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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.
TRAI releases recommendations on Making ICT accessible for Persons with Disabilities
Tue, Jul 10, 2018
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday released recommendations on making Information and Communications Technology (ICT) accessible for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs)
BSNL for issuing e-bills to customers by default; TRAI may seek public views
Tue, Jul 03, 2018
State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has asked the telecom regulator TRAI to allow it to issue e-bills or soft copy of phone bills to its customers as a default option, unless a subscriber specifically "opts out" of the mode and insists on a printed version.
TRAI mulls penalty on operators not meeting new QoS norms for December quarter
Tue, May 08, 2018
Telecom regulator Trai is considering imposing penalty on operators who have not met the new service quality norms for December quarter, according to sources. "We will be imposing some penalty on those who have not met the stipulated standards," said a Trai official who did not wish to be named.
Consulting international agencies, experts on spectrum auction: TRAI chief
Sun, May 06, 2018
The government is planning to hold the largest-ever spectrum auction of 3,000 MHz radiowaves in the upcoming sale. It has sought recommendations from TRAI on the applicable reserve price and related issues for auction of spectrum in the frequency bands 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1,800 MHz and 2,100 MHz, 2,300 MHz, 2,500 MHz, 3,300-3,400 MHz and 3,400-3,600 MHz.
Telcos' revenue dips 8.6% to Rs 2.55 lakh cr; govt collections from licence fee, SUC too plunge
Fri, May 04, 2018
The telecom sector's gross revenue fell by 8.56 per cent to Rs 2.55 lakh crore in 2017, resulting in a notable decline in government collections in form of licence fee and spectrum usage charges, showed data released by Trai today.
In-flight calls, data may cost more than plane ticket itself!
Fri, May 04, 2018
Everybody is hailing the Telecom Commission’s decision to allow mobile calls and internet services in domestic and international flights in India, but here’s a spoiler - fliers will have to loosen their purse strings for these services.
Bharti Airtel Q4 profit plunges to 15 year low on price war with Reliance Jio; data turns saviour
Wed, Apr 25, 2018
In India, Airtel’s mobile data customer base grew 50% to 86.1 million, while mobile broadband customer grew 79.3% at 76.58 million. Even, mobile voice usage per customer went up 42.3% at 670 minutes yoy.
Not obligated to provide interconnectivity to Jio: Vodafone to HC
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
The submission by Vodafone was made before Justice Rajiv Shakdher during the hearing of the company's plea challenging telecom regulator TRAI's recommendation to the Centre to impose Rs 1,050 crore penalty on it for not giving interconnectivity to Jio
Reliance Jio continues to rule, adds 8.74 mn net subscribers in Feb, 2018
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Reliance Jio once again ruled in terms of net addition of wireless subscribers by adding as many as 8.74 million in February, 2018.
Trai views on data privacy, security in telecom sector by month-end: R S Sharma
Sun, Apr 22, 2018
The comments by the sector regulator assume significance as issues around data protection have come under the spotlight, and privacy concerns have amplified in the wake of the recent Facebook data leak fiasco. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) had floated a consultation paper on the privacy, security and ownership of data in telecom sector last year and followed it up with an open house discussion in February this year
Do Reliance Jio offers beat rivals BSNL, Airtel, Vodafone? Find out here
Tue, Apr 17, 2018
From the plethora of Reliance Jio offers and freebies to BSNL, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and other operators' plans, which one is really better? How can a comparison be carried out?
TRAI Chairman RS Sharma asks companies to maintain privacy of consumers’ data
Fri, Apr 06, 2018
While talking about telecom industry and concerns over consumers’ data utilised by companies providing variegated services, TRAI Chairman RS Sharma said, "The apps, sites must take permission from users for every specific use.