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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. 

Reliance Jio to make FY17 tough for telcos, say rating agencies

Reliance Jio to make FY17 tough for telcos, say rating agencies

The imminent entry of Reliance Jio has led domestic rating agencies Crisil and India Ratings to cut their outlook on the telecom sector by a notch, saying the Mukesh Ambani-led company will squeeze the market shares and margins of existing players.

SC refuses to stay TRAI's decision on call-drop compensation

SC refuses to stay TRAI's decision on call-drop compensation

 Supreme Court refuses to stay Delhi High Court order upholding TRAI's decision making it mandatory for telecos to compensate subscribers for call drop. 

Telcos paid Rs 6-crore penalty to TRAI in a year

Telecom operators paid a total penalty of around Rs 6 crore during July 2014-June 2015 to regulator Trai for violation of service quality norms.

Pornography: Soon, parental censorship to ensure kids safety online

Pornography: Soon, parental censorship to ensure kids safety online

Under the new plan, consumers can choose to opt for the control on a daily, weekly or monthly basis as with any other value-added service.

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 brushes aside telcos' claims on call drop compensation

TRAI brushes aside telcos' claims on call drop compensation

Telecom regulator TRAI has refuted claims by mobile operators that call drop compensation will have huge financial implications for them and may not be technically possible to implement.

Call drop compensation rules stay, TRAI to hear out telcos

Call drop compensation rules stay, TRAI to hear out telcos

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India had already held a meeting with telecom operators on implementation of call drop compensation rules and steps taken by them to improve quality of service.

Call drop: Telcos warn of hike in mobile tariffs if forced to compensate

Call drop: Telcos warn of hike in mobile tariffs if forced to compensate

Upping the ante against TRAI's regulation on call drops, telecom operators Tuesday warned that mobile tariff will go up if they are forced to pay compensation for dropped calls.

TRAI call drop norms to hurt telcos earnings by 5%: BofA-ML

Terming the telecom watchdog's policy to compensate users for call drops difficult to implement, Bank of America Merill Lynch today said it expects a hit of up to 5 percent in the pre-tax profits for listed majors Bharti and Idea Cellular.

SMS-based investment scams: Sebi seeks help from telcos, banks

SMS-based investment scams: Sebi seeks help from telcos, banks

Concerned over a spurt in investment scams perpetrated through SMSes, WhatasApp and social media, Sebi has beefed up its surveillance on such platforms and is seeking greater cooperation from the mobile and internet service providers, as well as banks, to nail the culprits.

Call drops: Don't just add customers, care for them too, Prasad tells telcos

Asking mobile operators to address the problem of call drops, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Monday said government doesn't appreciate when they just add customers but do not look after their convenience.

Centre asks states to allow mobile towers on govt buildings

"Our ministry has written to all chief ministers to allow mobile towers on state government buildings. It will boost the coverage and capacity of service providers and help counter call drop problem," Prasad told reporters here.

Telecos to submit report on call drop today

The Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has asked all mobile phone-service providers to submit a report on action taken by them to address the call drop issue by July 31.

Telcos have over Rs 2.42 lakh crore debt

Telecom operators in the country had a total debt of Rs 2,42,896 crore on their books in the year 2013-14, Parliament was informed Wednesday.

Zuckerberg lauds telcos for connecting more people to Net

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Tuesday offered to partner with telecom operators to expand internet access, while lauding the efforts of Indian giant Airtel and other telcos on this front.

Telcos give Rs 20,435 cr as earnest money for spectrum auction

Eight telecom operators have deposited earnest money of about Rs 20,435 crore for spectrum auction starting March 4, with Reliance Jio Infocom submitting the highest guarantee.

Telcos seek adequate spectrum to be made available for auction

Telecom operators, whose licences are expiring during 2015 and 2016, have requested the government to allow them to continue with their existing in-use spectrum till the time adequate radiowaves are made available for auction.

Leading telcos given notice for under reporting revenue: Govt

Show cause notices were issued to the companies in whose books the DoT observed that revenues were under reported.

RBI extends refinancing rupee loans by telecos to March 2014

The Reserve Bank Tuesday extended the scheme for telecom companies to refinance their rupee loans taken for funding 3G spectrum with long-term overseas borrowing till March 31, 2014.