Telecom Commission approves new net neutrality recommendations proposed by TRAI

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Indian Telecom Commission, decision-making body in the telecom ministry has approved net neutrality recommendations proposed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). These rules restrict telecom operators from discriminating against Internet content and services or grant higher speed for those who pay a premium. Continue reading “Telecom Commission approves new net neutrality recommendations proposed by TRAI”

Google Home Mini Review

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Well over a year after the launch of the Amazon Echo Dot, Google finally has a competitor out.  Announced alongside the all-new second generation Pixel smartphones, the device might have gotten a bit overshadowed but fret not, we’ve been testing it out the last few days and have a review ready for your consumption. Now that the Echo series of devices are available in India, is it worth importing or waiting for a Google Home Mini? Find out in our review.

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DoT panel urges to regulate VoIP calls, supports net neutrality

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has released its final report on Net Neutrality after months of intense debate and discussions on the internet freedom over the past few months.

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Deadline for Pan-India Mobile Number Portability (MNP) extended by DoT till July

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Deadline to implement the full mobile number portability (MNP) across the India has now been extended by another two months. Cellular Operators Association on India (COAI) have asked for extension seeking some technical issues in implementation. Continue reading “Deadline for Pan-India Mobile Number Portability (MNP) extended by DoT till July”

Department of Telecom Bans Nokia’s Push Email Service in India

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has banned Nokia’s Push e-mail services in India. The Intelligence Bureau asked the Indian service providers not to launch the proposed Push / Power Email service till it gets monitoring system. Continue reading “Department of Telecom Bans Nokia’s Push Email Service in India”

11 Digits Phone Numbers to be soon a reality?

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With an exponential increase in the Mobile subscribers rate, we might be soon having 11 digits Phone Numbers. Government of India is reportedly now considering to change the numbering scheme from the current 10 digits to 11 digits with an addition of digit “9” to the numbers in order to accomodate more users.

TRAI, the telecom regulator of India, has recorded an increase of 16.67 million during october 2009 itself taking the total number of subscribers to 488 million subscribers. Hence DoT (Department of Telecommunication) has supposedly issued a note to all the telecom operators to start making necessary arrangements for the migration from Jan 1, 2010. Continue reading “11 Digits Phone Numbers to be soon a reality?”

A Raja Hopes to Bring Down Mobile Call Rates as low as 10 paise

a raja As of now, you must be aware that A Raja has regained its position as a cabinet minister and has been made the IT and communications minister yet once again.

After taking oath, A Raja, revealed about its plan and the upcoming developments he is going to see in the Indian Telecommunication space. Continue reading “A Raja Hopes to Bring Down Mobile Call Rates as low as 10 paise”

DoT Ordered Special Audits for 4 Indian Telecom Companies

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The Department of Telecommunications has ordered special financial audits for four major cellcos of India to check the accuracy in reports of these leading telecom companies. The four companies that are under the scanner of DoT are:

  • Bharti Airtel
  • TATA Teleservices Ltd.
  • Vodafone-Essar Ltd.
  • Idea Cellular Ltd.

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China Mobiles movement in India

Understanding the China Mobiles movement in India

Introducing our Guest ,Amit Nayak, CEO, GEEK IT STORES .

Chinese mobile phones are flooding the indian mobile market and are giving tough competition to reputed brands.

But they have also been hitting the headlines due to poor quality or due absence of IMEI number.

Amit will clear your doubts regarding chinese mobile phones.

Are you a china mobile customer?? Are you using Chinese mobile? Are you safe using a such a phone ,

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Indian Government asks Operators to ban Chinese and Korean Handsets without IMEI

The DOT of Department of Telecom has asked all Operators to ban handsets without a legitimate IMEI number on January 6th.

This directive comes as a fight against terror as these handsets are being used by terrorists as they do not have an IMEI number in them.There are as many as 25 million unbranded handsets imported from China and Korea that are believed to be on the knife’s edge.

They have asked operators to block mobiles with fake IMEI numbers like all zeroes .

The Indian Government has postponed the previous deadline for Operators from 6th January 2009 to March 31 2009.

So be careful when purchasing these Chinese or other imported handsets ..

You might even be questioned by the authorities .

Reprieve for BlackBerry users as of now

We have been tracking the BlackBerry issue. Read our post here for a run-up on the moot controversy.

The issue may be resolved — at least for a year.

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has proposed an interim solution stating that the data exchanged between BlackBerry users will be stored on the servers of telecom operators who provide the service in India for a period of one year. Continue reading “Reprieve for BlackBerry users as of now”