Telecommunication Current Affairs - 2019

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New UN telecommunication treaty inked amid splits

89 member countries on UN signed the first new U.N. telecommunications treaty introduced by U.N.’s International Telecommunications Union or ITU since the Internet age amid disapproval from the U.S. and other Western nations which refused to join. Why the US and other Western countries opposed the protocol? Which countries supported the treaty and why?

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DeiTy (India) to impose its own standard for electronic products

The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeiTy) has made it mandatory for all electronics goods manufacturer in the country to get standard compliant certificate from the BIS. Applicable for electronic products imported or manufactured after April 2013. Objective: To curb the grey market for sub-standard electronics products How this move would help? What are Read More…

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No curb in Internet freedom: UN telecom head Hamadoun Toure

UN telecom body (International Telecommunication  Union, ITU) head Hamadoun Toure held that internet freedom will not be regulated or curbed. He clarified this in the recently held World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) in Dubai. The objective behind WCIT-12 was to review telecom regulations reached in 1988.

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United Nations not to control Internet Freedom

World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from December 3-14, 2012.  UN telecommunications body has clarified that the freedom of the  Internet will not be controlled. It was declared in the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) in Dubai in order to review the regulations which were introduced in 1988. The Read More…

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India’s plans to modify ITRs opposed by Civil society and industry

International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs) India’s made a proposal on ITRs and submitted the same to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in October, 2012. The proposal has drawn opposition from, and fears of content control among, civil society and the industry. National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), Internet Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & PoliticsInternational

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2G spectrum auction flops; less than Rs. 10K crore of bids received by Govt

The 2G mobile phone spectrum auction ended in a flop show with merely Rs. 9,407 crore being collected in the process contrary to the high valuation estimated by the CAG in its criticizing report of the government two years ago. Half of the airwaves on offer remaining unsold and government getting just about one-third of Read More…

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For ‘M-Pesa’ Vodafone partners with ICICI Bank

Vodafone India has launched its mobile money transfer and payment service ‘M-Pesa’ in India. The telecom giant has inked a partnership with ICICI Bank to extend this service in India. Vodafone will be offering its customers a mobile money account with ICICI Bank and a mobile wallet issued by MCSL (Mobile Commerce Solutions Ltd), via Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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