Broadcast regulator TRAI Friday said it is examining possible solutions for achieving TV Set-Top-Box (STB) interoperability, and expects to make headway with industry involvement by the end of this year. The move assumes significance since consumers get tied down to their service providers, as STBs are bound to the operator. When a consumer wants to
Telecom regulator Trai Wednesday directed operators to submit before it all tariff plans that they offer to select segments of customers at the end of every month. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had issued a similar order in October 2018 but the same was set aside by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate
DTH operator Independent TV (formerly Big TV) has assured broadcast regulator TRAI that it has taken a series of steps to ensure that its current tariff plans are in conformity to the sector's new regulatory framework. The clarification came after the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) wrote to Independent TV asking it to justify
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) might soon introduce a lighter form of regulation on over-the-top (OTT) players such as Skype and WhatsApp. The regulator has scheduled its first open house session for today and the recommendations based on the meeting is expected to come out as early as May. The meeting will examine
TRAI's new regime for the TV industry came into effect last month and while the industry is still making the shift to new pay-per-channel system, the DTH and cable providers continue to revamp their channel offerings. The change in tariff plan has affected all the key players including DTH operators, cable operators, subscribers and broadcasters
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has reportedly started offering VoLTE services in Gujarat telecom circle as well. With its limited spectrum, the state run telecom operator has been testing 4G services across all major circles where it has presence, and some parts of Kerala are already on 2G and 4G services. According to a TelecomTalk
Tata Sky, after implementing the new regulations brought forward by TRAI, has now announced special price slabs for customers with multiple TV connections. As part of this new plan, the DTH service provider is considering the network capacity fee (NFC), service charges and Tata Sky Binge service charges with the primary connection pack price. The
Reliance Jio was the fastest telecom network in February, registering average download speed of 20.9 megabit per second on its network, according to the Trai data. Performance of Bharti Airtel and Vodafone remained almost flat at 9.4Mbps and 6.7Mbps compared to their performance in January, the data published by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
TRAI's pay-per-view channel scheme went into effect last month and while the initial confusion seems to have gone, cable operators and DTH service providers are still rolling out different channel packs. The goal is to have more channel and package options for subscribers who hoped that the new scheme would bring down their monthly cost.
Following the rival Dish TV, now Tata Sky has also come up with new regional HD and SD mini bouquet packs for its subscribers. The DTH operator has introduced 13 new add-on packs across six regional languages priced between Rs 60 to Rs 200, first reported by TelecomTalk. Tata Sky's new add-on packs include regional
Last year, TRAI introduced new framework for cable and DTH operators which allows users to choose channels they wish to watch, and only pay for that. While the idea sounds good on paper, the network capacity fee (NCF) has been a culprit for making the monthly bills soar. To minimize the burden, Tata Sky had
Telecom regulator Trai will release its recommendations on the regulatory framework for over-the-top (OTT) services in a couple of months, its chairman R S Sharma said Tuesday. "We already have a paper on OTT (over-the-top). We will come out with appropriate recommendations and regulations in near future. A couple of months from now," Sharma told
These days several DTH operators are coming up with multi-TV policies. Tata Sky and D2h recently unveiled their multi-TV policy and now, Airtel Digital TV s multi-connection charges have been revealed. Additionally, telecomtalk.info reported that the discounts that will be offered to subscribers will be on Network Capacity Fee (NCF) only, as per Telecom Regulatory
Star India has added new channel packs for users willing to watch its Sports and English movies channels. Earlier, Star India didn't offer its popular sports and English movies channels in any pack. Hence, subscribers, who wanted to watch these channels, had to purchase them along with Star s Indian channels, TelecomTalks reports. This also
(Eds: Corrects number 85.64 lak in para 2) New Delhi, Feb 20 (PTI) Telecom subscribers in the country grew marginally to 119.7 crore in December with only two operators, Reliance Jio and state-run BSNL, reporting addition in their user base, according to a Trai report. Reliance Jio added 85.64 lakh users and BSNL 5.56 lakh
The government is considering a proposal to enable interoperability for public Wi-Fi network, which will translate into a seamless connectivity experience for users, a top Department of Telecom official said Friday. Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan said 3.7 lakh Wi-Fi hotspots have been deployed by the industry - against the stated commitment of rolling out one
Reliance Jio continued to top the average 4G download speed chart, beating its nearest rival Airtel with almost double data speed, according to a report by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) for January. Jio's 4G network registered an average download speed of 18.8 megabits per second (Mbps), while Airtel network clocked a speed
TRAI recently introduced new framework for cable and DTH operators, after which, subscribers now need to choose channels they wish to watch, and only pay for that. While the idea is good, the implementation is where things get confusing for many. In fact, after the new DTH rules, the monthly bills have gone up, and
After TRAI s implementation of new framework for DTH and cable operators, a lot has changed in India. You now need to choose your favorite channels individually, or go for broadcaster packs. Over and above the channel packs, you also need to pay NCF (network capacity fee), which makes TV watching in India slightly expensive.
TRAI has given time till March 31 for consumers to opt for channels of their choice under the new framework for broadcasting and cable services, the telecom regulator said Tuesday. In a statement, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said it has also asked all distribution platform operators (DPOs) to create 'best fit plan'