User: sandman1965 Topic: Telecom
Category: Regulatory
Last updated: Jul 02 2016 02:24 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Trai to launch app to measure mobile internet speed 1.7.2016 ET: Infotech
The application will also send coverage, data speed and network information along with device and location of the customer, the statement said.
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It’s free-for-all over free data platform to Netizens 1.7.2016 ET: Policy
Member of Parliament Rajeev Chandrasekhar said there was “a need to have TSP agnostic platforms that can provide a service of Reimbursement to users by websites/apps”.
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Telcos may seek withdrawal of Trai’s paper on free data 30.6.2016 ET: Policy
“The government should define the principles of net neutrality. Without defining net neutrality, decision making becomes very ad hoc,” Mathews said.
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Supreme Court notice to Centre on plea on radiation from mobiles, towers 29.6.2016 DNA: Money
Supreme Court on Wednesday sought the Centre's response on a plea seeking protection of citizens from "deleterious" effects of radiation emanating from cell phones and mobile towers. A bench of Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice AM Khanwilkar issued notices to Department of Telecommunications (DoT), New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) and M/s Indus Towers Ltd, the firm which has installed some mobile towers in Noida, and tagged the PIL for hearing with another similar pending plea. Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for Noida resident Naresh Chand Gupta who has filed the PIL, referred to the deleterious effects of radiation, emanating from mobile towers and cell phones. "There is a huge chunk of scientific data linking radiation from cell phones and towers to adverse health effects in people and animals. "The adverse health effects range from headaches, sleep disturbances, dizziness and other neurophysiological disturbances to life-threatening brain tumours radiation from cell phones ...
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Trai should stick to flat SUC recommendation for continuity of affordable services: COAI 29.6.2016 ET: Policy
COAI has said that the sector regulator should not amend its previous recommendation of a flat Spectrum Usage Charge leading to a final 1% of annual revenue levy.
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High reserve price, other flaws may derail FM auction, say companies 29.6.2016 ET: Media
“A low selling price is better than the frequency remaining unallotted, because of a high reserve price,” said a radio executive.
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All but Airtel fail Trai's call drop test in Ahmedabad 28.6.2016 DNA: Wide Angle
All telecom operators except Bharti Airtel failed to meet the call drop benchmark in Ahmedabad, as per telecom regulator Trai's sample drive test. However, the situation was much better in two major cities of Uttar Pradesh -- Lucknow and Kanpur -- as most telecom operators met the benchmark. "Only Airtel 2G met the call drop rate benchmark of less than or equal to 2% in 2G networks (in Ahmedabad). Most of the operators failed to meet the benchmark by a wide margin," the drive test report released by Trai said. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) found that other than Airtel 2G and 3G and Vodafone 2G, most of the operators have call drop rate of over 3 per cent. "Idea 2G and 3G and BSNL 3G have call drop rates in the range of above 10%. These are exceptionally high and it clearly indicate for urgent need of improvement in order to deliver reasonable levels of services," Trai said. The regulator said that vast gap between the good performance of Airtel and Vodafone 2G and the bad performance ...
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Net neutrality: US follows Indian counterpart Trai’s steps 28.6.2016 ET: Infotech
The FCC’s order on net neutrality also referred to as the open internet rules, came into force from June 12 after a federal US court rejected three petitions to stay the US regulator’s order.
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Apart from Bharti Airtel’s 2G services, others have failed the call drop test in Ahmedabad 27.6.2016 ET: Infrastructure
“All the operators have failed to meet the call drop rate benchmark of under 2% except Airtel 2G,” said the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) in a statement.
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India's spectrum auction proceeds seen way below target at $10-12 billion: HSBC 27.6.2016 ET: Policy
The government plans to raise $83 billion from the spectrum auctions, implying 2.8 times of present sector revenues from a sector with an average net/debt earnings.
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Multi System Operators to display details of their nodal officers on their website and inform the same to their linked LCOs for ease of business and to reduce disputes 27.6.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today wrote to all multi system operators to display details of their nodal officers on their website and inform the same to their linked LCOs for ease of business and to reduce disputes.
