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Tuesday, December 01, 2020



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.

TRAI opposes DoT on mandatory registration of data-based other service providers

September 29, 2020 10:49 am

Trai has said that not forcing data-based OSPs to register would “give a boost to and encourage faster roll out of data based OSPs, resulting in ease of doing such businesses”.

Monitoring net neutrality: TRAI suggests multi-stakeholder body to assist Telecom Dept

September 23, 2020 12:41 am

The MSB should be a forum which would contain representatives and stakeholders from all telecom and internet service providers, content providers, researchers from the academic and technical community, as well as the government, Trai suggested.

For transparency in mobile tariff plans, Trai asks telcos to ‘prominently highlight’ terms

September 19, 2020 1:20 am

The move by Trai is seen as tightening the regulations for telcos which promised priority service for customers on certain plans.

TRAI issues rules for clear communication of tariff plans, terms by telcos

September 18, 2020 5:20 pm

The consumer-oriented move assumes significance as telecom subscribers often grapple with issues such as lack of information, unclear or hard to find plan details - a situation that affects subscribers' ability to make proper choices.

Not the right time to regulate OTTs, should wait and watch: Trai

September 15, 2020 12:01 pm

In March 2016, the Department of Telecommunications asked Trai for its recommendations on net neutrality, security and privacy, and a regulatory framework for OTT services.

Reverse migration hits urban telephone subscription, shows Trai data

August 27, 2020 9:43 am

The month of May marked the fourth consecutive month during which the number of urban telephone subscribers fell, while the number of rural subscribers increased at the same time.


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.