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Trai to start drive test for call drops, network issues in January; to include Jio

Trai to start drive test for call drops, network issues in January; to include Jio

In order to assess call drop and other network issues of various telecom operators, telecom regulator Trai will start with drive tests in January. The drive will also include the latest entrant Reliance Jio.

Govt plans to launch soon toll free number '1955' for call drops

Govt plans to launch soon toll free number '1955' for call drops

In order to take feedback of telecom subscribers on call drops, government is planning to soon come out with a tool free number.

India's biggest auction of telecom spectrum worth Rs 5.63 lakh crore starts

India's biggest auction of telecom spectrum worth Rs 5.63 lakh crore starts

Leading operators, including Reliance Jio, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Bharti Airtel, are in the fray for frequencies that are crucial for next-generation telecom services.

India's biggest auction of telecom spectrum to start tomorrow

India's biggest auction of telecom spectrum to start tomorrow

India`s biggest auction of telecom spectrum kicks off on Saturday with seven operators in fray for a total of 2,354.55 MHz across seven bands, towards which a reserve price of Rs 5.66 lakh crore ($85 billion) has been fixed by the government.

 RJio says COAI voting norms skewed in favour of 3 operators

RJio says COAI voting norms skewed in favour of 3 operators

Reliance Jio on Sunday fired a fresh salvo at the cellular operators body COAI alleging that its rules including voting norms are "overwhelmingly biased and lopsided" and framed to serve vested interests of three incumbent operators - Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea.

Auction: RCom, Aircel to bid separately, 5 others also in fray

Auction: RCom, Aircel to bid separately, 5 others also in fray

Telecom operators Reliance Communications and Aircel, which announced their merger about a week ago, will bid separately in the upcoming mega-spectrum auction where all the seven applicants have made it to the final list of bidders.

Call drops reducing; auctions to improve services: Telecom Minister

Call drops reducing; auctions to improve services: Telecom Minister

The call drop menace has reduced over the last two months, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said today even as he cautioned operators that the service quality has to improve further or they will be "out of the sector" that has an "open and competitive market".

Reliance directs all its employees to stop using services from other telecom operators

Reliance directs all its employees to stop using services from other telecom operators.Watch complete news story of News 360 for getting detailed updates!

DoT in favour of more penal power to Telecom regulator

DoT in favour of more penal power to Telecom regulator

The Department of Telecom is in favour of giving more penal power to telecom regulator Trai that will enable the sectoral watchdog to impose fine on telecom operators for poor services including call drops.

'Bring websites, apps, handset makers under net neutrality'

'Bring websites, apps, handset makers under net neutrality'

Telecom operators have demanded to bring all stakeholders such as websites, mobile applications and cellphone makers under the ambit of net neutrality regulation.

India's spectrum proceeds seen way below target at $10-$12 bn: HSBC

India's spectrum proceeds seen way below target at $10-$12 bn: HSBC

Proceeds from spectrum auction are likely to top no more than $12 billion, falling way short of the government`s target, as few companies have the money to justify the costs involved with varying demand for bands on offer, says a HSBC Global Research report.

Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance, Idea, Aircel need to better call drop rate: Telecom regulator

Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance, Idea, Aircel need to better call drop rate: Telecom regulator

Most of the telecom operators have shown improvement in network performance although Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance, Aircel and Idea need to better their call drop rate performance in Delhi-NCR, Trai today said.

Telecom Commission roots for 3% SUC from next auction

Telecom Commission roots for 3% SUC from next auction

Telecom Commission Tuesday stood by its decision to levy 3 percent spectrum usage charge (SUC) of adjusted gross revenue on telecom operators.

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.