User: sandman1965 Topic: Telecom
Category: Regulatory
Last updated: Jul 25 2016 13:00 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Distribution of SIM cards : Antecedents not verified : SF 25.7.2016 Manipur: E-Pao
Distribution of SIM cards : Antecedents not verified : SF
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TRAI to evaluate consultation papers for stringent call drop norms 24.7.2016 Sify Finance
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is likely to start evaluating options to make call drop benchmark rate more stringent.
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Telecom Minister to meet telco CEOs over call drops on Monday 22.7.2016 DNA: India
Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha is scheduled to hold his first meeting with CEOs of mobile service providers on Monday to discuss industry issues in general and call drops in particular. "The minister has called a meeting with chief executive officers of telecom operators to discuss industry issue, including call drops," an industry source told PTI. This will be first meeting of Sinha with the telecom leaders. On the one hand, the Telecom Ministry is gearing up for mega spectrum auction which will see airwaves worth Rs 5.66 lakh crore up for grabs. On the other, Sinha has to address the issue of call drops as the Supreme Court recently struck down telecom regulator TRAI's order of making operators compensate users for every call drop subject to a limit. In fact, to check call drops, TRAI has demanded more teeth, including imposing a fine of up to Rs 10 crore on operators and jail term of up to two years for their executives, prompting the telecom companies to term such powers as "draconian". Sinha's other ...
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Service quality: Which mobile operators are the worst? 20.7.2016 Rediff: Business
Telecom complaints against other players were below 500 in the first half of 2016.
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Satellite bandwidth capacity in Lakshadweep to increase by December 20.7.2016 ET: Infotech
Further, in a bid to improve connectivity, DoT is studying the feasibility of laying submarine Optical Fibre Cable between Kochi and Lakshadweep Islands.
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DoT starts sending demand notices to 6 telecom operators including Bharti Airtel, RCom and Vodafone 19.7.2016 ET: Policy
The six service providers who came under the spotlight following CAG report included Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Aircel, Reliance Communications, Tata Tele and Idea.
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Here's why Telenor will be skipping the spectrum auction 19.7.2016 DNA: Opinion
Telecom operator Telenor said on Monday it will not participate in the upcoming spectrum auction but decided to continue for sometime to lower exit cost and find alternatives for its business in India. The company has also indicated to take call on its future after evaluating impact of Reliance Jio commercial launch in India. "We need more spectrum in India to stay competitive in long term. Then, we have decided not to participate in upcoming spectrum auction. The reason we are not participating is the price levels that regulator has proposed. In the meantime we will fight to take our marketshare and take our fair share of market growth," Telenor Group CEO Sigve Brekke said while announcing financial result of the group. Telenor India reported to have 4.4 crore subscribers on its network. The company in India targets subscribers that have low spending capacity. While announcing financial results for first quarter ended March 31, 2016, Brekke had said, "Long term presence in India is dependent on our ...
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TRAI may float paper on net neutrality in August 19.7.2016 ET: Policy
Sources said that with the process on net neutrality now complete, the regulator is likely to float a full consultation paper on the subject next month.
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Trai to start mobile service quality consultation this month 17.7.2016 ET: Policy
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) in its frequent call drop test found most operators fail to meet service quality benchmark.
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Call drops: Trai to start mobile service quality consultation this month 17.7.2016 DNA: Urban Tales
In a bid to improve customer experience in the world's second largest mobile market, telecom regulator Trai is planning to start consultation on quality benchmark for voice and data services in a fortnight. According to sources, the regulator's efforts to address the Quality of Service (QoS) norms is likely to come in the form of a consultation paper that would address both voice and data aspects. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) in its frequent call drop test found most operators fail to meet service quality benchmark. At present, the tolerance limit for call drops is 2% which means 98% calls made on a network in a quarter should be completed and not get disconnected automatically. Telecom operators have contested the tests and said they are compliant to benchmark at overall circle level and that Trai's test does not give correct picture of their network performance. Though the sources did not disclose further details, Trai Chairman R S Sharma had earlier said the regulator will look at ...
