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Reliance Communications welcomes TRAI decision to slash IUC

Trai also plans to phase out IUC by January 1, 2020.

Sep 20, 2017, 14:30 PM IST

TRAI recommendations on net neutrality likely in a month

Telecom regulator Trai on Wednesday said it is expected to issue recommendations on the controversial issue of net neutrality in about a month.

Aug 30, 2017, 14:33 PM IST

New call drop norms in a week, spectrum sale paper in Aug:Trai

In the last auction, held in October 2016, the government managed to sell only 964.80 MHz of spectrum in various bands as against 2,354.55 MHz of radiowaves on the block.

Jul 17, 2017, 19:58 PM IST

TRAI invites firms to be part of paid public wi-fi interface

The public wi-fi hotspots are proposed to be set up on the lines of yesteryear's PCOs that were used for making phone calls by public on paid basis.

Jul 07, 2017, 20:42 PM IST

Airtel, Vodafone needle Trai on network tests; Jio says non-issue

Telecom operators Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular have questioned regulator Trai's timing of recent paper on refining mobile network test rules, calling it a 'disguise' after the damage was done by Reliance Jio.

Jun 20, 2017, 19:46 PM IST

Trai exhorts operators to launch data pack with 1 year validity

Telecom regulator Trai has asked telecom operators to launch at least one mobile Internet data pack that has higher validity of one year.

Jun 05, 2017, 17:04 PM IST

Consultation paper on spectrum auction in 15 days: Trai

Telecom regulator Trai expects to start the consultation process for the next round of spectrum auction in about a fortnight.

Apr 25, 2017, 10:48 AM IST

Telcos' consumer service revenue dips 10.5% in december quarter: TRAI

The revenue of telecom sector from consumer services like mobile telephony and data dipped 10.5 per cent to Rs. 37,284 crore in the October-December period over the previous three months, according to regulator Trai.

Apr 08, 2017, 13:53 PM IST

TRAI to review procedural bottlenecks in telecom business

Regulator TRAI on Tuesday stressed the need to identify bottlenecks that make the functioning of telecom business difficult in India and listed out processes such as licence acquisition, spectrum allotment and mergers that can be reviewed.

Mar 14, 2017, 17:13 PM IST

TRAI favours PCO-type model for low-cost public Wi-Fi services

Telecom regulator TRAI on Thursday recommended small entrepreneurs and shop owners be allowed to become Wi-Fi hotspot venues and team up with 'aggregators' to offer low-cost public Internet services in a PCO-type model.

Mar 09, 2017, 22:10 PM IST

TRAI seeks views on promotional offers, predatory pricing

Telecom regulator TRAI will review the rules of tariff assessment with regard to promotional offers and predatory pricing, issues that have triggered a public spat between Reliance Jio and incumbent operators.

Feb 18, 2017, 15:59 PM IST

Will look at Voda-Idea merger when required: Trai

Telecom watchdog Trai today said it will look into the proposed Vodafone and Idea merger "as and when" regulatory issues crop up.

Feb 17, 2017, 18:54 PM IST

Trai to start drive test for call drops, network issues in January; to include Jio

In order to assess call drop and other network issues of various telecom operators, telecom regulator Trai will start with drive tests in January. The drive will also include the latest entrant Reliance Jio.

Dec 29, 2016, 18:19 PM IST

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.

Nov 30, 2016, 15:43 PM IST

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.

Oct 24, 2016, 11:02 AM IST

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.

Oct 21, 2016, 21:55 PM IST

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.

Oct 16, 2016, 18:14 PM IST

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.

Sep 09, 2016, 14:16 PM IST

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.

Sep 09, 2016, 08:56 AM IST

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.

Sep 08, 2016, 19:32 PM IST