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Telecom Commission to take up Net Neutrality; in-flight connectivity issues
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
The Cabinet is likely to take a final decision next month on the recommendations made by an inter-ministerial group (IMG) for the telecom sector.
Trai slams RCom for refusing to refund consumers' balance
Wed, Feb 07, 2018
Telecom regulator Trai today slammed Reliance Communications for "usurping" unspent pre- paid balances and security deposit of its mobile customers after operations were shut down, calling it "unethical, immoral and unjustified".
RCom seeks withdrawal of Trai directive on subscriber refund
Sun, Feb 04, 2018
Trai is, however, of the view that the demand on customer refunds is fully justified as it pertains to premature closure of services by an operator
Trai recommends allowing mobile services during air travel
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Telecom regulator Trai today recommended allowing mobile telephony and Internet services for passengers during air travel in the country through both satellite and terrestrial network.
Telecom stocks open in red as TRAI moves to cut international call termination rates to 30 paise
Mon, Jan 15, 2018
Just a few minutes into the early trading session and the shares of the three listed companies – Airtel, Idea Cellular and Reliance Communication were down nearly 1%.
Cutting of international call termination charges may cost dear to telcos
Fri, Jan 12, 2018
Most of these international calls terminated on Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea’s network.
How relaxing spectrum holding cap by telcos' can be a game changer
Thu, Jan 11, 2018
The administrative and financial body, Telecom Commission has cleared TRAI’s proposal to relax spectrum holding caps by the companies. Here's what changes.
TRAI releases consultation paper on National Telecom Policy 2018
Wed, Jan 03, 2018
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT), through its letter dated August 21, 2017 requested the TRAI to suggest its policy inputs for formulation of National Telecom Policy - 2018.
Telcos’ shares tumble post TRAI notice on interconnectivity rules for 2018
Tue, Jan 02, 2018
The telecom regulator has issued a new set of rules to be followed by telcos from February 1, 2018.
TRAI issues interconnectivity rules; fixes 30-day deadline for inking pacts
Tue, Jan 02, 2018
Telecom regulator Trai today mandated service providers to enter into interconnection agreement "on non-discriminatory basis" within 30 days of receiving network connectivity request from another operator.
Telcos gross revenue dips 7% to Rs 66,361 crore in July-Sep 2017
Thu, Dec 28, 2017
The adjusted gross revenue (AGR), on which telecom operators pay licence fees and other charges, reduced by 17.55 per cent to Rs 41,668.84 crore in the reported period compared to Rs 50,539.2 crore in the September quarter of 2016, the regulator's performance indicator report said.
TRAI mulls over rate cut on MNP requests; here’s what you need to know
Tue, Dec 19, 2017
Changing your mobile network whilst keeping the same number may become cheaper if TRAI has its way. Here's what you need to know.
Trai mulls reduction of 80% mobile number porting cost to Rs 4
Mon, Dec 18, 2017
Trai in a statement said that considering the upsurge in the volume of porting requests with effect from July 3, 2015, and the financial results of both the mobile number portability service providers (MNPSPs), the present ceiling of Rs 19 is quite high as compared to cost and volumes of transaction involved.
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.
You may soon have Wi-Fi in planes; TRAI to release in-flight connectivity recommendations by year-end
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
Keeping in mind the rising demand for broadband connectivity to passengers on board a flight, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will come out with its much-awaited recommendations for in-flight connectivity by December-end.
TRAI's free data proposal to boost digital inclusion fails to amuse DoT
Fri, Dec 08, 2017
The DoT believes that the costing model of TRAI for providing this free data as Rs 10 per MB is an over-simplification of costs.
Reliance Jio improves 4G download speed, nearly 3 times faster than Vodafone
Wed, Dec 06, 2017
Reliance Jio recorded an all-time high average 4G download speed of 21.9 megabit per second on its network in September, over 2.5 times faster than that on rival Vodafone's network, according to the Trai data.
TRAI moots cap on pre-launch subscriber numbers, test period
Tue, Dec 05, 2017
Regulator TRAI today recommended rules of network testing before an operator commercially launches mobile services, proposing clear limits on number of trial subscribers to be onboarded and a 90-day period for the test phase.
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
TRAI will have another round of talks on OTT issue, says Sunil Mittal
Wed, Nov 29, 2017
Bharti Airtel chairman said this in the wake of the TRAI's recommendation on prohibiting the Internet service providers from making any discrimination in traffic while providing web access by either blocking or throttling some apps, websites and services or by offering fast lanes to others.