TRAI hopes to finalise views on call connect charges by Nov-end: Official

Last week, TRAI conducted an open house discussion with industry representatives and other stakeholders on whether there is a need to postpone the applicable date for scrapping the call connect charges also called Interconnection Usage Charges (IUC) beyond January 1, 2020.

No reference from DoT on floor price issue yet: TRAI chief

This is not the first time that floor price is being talked about in telecom industry circles. Way back in 2017, certain operators had initially suggested fixation of minimum floor price for voice and data services, but Trai had subsequently ruled out imposition of minimum floor price saying industry had, after discussions, agreed that it is "not a workable idea".


TRAI could launch blockchain-based DLT platform to counter SMS spam by end of Nov

TRAI could launch a new blockchain-based DLT platform to counter the menace of SMS spam and fraud by the end of November.

TRAI fixes mobile call ring time at 30 seconds; 60 secs for landline

Till now there was no such limit for calls within India. Telecom operators on their own were reducing incoming call ring time to attract reverse call from subscriber of other networks.

Privacy rights & wrongs

Government is seeking OTT listening posts for security reasons. But the cost to privacy would be immense.

Explained: Can the government intercept WhatsApp?

As TRAI examines the possibility of lawful interception of messages on WhatsApp and similar platforms, a look at the debate around such interception, the technical difficulties, and practices around the world


WhatsApp and other OTT service providers on TRAI radar for ‘lawful’ interception

While the government is clear it can demand access to message logs for law enforcement purposes, it is not relying on the Telegraph Act to solve the problem of communication access.

Cable TV subscribers now get 150 channels at Rs 130 NCF, no upgrade for DTH users

AIDCF has decided that it will now offer customers 150 Standard Definition (SD) channels to users for the Rs 130 NCF charge, instead of 100 channels.

Telecom industry AGR falls 10.18% in 2018: TRAI

Similarly, spectrum usage charges (SUC) were down by 17.74 per cent to Rs 4,186 crore, against Rs 5,089 crore last year. The licence fee was down 10.29 per cent to Rs 11,641 crore, compared to Rs 12,976 crore.

Reliance Jio tops 4G chart with 21.3 Mbps download speed in August: TRAI

Reliance Jio recorded the fastest average download speed in August this year, same as last month. Jio was followed by Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea, as per the data published by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on MySpeed Portal.

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

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

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

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

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (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 third-largest economy. It ruled that no service provider shall offer or charge discriminatory tariffs for data services offered based on content. […]

TRAI says no to free basics

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.

TRAI Chairman RS Sharma On The Plan to Tackle Call Drops

Customers are not getting the services they should and one way to ameliorate situation is to compensate them, says TRAI chief. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has initiated an extensive exercise for tackling call drops, which will finally lead to the creation of a transparency portal on which customers will be able to […]