User: sandman1965 Topic: Telecom
Category: Regulatory
Last updated: Feb 23 2017 03:08 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Telecom Commission to pull up TRAI for 'jeopardising' sectoral health 23.2.2017 ET: Policy
A September 2008 order specifies that telcos must disclose details of promotional offers, which in any case shouldn’t exceed 90 days.
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Review rules on tariffs for telecom sector growth: Telecom Commission to Trai 22.2.2017 ET: Policy
"The commission today discussed decline in revenue of telecom industry in second and third quarter. This is the first time revenue of the sector has declined.
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Are Jio's offers base plan or special voucher? 20.2.2017 Rediff: Business
The Sunil Mittal led firm accused the regulator of "wrongly" holding Jio's promotional offer as compliant with the regulatory guidelines
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Are Jio's offers base plan or special voucher, TDSAT asks TRAI 20.2.2017 ET: Policy
TDSAT is hearing an appeal by incumbent players Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular challenging TRAI's decision to allow the new operator to continue free promotional offer beyond the stipulated 90 days.
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TRAI examining BSNL's new app-based calling service; view soon 19.2.2017 ET: Policy
Cellular operators under industry body COAI approached the telecom regulator against the limited fixed mobile telephony services announced by BSNL.
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Re-verification of old subscribers to cost Rs 2,500 crore: COAI 19.2.2017 ET: Policy
In a letter to the Telecom Department, COAI has estimated the cost of carrying out this activity at about Rs 2,500 crore.
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TRAI seeks views on promotional offers, predatory pricing 18.2.2017 ET: Policy
The issues would be debated as part of a consultation paper on 'Regulatory Principles of Tariff Assessment' issued by TRAI.
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Airtel logs highest download speed in January while Jio's reduces by half: Trai 16.2.2017 DNA: Money
Average download speed on Bharti Airtel's mobile network was highest in January at 8.42 megabit per second (mbps), according to latest data published by telecom regulator Trai. The monthly average mobile data speed published by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India showed that the download speed on Airtel network has almost doubled in January to 8.42 mbps from 4.68 mbps. On the other hand, average download speed on country's largest broadband service provider Reliance Jio network reduced by more than half to 8.34 mbps from 18.14 mbps peak speed it registered in December. This is the third time when Airtel network has shown highest download speed since September. Trai collects and computes speed of mobile data from subscribers across the country with the help of MySpeed application on real time basis. A Credit Suisse report published in February said Airtel 4G offers the best download speeds in general at around 12Mbps based on its study conducted across over 30 cities. "Jio, Vodafone and Idea are ...
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Bharti Airtel network logs highest download speed in January: Trai 16.2.2017 ET: Infotech
The monthly average mobile data speed published by TRAI showed that the download speed on Airtel network has almost doubled in January to 8.42 mbps from 4.68 mbps.
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TRAI begins operator-assisted drive tests to check call drops 16.2.2017 ET: Policy
"The operator-assisted drive tests have started in all the five regions of TRAI, and a number of cities have been covered," said Chairman RS Sharma.
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Spectrum auction unlikely before telcos recover 16.2.2017 ET: Policy
Jio made a disruptive entry into the telecom sector, offering free voice calls throughout the country and offering 4G data at almost one-fifth of existing market prices.
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Trai forms joint panel to identify outdated regulations 15.2.2017 ET: Policy
Trai will be carrying out public consultation in areas such as developing a new framework for tariffs in evolving the communication sector, next-generation public protection.
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Trai directs Videocon Telecom to continue mobile services operations in Punjab 15.2.2017 ET: Policy
Videocon Telecom, among India’s smallest operators, had informed its three million subscribers in January that it will close down its operations from February 15.
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Vodafone-Idea merger: Telecom companies may call for easing spectrum caps 14.2.2017 ET: Policy
If India’s 2nd and 3rd-largest telcos do decide to merge, the resultant entity would need to surrender a significant amount of spectrum under the current rules.
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Trai shifts deadline for Net neutrality comments to March 15 14.2.2017 ET: Infotech
Telecom operators and Internet-based companies have been at loggerheads on the issue which is linked to providing preferential access to select customers.
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Love in the time of price war: 'Happy Valentine's Day' says Reliance Jio to Airtel, Vodafone, Idea 14.2.2017 DNA: Mumbai
After giving tough time to incumbent telecom operators, Reliance Jio today wished Happy Valentine's Day to its warring rivals Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular in a tweet. "Dear @airtelindia, @VodafoneIN, @ideacellular , Happy Valentine's Day. #WithLoveFromJio," Reliance Jio tweeted from its official account. Airtel, Vodafone and Idea have filed complaints against Reliance Jio in various forums including the Department of Telecom and sector regulator Trai. Reliance Jio free 4G services have reduced profit of Airtel by more than half, lowered Vodafone India's profit and pushed Idea Cellular into first ever quarterly loss. — Reliance Jio (@reliancejio) February 14, 2017 Mukesh Ambani led Jio, however, didn't tag his younger brother Anil Ambani's firm Reliance Communications that has also posted its first ever quarterly consolidated loss in October-December 2016 ...
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Madhya Pradesh ATS busts ISI's simbox gang spying on army units, four held 9.2.2017 TOI: India
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Will continue to monitor PoI issue: TRAI 8.2.2017 ET: Policy
"We have been deliberating on this issue...It is not an issue of (operator) A versus B. It is an issue of consumers," TRAI Chairman RS Sharma said on the sidelines of IAMAI Digital Summit here.
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No more fake mobile users: SC asks for verification of identity within a year 6.2.2017 DNA: India
In a move to end fake mobile phone users, the Supreme Court asked the Centre on Monday to put in place within a year an effective mechanism to scrutinise the details of identity of over 100 crore existing and future mobile telephone consumers. A bench comprising Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice NV Ramana took note of the statement of Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the Centre, that a mechanism will be put in place to scrutinise identity of mobile users and new subscribers will be required to fill up Aadhaar-based e-KYC forms to ensure correct identity. "It is submitted that an effective system will be put in place and the process of scrutiny will be completed in one year... We are satisfied that the prayers made in the writ petition have been substantially dealt with," the bench said and hoped that the process would be completed in the near future and latest before completion of one year. During the hearing, the bench suggested that existing pre-paid mobile users, who are 90% of the ...
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TDSAT seeks clarifications from TRAI on Jio's free offers 6.2.2017 ET: Policy
TDSAT also asked the telecom regulator to provide clarification on whether the provision of the two offers as well as their implementation were in accordance with Telecom Tariff Order and Telecom Consumers Protection Regulation.
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