India Regulation Resources
India Regulation Resources
India Department of Telecomhttp://www.dot.gov.in/
Telecom Regulatory Authority of Indiahttp://www.trai.gov.in
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industryhttp://www.ficci.com/
Recent Indian Government Announcements
Telecom Subscribers Growth for August 2010
The number of telephone subscribers in India increased to 706.37 Million at the end of August 2010 from 688.38 Million in July-2010, thereby registering a growth rate of 2.61 %. With this, the overall Tele-density in India reaches 59.63. http://www.trai.gov.in/WriteReadData/trai/upload/PressReleases/767/August_Press_release.pdf
Articles on India Telecom Regulation
India allows telecom imports after 8-month ban
AP, August 25, 2010
India has relaxed an eight-month ban on imports of telecommunication equipment, approving orders from China's ZTE and Huawei and Finland's Nokia Siemens Networks, executives said Wednesday, as security fears fade before an urgent need to roll out third-generation wireless infrastructure.
Ericsson Objects to New Indian Telecom RulesCIO, August 26, 2010
India has relaxed an eight-month ban on imports of telecommunication equipment, approving orders from China's ZTE and Huawei and Finland's Nokia Siemens Networks, executives said Wednesday, as security fears fade before an urgent need to roll out third-generation wireless infrastructure. http://www.cio.com/article/602342/Ericsson_Objects_to_New_Indian_Telecom_Rules
India Reviewing Telecom Equipment Security RulesNetwork World, August 26, 2010
India's Department of Telecommunications (DOT) is reviewing tight security rules that it announced in July on imported telecommunications equipment by service providers, according to sources who declined to be named.
Telecom gear cos may have to give security undertaking India extends BlackBerry access deadlineAFP, October 12, 2010
India has given BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) an extended deadline of January 31 to provide its intelligence agencies a way of accessing all its services, a report said Tuesday. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h9tMlmC3AyuCjurj2tA4rPZj0alg?docId=CNG.3af003c84a71aeca2db44ba857bb01cc.401
In India, BlackBerry Gets 2-Month Reprieve on Threat of BanNew York Times, August 30, 2010
In a sign that India and the maker of popular BlackBerry devices might be closer to settling a dispute over law enforcement's access to corporate e-mail, the government on Monday said that it would study and test a proposal by the company for two months.
After offering a major respite for telcos by allowing them to resume import of Chinese telecom gear, the Centre has now decided to ask all international equipment vendors to provide an undertaking that their products meet international standards and do not pose any security threat.
India Tells Mobile Firms to Delay Deals for Chinese Telecom EquipmentNew York Times, April 30, 2010
Worried about reports of Chinese hackers and spying, the Indian government has effectively barred local mobile phone operators from making deals with Chinese telecommunications manufacturers, according to the head of India's main cellular industry trade group.
Articles on India Telecom Market
India's Mobile Subscriber Growth Continues
India's mobile subscriber growth continues with the country adding 16.3 million new subscribers in May, according to data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/200032/indiaand8217s_mobile_subscriber_growth_continues.html
After 3G and Mobile Number Portability, what's next for telecom companies?
Intense competition, falling revenues and incremental expenditure have affected the balance sheet of almost all telecom operators in India.
Rural Market Hold the Key for India's Mobile Growth
India's mobile market continues to boom but there are signs of saturation, particularly in urban markets, according to analysts.
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