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Rajinikanth's Kabali takes on pirates, producer Thanu moves Madras HC 14.7.2016 TOI: India
“Kabaali” has already declared war on film pirates and vowed to finish off the thriving black market for films, music and all forms of creative art. TNN
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dna Tech Reads: From Pokemon Go breaking the internet, to UFOs around the space station 14.7.2016 DNA: India
1. Pokemon Go beats porn to win the Internet The hot new game has managed to break the internet in a way Kim Kardashian wishes she could have. Read more here . 2. TRAI explores public WiFi models, expects 90% cut in data costs The telecom authority is seeking public input on a plan to tie up with major and small scale ISPs to provide publicly accessible internet across the country. Read more here . 3. This device makes controlling a drone as easy as playing a videogame A startup built a joystick-like controller to make drone flying more intuitive. Read more here .   4. A UFO may have just made a fly-by near the International Space Station NASA’s space station live feed cuts off just as a strange object enters the frame prompting suspicions of a UFO cover up. Read more here .   5. Solar Impulse 2 lands in Egypt in penultimate stop of world tour The solar-powered plane landed for the last time before it completes its marathon flight around the world. Read more here ...
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Trai explores public wi-fi models, expects 90% cut in data cost 13.7.2016 ET: Infotech
The regulator has sought public views by August 10 on slew of issues including regulatory hurdles, licensing restrictions, business models, interoperability between wifi networks and delicensing of more mobile airwaves.
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TRAI explores public WiFi models, expects 90% cut in data costs 13.7.2016 DNA: Money
Telecom regulator TRAI today sought public views on allowing non-telecom companies to participate in setting up public WiFi hotspots, which could eventually slash internet rates by up to 90 percent, while offering faster speeds. The regulator has sought public views by August 10 on a slew of issues, including regulatory hurdles, licensing restrictions, business models, interoperability between WiFi networks and de-licensing of more mobile airwaves. "In this paper, 'public WiFi networks' has a broader meaning and not limited to the WiFi hotspot created by licensed TSP/ISPs at public places. There could be small entrepreneurs or even a very small entity which would like to participate in a common and shared WiFi network for larger public use," TRAI said in its paper on Proliferation of Broadband through Public Wi-Fi Networks. Other issues that would be deliberated by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India include policy measures to encourage policy measures required to encourage the deployment of ...
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Cabinet allows M/s. ITI Limited to transfer shares to Special National Investment Fund to meet SEBI’s minimum public shareholding requirement 13.7.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the following proposal of Department of Telecommunication regarding transfer of shares by M/s ITI Limited to Special National Investment Fund (SNIF) to meet Securities and Exchange Board of India's minimum public shareholding requirement:
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e-Aadhaar valid document for new mobile connections: DoT 13.7.2016 ET: Policy
The authorised person at the shop will also have to record a declaration saying that the customer details mentioned in the e-Aadhaar letter have been matched with the details received from the UIDAI.
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DoT to launch portal to disseminate information on mobile towers, singal strength 13.7.2016 ET: Policy
Telecom service provider Airtel, too, had couple of weeks ago launched open network initiative to disseminate information about its towers number and strengths.
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COAI backs Trai proposal on flat spectrum usage charge 13.7.2016 ET: Policy
He further said that if the Cabinet decides to adopt an interim weighted average method, it should clearly specify in the NIA when it intends to move.
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COAI backs Trai proposal on flat spectrum usage charge 13.7.2016 Rediff: Business
The Cabinet last month approved rules for mega-spectrum auction in which airwaves worth Rs 5.66 lakh crore will be put up for sale.
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Trai proposes weighted-average formula for calculating spectrum usage charge 13.7.2016 ET: Policy
If accepted by the government, Trai’s formula will result in a higher payout by the industry compared to what had been proposed by DoT, the regulator said.
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