While the DoT had issued M2M guidelines in May 2018, the clause related to their provisioning was not part of the telecom licences. The DoT in the licence amendment has incorporated M2M with pan-India permit, limited to circle level and district level, according to a circular. The entry fee for the circle level category has been fixed at Rs 2 lakh, PBG Rs 2 lakh and FBG at Rs 20,000.
You can also report if you find a number that you haven’t issued against your Aadhaar card on the portal. Any Indian telecom user can register up to 9 mobile connections with his or her Aadhaar card. TAFCOP has been developed by DoT to let mobile subscribers enquire about the number of connections taken in their name.
The growth would have been more pronounced but for the second wave of the pandemic. The industry is, however, optimistic that once the overall situation improves, 5G would galvanise job opportunities in the sector. It is pertinent to mention here that the list of telecom gear makers approved by DoT for trials includes Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, C-DOT and Reliance Jio's indigenously developed technologies.
These TSPs have tied up with original equipment manufacturers and technology providers -- Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung and C-DOT. In addition, Reliance Jio Infocomm will also be conducting trials using its own indigenous technology, said an official statement. The permissions have been given by the DoT as per the priorities and technology partners identified by TSPs themselves.
Telecom gear makers firms such as Ericsson and Nokia are keen to expand their operations in India, and global companies like Samsung, Cisco, Ciena and Foxconn have "shown interest" to set up manufacturing bases in the country for telecom and networking products for domestic and export markets. The DoT notified the PLI scheme for telecom and networking products on February 24, 2021, with a financial outlay of Rs 12,195 crore, over five years. The scheme for telecom gear manufacturing in India is expected to encourage the production of equipment worth Rs 2.44 lakh crore and create direct and indirect employment for about 40,000 people.
The apex court asked telcos to pay 10 per cent of the AGR-related dues by March 31, 2021. The bench held that the demand made by the DoT and the verdict delivered by the top court in the matter are final. Failure to pay the instalments of the dues would incur penalty, interest and contempt of court.
The apex court said telecos should pay 10 per cent of the AGR-related dues by March 31, 2021. A bench held that the demand made by the DoT and the verdict delivered by the top court in the matter are final. It cautioned the telecom firms and said that failure to pay installments of AGR-related dues would incur penalty, interest and contempt of court.