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60% people facing frequent call drops: DoT Survey

60% people facing frequent call drops: DoT Survey

Nearly 60 percent people are still facing frequent call drops, with most of them experiencing problem indoors, found a survey by the Department of Telecom (DoT).

TRAI to review procedural bottlenecks in telecom business

TRAI to review procedural bottlenecks in telecom business

Regulator TRAI on Tuesday stressed the need to identify bottlenecks that make the functioning of telecom business difficult in India and listed out processes such as licence acquisition, spectrum allotment and mergers that can be reviewed.

Telcos liable for bill payment, recharge issues on mobile apps: Trai

Telcos liable for bill payment, recharge issues on mobile apps: Trai

In its guidelines, Trai said that as third party entities like websites and applications are non-licensed entities and are appointed by telecom service providers, operators are responsible for ensuring compliance of regulatory norms.

Trai allows 1-year validity for mobile Internet data packs

Telecom regulator Trai on Friday permitted increase of validity for mobile data packs to 365 days, from the current up to 90 days, to boost usage by marginal consumers and also attract first-time Internet users.

 Govt will do every bit to recover dues from telcos: Telecom Minister

Govt will do every bit to recover dues from telcos: Telecom Minister

Hitting back at the Congress, the government on Friday said the alleged 'telecom scam' was the UPA regime's "sin" that the present dispensation has to clean and it will do "every bit to recover every single penny".

Except RCom, Vodafone all Delhi telcos fall below call drop rate threshold

Except RCom, Vodafone all Delhi telcos fall below call drop rate threshold

Most telecom service providers failed to meet the call drop rate threshold of less than two percent in the national capital region (NCR) during a recent test drive, TRAI data revealed.

SC rejects telecom companies' pleas for licence extension

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a batch of petitions filed by various telecom companies, including Vodafone and Bharti Airtel, seeking extension of their spectrum licences.

Govt asks telcos to implement full MNP by May

Government has asked telecom firms to implement full mobile number portability by May 3, a move that will enable subscribers to retain their numbers when they shift to other states or licensed service areas.

Govt releases telecom M&A norms, ups market share limit to 50%

In a bid to spur M&As in the crowded telecom sector, the government on Thursday eased rules by allowing mergers between firms with up to 50 per cent combined market share.

Telecom Commission to meet on Jan 25, EGoM on Jan 27

Eight telecom service providers, including 7 GSM operators have applied to participate in spectrum auction scheduled to start from February 3.

RBI asks banks to charge for SMS alerts on actual usage basis

The RBI on Tuesday asked banks to charge customers for transaction SMS alerts on the basis of usage, instead of imposing a fixed fee, to ensure equity and be reasonable.

TSPs urge DoT to consider Huawei plea for inclusion in list

Two associations representing the Telecom Service Providers have urged the Department of Telecommunications(DoT) to consider the plea of the Indian unit of Chinese Telecom company Huawei for including it in the DoT's list of domestic manufacturers.

Home Ministry nod to guidelines making telecom companies accountable

The Union Home Ministry has given its nod to the fresh guidelines making telecom service providers accountable for any inaccurate information by subscribers while giving pre-paid and post-paid connections.