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Exclusive interview with TRAI Chairman R S Sharma
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
Supreme Court paved the way for the implementation of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (TRAI ) new regulatory framework for broadcasting and cable services. This new tariff structure basically allows consumers to select and pay only for the channels they wish to view. Here is an exclusive interview with TRAI Chairman R S Sharma.
SITI Networks launches My SITI mobile app for the customers to access and operate their SITI Digital Cable TV connection
Wed, Jan 09, 2019
SITI Networks Limited has launched My SITI mobile app for its customers. Customers can download the app from Google Play Store (https://goo.gl/75pF66) to all Android-based mobile devices.
TRAI’s framework will provide customers wide range of choices; we support the order: Punit Mishra, ZEEL
Fri, Dec 21, 2018
Punit Misra, CEO, domestic broadcast business, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), during an interview with Swati Khandelwal, Zee Business, speaks about the effect that TRAI’s new framework that allows consumers to select and pay only for the channels they wish to view will have and how
Big relief for mobile phone users! Trai blasts telcos after they threaten to snap users services
Wed, Nov 28, 2018
Trai has directed operators not to immediately disconnect services of customers with "sufficient" pre-paid balance as it took strong note of telcos asking such users to go in for mandatory monthly recharge plan.
Blow for WhatsApp, Facebook and Google Duo? See what COAI advocates
Mon, Nov 19, 2018
Industry body COAI Monday advocated a "level playing field" between telecom operators and competing over-the-top (OTT) players and said the regulator Trai had raised "appropriate" issues in the latest discussion paper exploring regulatory framework for such service providers.
Vodafone honcho says can't run Ferrari on gravel road, calls for reforms in India
Sat, Nov 17, 2018
The debt-ridden telecom sector in India requires urgent implementation of regulatory reforms, specially reduction in levies on service providers, for promoting investment in the country, a senior Vodafone official said Friday.
WhatsApp and Skype under Trai scanner over 'imbalance'
Tue, Nov 13, 2018
Telecom regulator Trai will soon decide whether any regulatory imbalance exists between telecom players and over-the-top (OTT) players such as WhatsApp and Skype.
Trai explores regulation for WhatsApp, Google Duo like apps
Tue, Nov 13, 2018
Telecom regulator Trai Monday launched a consultation to explore the regulatory framework for over-the-top apps like WhatsApp, Facebook and Google Duo that provide calling and messaging services similar to that by operators.
WhatsApp, Skype to be regulated? India crackdown in offing
Tue, Aug 14, 2018
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) will soon issue a consultation paper on whether over-the-top (OTT) players such as WhatsApp and Skype should come under the ambit of regulation similar to telecom service providers.
Disclosure of Aadhaar number doesn't increase one's digital vulnerability, says Trai Chief
Tue, Aug 07, 2018
Outgoing Trai chairman R S Sharma -- whose open dare to Twitterati on Aadhaar misuse had caused a social media furore -- asserted today that mere knowledge of Aadhaar number cannot increase one's "digital vulnerabilities".
Pesky calls rules: TRAI chief defends its stand, says has mandate to save customers
Sun, Aug 05, 2018
Amid a disquiet in the industry over new unsolicited commercial communication norms, TRAI has asserted that it operated within its mandate to tighten rules for curbing pesky calls and messages, a menace which goes beyond harassment into the realm of defrauding customers
Who wants telecom spectrum auction? Not the telcos; here is why
Fri, Aug 03, 2018
Despite a steep cut in the price of 4G spectrum in 700 MegaHertz band and 5G waves being put for sale, the debt-laden telecom industry is unlikely to be enthusiastic for the next round of spectrum auction if it happens anytime soon.
Trai reserve price for 5G spectrum set at Rs 492 cr per Mhz, lowers that of 4G band by 43%
Thu, Aug 02, 2018
Setting the ball rolling for next spectrum auction, telecom regulator Trai on Wednesday recommended reserve price for next generation 5G spectrum, which will be auctioned for the first time in India, at Rs 492 crore per Mhz, while lowering the price for premium 4G band - 700 Mhz, by almost 43% at Rs 6,568 crore per Mhz.
Aadhaar details leaked after TRAI chief throws breach challenge
Sun, Jul 29, 2018
Alleged personal details of Indias telecom watchdog chief R.S. Sharma were leaked on Saturday after the TRAI chairman threw a challenge and tweeted his 12-digit Aadhaar asking if it had made him vulnerable to any security risk.
Affordable Wi-Fi: Telcos oppose entry of unlicensed players in TRAI's PDO model
Fri, Jul 20, 2018
Industry body, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), in its letter to TRAI, has said that permitting the launch of PDOs just on the basis of registration is a threat for licensed telecom service providers as they are already facing tough financial conditions. COAI also claims that PDOs started by unlicensed companies can be a threat to data privacy and can compromise national security.
Your iPhone to go dead! Apple faces crackdown in India
Fri, Jul 20, 2018
Telecom regulator Trai’s order on a mandatory pesky call app needs to be adhered to within six months, failing which there could be serious repercussions, the report said, referring to a clause tucked away in Trai’s voluminous 113-page ‘Telecom Commercial Communication Customer Preference Regulation’ that says, “Every access provider shall ensure, within six months’ time, that all smart-phone devices registered on its network support the permissions required for functioning of such apps.”
Only TRAI data security recommendations linked to telecom will be considered by DoT: Aruna Sundararajan
Thu, Jul 19, 2018
Aruna Sundararajan, Telecom Secretary, said the telecom department will consider the recommendations related to the telecom sector, while the recommendations related to other players of the digital ecosystem will be seen by the Justice BN Srikrishna committee.
Trai recommendations on data privacy may affect app-based business: IAMAI
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) today said Trai's recent recommendations on data privacy are based on a 'voice and SMS regime' and may affect data-driven businesses
Devices, apps, browsers like faucets to telecom pipe, must abide by data privacy rules: Trai Chief
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
Mobile devices and apps are like 'faucets' to the telecom pipe and should be subjected to similar rules as telecom operators till an overarching data protection law is in place to safeguard consumer rights, Trai Chief RS Sharma said today
Trai bats for the king of data; here is how
Wed, Jul 11, 2018
The customer will be the primary focus of the recommendations of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on data privacy, security and ownership of data, which are expected to be out in a few weeks.