User: sandman1965 Topic: Telecom
Category: Regulatory
Last updated: Oct 15 2017 03:58 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Vodafone moves Bombay High Court on IUC 13.10.2017 ET: Infotech
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (Trai) on September 19 decided to reduce IUC to 6 paise a minute from 14 paise, from October 1and also decided to scrap the charge from January 2020.
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Bharti Airtel acquires telecom business of Tatas 12.10.2017 Sify Finance
Bharti Airtel and Tata on Thursday announced that they have entered into an understanding to merge Consumer Mobile Businesses (CMB) of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL) and Tata Teleservices Maharashtra Limited (TTML) into Bharti Airtel.
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Trai extends deadlines for comments on Unsolicited Commercial Communication paper 11.10.2017 ET: Policy
Trai said it has now sought comments and counter-comments by November 9 and November 16 instead of the earlier October 12 and October 26 deadlines.
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Tech companies worry over getting caught in bureaucratic red-tapism 11.10.2017 ET: IETS
Trai has sought responses on required data protection regulations, user consent, data ownership, rights and responsibilities of data controller, government's possible authority and control, compliance and cross-border flow of data.
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Trai to meet telcos on international calling rates 10.10.2017 ET: Policy
TRAI may look to rationalize international calling rates to make it comparable to rates charged in other countries.
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Trai floats paper on public protection, disaster relief communication 9.10.2017 ET: Policy
The regulator suggested spectrum or network based broad models with three sub-categories for each – dedicated, commercial and hybrid – for PPDR in Indian conditions.
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Reliance Jio tops TRAI's 4G download speed test for August 9.10.2017 Sify Finance
Reliance Jio has topped the telecom regulator's 4G download speed test for the eighth consecutive month, official data showed on Monday.
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Critical telco-sector needs urgent govt help say experts 9.10.2017 Sify Finance
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Tata Teleservices prepares exit plan for staff 8.10.2017 ET: Jobs
Company executives and industry insiders said the debt-laden telecom company, which will shut its operations soon, had last month asked circle heads to leave by March 31, 2018.
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Idea Cellular tops Trai's 4G upload speed rankings in September 8.10.2017 ET: Infotech
The regulator last week had said it plans to strengthen the MySpeed app and would also make its evaluation method more transparent after consultation with operators.
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Trai to meet telcos on international termination rates 8.10.2017 ET: Policy
Trai will come out with a separate regulation on the international termination charges, currently pegged at 53 paise per minute, the official said.
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Telecom sector critical, needs urgent govt help: Experts 8.10.2017 Sify Finance
Not just fiscal policy support but a structural one is needed to ease the massive debt burden which is "slowly strangulating" the telecom sector, opined experts.
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Telecom sector critical, needs urgent government help: Experts 8.10.2017 ET: Policy
Industry observers stated that at stake is not only the telcos ability to employ manpower and resources for introduction of next-gen communication technology, but severe consequences for lenders and nearly 150,000 jobs.
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6th AGM of AMAND Pune cum Annual Cultural evening “Noingin gi Tantha” 7.10.2017 Kangla Online
6th AGM of AMAND Pune cum Annual Cultural evening “Noingin gi Tantha”
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Trai extends deadlines for comments on data security, ownership, privacy paper 6.10.2017 ET: Policy
Trai has now sought comments and counter-comments by November 6 and November 21 instead of the earlier October 8 and October 24 deadlines.
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DoT approaches Trai on review of spectrum caps for telecom companies 5.10.2017 ET: Policy
In its letter, the DoT has asked Trai to provide views on whether existing applicable band-wise spectrum cap of 50 % of total spectrum assigned in a band for a licensed service area (LSA).
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Trai asks government to consider its ‘free data’ suggestion 5.10.2017 ET: Policy
Last month, Telecom Commission sent back the sector regulator’s recommendations for a rework, which it had suo moto put forth in December 2016.
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DoT approaches TRAI on review of spectrum caps for telcos 4.10.2017 ET: Policy
The department's letter to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in this regard follows the recommendations made by the inter-ministerial group (IMG) tasked with examining financial stress in telecom sector.
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Who is Trai batting for in the MTC issue? 3.10.2017 Rediff: Columns
This is not the first time Trai has been accused of bias; and, in my memory, never have such charges of bias been leveled against any other regulatory body, says Rahul Khullar.
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Modi government weighing options to help weak telcos exit smoothly 3.10.2017 ET: Infotech
A day after RCom calls off merger with Aircel citing regulatory uncertainties, government considers revising merger and acquisition rules for the telecom sector.
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