Telecom sector Current Affairs - 2020

TRAI recommends allowing mobile services during air travel

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended allowing mobile telephony and Internet services for passengers during air travel in country through both satellite and terrestrial network. TRAI’s recommendation comes on request of Department of Telecom over proposal to introduce voice, data and video services over Indian airspace for domestic, international and overflying flights in Read More…

India ranks 109th in mobile internet speed: Ookla

India ranked 109th out of 122 countries in the mobile internet speed and 76th out of 133 countries in broadband space in the November 2017 Speedtest Global Index (SGI). The index was released by popular internet speed testing service provider Ookla. It ranked average internet speeds in different countries on mobile and home broadband to Read More…

TRAI recommends 40% reduction in carbon emission by 2022-23 for sustainable telecommunications

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended 40% reduction in carbon emissions in telecom networks by 2022-23 considering 2011-12 as the base year in order to make telecom sector greener. It was mentioned in TRAI’s recommendation to Department of Telecom (DoT) on approach towards sustainable telecommunications. Key Facts The target for reduction in Read More…

VNL, BSNL ink MoU to launch Relief 123 service for disaster management in India

Domestic telecom equipment provider Vihaan Networks Limited (VNL) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to launch Relief 123 service to provide disaster management in India. The Relief 123 service is an integrated disaster response solution for first responders and public safety agencies. It has been designed and manufactured by VNL. Read More…

Cabinet approves hiving off BSNL’s mobile tower assets into a separate company

The Union Cabinet has approved proposal for hiving off mobile tower assets of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) into a separate tower infrastructure company, fully owned by BSNL. Decision in this regard was taken in the Union Cabinet Meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Significance The Cabinet approval authorizes BSNL to monetize Read More…