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Auction or allocation of 28 GHz spectrum: Trai says up to DoT

May 10, 2022 6:13 am

In its reply to the DoT’s back reference, the regulator said that as was sought by the Department, the Trai has already given its recommendations on auction of spectrum in respective frequency bands including 27.5-28.5 GHz as part of 24.25-28.5 GHz band.

Cut 5G spectrum base prices by 35-40%, suggests Trai

April 12, 2022 1:32 am

Trai has also suggested easing some of the minimum roll out (MRO) obligations for deployment of 5G by the new entrants in the telecom sector. For example, in the 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, and 1800 MHz bands, Trai has suggested that the time period for MRO should be extended to 2 years from 1 year currently.

Panel of secretaries to take up 5G spectrum pricing this week

December 03, 2021 7:22 am

🔴 One of the suggestions, made by the players as well as the industry association, was to cut down the reserve prices “by at least 50-60 per cent” to bring it to realistic levels, given that “a large quantity of spectrum in the recent 4G auction” had remained unsold

TRAI proposes nil charge on USSD messages for mobile banking, payment services

November 26, 2021 6:29 pm

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has capped the price of a USSD session at 50 paise where each session can be completed in eight stages.

Punjab: Cable operators object to tariff cap, AAP says dictatorial

November 25, 2021 9:02 am

Addressing media here, the association members dared the CM to notify the decision so that the cable operators can take up the issue with TRAI.

Adjustments post Covid initiatives: Jio user count drops 1.9 crore

November 23, 2021 3:30 am

Trai data showed the wireless telecom industry recorded a net decline in subscriber base of 2.07 crore over August across six players

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.


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.