Telecom regulator TRAI today mooted a concept of open architecture-based public Wi-Fi grid to bring down the cost of internet by 90 percent. Trai Chairman R S Shama presented a report on public Wi-Fi open pilot project to Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha. The recommendations by Trai are backed by the findings of pilot project conducted
Apple and India's telecom regulator TRAI are locking heads over the development of a government anti-spam mobile application. Apple had agreed to provide limited help to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India to help build such an app by tapping in to new iOS features, which allow users to report unsolicited calls and text messages as
Gross revenue of telecom services providers declined by 8.1 per cent while the licence fee collected by the government dropped by 16 per cent year-on-year in the quarter ended on December 31, 2017, a report by sector regulator Trai said. The adjusted gross revenue (AGR) earned by companies from sale of telecom services declined by
India's telecom subscriber base dipped to 117.5 crore at the end of January with smaller operators losing bulk of their customers, as per monthly Trai report released today. "The number of telephone subscribers in India declined from 1,190.67 million at the end of December 2017 to 1,175.01 million at the end of January 2018, thereby
The process of network port-out is set to become faster and simpler for mobile subscribers, as telecom regulator Trai is planning to initiate a review of the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) mechanism. It will issue, by the month-end, a consultation paper that will look at reducing the time taken to switch from one network to
The telecom regulator Trai expects to finalise recommendation for the country's largest ever spectrum auction within a quarter, a top official said. "We have completed the consultation process (for spectrum auction) and are drafting the recommendations," Trai Chairman RS Sharma told PTI here. He was replying to queries around India's readiness for 5G and regulatory
Trying to put an end to the customers' woes of not being able to switch Aircel numbers to other operators, the Indian telecom regulator on Tuesday issued a directive asking the company to generate Unique Port Code (UPC) that would facilitate mobile number portability (MNP). The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has asked for
COAI's director general Rajan Mathews today ruled out tendering an apology to Reliance Jio over the industry body's recent allegations that the orders of sector regulator Trai have been favouring the newcomer. "There is no question of apologising to Jio as there is no worthy reason to do so, as the COAI's differences are with
Reliance Jio lashed out at incumbent operators and industry body COAI for their allegations that Trai's regulations are favouring the newcomer, and demanded a public apology within 48 hours for the "defamatory", "slanderous" and "libelous" accusations. In a strongly worded letter to COAI, Reliance Jio Ltd (RJIL) said that the press release issued by the
Telecom regulator Trai today said it will impose financial disincentive of up to Rs 50 lakh per circle on operators if their service rates are found to be predatory in nature. "In case of tariff being found predatory, the service provider shall, without prejudice to the terms and conditions of its licence...or directions issued, thereunder,
The number of telephone subscribers in India rose from 1,185.88 million at the end of November 2017 to 1,190.67 million at the end of December, a monthly growth rate of 0.40 percent, data from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) showed on Friday. The urban subscription increased from 684.89 million at the end of
Telecom regulator Trai today slammed Reliance Communications for "usurping" unspent pre-paid balances and security deposit of its mobile customers after operations were shut down, calling it "unethical, immoral and unjustified". TRAI Chairman R S Sharma warned of punitive action if the billionaire Anil Ambani-led company fails to comply with its directive. "They have no legal,
Reliance Communications has opposed the telecom regulator's directive asking the company to refund unspent balance of mobile subscribers, in the wake of discontinuation of its voice services. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is, however, of the view that the demand on customer refunds is fully justified as it pertains to premature closure of
Telecom regulator TRAI slashed mobile number portability rates by almost 79 percent to a maximum of Rs 4, citing lower cost and higher volumes for such transactions. The prescribed ceiling for mobile number portability rates was Rs 19, so far. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in a statement directed the reduction in "per
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Tuesday made it mandatory for every service provider to allocate, on non-discriminatory basis, interconnection points within 30 days of receipt of request from another service provider. "If any service provider contravenes the provisions of these regulations, it shall, without prejudice to any penalty which may be imposed
Reliance Jio again emerged as fastest mobile broadband service provider by registering peak speed of 21.8 megabit per second at the end of October, according to Trai data released today. While, Idea Cellular recorded the highest upload speed of 7.1 mbps (megabits per second) during the month. The upload speed matters the most when a
The Union government has sought recommendation from telecom regulator TRAI on auctioning television channels on lines of FM radio channels, the Lok Sabha was informed today. In a written reply to a question, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said the response of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India was awaited. The
Telecom regulator TRAI plans to strengthen its MySpeed app, which measures mobile data speeds, and will also make its evaluation method more transparent after consultation with operators, its chairman R S Sharma said. Some operators had complained about methods and results of the TRAI's MySpeed app, and the regulator will soon come out with a white paper on underlying methodology and algorithms used by the said app for calculating data speeds of various service providers.
Reliance Jio seems to have lost its 'free' touch as the company has reportedly signed up only 3.9 million customers on its network in the month of April. The number has significantly dropped and is said to be the lowest ever since the Reliance Jio services launched in September. However, as per Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), 3.9 million subscribers on Reliance's telecom network is also the highest when compared to other telecom operators.
The newly appointed Chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Ram Sewak Sharma, will take charge on Monday following government's approving his request for early retirement.