In a welcome move for consumers, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), on Monday, unveiled a tariff portal http://trai.gov.in/tariff which enlists all tariffs plans offered by different Telecom Service Providers (TSPs), for mobile as well as fixed line services at a single place.
The Telecom Commission is scheduled to meet on May 1 and likely to discuss in-flight connectivity, net-neutrality and method for allocating spectrum bands, E and V, which are capable of transmitting data at 1000 megabit per second.
"It is on May 1," Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan confirmed the meeting of the apex body of the DoT to reporters on sidelines of India Mobile Congress curtain raiser event.
The Department of Telecom will next week discuss the mobile phone cloning issue with global industry body GSM Association, an official said.
Telcos have questioned the validity of results thrown up by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) MySpeed app, which measures mobile data speeds. They asked the regulator to review the findings and fix discrepancies so that the growing number of data consumers won’t get misled into making wrong choices while choosing their broadband service providers.
Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson won’t hesitate to take strong legal steps to enforce its rights to protect intellectual properties in the country if resolution talks fail, a top official said, few months after reaching a global patent licence deal with Indian handset maker Micromax.
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) initiated a process to overhaul mobile number portability (MNP) - which allows mobile phone users to keep the same phone number anywhere in the country - so as to remove inconveniences faced by subscribers under the present system.
In a consultation paper issued Friday, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has sought stakeholder views on the framework it has suggested on the issue of porting codes by MNP service providers when consumers want to move from one network to another or from one circle to another.
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) conducted Independent drive tests in four cities, including Nagpur which showed that Airtel 4G services has the highest download speed in the city.
The tests were conducted in Indore, Bhubaneshwar, Mysore apart from Nagpur. However, Airtel along with other telecom majors lagged in 3G services here.
The paper elaborates on the methodology used for conducting individual tests and compares it with approaches followed by a few other speed testing app providers. Further, it also compares the approaches of filtering and aggregation followed by different app providers
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has today released its recommendations on “Net Neutrality”. These recommendations are the result of a long, multistage consultation process
The move, which is a gross violation of the Supreme Court order on 2G and auctioning spectrum, could result in potential revenue loss of up to Rs 4 lakh crore.
Annual General Meeting 2017 emphasised the need of a robust telecom infrastructure to realise the Digital India mission as telecom infrastructure will enable various futuristic technologies such as 5G, IoT, M2M, artificial intelligence and virtual reality etc
Prestigious ITU round table conference of regulators of Asia Pacific countries couldn’t have been organised at a more opportune time in New Delhi. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the host of the event, is currently finalising the new Interconnect Usage Charge (IUC) regime as the country is striving to move towards a digitised society.
It is a classic case of Crony Capitalism. When the government gave incumbent telecom operators (Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular) natural resources such as Spectrum at administered prices (at the cost of national exchequer) and their businesses flourished, Indian government was good. When these ‘Czars’ took bad business decisions and lost money, they again wanted the tax payers to compensate them.
R. S. Sharma, chairman of telecom regulatory authority of India (TRAI) is a pioneer of Digital India. He is responsible for conceptualising and initiating the program when he was secretary of DeIT. The government has now approved the second phase of Bharatnet program, under which high speed broadband would be provided to the Village Panchayats. He spoke with Manoj Gairola on the status of Digital India. Excerpts of interview:
The market regulator, Competition Commission of India and sector regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India should not engage in a standoff on tariff issues but resolve their differences through talks, which can be moderated by the Prime Minister''s Office
“We will be shortly laying out a new electronics policy to boost electronics manufacturing. There is a need to look inwards for software in Indian markets therefore we’ll go with a new software policy and we are also going to have a framework for a data security and data protection policy,” said Ravi Shankar Prasad
"The operators today have discussed the idea of creating a floor price for voice and data services. The rationale behind it was that no operator can offer data and voice services below that price," said TRAI Chairman R.S. Sharma
“The AG says that an operator can go on offering promotional tariffs whether they meet regulatory principles or not, and the TRAI can just be an onlooker. It means that TRAI has no role to play. I am surprised (at) what has happened to the regulator,” said BK Syngal
First formal meeting of IMG with the telecom service providers started with a lot of drama today. Reliance Jio officials blamed operators for huge debt in the industry as they do not want to increase equity in the companies. Jio officials also alleged that the top three players – Airtel, Vodafone and Idea - have formed a cartel.
"We request that the applicable GST rate for the telecom industry, which is already suffering from poor financial health, is reduced, so as not to increase the burden from the current levels," COAI has said in a letter to the Revenue Secretary