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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.

 Trai chairman's Twitter account hacked

Trai chairman's Twitter account hacked

Twitter account of Trai Chairman R S Sharma was hacked on Saturday and some obscene comments making fun of him were posted on the microblogging site.

Telcos agree to provide point of interconnection to Reliance Jio

Telcos agree to provide point of interconnection to Reliance Jio

Trai had called a meeting with telecom operators to resolve the ongoing dispute involving Jio and incumbent telecom operators such as Airtel, Vodafone and Idea over inter-connecting points.

COAI kept out of Trai meeting on RJio request: Rajan Mathews

COAI kept out of Trai meeting on RJio request: Rajan Mathews

 Representatives of industry body COAI were kept out of the meeting of telecom operators with Trai over the controversial issue of network interconnection at the insistence of Reliance Jio, a top official of the association claimed today.

Trai meets warring telcos, keeps COAI out of meeting

Trai meets warring telcos, keeps COAI out of meeting

Sector regulator Trai on Firday met telecom operators Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea to discuss ongoing tussle over network interconnection, but barred officials of industry body COAI from the meeting.

Telco war: Reliance Jio, Vodafone, Airtel and other players to meet TRAI today

Telco war: Reliance Jio, Vodafone, Airtel and other players to meet TRAI today

Telecom regulator TRAI has called a meeting with telecom operators to resolve the ongoing dispute involving Reliance Jio and incumbent telecom operators such as Airtel, Vodafone and Idea over inter-connecting points.

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.