Government

The national co-convenor of BJP’s IT cell Vinit Goenka believes that online companies need to store data of Indians in servers within the country for security and data sovereignty. ... Continue_Reading
Facebook had restricted access to 4,765 pieces of content in India during the last six months of 2013 (July- Dec 2013), the highest among all the countries in the world, ... Continue_Reading
An odd half-measure from the TRAI, allowing restoration of numbers that have been blocked because of inclusion in spam messages by paying an arbitrary amount of Rs 500 and above, ... Continue_Reading
Telcos in India can raise debt by pledging spectrum as collateral, since Department of Telecom (DoT) has reportedly agreed to the finance ministry’s views of classifying bandwidth as a tangible ... Continue_Reading
French sports good retailer Decathlon’s proposal to sell its products to consumers online in India has been rejected by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), reports The Economic ... Continue_Reading
Cloud telephony company Exotel points us, via a blog post, towards unintended collateral damage of a TRAI regulation on SMS Spam, something that we hadn’t noticed when we had first ... Continue_Reading
Indian govt requests for online user data continues to increase: Google has received a total of 2,513 requests seeking user data details from 4,401 accounts from the Indian government during July-December ... Continue_Reading
Ahead of the 2014 general elections starting next month, commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma has said he is in favor of allowing 100% FDI in the e-commerce sector, in ... Continue_Reading
This is big: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has ordered an antitrust probe against Indian Railways and The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) for alleged unfair trade practices by ... Continue_Reading
Porting requests were submitted for 2.56 million connections in the month of January 2014, according to the Indian Telecom regulator TRAI. This is a 2.63% increase from 2.50 million porting requests reported ... Continue_Reading
India’s Department of Telecom has asked telecom operators to submit a list of operating short codes by the 7th of March 2014*, and told them that they must submit updated ... Continue_Reading

TRAI recommends 48% increase in 800MHz auction price

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended (pdf) an increase in the reserve price for a pan-India license in the 800MHz band to Rs 2,685 crore per MHz, up 48% from Rs 1,820 ... Continue_Reading