Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

Consumers to have 200 channels instead of 100 in Rs 130, says TRAI

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has made amendments to New Tariff Order (NTO) allowing consumers to have 200 channels instead of 100 at the same price of Rs 130."There were 100 channels that were given at Rs 130 and it included mandatory channels broadcasted by Prasar Bharati. Now you have 200 channels in Rs 130 excluding the Prasar Bharati channels," said RS Sharma, TRAI Chairman.

Jan 13, 2020, 14:39 PM IST

Should zero mobile termination charge deadline be revised? TRAI seeks suggestion on Interconnect fee

Interconnection Usage Charges (IUC) are wholesale charges payable by a Telecom Service Provider (TSP)  to  another Telecom  Service  Provider (TSP) for origination, transiting, or termination  of the calls.

Sep 19, 2019, 13:04 PM IST

India's total telephone subscribers increased 0.22% to 1,186.63 in July

The overall Tele-density in India increased from 90.11 at the end of June 2019 to 90.23 at the end of July 2019 .

Sep 19, 2019, 12:10 PM IST

How long should an incoming call ring on your mobile - TRAI seeks suggestions

The objective of this consultation Paper is to discover values for duration of ringing which should be configured by all the telecommunication service providers to forced release calls in case no answer condition persists beyond the given duration.

Sep 17, 2019, 13:04 PM IST

Jio tops 4G chart with 21.3 mbps download speed; Vodafone in upload in August: TRAI

Reliance Jio was the fastest 4G operator in 2018 with highest average download speed in all 12 months, the telecom regulator data showed.

Sep 17, 2019, 12:00 PM IST

Broadcasters wary of TRAI decision on review pricing

They fear that the intrusive approach by the regulator will only discourage and disincentivise fresh investments into the sector, which can have dire consequences.

Aug 20, 2019, 10:58 AM IST

Jio adds most subscribers in April; Airtel, VIL lose

State-run BSNL was the only other gainer with over 2.28 lakh new subscribers taking its total tally to around 11.59 crore.

Jun 25, 2019, 11:10 AM IST

Trai seeks views on free spectrum allotment worth Rs 98,520 cr to Railways

The DoT in its comment to Trai mentioned that the spectrum in 700 MHz band is a valuable spectrum as the reserve price provided by the regulator Trai in its recommendations dated August 1, 2018 on pan-India basis comes out to be Rs 98,520 crore for 15 MHz (paired) spectrum.

Jun 25, 2019, 10:10 AM IST

DCC clears imposing penalty on Airtel, Voda Idea; seeks Trai view on fine amount

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) in October 2016 recommended imposing total penalty of Rs 3,050 crore on Airtel, Vodafone Idea for allegedly denying interconnectivity to newcomer RJio.

Jun 17, 2019, 15:03 PM IST

Trai to initiate consultation on spectrum issues, valuation methodology in 2019

Trai, in August this year, had recommended rules and prices for the next round of spectrum auction that included radiowaves for 5G mobile services and other bands.

Nov 29, 2018, 14:51 PM IST

Trai to be renamed as DCRAI soon

The minister earlier in the day shared change in name of Telecom Commission-- apex decision-making body at the Department of Telecom, to Digital Communications Commission.

Sep 27, 2018, 17:57 PM IST

TRAI releases TCCCPR 2018 to check pesky calls and spams

The regulation says that the companies will have to register themselves for commercial SMS and calls.

Jul 20, 2018, 17:59 PM IST

TRAI notifies draft norms to curb pesky calls, texts

The new features of the regulation are adoption of Distributed Ledger Technology (or blockchain) as the RegTech to enforce regulatory compliance while allowing innovation in the market.

May 29, 2018, 17:04 PM IST

Telcos' revenue dips 8.6% to Rs 2.55 lakh crore; govt collections from licence fee

The gross revenue for the sector stood at Rs 2.79 lakh crore in 2016.

May 04, 2018, 17:22 PM IST

Guess how many people changed mobile operators in January 2018

The highest number of MNP requests till date have been received in Karnataka (35.27 million) followed by Andhra Pradesh (30.15 million).

Mar 23, 2018, 20:59 PM IST

Mobile bills to become cheaper, TRAI slashes international incoming call termination rates

These rates are paid by foreign carriers for terminating international calls in India.

Jan 12, 2018, 17:53 PM IST

Trai's net neutrality views by Oct-end; OTT consultation soon

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has already concluded open house discussions around the controversial issue of net neutrality and is in the process of drafting the recommendations.

Oct 02, 2017, 12:51 PM IST

Trai's discussion paper on spectrum auction likely this week

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is likely to release a discussion paper on spectrum auction this week, chairman R S Sharma said on Monday.

Aug 21, 2017, 13:11 PM IST

Trai gets tough on call drops; slaps penalty of upto Rs 10 lakh

Telecom regulator TRAI on Thursday issued stringent guidelines to curb call drops along with a penalty of up to Rs 10 lakh on service providers if they fail to meet the benchmark for three consecutive quarters.

Aug 18, 2017, 15:44 PM IST

Trai to begin consultation on mobile applications seeking user data

The submission by the Centre was made before a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra which was examining the contentious issue of 2016 privacy policy of WhatsApp.

Jul 23, 2017, 14:44 PM IST