Bandwidth in the telecom sector

More than 50 per cent of the domestic long distance capacity available is still lying unused. The situation is worse in the international segment, where only 15 per cent of the bandwidth capacity is being currently utilised. The Hindu Businessline has a report on the...

Telcos pulling rug under ISPs

The number of Internet Service Provider (ISPs) in the country has decreased from 189 in March 2004 to 153 in March 2006 owing to the steady capturing of market share of ISPs by telecom companies. VoIP, according to Himanshu Dhomse, is one technology that’s...

Disconnecting unverified people

Rupesh Janve & Khomba Singh report in the Business Standard today that the DoT has asked Hutch, Airtel, Reliance, Idea, Tata and MTNL in Mumbai and Delhi and BSNL in three circles to to discontinue all connections issued without proper verification. According...

To sell, and more

The Department of Telecom (DoT), because of political compulsions or for having faculties than compradors, has disagreed with the suggestion of the Ratan Tata-headed Investment Commission for “permitting 74 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in the telecom...