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No proposal to merge BSNL, MTNL: Manoj Sinha
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
DoT unveiled a strategic plan for bringing together state-owned companies and organisations in the sector for promoting greater operational synergy among them.
Keeping internet open right way forward for India: TRAI
Sat, Dec 16, 2017
Telecom regulator TRAI today strongly defended its stance on net neutrality, asserting that keeping the internet open and free is the "right way" forward for India.
TRAI releases recommendations for ease of doing business
Thu, Nov 30, 2017
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Thursday recommended that the entire process of clearance by the Standing Advisory Committee on Radio Frequency Allocation (SACFA) as well as grant of all licences/approvals should be made paper-less and executed end-to-end through online portal
Net Neutrality: TRAI favours providing equal access to content
Tue, Nov 28, 2017
The regulatory body has voted in favour of providing equal access to all subscribers of the internet. It said that ISPs can't discriminate on content. Read its salient features right here.
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India to issue Net Neutrality recommendations tomorrow
Mon, Nov 27, 2017
Telecom regulator Trai will issue recommendations on the thorny issue of Net neutrality tomorrow over which operators and those who provide apps have locked horns.
COAI seeks talks with TRAI on results of new call drop norms
Sun, Nov 26, 2017
The difficulties faced by telcos and outcome of the new stringent Quality of Service (QoS) formula applied should be discussed before results are made public by the regulator, Rajan Mathews, Director General of Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI), told PTI.
No question of scrapping discussion on spectrum auction: Trai
Sun, Nov 12, 2017
Chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), R S Sharma told PTI that the regulator is "duty-bound" to respond to matters referred to it by the government for recommendations, in this case on spectrum auction for various bands, pricing and other modalities.
RCom to shut voice calls from Dec 1, subs can port till Dec 31
Fri, Nov 03, 2017
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) in direction to all telecom operators said that RCom on October 31, 2017 intimated it that "RCL (Reliance Communications Limited) shall provide only 4G data services to its customers and as a result will discontinue to provide voice services to the subscribers... with effect from 1st December 2017."
Idea Cellular records highest 4G upload speed in September
Sun, Oct 08, 2017
Idea Cellular today said it achieved the highest 4G upload speed in September citing data compiled by telecom regulator Trai's My Speed App.
IUC will further deplete industry of investable funds: Idea Cellular
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
"The announced IUC will further deplete the industry of its investable funds beside creating inter-operator imbalances of high traffic assymmetries. The faultlines are already evident with the industry going through the stress," Kapania said while addressing the India Mobile Congress here.
Vodafone moves to Supreme Court after HC dismisses plea against TRAI's IUC fixing
Sun, Sep 24, 2017
Vodafone moved to the Supreme Court after the Delhi High Court dismissed the plea against Trai's order on IUC charges.
TRAI cuts mobile interconnection fees by more than half
Wed, Sep 20, 2017
The telecom regulator on Tuesday cut the interconnect usage charges by more than half. It is the fees that fees that the network which is calling pays to the receivers network.
Idea Cellular demands separation of VoLTE, traditional calls for IUC
Fri, Sep 15, 2017
The company, in a letter to TRAI Chairman R S Sharma, said the current debate on interconnection usage charges (IUC) is around two types of networks -- prevalent TDM technology used for providing calling service on 2G and 3G networks and the latest VoLTE technology used for 4G network.
Telecom subscriber base drops marginally to 121 crore
Thu, Sep 14, 2017
Only three operators -- Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and state-run BSNL -- reported subscriber additions in the month, while eight other operators including Idea Cellular and Vodafone, saw a decline.
Reliance Jio writes to TRAI, says Airtel 'creates a smoke-screen to hide its ill-gotten profits’
Tue, Sep 12, 2017
Ongoing wars between telecom operators take a bitter turn as Reliance Jio writes to TRAI Chairman and calls out Airtel's views on IUC as 'malicious and false representation.'
Airtel claims Rs 6,800 crore loss from low IUC cost in 5 years
Thu, Sep 07, 2017
The telecom major in a strongly worded letter alleged that Reliance Jio mislead the regulator and public that incumbent operators have gained to the tune of Rs 1 lakh crore in last five years.
How a 14 paise charge per call is redrawing battle lines between Reliance Jio and others
Tue, Aug 29, 2017
It has been Jio vs the telecom industry in the matter of IUC. Now Vodafone CEO, Vittorio Colao lashes out against the new entrant.
Undesirable for telecom industry to work on RJio's ambition: Vodafone CEO
Mon, Aug 28, 2017
Vodafone mentioned it has invested over Rs 1,340 billion in India to build its mobile network.
One-fourth of Reliance Jio’s subscribers inactive since January 2017
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Reliance Jio’s active subscriber base has been declining since its launch in September 2016. The company started charging for its services in March, 2017.
Charges to call other networks may soon be dropped but telcos to get their bacon from data
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Interconnection usage charges between telecom operators are set to be revised. We tell you how this impacts you and your operator.