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Trai expresses concern over India's low broadband penetration

Trai expresses concern over India's low broadband penetration

Telecom regulator Trai on Wednesday said demonetisation has accelerated digital transactions in the country, but expressed concern over India trailing nations like Singapore and Malaysia at the level of broadband connectivity, a key component of digital infrastructure.

Internet freedom on the decline in India offsetting gains made in 2014 and 2015: Report

Internet freedom on the decline in India offsetting gains made in 2014 and 2015: Report

Although India overtook the US to become the worlds second largest internet consumer base behind China last year, internet freedom declined slightly in the country, offsetting gains made in 2014 and 2015, a report revealed on Monday.

TRAI's recommendation on free Internet likely this week

TRAI's recommendation on free Internet likely this week

Telecom regulator TRAI is expected to release this week its recommendations on free data services in the wake of its ban on free Internet platforms like Facebook's Free Basics and Airtel Zero.

Telecom Ministry to set up feedback platform to assess call drops

Telecom Ministry to set up feedback platform to assess call drops

The government will set up a platform for consumers to provide direct feedback on call drops in the next one month, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said on Tuesday.

PoI penalty issue: Airtel hopeful of objective outcome

PoI penalty issue: Airtel hopeful of objective outcome

Reassuring of having done everything 'humanly' possible to augment connectivity between its network and newcomer Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel on Tuesday said it hopes of 'objective outcome' on TRAI's suggested imposition of Rs 1,050 crore penalty over interconnect issue.

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 wrote letter to telecom ministry for imposing penalty on call drop

TRAI wrote letter to telecom ministry for imposing penalty on call drop. Watch this special segment and get to know more here.

Trai recommends Rs 3,050 crore fine on Airtel, Vodafone, Idea for denying interconnection facility

Trai recommends Rs 3,050 crore fine on Airtel, Vodafone, Idea for denying interconnection facility

Telecom regulator Trai on Friday recommended a total penalty of Rs 3,050 crore on incumbent players Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular for denying interconnection facility to newcomer Reliance Jio Infocomm.

Reliance Jio blames incumbent operators for 75% call failure on its network

Reliance Jio blames incumbent operators for 75% call failure on its network

Charging incumbent operators of "anti-competitive behaviour", Reliance Jio Infocomm on Thursday said over 75 percent of calls on its network are still failing due to insufficient interconnection facility provided by other operators.

 

RJio asks rivals Vodafone, Idea to release more interconnection ports

RJio asks rivals Vodafone, Idea to release more interconnection ports

Newcomer Reliance Jio has again asked its rivals Vodafone and Idea Cellular to release interconnection ports while alleging that poor quality of service on its network is due to incumbent players' "unlawful and illegal delay" in providing more connections.

Trai to lexamine unsolicited online video ads that download automatically

Telecom regulator Trai will hold a session this month with industry experts to examine concerns over unsolicited online video ads that download automatically without consumers' knowledge, pushing up their data costs inadvertently.

Trai proposes uniform broadcast inter-connect guidelines for transmission of TV channels

Trai proposes uniform broadcast inter-connect guidelines for transmission of TV channels

In a move to check arm-twisting practices and bring in more transparency in broadcasting business, regulator Trai today proposed uniform inter-connection guidelines for transmission of TV channels across all available platforms like cable, DTH and IPTV.

Reliance Jio free calls congesting network: Telcos to TRAI

Reliance Jio free calls congesting network: Telcos to TRAI

Asked by regulator TRAI to explain high level of call failures, incumbent operators Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea have cited free voice calls offered by Reliance Jio as the reason for heavy network congestion.

TRAI call for broadcast, cable tariff right step: Analysts

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India`s (TRAI) proposal for the broadcasting and cable services tariff is a step in the right direction, say analysts but feel some issues still need to be clarified.

Telcos meet TRAI; allege tariff order violation by RJio

Charging new entrant Reliance Jio of violating tariff order, incumbent operators such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone on Fri met regulator Trai on the issue -- a new front in the ongoing war between the two sides over the points of interconnection.

Jio call drops due to its under-preparedness: Airtel

Jio call drops due to its under-preparedness: Airtel

 Bharti Airtel has said that enough points of interconnection (PoIs) have been provided to Reliance Jio to support 20-25 million subscribers and that the company has not been able to deploy its full capacity due to under-preparedness and insufficient testing effort.
 

Trai to issue notice to warring telcos over call failures

Trai to issue notice to warring telcos over call failures

As row between incumbents like Airtel and new entrant Reliance Jio escalated, telecom regulator Trai on Monday stepped in and said it will slap show cause notices on operators for call drops that are far exceeding the norm.

RJio may face enjoin on free calls after TRAI start inspecting its tariff plan

RJio may face enjoin on free calls after TRAI start inspecting its tariff plan. Watch complete news story of News Tonight Superfast for getting detailed updates!

Reliance Jio now says operators violating portability norms

Reliance Jio now says operators violating portability norms

Reliance Jio has sought the industry watchdog`s intervention over the three main telecom operators -- Airtel, Vodafone and Idea -- refusing to allow porting of their subscribers to its own network, in an alleged disregard to licensing norms.

Trai orders Airtel, Voda, Jio to submit call traffic details

Trai orders Airtel, Voda, Jio to submit call traffic details

 Trai has ordered Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance Jio, BSNL and MTNL to submit call details to examine the traffic pattern on their networks, a move which may help the regulator analyse allegations by RIL group firm against incumbents on interconnection issue.