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.

Call drops: Telecom secretary to meet CEOs of mobile service providers today

Call drops: Telecom secretary to meet CEOs of mobile service providers today

With the issue over call drops refusing to die down, Telecom Secretary J S Deepak will meet with CEOs of mobile service providers to discuss that and much more.

Call drops: TRAI seeks power to imprison, fine violators

Call drops: TRAI seeks power to imprison, fine violators

Seeking more teeth to check call drops, the regulator TRAI has asked government to amend law to allow it to impose penalty of up to Rs 10 crore on mobile operators and jail term of up to two years on their executives for any violation of regulatory framework.

DoT Secretary to discus call drop, policy reforms with CEOs

DoT Secretary to discus call drop, policy reforms with CEOs

New Delhi: Telecom Secretary J S Deepak will deliberate on the problem of call drop, investments in the sector and ongoing policy reforms with CEOs of service providers on June 10.

Have open mind on punitive powers for watchdog on call drops: Communications Minister

Have open mind on punitive powers for watchdog on call drops: Communications Minister

New Delhi: Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said he has an open mind on empowering the telecom watchdog to impose penalties on operators for call drops and poor service quality, but will await a formal request.

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.

Telcos take cover under new technology to mask call drops

Telcos take cover under new technology to mask call drops

Trying to deflect heat over poor service quality, mobile operators are taking refuge in a new technology to "mask" call drops that shows a call as remaining 'connected' even when the network connection is lost and the caller is unable to hear voice from the other side.

TRAI mulls ways for free Internet within Net Neutrality

TRAI mulls ways for free Internet within Net Neutrality

New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI on thursday proposed exploring models to give consumers free Internet service within the Net neutrality framework, months after barring platforms like Facebook's Free Basics and Airtel Zero under its differential pricing rule.

TRAI to start net neutrality consultations in 3 days

TRAI to start net neutrality consultations in 3 days

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has already resolved differential tariff issue, which is a major part of net neutrality.

Self-regulation: Airtel sets benchmark of 1.5% for call drops

Self-regulation: Airtel sets benchmark of 1.5% for call drops

A day after the Supreme Court stuck down Trai's regulation to compensate consumers for call drops, Bharti Airtel announced to voluntary implement a more stringent benchmark of 1.5 percent for call drops.

DNA: Call drop fine imposed on telecom companies by TRAI suspended by SC

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Trai to decide on SC order, we expect better service: Prasad

With the Supreme Court annulling the call drop compensation regulation, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said telecom operators must "heed properly" his call for improving service quality.

Call drops: SC strikes down TRAI's penalty charge on telecos

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No penalty on call drops; SC calls TRAI recommendation arbitrary, unreasonable

No penalty on call drops; SC calls TRAI recommendation arbitrary, unreasonable

The Supreme court said Trai's recommendation making it mandatory for telecos to compensate subscribers for call drop is arbitrary, unreasonable and non-transparent.

Good news! No more mobile phone bill shock when travelling abroad

Good news! No more mobile phone bill shock when travelling abroad

To protect customers from bleeding white during international roaming, TRAI on Monday recommended that data services of Indians travelling abroad should be stopped upon reaching the credit limit and activated further only after they deposit the required amount.

SC rejects TRAI's plea on IUC case from Gujarat High Court to Delhi HC

SC rejects TRAI's plea on IUC case from Gujarat High Court to Delhi HC

Vodafone and Bharti Airtel have also challenged the Interconnect Usage Charges (IUC) at the Delhi High Court.

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. 

Call drops: Telcos earning Rs 250 crore a day but not investing to improve services, says TRAI

Call drops: Telcos earning Rs 250 crore a day but not investing to improve services, says TRAI

A "cartel" of 4-5 telecom firms having a billion subscribers are making Rs 250 crore a day but not making investments on their network to improve services to check call drops, government told the Supreme Court on Thursday

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.

TRAI stands by proposal to auction all spectrum in 700MHz band

TRAI stands by proposal to auction all spectrum in 700MHz band

The regulator had earlier recommended a record high base price of Rs 11,485 crore per megahertz for the 700 Mhz band, which would be auctioned for the first time.