Telecom industry regulator, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has shown that the Karnataka telecom circle recorded the most number of mobile number portability requests at 10.20 million since the facility was launched in the country.
Industry representative body, the Indian Broadcasting Foundation has expressed serious concerns over a Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI's) recent notification that calls for capping the advertisements to 12 minutes per hour on TV channels.
Indian telecom sector regulator, the Telecom Regulatory and Authority of India (Trai) has warned cable operators in the county to comply with the regulations relating to transition from analogue to digital signals.
India's telecom sector regulator, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has sought views on the new draft amendment to the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) regulations that allow users to move to another telecom network while retaining the same number.
India's telecom sector regulator, the Telecom regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released a consultation paper inviting views on roaming charges for voice calls and SMS messages in the country on telecom networks.
India's union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has asked the telecom regulatory authority of India (TRAI) for recommendations on the issue of regulations for the cable TV sector in the country.
The ministry has asked the telecom sector regulator to give suggestions on reforms of regulations for mission of local channels or ground based channels that are operated by multi-system operators (MSOs) and local cable operators (LCOs). The ministry has asked TRAI for its views on whether there should be a set of provisions for local channels on the issue.
New Delhi, Jan 2 : The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released the recommendations on "Terms and Conditions of Unified License (Access Services)" on the reference made by the DoT.
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) through its letter no. 20-281/2010-AS-I dated 21.12.2012 referred the `Terms and Conditions for Unified License (Access Services)" to TRAI.
Indian telecom sector regulator, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has introduced new rules aimed at ensuring transparency in broadband service in the country.
The TRAI has introduced rules and penalties to make sure that the broadband service providers honestly report the quality of their service and meet the set compliance regulations set by the authorities. The regulator has released its new Quality of Service of Broadband Service (Amendment) Regulations, 2012 allowing it to impose penalties on defaulters.
India’s telecom sector regulator, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has said that it will launch public consultations on the matter relating to proposed free telecom roaming in the country. TRAI is expected to follow the process through a consultation paper involving various players.
Fixing high reserve price for 2G spectrum auction that took place last week was a mistake, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has said.
The government had fixed Rs 14,000 crore as the base price for the recently held 2G spectrum auction, which could only raise Rs 9,407 crore, against the government's target of Rs
The just-concluded 2G spectrum auctions failed to meet government's expectations, prompting many to predict that the government will have to lower the price in key telecom circles if it really wants to sell remaining spectrum.
The 2G spectrum auction generated merely Rs 9,407.64 crore in revenue for the government, less than a quarter of the previous estimate of more than Rs 40,000 crore.
In a bid to arrest the increasing menace of pesky messages, telecom regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has capped the number of low rate SMSes at 100 per day.
Taking the advantage of concessional SMS offers by telecom operators,
Unregistered tele-marketers send out thousands of SMSes to mobile phone subscribers. Many subscribers often complain that unsolicited promotional SMSes disturb them unnecessarily.
TRAI ordered telecom operators on Monday that they should charge a minimum 50 paise for every SMS sent beyond the limit of 100.
India’s union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has said that the mobile phone users in the country will no longer have to pay roaming charges from the coming year.
The removal of roaming charges was earlier proposed as part of the National Telecom Policy 2012 of the government for governing the telecom sector in the country. The NTP 2012, which was approved by the government in May, allows mobile phone users to use the same number across the country without paying extra charges, besides doing away with any roaming charges.
Telecom companies will start consolidating in the next three to five years and the trends of predatory pricing and tariff war will come to an end, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman Rahul Khullar has said.
India’s telecom sector suffered the first-ever decline in the number of monthly subscriber in July this year, figures released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) showed.
According to the latest TRAI report, the total number of telecom subscribers slipped by 20.71 million subscribers month on month, from 965.52 million in June to 944.81 million in July.
It was the first time in India’s telecom sector that overall subscriber base had shrunk.
The ongoing ban on bulk SMSes across India is not only causing troubles for mobile phone users by affecting festive spirits, but also causing revenue losses to telecom operators.
Indian authorities put a 15-day ban on bulk SMSes and MMSes starting August 18, in wake of use of these services to spread hate material that led created a fear psychosis among Northeast Indians, leading to their mass exodus from different parts of the country.
Indian government has disconnected telephone numbers of nearly 51,000 telemarketers who had not registered themselves with the department but were carrying on with their marketing activities.
This is a good step. Ever since the Do not disturb registry was launched in India, the telemarketing companies were directed to follow the guidelines and to register themselves.
The government has disconnected more than 51,000 unregistered telephone connections that were being used for telemarketing purposes in the country till the month of July 2012.
Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Milind Deora said in the Rajya Sabha in a reply that more than 51,181 telephone numbers that were not registered as telemarketers but were used for telemarketing purpose, have been disconnected by the authorities.
Rahul Khullar, Chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has said that the price of telecom spectrum is not the primary determinant of mobile phone tariffs and the telecom service providers fix the price on eth basis of various other considerations.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has said that the mobile tariffs in the country could rise 5-10 paise due to spectrum pricing.
If the proposal for the new spectrum pricing is accepted by the authorities, the telecom service providers might pass on the increase to the customers and as a result tariffs might rise in the country. Telecom companies have said that the tariff might rise as much as 90 paisa due to the pectrum pricing.
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