Category: Telecom Sector

Voice calls should not be taxed: Sibal

Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal 150x150 Voice calls should not be taxed: SibalIn the bucket of Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal, there are more expected offers for customers as after hitting free roaming calls, the minister suggested that voice calls should be free .

Today, Sibal urged the mobile operators to charge customers just for data services instead of voice model services to generate revenues. Read more

DoT’s 3G Roaming Pacts Termination order to Airtel, Vodafone & Idea

3G Roaming 150x150 DoT’s 3G Roaming Pacts Termination order to Airtel, Vodafone & Idea An immediate 3G data service termination order has been delivered by the department of telecommunications (DoT) on behalf of govt. to major Telcos.

Mobile telecommunication operators Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular which signed roaming agreements under 3G services such as video calling, mobile TV and multi-media gaming in allotted zones as well as not licensed areas. Read more

‘Free Roaming’ from next year: Sibal

Roaming call 150x150 ‘Free Roaming’ from next year: SibalFrom next year, there is no burden of charges while on roaming as per latest announcement made by Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal today.

Postponing the NTP 2012 proposal, Sibal told the media on event of India Internet Governance Conference, “From next year. Our secretary has told you that it will be free from next year.” Read more

Prepaid mobile users may lose ISD facility

ISD Facility 150x150 Prepaid mobile users may lose ISD facilityAccording to latest news, the telecom regulatory TRAI has recently asked telecom firms to deactivate ISD calling facility from prepaid mobile number and restore it only if the user gives explicit consent to activate the service.

In a statement issued by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), it said, “Inform all pre-paid subscribers having ISD facility, through SMS, within 10 days of the date of issue of this direction, that ISD facility of the subscribers shall be discontinued after sixty days.” Read more

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