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ISP body to approach DoT, Telecom Ministry over spectrum levy

ISP body to approach DoT, Telecom Ministry over spectrum levy

Terming any move to link spectrum usage charges to the revenue as "disastrous", ISP Association of India on Sunday said it plans to approach Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha and also Telecom Secretary to express its concern over the latest consultation paper by the sector regulator.

DoT in favour of more penal power to TRAI

DoT in favour of more penal power to TRAI

The Department of Telecom is in favour of giving more penal power to telecom regulator TRAI that will enable the sectoral watchdog to impose fine on telecom operators for poor services including call drops.

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.

Trai promises swift action to fix inter-connection issue

Amid charges and counter-charges between existing mobile players and Reliance Jio over inter-connection, regulator Trai today said it will quickly respond to communication, if any, from the Telecom Department or the industry on the matter.

Jio asks watchdog to ensure it gets to connect with existing telcos

Jio asks watchdog to ensure it gets to connect with existing telcos

Reliance Industries has written another letter to the telecom watchdog requesting directives to the existing service providers (telcos) to immediately provide inter-connection to its Jio 4G network with their own, in the spirit of the licencing agreements.

Formulate clear guidelines for network testing: DoT to Trai

Formulate clear guidelines for network testing: DoT to Trai

With incumbent operators engaging in a slugfest with Reliance Jio, the Department of Telecom (DoT) has asked the regulator Trai to formulate clear guidelines for network testing with specific parameters.

Telco wars: COAI seeks meeting with PMO, minister on TRAI, Reliance Jio

Telco wars: COAI seeks meeting with PMO, minister on TRAI, Reliance Jio

Levelling charges against TRAI of "tilting the playing field" and newcomer Reliance Jio of bypassing regulations, existing operators' body COAI has sought meetings with the Prime Minister's Office as well as the Telecom Minister to raise these issues with them.

HC seeks Centre reply on Airtel plea for refund of over Rs 2500 crore

HC seeks Centre reply on Airtel plea for refund of over Rs 2500 crore

Delhi High Court on Monday sought the Centre's response on telecom major Bharti Airtel's plea seeking refund of over Rs 2,500 crore, which includes disputed licence fees of Rs 399.92 crore paid by it for its Punjab circle for 1996-98 and interest on the amount.

DNA: Analysis of TRAI report on low internet speed

TRAI acknowledges the request of consumers complaining of internet speeds in 4G. Watch complete news story of DNA for getting detailed updates!

SC seeks Centre's reply on verification of cellphone subscribers

SC seeks Centre's reply on verification of cellphone subscribers

The Supreme Court on Monday sought the response of the Centre on the action taken by it on the issue of verification of mobile phone subscribers to avoid fake identities which cause a grave risk to national security.

Call drops: Telcos commit Rs 20,000 crore for towers, seek new spectrum

Call drops: Telcos commit Rs 20,000 crore for towers, seek new spectrum

Grappling with mobile call drop menace, telecom operators on Monday committed to install 1 lakh towers within a year, entailing investments of about Rs 20,000 crore, and sought more spectrum from the government.

Kejriwal bullying people, misusing Delhi funds in Punjab: Akali Dal

Punjab`s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday alleged that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was "bullying and pressurising" electorate in Punjab to support his Aam Aadmi Party.

Trai to start mobile service quality consultation this month

Trai to start mobile service quality consultation this month

In a bid to improve customer experience in the world's second largest mobile market, telecom regulator Trai is planning to start consultation on quality benchmark for voice and data services in a fortnight.

TRAI explores public wi-fi models, expects 90% cut in data cost

TRAI explores public wi-fi models, expects 90% cut in data cost

Telecom regulator TRAI Wednesday sought public views on allowing non-telecom companies to participate in setting up public wifi hotspots, and said low- cost Wi-Fi access infrastructure could slash internet rates by up to 90 percent, while offering faster speeds.

COAI backs TRAI proposal on flat spectrum usage charge

COAI backs TRAI proposal on flat spectrum usage charge

Government should move to a flat levy for spectrum usage charge as suggested by Trai or clearly specify a timeline in case it decides to adopt an interim weighted average formula, industry body COAI Wednesday said.

 

TRAI sees flaw in DoT spectrum charge code; bats for flat rate

TRAI sees flaw in DoT spectrum charge code; bats for flat rate

Telecom regulator TRAI Tuesday reiterated its suggestion of charging mobile operators a flat spectrum charge as it found loopholes in existing method used by government to collect levy for use of airwaves.

Call drop improvement in 5 months, spectrum sale by September: Manoj Sinha

Call drop improvement in 5 months, spectrum sale by September: Manoj Sinha

As call drop problem persists, the new Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha on Friday said resolving the issue is the "top priority" and hoped for "qualitative improvement" in 4-5 months with a mega-spectrum auction likely to be held in September.

Trai launches Myspeed app to measure real time mobile Internet speed

Trai launches Myspeed app to measure real time mobile Internet speed

Myspeed app will show mobile data speed of each operator in a given area on real time basis.

Apps, websites should be free to decide on free data: Nasscom

IT industry body Nasscom has said telecom regulator Trai should give complete flexibility to apps and websites for deciding on provisions for rewarding free data to customers.