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Although lower than major markets like the US, UK and European countries, video streaming platform Netflix is priced higher in India than six other countries, including Japan and Canada. According to a research report by, Netflix’s India monthly subscription plan, which begins from Rs 500, is the 7th cheapest among the list.

RTI on phone tapping

Trai has challenged a single bench ruling before a division bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice VK Rao that phone tapping was carried out by law enforcement agencies and this information cannot be accessed by it from the service providers. It also contended that accessing such information and then disclosing it to the

DoT notifies rules

On Dec 14, 2018, the department of telecommunications (DoT) has issued a notification on “Flight and Maritime Connectivity Rules-2018” allowing the use of cellphones to make calls and access internet when flying in the Indian territory.

Spam Calls

Truecaller in its latest insight report said that India is the second most spammed country in the world with the average Truecaller user receiving 37.5 spam calls per month. Brazil tops the list with an increase of 81 pc spam calls in a year.

Sebi Cybersecurity

Sebi put in place a stricter cybersecurity framework for stock brokers and depository participants amid concerns over possible data breaches. With the new norms, to be effective from Apr 2019, stock brokers and depository participants would be required to define the responsibilities of individuals, including outsourced staff, who have privileged access to the networks.

New India@75

NITI Aayog unveiled a comprehensive paper on the National Strategy for New India@75 by defining the objectives for 2022-23 in the detailed exposition across forty-one crucial areas. The released paper underlines the relevance of digital infrastructure to economic growth and need to eliminate the digital divide by 2022-23.

Mittal wants 5G spectrum auction delayed

It is official now. After a briefing by Airtel’s leadership team at a recent analyst meet, Brokerage BNP Paribas said Airtel’s top management feels that the telecom industry balance sheet “cannot support (5G spectrum bids) at this point,” which is why, it feels a 5G auction is “unlikely any time soon”. The foreign brokerage said,

Connect Bharat to Globe

On Nov 21, 2018 Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized the Rural Telecom Summit at New Delhi themed “Connect Bharat to Globe”. The summit brought together a wide range of stakeholders and decision makers to deliberate on strategies with the objective of bringing about rural transformation in true sense and empower rural India to be

Digital Andaman & Nicobar

The government is gearing up to provide high speed data connectivity routes for eight Islands in Andaman & Nicobar through submarine optical fiber cable (OFC) to be laid between Chennai and Port Blair besides connecting seven more nearby Islands.

New e-KYC

After the Supreme Court in Sep 2018 restricted the use of Aadhaar authentication by private entities in the absence of a legal provision, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Oct 26, 2018 told telecom operators to stop using Aadhaar for electronic verification of existing mobile phone customers as well as for issuing new connections to