India's top telecom firm Bharti Airtel is streamlining its operations in India and South Asia under two verticals to boost efficiency. The world's fifth largest telecom company, grappling with falling profits and slowing growth, will now operate under two customer business units — one serving corporate clients (business to business or B2B) and the other handling its retail offerings (business to customer or B2C) — effective August 1, the company said in a statement.
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is considering sweeping changes in the country's proposed new telecom policy. The department is planning a complete overhaul of the archaic Indian Telegraph Act. Under the new telecom policy, DoT also wants to replace the rollout obligation clause for broadband operators with a new incentive scheme. Other key proposals include re-farming of spectrum with operators for 3G and 4G and setting up of a telecom security council to oversee and audit all issues in this area.
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Chairman J S Sarma told the Joint Parliamentary Committee inquiring into the 2G Spectrum scam about its methodology and process for arriving at recommendations on allocation of 2G spectrum.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today proposed to the government a hefty increase in the price of 2G spectrum that service providers use for mobile telephony.
Broadcasters and multi-system operators (MSOs) today met Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman J S Sarma and other senior officials to discuss issues relating to digitisation, addressability and interconnectivity.
Following its earlier tie-up with the State Bank of India for a joint venture, Airtel is now the first telecom operator to allow you to use your phone to make payments directly. It’s a small launch – right now only in Gurgaon, but Airtel has tied up with merchants, including coffee shops and restaurants, who will accept payments via Airtel Money. The service will be next launched in Delhi, and then in other Indian cities.
Mobile subscribers will have to wait longer to get some relief from telemarketing calls.
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