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Telecom licences: TRAI for reforms in transfer, merger guidelines, factoring in less players

February 22, 2020 6:22 am

Trai has now released its recommendations on reforming the guidelines for transfer and merger of telecom licences, after the telecom department in May 2019 sought its views on enabling simplification and fast-tracking of approvals.

TRAI doesn't want you to pay after 100 SMSes, seeks removal of limit

February 20, 2020 11:44 am

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India or TRAI released a draft regulation seeking the removal of the current 100 SMS limit.

Trai proposes removal of charges for over 100 SMS a day; old system ‘not fully under control’

February 19, 2020 3:55 am

The new TCCCPR, 2018, mentions several steps, including a central registry wherein any telecom service provider could update the number of a suspected spammer or telemarketer.

New broadcast sector tariffs empower consumers, TRAI tells Bombay HC

January 23, 2020 4:25 pm

The TRAI, which also regulates the TV broadcast industry, defended its move in an affidavit filed in the HC, saying it was a consumer-friendly measure.

Common infra for 5G technology could help private telecom companies: TRAI chief

January 22, 2020 1:25 pm

Claiming that 5G technology was nothing short of a quantum jump, TRAI Chairman R S Sharma said India cannot afford to lag behind in the technology curve.

Adjusted Gross Revenue case: SC dismissal of telcos’ plea may hit consumer services

January 17, 2020 8:39 am

Bharti Airtel said in a statement: “The money now required to pay punitive interest, penalty and interest on penalty which forms nearly 75 per cent of AGR (adjusted gross revenues) dues would have better served the digital mission of the country”.

Total DTH subscribers in India in 2019 at 69.30 mn, Tata Sky on top

January 09, 2020 1:46 pm

The total number of total active subscribers with pay DTH operators (Tata Sky, Airtel, Dish TV, Sun Direct) in India in the quarter ending September 2019 was 69.30 million. In terms of market share, Tata Sky led the DTH sector with the highest 31.61 per cent share.

TRAI's revamped tariff orders for DTH, cable providers: Here's how it impacts your TV bill

January 06, 2020 5:06 pm

TRAI new DTH, cable order: Users will get more channels at the base pack price of Rs 130, thanks to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (TRAI) new orders, which were issued on the first of January, 2020.

Traffic management practices: TRAI issues consultation paper

January 03, 2020 4:13 am

Trai released its recommendations on net neutrality in November 2017 ,which barred discrimination in internet access based on content.

I ported my mobile number after TRAI’s new MNP rules: Here’s my experience

January 04, 2020 9:37 am

TRAI's new rules for Mobile Number Portability (MNP): I recently ported out my mobile number from Vodafone prepaid to switch to Airtel postpaid and here’s my experience.

TRAI VIDEOS

Developing nations grow in terms of internet usage as developed countries flatline: News in Numbers

September 10, 2018 2:58 pm

The growth rate in internet usage is increasing in developing nations, also because there is more scope for it when compared with developed countries. But look at the numbers closely and you will once again find that the digital divide has not reduce

Net Neutrality rules approved by Telecom Commision

July 12, 2018 1:29 pm

Net Neutrality rules accepted in India by Telecom Commission: Here's what it means for Indian internet, and how we got here.

Call drop drive test done objectively: TRAI chairman

February 09, 2016 9:44 am

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): TRAI Chairman RS Sharma on Tuesday rubbished the statement of telecom companies that the drive test conducted was wrong. He said they have not conducted the test for the first time, adding it has been done objectively. Sharma added that the decision taken on free basics was taken sometimes ago. He added the consultation on regulations is just similar to reviewing the old laws to see whether they are still relevant or not.

TRAI says no to free basics

February 08, 2016 2:39 pm

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): Addressing a press conference here on Monday, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman RS Sharma said a regulation has been brought, making it necessary that no service provider follows differential pricing. He added that the prices should not be based on source, destination, type of content or the application. Sharma further stated that differential pricing could be offered in case of grave emergencies. Earlier, telecom companies had asked the telecom watchdog to withdraw its test reports arguing that the reports do not portray the actual performance of their networks and there was a wide divergence between the results of the tests done by them and those by the regulator.