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Oct 17, 2019, 11.43 PM IST
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Mobile users cannot submit port out requests between Nov 4-10; new MNP regime from Nov 11

Under mobile number portability (MNP) subscribers can switch operators without changing their mobile numbers.

TRAI seeks stakeholders’ views on reserve price for auction of FM Radio channels

Trai issued a consultation paper of Wednesday, asking for views of the various stakeholders involved on whether they agree with the methodology adopted by the telecom regulator for valuation of FM Radio channels.

Govt promise of spectrum price reforms big relief for industry: COAI

The industry has been maintaining that the spectrum prices proposed in India are four times higher than other markets.

Govt to reform spectrum pricing, auction to be held within this fiscal

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who also handles the portfolios of law and justice, added that the next spectrum auctions will be held within this financial year.

Voda Idea Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla calls for 'enabling regulatory' environment for telecom sector

Stating that India's broadband user base of 600 million is second only to China, Birla said artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and robotics will drive the next wave of digital growth.

Telecom sector key to Industry 4.0, Digital India: DoT Secretary

The telecom secretary was inaugurating a three-day India Mobile Congress (IMC) - 2019 in New Delhi.

Trai gives more time to telcos to implement revamped MNP norms; November 11 new deadline

The revamped mobile number portability (MNP) or port out rules aim to makes the entire process faster and simpler.

Trai floats paper to simplify, speed up M&A approvals

The current M&A rules allow amalgamation of companies not exceeding 50 per cent market share in a service area.

Interconnect fee was to be scrapped from January: TRAI seeks views on deferring zero-IUC regime

TRAI says consumers yet to migrate fully to data calls and imbalance in voice traffic between operators exists.

5G rollout may be delayed as Telcos spar with TSDSI

Standards body wants changes in 5G standard but operators oppose.

India will not compromise on security of telecom networks: Sanjay Dhotre

India will not compromise on security of telecom networks: Sanjay Dhotre

The remarks come in the backdrop of US' concerns over deployment of Huawei telecom gear in new and upcoming networks.

Storm rages over cable TV bills as Trai, broadcasters square off on prices

Storm rages over cable TV bills as Trai, broadcasters square off on prices

Trai thinks that too many bouquets are being formed by broadcasters and the consumer is getting confused.

Trai proposes Rs 5.74 MNP fee from September 30

Trai proposes Rs 5.74 MNP fee from September 30

MNP refers to a facility that allows a user to switch telecom carriers without changing the mobile number.

Trai floats paper on increasing scope of telecom infrastructure companies

Trai floats paper on increasing scope of telecom infrastructure companies

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has also asked whether they should be allowed to provide end-to-end bandwidth through leased lines to service providers.

Trai moves to ease TV viewer woes on selecting channels of choice

Trai moves to ease TV viewer woes on selecting channels of choice

Trai said it had made several attempts to resolve the large consumer grievance, but users were unable to choose television channels that they wanted to see.

TRAI warns consumers against fraud

TRAI warns consumers against fraud

​​The authority cautioned that some no objection certificates for installing these towers were being purportedly issues by the ministries of communications and information technology, which the regulator said were completely fake.

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