Govt to start Internet safety programme with Google

Government will launch Internet safety programme in partnership with Google in order to create awareness among users regarding cyber threat. “We are happy to partner with Google and Cert-In in the cyber security education and awareness campaign. The Internet offers many opportunities to explore create and collaborate,” MyGov CEO Gaurav Dwivedi said in a statement.…

Narendra Modi highlights need to develop IT sector

Prime Minister Modi lauded the sector for its success in building the industry to $146 billion from around $100 million 25 years ago Narendra Modi also stressed the need for technology in governance, while addressing a meeting of software lobby group Nasscom. Photo: PTI The next push for development will come from harnessing information technology,…

Trai proposes a sharp cut in mobile roaming rates

Mobile subscribers can look forward to lower charges as telecom regulator TRAI has proposed a sharp cut of about 35% for making calls and up to 80% for sending messages while roaming. “Through the Amendment Order, the Authority intends to reduce the ceiling tariffs for national roaming services,” the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said…

Mobile industry tiptoes towards 5G

There is simply no need for the industry to spend heavily on new network gear or force consumers to upgrade phones unless the new generation of wireless radio standards delivers radical improvement in speed or functions. Photo: HT Running short of dramatically new phone designs, leaders of the world’s wireless industry agree their next big…

Mobile number portability across India from 3 May

Mobile subscribers from 3 May will be able to port their numbers anywhere in the country while changing service providers, as telecom regulator Trai has amended the regulation on it. Mobile number portability (MNP) currently allows consumers to change their service provider while retaining the same number only within a telecom circle, which in most…

New Internet rules set up industry’s next battle

New rules that aim to protect the openness of the Internet will allow telecom and cable groups to prioritize and earn potentially vast income from some types of data, setting up likely clashes with regulators in the future. Telecom companies such as AT&T and Vodafone have convinced US and European regulators, finalizing so-called “net neutrality”…