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TRAI flags concerns over tariff validity, seeks comments on recharge system

May 14, 2021 12:21 am

The regulator said though the telcos had been very clear about the validity of tariff recharges, the consumers have in their complaints said these tariffs created confusion and they felt cheated.

All major banks, telemarketers yet to register their SMS templates: TRAI

March 24, 2021 12:26 am

Though the Trai would separately notify all these entities, the regulator has asked all principal entities, which use bulk messages to fulfill all regulatory requirements immediately.

TRAI suspends new SMS scrubbing norms for 7 days

March 10, 2021 8:42 am

The action by Trai comes after the functioning of several SMS-based services of banks and e-commerce platforms was hit on Monday as TSPs implemented the second phase of SMS regulation.

SMS scrubbing comes into effect: Hiccups for banking, e-comm ops as OTPs fail

March 09, 2021 2:30 pm

Trai said the concept of registered templates for both SMS and voice communication has been introduced to prevent deliberate mixing of promotional messages into the transactional stream.

TRAI Chairman: ‘Open RAN will present opportunities’

January 20, 2021 6:04 am

He said the government’s move to encourage local companies to rollout the 4G network of BSNL will provide an immediate opportunity to the Indian manufacturers in the equipment space.

Reliance Jio complains to TRAI: Propaganda on farm protest leading to spike in port out requests

December 15, 2020 5:48 pm

In a letter dated Dec. 10, Reliance Jio alleged Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea had created an impression that Reliance stands to gain from three new agricultural laws introduced by the government in September.

Elon Musk's SpaceX hints at India ambitions for Starlink's satellite internet

November 19, 2020 10:26 am

SpaceX responded to a consultation paper of the TRAI, which hints at the company's ambitions to bring its Starlink, its broadband space internet service to India.

Tread lightly please: Prescribing channel pricing for all genres is problematic

October 03, 2020 9:12 am

Broadcasting sector needs regulation to facilitate orderly growth, not management of complex relationships among market participants.

Former TRAI chairman R S Sharma: ‘Can’t differentiate between digital, non-digital ... need converged regulator’

October 03, 2020 8:42 am

Former Chairman of TRAI RS Sharma spoke about how the use-cases of Aadhaar have only scratched the surface and there was scope for its expansion both in the government and private sector.

PD Vaghela to succeed Sharma as chairperson of TRAI

September 29, 2020 6:00 am

Vaghela, who succeeds incumbent chairperson R S Sharma, has been appointed for a period of three years, or until he attains the age of 65, according to an official notification.


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

June 22, 2020 6:16 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

June 22, 2020 6:22 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 Slams Differential Pricing For Internet Services: What It Means

June 08, 2020 11:34 am

TRAI on Monday ruled against differential pricing for Internet services, in a major setback to Facebook Inc’s plan to roll out free Internet to the masses in Asia’s 3rd economy.

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.