Chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) R S Sharma underlines the need for a data protection legislation, insists “encrypted” Aadhaar cannot be hacked, says monitoring apps is not within TRAI’s domain, and blames inadequate investment and overloaded networks for increase in call drops.
The gross revenue of the operators fell by 8.56 per cent to Rs 2.55 lakh crore in CY17. Similarly, the AGR fell 18.87 per cent to Rs 1.6 lakh crore.
The adjusted gross revenue (AGR) earned by service providers from sale of telecom services, declined by 18.87 per cent to Rs 1.6 lakh crore at the end of 2017 from Rs 1.98 lakh crore at the end of 2016, as per data published by Trai.
The Telecom Commission has allowed Internet on board. Indian Express explains what it takes.
This means telcos like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular can bring out any tariff scheme irrespective of their revenue and subscriber market share without being penalised as predatory.
The regulator’s order prohibits companies from discriminating between different segments of consumers on the basis of tariffs offered to them.
TRAI’s tariff portal will let users see as well as compare different tariffs from different telecom providers such as Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone, etc on a single platform.
The move to revamp the current mechanism for MNP comes on the heels of the regulator recently slashing the MNP charges by almost 79 per cent to a maximum of Rs 4. The prescribed ceiling for MNP charge was Rs 19, previously.
Last month, Trai issued the tariff order, which prohibits significant market players – operators with over 30 per cent market share – from offering tariffs below their average variable cost with “a view to reduce competition or eliminate the competitors in the relevant market”.
The regulator has asked Aircel to keep all the UPCs generated pursuant to this direction and “UPCs generated prior to the date of this direction which are valid on that date, valid till 23:59:59 hours of April 15, 2018”.
Reliance Jio topped the chart of 4G broadband service providers for the 11th straight month by recording a peak download speed of 25.6 mbps for November 2017, data published by telecom regulator Trai showed.
Mobile and internet connectivity in flights coming soon as Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday issued recommendations for allowing in-flight connectivity in Indian airspace.
TRAI will publish its assesment on mobile service providers’ adherance to the new call drop rules by the end of this month. Defaulting services will have to pay a Rs 10 lakh fine at the mobile tower level.
Cellular Operators Association of India said that this could lead to an annual payment loss of Rs 2,000 cr for Indian operators from foreign carriers.
Under new parameters, telecom operators may face a maximum penalty of Rs 10 lakh for call drops.