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Aug 20, 2019, 06.52 AM IST
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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

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 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

​​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.

Local focus likely in 5G use case norms: Panellists

“Reliability on 5G technology and a vision of getting optimised speed to drive IoT is the future which India is looking to,” said Pamela Kumar, director general, TSDSI.

India to take 'calibrated' call on Huawei soon, no compromise on security: Telecom Secy

Telecom Secretary said that DoT is keeping an eye on global developments regarding Huawei.

Dept of Telecom may debar BSNL from LWE-II connectivity program

BSNL has led the previous leg or LWE-I to deploy 2,500 mobile towers to boost telephony in the Red Corridor, with completing the initiative in a lesser time than anticipated in 2016.

Trai directs Tata Teleservices to refund customers' unspent balance

Trai has issued the notice on Monday to the Tata Group company asking them to return the unused balance of the carrier's customers and security deposit of the post paid subscribers by July 30.

DoT to oppose spectrum sale of bankrupt telcos

DoT says only the government can sell asset; move may make RCom, Aircel less attractive to buyers.

TRAI Chief allays concerns on dip in mobile user base; rules out intervention

India's total wireless subscriber base fell to 1,161.8 million on March 31, 2019, shedding 21.87 million users over the previous month, according to data released by the TRAI recently.

Panel for 5G seeks flexible conditions for trials

Panel for 5G seeks flexible conditions for trials

The official added that the panel has also suggested that the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) look at awarding non-interfering radio waves for trials.

COAI urges new govt to ease telecom sector's financial woes, review spectrum prices

COAI urges new govt to ease telecom sector's financial woes, review spectrum prices

The industry hopes that the current level of 30 per cent levy would be reduced to provide a breather to the stressed sector.

Spectrum auction need to be commenced for 5G roll out: Tech Mahindra

Spectrum auction need to be commenced for 5G roll out: Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra said 4G is yet to touch all parts of the country, and while that happens on a massive scale, there are some "definite green-shoots" of 5G trials.

Panel's views on 5G trial under DoT consideration

Panel's views on 5G trial under DoT consideration

The 5G committee has submitted its recommendations to DoT on what should be the quantum, duration, and price of the spectrum for trial.

Trai to tackle regulatory imbalance in OTT consultation process

Trai to tackle regulatory imbalance in OTT consultation process

The regulator is holding an open house discussion in Bengaluru on April 24, followed by one in Delhi next month.

Trai to fix ‘regulatory imbalance’ between mobile phone companies and OTT applications

Trai to fix ‘regulatory imbalance’ between mobile phone companies and OTT applications

“In the OTT consultation, our focus is on regulatory imbalance from the perspective of telecom operators,” Trai chairman RS Sharma told ET.

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