Telcos dispute TRAI's findings on call drops
Telcos dispute TRAI's findings on call drops

The operators argued that Trai's data, which were published on the regulator's website yesterday, do not portray the actual performance of their networks and there was a wide divergence between the results of the tests done by them and those by the regulator.

Most telcos failed TRAI's call drop test, improvement in Delhi
Most telcos failed TRAI's call drop test, improvement in Delhi

Most of the telecom operators, including state-run MTNL, failed random drive tests conducted by the regulator TRAI to check quality of their network and services as part of its efforts to rein in call drop menace.

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.

GSMA wants govt to price spectrum 'reasonably'
GSMA wants govt to price spectrum 'reasonably'

Expressing concern over high base price for spectrum as recommended by regulator Trai, global telecom body GSM Association Tuesday said the government should keep it at "a reasonable level" to achieve the objective of Digital India.

TRAI recommends PPP model to roll out rural broadband network
TRAI recommends PPP model to roll out rural broadband network

A PPP model that aligns private incentives with long term service delivery in the vein of the Build-Own-OperateTransfer/Build-Operate-Transfer models of implementation be the preferred means of implementation, said the regulator.

No plausible reason to revise spectrum cap: TRAI

Sectoral regulator TRAI Wednesday recommended that there is no "plausible reason" to change present restrictions on overall spectrum holding and in a frequency band.

TRAI recommends Rs 11,485 cr/Mhz rate for premium 700 Mhz band
TRAI recommends Rs 11,485 cr/Mhz rate for premium 700 Mhz band

This rate for the next round of auction, is the highest rate for any telecom frequency band, even as leading operators have sought holding back sale of the radiowaves in this band.

TRAI to give differential pricing view by month-end: Sharma
TRAI to give differential pricing view by month-end: Sharma

As the whole issue of Net neutrality continues to simmer, telecom regulator TRAI is firming up its view and will come out with its stand by the end of this month.

Facebook responds to Indian telecom watchdog on Free Basics

Social networking site Facebook on Wednesday responded to the Indian telecom regulator's letter regarding Free Basics, saying it tried to cooperate with the watchdog.

Net Neutrality: TRAI slams Facebook over 'Free Basics', co hits back
Net Neutrality: TRAI slams Facebook over 'Free Basics', co hits back

A day before the open house discussion on differential pricing of data, a full-scale war of words has broken out between telecom regulator TRAI and social network Facebook over the Net neutrality debate.

TRAI releases draft direction on broadband services
TRAI releases draft direction on broadband services

The Indian telecom watchdog on Wednesday released draft directions on delivering broadband services in a transparent manner.

Facebook alleges TRAI office unsubscribed to its mail on net neutrality

Social media major Facebook has alleged that someone at telecom regulator Trai's office blocked email from its websites which people used for sharing their comments on differential pricing issue -- a key issue of net neutrality.

TRAI to hold differential pricing discussion on Thursday

Sectoral regulator Trai will conduct an open house discussion on differential pricing for data services, a key aspect of net neutrality, on January 21.

Chunk of responses on Free Basics rather than net neutrality: TRAI
Chunk of responses on Free Basics rather than net neutrality: TRAI

Academicians from India's premier institutes IITs and IISc have slammed Facebook's Free Basics initiative, terming it "flawed" and "misleading".

Consumers have right to be compensated for call drops: TRAI

Consumers have the right to get compensated for call drops and this was different from the quality of service guidelines that cellular service providers have to follow under the licence conditions, TRAI told Delhi High Court Friday.

 

If telcos compensate for call drops, they can't take it back: HC

Delhi High Court on Thursday observed that if telecom operators were compelled to compensate consumers for call drops as per the new TRAI regulations, they would not be able to take it back if the rule was set aside in future.

Spectrum price recommendations for auction by mid-Jan: Trai
Spectrum price recommendations for auction by mid-Jan: Trai

Sectoral regulator Trai will come out with recommendations on the reserve price of various spectrum bands for the next round of auction by January 15.

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DNA: Analysis of call drop issues faced by Indian population

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TRAI to write back to people who commented via FB template

Telecom regulator TRAI will write back to people who have commented through a template supporting Free Basics to answer specific questions asked by it in consultation paper on differential pricing of data -- a net neutrality issue.