Airtel V-Fiber Broadband Plans Offer Additional 1000GB Data for Six Months

Airtel V-Fiber Broadband Plans Offer Additional 1000GB Data for Six Months
Airtel V-Fiber Broadband plans are now offering additional data in India. This telecom company is offering up to 1000GB of additional data on its broadband plans with a validity of six months. After the validity is over, the additional unspent data will be forfeited. The plans that will now come bundled with additional data include the Airtel Basic plan priced... Read More

BARC India Initiates Penal Action Against 12 Channels

BARC India Initiates Penal Action Against 12 Channels
Audience measurement body BARC India’s Disciplinary Committee (DisComm) has taken penal action against 12 channels. The highest number of instances have been reported from South India market: 6 from Tamil Nadu, 5 from AP/Telangana and 1 from Karnataka. FIRs were filed in Telangana and arrests have been made in Karnataka and Gwalior, without mentioning channels name. BARC India had set... Read More

Budget 2019: Rural Connectivity ISPs Must be Incentivized

Budget 2019: Rural Connectivity ISPs Must be Incentivized
The first budget of new Indian Government is expected to further accelerate the government’s ambitious ‘Digital India’ plans, especially to connect the remote areas of India. The dream of a fully connected India has been impaired by many challenges. It remains critical that the government addresses certain barriers that have hindered Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to offer rural connectivity. High... Read More

Indian Government Making Unique Strategies for Universal Internet Access by 2022

Indian Government Making Unique Strategies for Universal Internet Access by 2022
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Indian government is focusing on Universal Internet Access by 2022 and fixed broadband access to 50 per cent of households by 2022. These strategies are installing two million public Wi-Fi hotspots in rural areas and redesigning and expanding the Universal Service Obligation Fund.  For example, some parts of Assam, Uttarakhand, Karnataka & communities... Read More

Ravi Shankar Prasad May Expedite Telephony in India’s Unconnected Villages

Ravi Shankar Prasad May Expedite Telephony in India’s Unconnected Villages
With nearly 40,000 villages still lack mobile telephony services in India, the ambitious connectivity programs in uncovered areas are also being monitored by the Prime Minister Office (PMO). India’s new telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is expected to take some swift actions to accelerate the telecom connectivity initiatives in rural and remote regions including strategic China border which has been... Read More

DoT to Begin 5G Trials in 100 Days: Ravi Shankar Prasad

DoT to Begin 5G Trials in 100 Days: Ravi Shankar Prasad
India will hold its next spectrum sale, which will mark the debut of 5G airwaves, in 2019, and conduct 5G trials within 100 days, new telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, adding that he would talk to the debt-laden industry to understand and address issues of financial stress. Also taking charge the information technology ministry on Monday, Prasad warned social... Read More