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Indian Telecom Commission Renamed To Digital Communications Commission

November 4, 2018
Indian Telecom Commission Renamed To Digital Communications Commission

The government of India renamed the apex decision making body at the telecom department as the Digital Communications Commission. “To ensure effective implementation and monitoring of the National Digital Communications Policy 2018, the government has decided to re-designate the ‘Telecom Commission’, established by the government of India vide resolution dated Apr. 11, 1989, as the […]

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Modi says India is largest mobile data consuming country in world

October 26, 2018
Modi says India is  largest mobile data consuming country in world

India is the largest mobile data consuming country in the world, 30 times more mobile data being consumed, says Modi. AI, machine learning, IoT, blockchain, big data holds potential to take India to new heights, says PM Narendra Modi. Teledensity has increased to 93%; nearly 50 cr Indians have mobiles, says PM Modi at launch […]

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New policy will take care of telecom industry’s concerns

October 26, 2018
New policy will take care of telecom industry’s concerns

The government is aware of the telecom industry’s concerns, including those around higher levies and inadequate spectrum, and the new communications policy will address these issues, said telecom minister Manoj Sinha. Addressing delegates at the India Mobile Congress on Thursday, the minister assured the industry and spoke about the government’s efforts to promote the sector. […]

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India’s Telecom Regulator Taps Blockchain

June 3, 2018
India’s Telecom Regulator Taps Blockchain

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is planning to use blockchain to prevent unsolicited telemarketing communications. A draft Telecom Commercial Communication Customer Preference Regulation 2018 was proposed by the TRAI earlier this week to curb telemarketing spam via phone calls and SMS messages with the help of blockchain technology. According to the draft report […]

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Can AI Solve The Internet Cybersecurity Epidemic?

June 1, 2018
Can AI Solve The Internet Cybersecurity Epidemic?

Robert Kierstead, Special Agent In Charge, Seattle Field District, US Secret Service discussed about the Secret Service’s mission – who it protects, and today’s focus on cybersecurity. This helped find credit card hacker Roman Seleznev, who was responsible for $170m worth of losses. He was caught in the Maldives even though there wasn’t an extradition […]

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Preparing for India’s next telecom revolution

May 18, 2018
Preparing for India’s next telecom revolution

India has had delayed roll-outs of 3G and 4G mobile technologies in the past. But the Narendra Modi government’s promise of Digital India requires coordinating India’s launch of 5G with its global arrival. There is a significant hurdle, however: The telecom industry’s stressed finances are likely to play spoilsport. Unlike 3G and 4G, which largely […]

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Why Indian govt is preparing a new telecom policy

May 18, 2018
Why Indian govt is preparing a new telecom policy

The government also aims to establish a comprehensive data protection regime for digital communications that safeguards the privacy, autonomy and choice of individuals. A lot has changed since India’s last telecom policy in 2012. The country now has the world’s second largest internet subscriber base and is seeing technological shifts in digital communications. With the […]

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5G in India: Government Harmonising Spectrum, Says Telecom Secretary

March 5, 2018
5G in India: Government Harmonising Spectrum, Says Telecom Secretary

The government has started tuning spectrum for 5G services as part of its roadmap to become early adopter of the next generation services, which is expected to provide download speed over 1000Mbps on mobile devices. “On spectrum we are already more or less aligned with global position in 5G. Those bands we are harmonising in […]

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India doubles Digital India allocation

February 6, 2018
India doubles Digital India allocation

The Government has doubled the allocation for Digital India programme to INR 30.73 billion in 2018-19 and will launch a mission to support establishment of Centres of Excellence. “Combining cyber and physical systems have great potential to transform not only innovation ecosystem but also our economies and the way we live,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley […]

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