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Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) News
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Annoyed with your cable operator? Soon you can change your cable service without changing set top box
Tue, Mar 26, 2019
TV viewers may be able to switch their DTH or cable service providers without changing the set top box (STB) by the end of this year, according to regulator Trai's Chairman R S Sharma.
Soon, One Nation, One Public Wi-Fi Password! Here's what the government plans to introduce
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundarajan said the industry had committed to install 10 lakh WiFi hotspots by December 2019. So far, 3.7 lakh WiFi hotspots have been installed.
Government mulling interoperability for public Wi-Fi network: Aruna Sundararajan
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
"Working in tandem with TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) and with service providers, we are hoping to deploy an interoperable public Wi-Fi network," Sundararajan said.
WhatsApp to be brought under TRAI ambit?
Tue, Jan 29, 2019
In November last year, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) initiated a consultation to explore the regulatory framework for OTT apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Google Duo that provide calling and messaging services similar to that by mobile operators.
BSNL vs Reliance Jio vs Vodafone vs Bharti Airtlel vs Tata Tele vs MTNL subscribers
Wed, Jan 02, 2019
Only two operators, Reliance Jio and state-run BSNL, gained new subscribers in October, leading to a marginal growth in overall telecom user base to 119.2 crore, according to the Trai data.
Predatory pricing tariff rule: Trai moves Supreme Court against TDSAT order
Wed, Jan 02, 2019
Under the predatory pricing tariff rule, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India had barred telecom operators, with over 30 per cent market share, from offering services at a price which is below the average cost of service that are intended to reduce competition or eliminate the competitors.
New Year Pain: Watching Kaun Banega Crorepati, Saregama, Saas-Bahu, Naagin, others to cost more
Sun, Dec 30, 2018
As per the new rules, people will have to now pay even for watching free-to-air channels. The new rules will come into effect from February 1.
TRAI asks access providers to file tariffs online only from Jan 1
Thu, Dec 20, 2018
Telecom regulator Trai Thursday directed all access service providers to file tariffs online only from January 1, effectively doing away with the requirement of physical submission of tariff offers.
Cannot disclose info on phone tapping as it may affect national integrity, Trai tells HC
Wed, Dec 19, 2018
Telecom regulator Trai contended in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday that it cannot access information on phone tapping nor disclose such details as it could lead to prejudicially affecting the sovereignty and integrity of the country.
TV channel prices to change from January 1: How much your favourite channels will cost now
Tue, Dec 18, 2018
Good news for television viewers! Now you will only have to pay for those channels that you watch. A complete list of the pay channels with their maximum retail price has been released by the Telecom regulator TRAI on Tuesday.
Enjoy Jio, Airtel in air, water! Govt notifies rules for in-flight, maritime mobile phone services; Details here
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
The department of telecom (DoT) notified in-flight connectivity rules this Friday. "These rules may be called the Flight and Maritime Connectivity Rules, 2018. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette," the notification dated December 14 said.
TRAI speeds up process of Mobile Number Portability
Fri, Dec 14, 2018
Further, the regulator also said a telecom operator would have to pay a penalty of not exceeding Rs 10,000 for any misinformation about the portability and each wrongful rejection of portability request.
Jio achieves highest Q2 revenue market share in Odisha
Sun, Nov 25, 2018
"In the past eight months, several million villagers in Odisha have got affordable smartphones. Their lives are being digitally transformed and empowered," he said.
Trai looks at boosting ease doing of business, set to meet CEOs of telecom, broadcasting companies
Mon, Nov 12, 2018
The main agenda of the meetings would be to gauge the situations impacting these sectors, see what could be done further to improve ease doing of business and discuss other existing policies that need a relook.
Reliance Jio adds 1.3 cr users in Sept; Airtel, Voda, Idea lose over 1 cr customers
Sat, Nov 03, 2018
The industry body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), however, does not release data on Reliance Jio's subscriber base. Also, it does not include numbers of BSNL, MTNL and other firms that are not the members of the COAI.
Private firms must prevent misuse of customers' data: Trai chairman
Sat, Oct 27, 2018
"If you have read agreements that many tech companies ask you to sign terms and conditions before you subscribe to their service... If you carefully read them, they are essentially saying that they will be able to do pretty much everything that they like to do with your data. Essentially, you have given away your privacy by subscribing to those platforms, unfortunately," Sharma said.
TRAI slaps fine on Jio, Airtel, others for not meeting service quality norms in Mar quarter
Sun, Sep 09, 2018
The penalty on the Mukesh Ambani-led firm is on account of Trai-defined service quality parameters, including Point of Interconnect congestion, accessibility of call centres or customer care, and percentage of calls answered by operators (voice to voice) in a set timeframe.
Big boost for consumers, now even voice mute will count as call drop; Rs 5 lakh penalty
Wed, Aug 29, 2018
Last month, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has reportedly decided to measure call quality on the 4G network in terms of data packets-- a parameter different from benchmarks used to assess call drops on 2G and 3G networks.
Tech Mahindra, Microsoft join hands to curb pesky calls
Mon, Aug 27, 2018
"Blockchain as a technology is a powerful tool to combat the issue of spam calls and fraud risks, to protect user information, as well as the integrity of the telecom sector. "This DLT-based solution will enable enterprises to stop financial frauds and perpetration of misleading financial information by unregistered telecom marketers who rampantly use the SMS service of telcos," Rajesh Dhuddu, Global Practice Leader, Blockchain, Tech Mahindra said.
Trai warning to telecos: Chief R S Sharma says this after recent rulings face blistering attack from Airtel, Vodafone, Idea
Sun, Aug 26, 2018
The approach of TRAI has never been one of taking arbitrary action, and each and every decision, order, or regulation has been backed by "full consultation and full transparency", he noted.