Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicTelecom

Topic: Telecom

Telcos asked to halt 5G near airports over safety concerns, but experts say ‘don’t worry’

DoT says that 5G sites up to 2.1 km away from airports should be avoided at least till DGCA ensures tech upgrade. Experts, however, assert advanced tech is there to ensure safety.

‘New India will not remain a mere consumer of technology’ says PM Modi while launching 5G in India

5G was launched at India Mobile Congress, the country’s flagship telecom event. Telecom giants praised the new tech, announced timelines for implementation as early as March 2023

Licence for call, video apps, easing insolvency issues — what’s in Modi govt’s draft telecom bill

Draft bill released Wednesday continues to reserve for govt the right to intercept calls and take control of telecom services during a war or whenever national security is invoked.

Why OTTs, telcos mustn’t lock horns over infra cost-sharing

There is no evidence to suggest that the increased penetration of OTT services has adversely affected the revenues and profits of telecom operators.

How Gati Shakti master plan has pulled ministries out of silos, is helping plan projects better

PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan, a Rs 100 lakh-crore project for developing infra, is increasing synergy across ministries, which is expected to speed up implementation.

India doesn’t need speed breakers. Modi govt right to help automobile, telecom

Ease of business and industrial output should not remain shackled to constantly changing political processes and rigid bureaucracy.

Retrospective tax is a start, Modi govt needs to do more to make India’s playing field fairer

Retrospective taxes are just one facet of arbitrary state action. MNCs that have committed billions of dollars have many other legal minefields awaiting them.

Reliance Jio emerges biggest bidder for telecom spectrum as it buys 73% of airwaves sold

Of the total Rs 778.2 billion raised in the latest spectrum auction, rival Bharti Airtel spent Rs 186.99 billion while Vodafone India unit acquired spectrum worth Rs 19.9 billion.

Two telecom lines failed to protect NSE, world’s top derivatives exchange

NSE handles highest number of futures & options contracts in the world. It halted trading Wednesday as both its telecom lines went down at the same time.

Govt approves Rs 12,000 crore-PLI scheme for telecom sector

Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the govt is positioning India as a global powerhouse for manufacturing & created a conducive environment for ease of doing business.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.