract

BSNL’s Rs 6,683 cr GSM contract

Amidst heightened tension at the Indo-China border, an important revelation by a senior officer of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), who did not want to be identified, should be a cause of worry for the Indian government especially the defence ministry and intelligence agencies. The well-placed credible source says that ZTE, a Chinese telecom contractor

12 CCI junks Airtel’s petition

CCI Junks Airtel’s Petition

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) rejected Bharti Airtel’s complaint alleging anti-competitive practices by Reliance Industries (RIL) and Reliance Jio, saying no case could be made out against the Mukesh Ambani-led firms. The Competition Commission of India also said Bharti Airtel has made “contradictory submissions of the impugned free services” of Jio as being an

14 Abusing Dominance

Abusing Dominance

The European Commission has fined Google €2.42 bn for breaching EU antitrust rules. The Commission said that Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service. The company must now end the conduct within 90 days or else face penalty payments

16 Wireless Broadband Speed

Wireless Broadband Speed

Trai has come out with a consultation paper on the data speed under the wireless broadband plans for stakeholders’ feedback by July 20, 2017. Today, wireless access networks are the main source of delivering broadband in the country. Global mobile subscriptions are growing around 5 per cent year-on-year.

20 Aadhaar


The ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) has issued general guidelines for securing identity information & sensitive personal data or information of individuals in compliance to Aadhaar Act, 2016 and Information Technology Act, 2000.

26 LWE Areas Poor Network & Coverage

Poor Network & Coverage in LWE Areas

Dr Raman Singh, the chief minister of Chhattisgarh has written to Rajnath Singh, the union home minister giving details of the “Telecom Connectivity Requirement (TRP)” plan covering all the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts, in order to fight the LWE menace in the state, and inclusive development of the area.

31 OTT Policy Framework

OTT Policy Framework

The DoT has submitted its response to several questions raised by MeitY on “Digital / Online Privacy-Problem & Challenges.” DoT has stated that the formation of policy framework for OTT services is in process since January 2015.

43 Digital Transactions

Digital Transactions

Digital transactions in June increased slightly from the previous month in terms of value, provisional data released by the RBI showed. The month saw total digital transactions worth Rs 113.73 tn, up 2.4 pc from Rs 111.09 tn in May.