Telcos take cover under new technology to mask call drops

Telcos take cover under new technology to mask call drops

Trying to deflect heat over poor service quality, mobile operators are taking refuge in a new technology to "mask" call drops that shows a call as remaining 'connected' even when the network connection is lost and the caller is unable to hear voice from the other side.

TRAI mulls ways for free Internet within Net Neutrality

TRAI mulls ways for free Internet within Net Neutrality

New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI on thursday proposed exploring models to give consumers free Internet service within the Net neutrality framework, months after barring platforms like Facebook's Free Basics and Airtel Zero under its differential pricing rule.

TRAI to start net neutrality consultations in 3 days

TRAI to start net neutrality consultations in 3 days

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has already resolved differential tariff issue, which is a major part of net neutrality.

Self-regulation: Airtel sets benchmark of 1.5% for call drops

Self-regulation: Airtel sets benchmark of 1.5% for call drops

A day after the Supreme Court stuck down Trai's regulation to compensate consumers for call drops, Bharti Airtel announced to voluntary implement a more stringent benchmark of 1.5 percent for call drops.

DNA: Call drop fine imposed on telecom companies by TRAI suspended by SC

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Trai to decide on SC order, we expect better service: Prasad

With the Supreme Court annulling the call drop compensation regulation, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said telecom operators must "heed properly" his call for improving service quality.

Call drops: SC strikes down TRAI's penalty charge on telecos

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No penalty on call drops; SC calls TRAI recommendation arbitrary, unreasonable

No penalty on call drops; SC calls TRAI recommendation arbitrary, unreasonable

The Supreme court said Trai's recommendation making it mandatory for telecos to compensate subscribers for call drop is arbitrary, unreasonable and non-transparent.

Good news! No more mobile phone bill shock when travelling abroad

Good news! No more mobile phone bill shock when travelling abroad

To protect customers from bleeding white during international roaming, TRAI on Monday recommended that data services of Indians travelling abroad should be stopped upon reaching the credit limit and activated further only after they deposit the required amount.

SC rejects TRAI's plea on IUC case from Gujarat High Court to Delhi HC

SC rejects TRAI's plea on IUC case from Gujarat High Court to Delhi HC

Vodafone and Bharti Airtel have also challenged the Interconnect Usage Charges (IUC) at the Delhi High Court.

Harassed by call drops on mobile phone? Your woes may end soon!

Harassed by call drops on mobile phone? Your woes may end soon!

Whichever way the Supreme Court swings in its verdict in the call drop case, it is the user who is going to win. The Supreme Court will resume the hearing on the slugfest between trai and telecos on call drop compensation case on Wednesday. 

Call drops: Telcos earning Rs 250 crore a day but not investing to improve services, says TRAI

Call drops: Telcos earning Rs 250 crore a day but not investing to improve services, says TRAI

A "cartel" of 4-5 telecom firms having a billion subscribers are making Rs 250 crore a day but not making investments on their network to improve services to check call drops, government told the Supreme Court on Thursday

Call drops: AG Mukul Rohatgi defends TRAI's stand on penalty

Call drops: AG Mukul Rohatgi defends TRAI's stand on penalty

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on Thursday defended the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) decision to impose penalty on telecom operators for call drops.

TRAI stands by proposal to auction all spectrum in 700MHz band

TRAI stands by proposal to auction all spectrum in 700MHz band

The regulator had earlier recommended a record high base price of Rs 11,485 crore per megahertz for the 700 Mhz band, which would be auctioned for the first time.

Unused DTH STBs could be worth 750 mn USD: TRAI

Unused DTH STBs could be worth 750 mn USD: TRAI

Up to 30 million Set Top Boxes (STBs) of Direct to Home (DTH) operators worth nearly 750 million US Dollars may be lying unused in the country mainly because of non-interoperability, broadcasting sector regulator TRAI has said.

Call drops: Supreme Court to resume hearing today

Call drops: Supreme Court to resume hearing today

The Supreme Court will resume hearing on call drop case on Tuesday.

Call drop issue: SC defers hearing on Telcos' plea against HC order till tomorrow

Call drop issue: SC defers hearing on Telcos' plea against HC order till tomorrow

The Supreme Court on Wednesday deferred hearing till tomorrow on plea of Telecom companies challenging the High court order over compensation for call drops.

TRAI to look into interconnection charges for IP networks

Telecom regulator Trai on Tuesday said it will look into interconnection charges for Internet-based networks like 4G, furthering its regulatory framework for developing new age communication systems.

DoT seeks to hasten approval process for infra, cable rollout

DoT seeks to hasten approval process for infra, cable rollout

To remove bottlenecks in getting permissions from various authorities for rollout of network by by telecom companies, the Department of Telecom (DoT) has proposed uniform rules and single window clearance system for getting approvals.

Trai to finalise Net neutrality in 'a couple of months'

Trai to finalise Net neutrality in 'a couple of months'

Telecom regulator Trai expects to finalise its view on Net neutrality in "a couple of months".