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'Jio's Prime scheme not driving demand pick up'

'Jio's Prime scheme not driving demand pick up'

The monthly subscriber report released by telecom regulator Trai for March shows that Reliance Jio's low price 4G mobile service scheme Prime is not driving demand for its connections, while incumbents have gained, UBS Securities Asia said.

'Low tariff an opportunity for Jio to fine-tune network'

'Low tariff an opportunity for Jio to fine-tune network'

Even though cheap tariff is hurting the revenues of Reliance Jio, as in the case of other networks, it also presents an opportunity for the latest entrant to fine-tune its network to gain traction among users, says a telecom expert.

TRAI releases draft direction on broadband services

TRAI releases draft direction on broadband services

The Indian telecom watchdog on Wednesday released draft directions on delivering broadband services in a transparent manner.

TRAI seeks views to accelerate use of broadband services

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has also invited views on timeline to auction 700 megahertz band, most premium spectrum available for telecom services.

Over 1,500 MHz spectrum likely to be available by 2015

About 1,538 MHz of spectrum in various bands for telecom services may be made available for auction next year, a move that will help the government expand mobile and broadband penetration in the country.

Airtel may have to pay Rs 400 cr, bank surety for ABSL merger

Airtel may have to pay over Rs 400 crore, migration fee and a bank guarantee of one-time spectrum fee for merging its subsidiary Airtel Broadband Services Ltd.

Telcos to face upto Rs 10 lakh fine for false broadband reports

Telecom companies will have to pay a penalty of up to Rs 10 lakh if they submit a false compliance report on quality of broadband services, according to sectoral regulator TRAI.

All expenditure of USOF coverted to Plan expenditure

The government on Thursday approved change in funding arrangement for schemes under the Universal Service Obligation Fund including rolling out of a national network for broadband services in the country.