Free Press Journal
  • Govt okays Idea-Voda merger, some formalities pending: Sinha

    New Delhi : Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday that the government has approved the Idea Cellular and Vodafone India merger, the sector’s biggest, but the companies need to complete some formalities for the final closure of the deal.

  • New telecom policy likely to be ready by July

    New Delhi : The new telecom policy is expected to be cleared by the Cabinet by the end of next month, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said on Tuesday.

  • Anybody free to challenge tariff order in court: Trai

    Barcelona : Telecom regulator Trai on Tuesday said anybody is free to move court against its tariff order after operators threatened to challenge the new rules while terming them “not fair”.

  • Govt bats for synergy among PSU telcos

    New Delhi : The government on Thursday announced a strategic plan to boost synergy among seven state-owned telecom companies.

  • No plans to merge BSNL and MTNL at present: Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha

    New Delhi: Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha today said there are no plans at present to merge BSNL and MTNL, but asserted that the strategic plan outlined for promoting synergy among state-owned telecom firms will strengthen and benefit both the organisations. “There is no thinking in government on merging the two. But we are taking steps to ensure that collaboration between MTNL (Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd) and BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd) strengthens

  • Centre plans sale of 3,000 Mhz spectrum

    New Delhi : The government is planning to hold the largest ever spectrum auction of 3,000 Mhz of radiowaves in the upcoming sale, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. “Spectrum above 3000 MHz will be put up for auction for the first time in the forthcoming auction,” telecom minister Manoj Sinha said in the Lok Sabha.

  • Government eyes 5G rollout by 2020, plans Rs 500 cr corpus fund

    New Delhi : The government has formed a high-level forum to guide India to start 5G service by 2020, a technology that will deliver wireless broadband speed of about 10,000 mbps in urban areas and 1,000 mbps in rural belts, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said Tuesday.

  • Report on telco’s health to be submitted by July end

    New Delhi : The inter-ministerial panel set up to suggest ways to improve the financial health of the telecom sector will submit its report by the end of this month, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha told reporters on Monday