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DoT panel recommends slab-based penalties for telecom violations

TelecommunicationsA Department of Telecommunications (DoT) panel has recommended a slab-based structure with monetary fines for violations committed by telecom operators.

Monetary fines recommended by the DoT panel ranges from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 50 crore. It also suggested that violations by telecom operators should be examined on nine parameters and clubbed in five categories.

Warnings over certain violations can cost Rs 1 lakh to telecom operators, while minor violations will welcome a penalty of Rs 1 crore. Moderate, major and severe violations will cost Rs 5 crore, Rs 20 crore and Rs 50 crore, respectively.

DfT not to contest West Coast review, to pay compensation

DfT not to contest West Coast review, to pay compensationThe Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that it will no longer contest the Judicial Review about how the West Coast Main Line (WCML) franchise was awarded in August.

Reliance Communications has joined other telecom rivals in slamming the 2G spectrum pricing

Reliance Communications has joined other telecom rivals in slamming the 2G spectrum pricingNow Reliance Communications has got involved in the 2G spectrum as well. It has joined other telecom rivals in slamming the 2G spectrum pricing proposals. These proposals are unsettled by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

TRAI issues show-cause notice against ESPN over DTH tariff

A new direction was given to the war between ESPN and DTH operators over the pricing of sports channel on Tuesday when sector regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued a show-cause notice to ESPN Software India.

The notice said that if in case ESPN fail to comply with prices recommended by the regulator within three next working days, then TRAI would ask the I&B ministry to cancel broadcaster’s license. It will also then take the matter to the courts if the broadcaster failed to adhere to the rules.

According to TRAI, the broadcasters can not charge a premium of more than 50% to DTH operators when compared to the prices they offer to cable operators in non-CAS areas. But ESPN had failed to adhere to TRAI’s directions.

TRAI Tightens Screw On Mobile Operators On Unsolicited Calls Issue

Telecom Regulatory Authority of IndiaNew Delhi: Aiming to thwart mobile operators on unsolicited calls, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has revealed its decision to impose a fine on mobile operators in case subscribers listed on the National Do Not Call (NDNC) registry continue to get calls from telemarketers.

India Achieves 250 Mln Mark In Advance

Mr Nripendra Misra, Chairman TRAINew Delhi: India’s subscriber growth rate kept on rising at the same time as the telecommunication industry got involved in spectrum clashes and other technology disputes.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said that the December-2007 goal to achieve 250 million subscribers has been accomplished before the due date.

After this great success, TRAI told that it is not difficult for the industry to achieve the 500 million target, by next three years (2010).




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