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  • Govt to float new data governance policy framework

    In response to the widespread concern over sharing of citizen data and its subsequent monetisation by government agencies, the Centre has now revised the proposed legislation that will now be termed as National Data Governance Framework and Policy

  • The huge endeavor to produce a tiny microchip

    Chipmakers are packing more and more transistors onto each piece of silicon, which is why technology does more each year. It’s also the reason that new chip factories cost billions and fewer companies can afford to build them.

  • Same service, same rules shall prevail: Telecom carriers

    "We are very clear that spectrum should be treated similarly for anybody offering a similar service. If an entity is not offering similar service, you can treat it differently under legal jurisdictions or pronouncements," SP Kochhar, director-general of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said.

  • STL open to fund startups to develop capabilities for its 5G stack: Ankit Agarwal

    “We are open to similar investment opportunities in India to strengthen niche capabilities. Startups are coming up in niche areas. We get approached from time to time and the intent is to utilise technologies for customers…it either could be a strategic partnership of investment,” Ankit Agarwal, managing director at STL told ET.

  • Govt submits AGR affidavit in SC; says refunded BGs to Vodafone Idea, Airtel

    In an affidavit filed before the Supreme Court on Thursday, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) said, “Pursuant to the Cabinet decision and in view of the fact that VIL and BAL had opted for such moratorium on spectrum auction instalments and no instalment is due necessitating security in the form of FBG (financial bank guarantees) till 13 months before the next payable instalment post moratorium period, DoT has returned the existing bank guarantees submitted by VIL and BAL…”.

  • Verizon banks on affordable 5G private networks

    "We offer businesses the option to either build out and run their own private 5G network or outsource it to a mobile network operator (MNO) or systems integrator (SI)," Robert Le Busque, Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific at Verizon Business Group told ETTelecom, adding that it brings new opportunities for organizations across retail, healthcare, entertainment, manufacturing, transportation and education sectors.

  • Reforms likely to drive more investments, players in India's telecom market: K Rajaraman

    "If you look at the Department of Telecommunications - we have policy buckets - wireless and service license policy. These are the two main buckets, playing a major role in the market. Of course, there are some internal things like organizational restructuring, and all those things recently we have set up a committee. There are some two-three areas where we do substantial work. In both licensing services and wireless, there are a lot of procedural things that need to be eased out."

  • Govt working on new law to address all spectrum issues

    The ministries of defence, home affairs and the Department of Space, along with the DoT, are currently working on the draft. The legislation is likely to be introduced in the monsoon session of parliament, a senior government official told ET, asking not to be named.