Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) organized its 13th India Digital Summit on Jan 17 & 18 2018 at New Delhi with the theme “The New Pillars of Digitization”. TelecomLive brings you the key deliberations of the event.

IIM Ahmedabad on BSNL revival

IIM Ahmedabad has come out with its interim report on the ‘Revival/Restricting of BSNL’ where it has suggested that BSNL should be given the 4G license for the limited period of five years. The cost of the spectrum should be funded by the government either by the equity injections or being a bank guarantor.

Pay Hike

With declining revenue (to Rs 25,071 cr in FY 18 from Rs 31,533 cr in FY17), BSNL has requested DoT to allow it to hike the wages of board level and below board level executives, effective from Jan 2017.

Softdial Contact Center

Sytel Ltd develops and supplies Softdial Contact Center® (SCC) multimedia cloud contact center solutions, for quick and easy deployment. The company claims that all Sytel cloud components are secure, resilient and scale seamlessly from 50 agents to 10,000+, whether local, mobile or remote. SCC is deployed in over 50 countries around the world. TelecomLive spoke […]

LWE Phase-II & Meghalaya

For over a year now, the department of telecommunications has not been able to take a final decision on how to proceed with the tendering for providing mobile services in the uncovered villages in Meghalaya and for the second phase of rollouts in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) areas. The push-pull is continuing on three issues […]


On Dec 26, 2018, the government issued a Press Note 2 of 2018 (PN-2/2018) on FDI policy in B2C e-commerce. Through this, it replaced certain wordings of Press Note 3 of 2016 (PN-3/2016). Immediately thereafter, the government issued clarifications on PN-2/2018 reiterating that FDI in B2C e-commerce in multi-brand retail through inventory based model was […]

Make in India

A note by the Niti Aayog is in circulation for the creation of a Core Information and Communication Technology (CICT) Commission for attracting global investors for setting up manufacturing plants in India. Besides, it also proposes to implement all policy matters of the government related to core ICT manufacturing. The CICT is proposed to be […]

NDCP-2018 Seminar

The department of telecommunications organized a seminar at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Dec 17, 2018 to discuss the ways for achieving the vision of National Digital Communication Policy (NDCP-2018).

East Coast Data Center Hub

Government of Andhra Pradesh has signed an MoU with the Adani Group to build Data Center Parks of 5 GW capacities in and around Visakhapatnam over the next 20 years. The project would be a first-of-its-kind in the world running on 100 per cent renewable energy power. The project aims to develop a hyper-scale data […]

Satellite Bandwidth

In a meeting held by DoT with the department of space (DoS), it has projected a requirement of 95 Gbps of satellite bandwidth for its various USO funded projects. DoT has also flagged the issue of high bandwidth tariffs being charged by DoS and asked them to make it competitive. Here are the details

Budget 2019

The telecom industry has welcomed the Interim Budget 2019. Government’s plan to have a National Program on the Artificial Intelligence, one lakh Digital Villages over the next 5 years and three lakh CSCs in Rural India, have been welcomed by the stakeholders. Here are some of the reactions from the industry leaders.

Online Contents

The instances of misuse of social media by criminals and anti-national elements have brought new challenges to the Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA). These include inducement for recruitment of terrorists, circulation of obscene content, spread of disharmony, incitement of violence, public order, fake news etc. A number of lynching incidents were reported in 2018 mostly alleged […]