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.

Aircel, BSNL sign pan India 2G roaming pact

Aircel, BSNL sign pan India 2G roaming pact

  Telecom operator Aircel has signed 2G intra-circle roaming agreement with state-owned BSNL on pan-India basis.

Telcos dispute TRAI's findings on call drops

Telcos dispute TRAI's findings on call drops

The operators argued that Trai's data, which were published on the regulator's website yesterday, do not portray the actual performance of their networks and there was a wide divergence between the results of the tests done by them and those by the regulator.

TRAI to hold differential pricing discussion on Thursday

Sectoral regulator Trai will conduct an open house discussion on differential pricing for data services, a key aspect of net neutrality, on January 21.

Net Neutrality debate: Facebook supports differential pricing of data

Net Neutrality debate: Facebook supports differential pricing of data

Amid a debate over net neutrality principles, Facebook has become the only Internet firm to side with telecom operators over the issue of differential pricing of data services.

 

Call drops issue: HC issues notice to TRAI on direction to telecos to compensate consumers

Call drops issue: HC issues notice to TRAI on direction to telecos to compensate consumers

The telecom regulator had asked mobile service providers to ready their systems to compensate consumers for call drops from January 1.

Call drops: Ravi Shankar Prasad asks telcos to shape up, or face action

In a stern warning to telecom operators on the call drop issue, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said it's not his "job to find towers" and the companies must improve their networks, or face serious action.

Now, make landline and mobile calls at 19 paise per min

It claims to be 90 percent cheaper than the standard rate offered by most telecom operators.

Telcos add over 2,000 towers in Delhi to check call drops

Telcos add over 2,000 towers in Delhi to check call drops

According to an official in Department of Telecom (DoT), as many as 2,092 mobile sites (2G and 3G) have been added in Delhi service area in the past 12 weeks which has resulted in the call drop rate to come down considerably.

Trai asks service providers to add towers to address calldrops

Trai said it issued the regulations after considering comments of all the stakeholders.

No going back on call drop penalty: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Despite mounting pressure from telcos including threat of legal action, telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said the penalty for call drops announced by the regulator Trai will be implemented as per schedule.

Govt issues guidelines to liberalise 2G spectrum

The development is likely to benefit almost all incumbent telecom operators like Reliance Communications, Aircel, Tata Teleservices, Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular.

TRAI orders telcos to compensate consumers for call drops

TRAI orders telcos to compensate consumers for call drops

The report also added that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) have also published the results of the drive tests conducted by it on September 28-29 in Delhi and Mumbai.

Ex-telecom secretary Farooqui appointed Broadband Forum Chairman

Former telecom secretary M F Farooqui has replaced Shyamal Ghosh and has become a Chairman of Broadband India Forum (BIF) that aims to boost broadband services and infrastructure in the country

 Call drops: Trai to test operators network in Delhi, Mumbai

Call drops: Trai to test operators network in Delhi, Mumbai

To check call drop problem, sectoral regulator TRAI on Monday started testing of mobile networks in Delhi and Mumbai to see if operators have taken measures to improve quality of services.

Call drops: Telcos approach DoT, TRAI for de-sealing towers

Call drops: Telcos approach DoT, TRAI for de-sealing towers

This is the second letter from telecom companies to government authorities in a month seeking their intervention to de-seal mobile towers being locked by local bodies.

Call drops: TRAI Chairman to meet CEOs of telcos Wednesday

Call drops: TRAI Chairman to meet CEOs of telcos Wednesday

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has proposed that service providers should compensate mobile subscribers for call drops and poor quality of services.

Telcos must inform users about data usage: TRAI

India's telecom regulator TRAI has made it mandatory for telecom operators to issue notices in form of USSD or SMS about data usage to its customers at regular intervals.

Call drops: Govt hits out at operators for lack of investment

Hitting out at telecom operators for lack of investment in networks leading to call drops, the government today said they cannot escape the responsibility of meeting standards as it is their basic service obligation.

Call drops: Govt, telcos in blame game as problem rises

Pulling up telecom operators for frequent call drops, government Monday said they are not making serious efforts to resolve the menace even as the companies warned of worsening of services unless a nation-wide policy is put in place for easy erection of mobile towers.