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Airtel accuses Reliance Jio of predatory pricing; big 3 telcos meet IMG
Sat, Jun 17, 2017
India's largest telecom company Bharti Airtel today accused newcomer Reliance Jio of predatory pricing and demanded that operators be paid more for calls terminating on their networks as also the right to retain customers through incentives.
Govt policy should allow telcos to cover costs: Idea
Fri, Jun 16, 2017
Speaking to reporters after its meeting, a top Idea official said: "Government has choice of any policy...But it should cover costs. All policy framework everywhere says that cost of network should be recovered."
Telecom operators suggest creating data, voice floor price to TRAI
Thu, Jun 15, 2017
Telecom operators today have discussed the idea of creating a floor price for voice and data services.
TRAI mulls tighter norms, user refund for global SIM card companies
Sun, Jun 11, 2017
Telecom regulator Trai is likely to recommend tighter norms for international SIM card and global calling card companies, and favour refund to customers in case of service failure during an overseas travel.
TRAI launches app for subscribers to rate call quality
Tue, Jun 06, 2017
The telecom regulator Trai today launched a new app that would enable subscribers to rate the quality of a phone call.
Unhappy with your internet connection? TRAI asks for suggestions to create better benchmark
Thu, Jun 01, 2017
TRAI's new consultation paper looks to better broadband internet measurability and bringing about accountability for internet service providers in India.
No discriminatory tariffs among same subscriber category: TRAI
Fri, May 26, 2017
Telecom service providers should not give any discriminatory tariff to the same category of subscribers and all plans should be reported to the regulator within seven days of its launch, the Indian telecom regulator said on Thursday.
Jio battle: Airtel urges DoT to reject TRAI's Rs 3,050 crore fine on 3 telcos
Thu, May 25, 2017
In similarly worded decisions against the three operators, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said it "considered it appropriate to recommend penal action... in view of the large public interest involved."
BSNL starts satellite phone service to govt agencies, citizens
Wed, May 24, 2017
While the satellite phone service will be initially given to government agencies such as state police, railways and BSF, in the next phase it will be made available to other citizens in India.
TRAI data: Over 60 lakh requests for Mobile Number Portability received in March
Fri, May 19, 2017
Mobile Number Portability rose to reach 60.3 lakh requests in March this year taking the total number of MNP to 27.27 crore. Interestingly enough newcomer Reliance Jio added 58 lakh new subscribers to its subscriber base in the same month.
Reliance Jio is now officially the fourth largest telecom company in India, grabs 10% share
Fri, May 19, 2017
Newcomer Reliance Jio has garnered 9.29% of the telecom market share, as per TRAI data. Its new subscriber additions in March were over 58 lakh and it took its total subscriber base to 10.86 crore.
TRAI recommends use of Aadhaar eKYC for internet, broadband connections
Wed, May 17, 2017
The telecom regulator has suggest that subscribers use Aadhaar-based eKYC varification for internet and broadband connections, the same as in mobile connections.
Jio case: CCI seeks probe report on telcos in 2 months
Tue, May 16, 2017
The Competition Commission has directed its investigation arm to complete, in 60 days, the probe against incumbent operators and the industry association for colluding to deny network connectivity to newcomer Reliance Jio.
Reliance Jio is fastest 4G network in March: Trai
Wed, May 03, 2017
The speed recorded is the highest among other players like Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone India.
Call drop rates worsen in April
Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Even though network utilisation has been improving over the past few months the rate of call drops has been declining. Call drop rate in April was 0.75% while in April it was 0.66%, as per the Quality of Service Analysis by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
Idea beats Airtel in 4G speed wars; Jio rules the charts
Mon, Apr 17, 2017
4G speed wars between telecom companies like Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio have reached a peak with the former claiming to be fastest network in India and the latter complaining about the veracity of the massive campaign to the advertising council of India.
Reliance Jio new plans explained Dhan Dhana Dhan
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Reliance Jio on Tuesday announced the Dhan Dhana Dhan offer, introducing Rs 309 and Rs 509 plans. This piece is an explainer of the earlier plans of Jio and a comparison with the new one.
You can still avail Prime under Dhan Dhana Dhan, says Reliance Jio
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
After being told by the telecom regulator to discontinue its Summer Surprise offer and draw back its Jio Prime extension the company has not adhered to TRAI's advice completely. Jio rolled out Dhan Dhana Dhan offer under which customers that have still not enrolled for its Prime membership can continue to do so.
Reliance Jio rolls out Dhan Dhana Dhan; offers unlimited data for three months
Tue, Apr 11, 2017
After Reliance Jio discontinued its Jio Summer Surprise it has now rolled out 'Dhan Dhana Dhan,' the company's latest offer that offers data up to 168GB for Rs 509.
Petition sent to TRAI against decision to stop Jio's Summer Surprise offer
Sun, Apr 09, 2017
Trai on Saturday said that Reliance Jio's Summer Surprise offer did not fit into the regulatory framework and ordered the company to stop the plan.