Filtering resumes but no block on messagesAccording to a March 16 letter to telecom companies, Trai said telcos must “resume the (content) scrubbing as envisaged and in case of failure of the messages due to any reasons including content ID, mismatch of template etc. same may be recorded. However, message may be allowed to deliver to the recipient.”
Vodafone Idea dials new set of PE players for fundingVi’s latest pitches to multiple US private equity players, though, are at the exploratory level after its earlier talks with the Oak Hill consortium --which ET had reported – fell through amid differences over funding terms and valuations.
Trai gives 3 days' time to entities for complying with telemarketing rulesEntities who need to send out bulk messages to their customers, such as those involved in banking, logistics and e-commerce, will need to complete the registration process within three days to comply with telemarketing rules, failing which they will be barred from sending out commercial communication to customers, telecom regulator Trai said.
Telcos to seek clarity if Huawei, ZTE gear is in list of ‘trusted’ goodsThe Department of Telecommunications amended telco permits, mandating them to use network equipment only from “trusted sources” from June 15. The department’s move is seen as India’s first official step to keep both the Chinese companies out of India’s telecom expansion, including 5G technology rollouts.
5G network deployment can start in 3 months but infra not ready in India: Experts"If we do not enable 5G very soon, we might be potentially missing the bus. 5G is not a sales channel for the operators to make money. It is the need of the hour in order to create new economic value in India and the world. We are manufacturing 5G in India. The hardware is ready. If it happens, in three months we can start deploying 5G networks in India," Marwah said.