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Technology companies like Microsoft welcome Trai’s cloud computing paper 27.6.2016 ET: Infotech
"A strong technology infrastructure that harnesses the power of global technology innovations is crucial for India’s growth,” said a Microsoft India spokesperson.
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RCom to provide 4G services on RJio network 26.6.2016 DNA: Popular News
Telecom operator Reliance Communications will soon start offering 4G service using Reliance Jio network to its CDMA customers in select circles at a starting price of Rs 93 per 10 gigabytes. "RCom has written to the Department of Telecom, informing (the department) that it will be using Reliance Jio Infocomm 4G network to provide 4G data service to its CDMA customers from next week. Only those CDMA customers who opted for the upgrade will get the service," an official source said. Of the 8 million RCom's CDMA customers, over 90% have opted for the offered upgrade to 4G services, the data shared by the company with DoT showed. RCom will provide 10 GB of 4G data at the starting price of Rs 93, which is sharply lower by about 94% than that of its competitors offering 4G service. In most circles, the rates will vary between Rs 93 and Rs 97 per 10 GB, as per the rate published on the RCom website. According to the letter to DoT, RCom will launch 4G data service in 12 circles – Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Gujarat, ...
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TRAI seeks stakeholders response on Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting 25.6.2016 ET: Policy
According to the consultation paper, India currently has 869 private satellite channels, 26 channels broadcast by Doordarshan and 100 million cable TV subscribers.
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East Delhi to get govt’s first 1,000 free hotspots 24.6.2016 TOI: Delhi Times
The city is finally set to get free Wi-Fi, starting with east Delhi where around 1,000 hotspots would be created by the end of this year. Consumers can access free internet up to a pre-determined daily limit
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Delhi government announces free internet services project 24.6.2016 ET: Infotech
Delhi government had also decided to provide fibre-to-home services, aimed at offering high-speed and quality internet services to people living in the capital.
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Department of Telecom writes to Trai for views on annual spectrum charges 24.6.2016 ET: Policy
The Cabinet on Wednesday approved spectrum auction rules except SUC recommended by the inter-ministerial panel -- the Telecom Commission.
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In Gujarat, more have access to mobiles than toilets 24.6.2016 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
According to the Sample Registration System-Baseline Survey (SRS) 2014, 98.3% of the people in the state have mobile connections, while only 69.8% have toilets in their homes.
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Reliance Communications to provide 4G on RJio network, Rs 93 for 10 gb data 24.6.2016 DNA: India
Telecom operator Reliance Communications from next week onwards will start offering 4G service using Reliance Jio network to its CDMA customers in select circles at a starting price of Rs 93 per 10 gigabytes. "RCom has written to the Department of Telecom, informing (the department) that it will be using Reliance Jio Infocomm 4G network to provide 4G data service to its CDMA customers from next week. Only those CDMA customers who opted for the upgrade will get the service," an official source told PTI. Of the 8 million RCom's CDMA customers, over 90 per cent have opted for the offered upgrade to 4G services, the data shared by the company with DoT showed. RCom will provide 10 GB of 4G data at the starting price of Rs 93, which is sharply lower by about 94 per cent than that of its competitors offering 4G service. In most circles, the rates will vary between Rs 93 and Rs 97 per 10 GB, as per the rate published on the RCom website. According to the letter to DoT, RCom will launch 4G data service in 12 ...
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TRAI issues consultation paper on Internet telephony 23.6.2016 DNA: Money
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Wednesday issued a consultation paper on Internet telephony and voice over Internet telephony (VoIP) services. The regulatory body has invited comments from stakeholders by July 21.  The consultation paper intends to look at VoIP services, which are cheaper than traditional or Internet telephony. The consultation also looks at the effectiveness of an emerging technology like VoIP, and notes that telecos are reluctant to work on better Internet telephony services for profit margins, often leading to expensive bills.  TRAI secretary Sudhir Gupta said that the consultation aims to bring Internet telephony under discussions. "There's a lot that needs to be discussed. There was no clarity on the functioning of Internet telephony, what are the interconnection charges, so we need licensing, etc. We will look forward to the inputs by stakeholders," said Gupta.  Mobile manufacturing industry body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said that they see ...
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