The Telecom Commission today approved net neutrality rules which bar service providers from discriminating against Internet content and services by blocking, throttling or granting them higher speed access.
State-run telecom firm BSNL today unveiled first internet telephony service in the country that will allow users to dial any telephone number in India through its mobile app.
The Telecom Commission, the apex decision making body in the telecom department, is scheduled to meet on July 11 to discuss proposed new telecom policy, according to official sources.
DoT and the civil aviation ministry will meet within 10 days to discuss "operational details" of in-flight connectivity, cleared recently by the Telecom Commission.
"There are a large number of complaints but the large number of complaints should not deter us from dealing with them effectively.
Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu assured early "implementation" of the Telecom Commission's approval for offering in-flight connectivity within Indian airspace.
Major airlines, including Air India and Vistara welcomed the Telecom Commission's nod for use of Wifi and Voice Services in-flight.
"On internet telephony, all recommendations of Trai have been accepted except the one to link calls to number," Sundarajan said.
Air passengers could soon have access to WiFi connections onboard aircraft as the Telecom Commission today approved a proposal in this regard.
The govt is planning to install over 4,000 mobile towers in Naxal-hit areas in 10 states to improve telecom network in such places, officials said.