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Telephone subscribers in India grew 0.49% in June

Telephone subscribers in India grew 0.49% in June

The monthly growth rates of urban and rural subscription were 0.56 per cent and 0.39 per cent, respectively, during the month of June.

Trai website to soon display telcos' tariff plans: RS Sharma

Trai website to soon display telcos' tariff plans: RS Sharma

Going further, Trai is mulling allowing 'export' or use of that data to enable people to build tariff-comparison apps and products, just as one sees for insurance or airline fares.

TRAI defends data privacy paper; says consumer interest vital

Defending the move of issuing a discussion paper on data privacy and ownership, TRAI chief R S Sharma has said the regulator raised the "right questions" to protect the legitimate interest of telecom consumers, and is mandated to do so.

Apple's stance on DND app issue unreasonable: Trai chief

An e-mail sent to Apple on the issue remained unanswered at the time of filing of the story.

Trai, app firms to deliberate on speed testing methodologies

Trai, app firms to deliberate on speed testing methodologies

Amid a raging debate on efficacy and results of speed test apps, Trai plans to 'study' the methodology and other nuances of such applications used for checking upload and download speeds of data, an official said.

Reliance Jio does it again, tops TRAI June test as fastest 4G operator

Reliance Jio does it again, tops TRAI June test as fastest 4G operator

As per the TRAI test results, Bharti Airtel's average 4G download speed was lowest at 8.91 mbps. The company has been claiming to be the fastest 4G service provider as per tests conducted by private broadband speed measuring firms.

IUC row simmers, Jio says COAI had no business airing views

IUC row simmers, Jio says COAI had no business airing views

He said COAI's responsibilities included ensuring facts are placed on record to inform the discourse.

TDSAT hearing on Reliance Jio free-offer case on August 18

TDSAT hearing on Reliance Jio free-offer case on August 18

The telecom tribunal will hear on August 18 the petition of Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular challenging the decision of Trai to allow free offers of Reliance Jio to continue beyond the stipulated 90 days.

Operators say rural telecom to suffer at nil IUC, Jio differs

Operators say rural telecom to suffer at nil IUC, Jio differs

Established operators such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone on Thursday contended that telecom infrastructure in rural areas largely depends on revenue from incoming calls, and lowering or removal of such charges will hamper services.

Dual SIM 4G smartphones have network speed issues: IT minister

Dual SIM 4G smartphones have network speed issues: IT minister

In March, industry body COAI has alleged that there has been a "massive influx of untested and uncertified smartphones" which are affecting network quality and responsible for high call drops in the country.

Major telcos push for doubling mobile call termination charge

Major telcos push for doubling mobile call termination charge

Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular on Tuesday sought doubling of interconnection usage charge (IUC), a key input for mobile rates, saying that incoming calls to their networks cost 30 paise per minute to complete.

New call drop norms in a week, spectrum sale paper in Aug:Trai

New call drop norms in a week, spectrum sale paper in Aug:Trai

In the last auction, held in October 2016, the government managed to sell only 964.80 MHz of spectrum in various bands as against 2,354.55 MHz of radiowaves on the block.

Telecom subscriber base in India crosses 1.2 billion mark

Telecom subscriber base in India crosses 1.2 billion mark

The telecom subscriber base crossed 1.2 billion mark in May, according to sectoral regulator Trai.
While the growth was led by 6.23 million net subscriber additions in the mobile services segment, it was marginally impacted by decline of 0.14 million landline subscribers.

TRAI invites firms to be part of paid public wi-fi interface

TRAI invites firms to be part of paid public wi-fi interface

The public wi-fi hotspots are proposed to be set up on the lines of yesteryear's PCOs that were used for making phone calls by public on paid basis.

Reliance Jio tops 4G mobile speed chart in June: Trai

Reliance Jio tops 4G mobile speed chart in June: Trai

Reliance Jio has again emerged as the fastest 4G mobile service provider with an average download speed of 18.8 megabit per second (mbps) in June, according to regulator Trai.

'Reliance Jio eats into market share of large telcos in 2016'

'Reliance Jio eats into market share of large telcos in 2016'

Reliance Jio ended the year with 6.4 per cent market share, as per data by telecom regulator Trai. Leading telecom majors Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular saw their market shares shrinking in 2016.

Airtel, Vodafone needle Trai on network tests; Jio says non-issue

Airtel, Vodafone needle Trai on network tests; Jio says non-issue

Telecom operators Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular have questioned regulator Trai's timing of recent paper on refining mobile network test rules, calling it a 'disguise' after the damage was done by Reliance Jio.

Telcos ask TRAI to fix floor price for voice call, data

Telcos ask TRAI to fix floor price for voice call, data

Telecom regulator Trai on Thursday said certain operators have suggested fixation of minimum floor price for voice and data services.

Telecom subscriber base crosses 1,198 million in April

The telecom subscriber base in the country reached 1,198.89 million in April but growth continued its downward trend in line with slower pace of new customer additions by Reliance Jio.

Telecom debt woes due to incumbents not investing in biz: Jio

Telecom debt woes due to incumbents not investing in biz: Jio

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio on Monday ascribed financial stress in the telecom sector to existing operators like Bharti Airtel and Idea running businesses on debt and investing heavily in unrelated sectors.