Charge incremental SUC only on shared airwaves: Telcos to Trai
Carriers also urged the authorities to look at the necessity of the SUC charge itself, given that airwaves are bought in auctions, by paying market prices.
TRAI notifies changes to telecom interconnection rules for fixed line networks
Outlining the amendments, TRAI said that within a service area...
Trai blocks Airtel, Voda Idea premium plans, says may affect service quality of others
Trai blocked premium plans that offer faster data, say...
Allow preferential market access to local gear makers: TRAI
TRAI chairman RS Sharma said government policies relating to electronics and local handset manufacturing have “paid rich dividends” and that more needs to be done, particularly to push domestic manufacturing of telecom equipment and ensure value addition. “Unless we provide opportunities for our own domestic players, we will not go anywhere,” said Sharma.
TRAI advocates domestic manufacturing of telecom equipment, bats for digital sovereignty
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R S Sharma said government policies relating to electronics and local handset manufacturing have "paid rich dividends", and added that more needs to be done, particularly to push domestic manufacturing of telecom equipment and ensure value addition.
Trai raps telcos for delaying registration of private, govt-owned telemarketers
About two years ago, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) had issued rules, making it mandatory for telcos to seek subscriber consent for receiving unwanted calls or text messages from telemarketers.
Telecom companies reject Trai’s tariff calculator proposal in one voice
Rajan Mathews, director general of the Cellular Operators Association of India, said customers have access to the Trai website that provides a calculator to compare tariff offerings. “Trai also has adequate monitoring and enforcement mechanisms to ensure its regulations are followed by operators,” he said.
Trai rejects telemarketer's objections to Tanla Solutions providing blockchain tech to telcos
In response to a petition filed by Venets Media in the Delhi High Court, Trai has said that technology driven solutions have been adopted to protect consumers' data by telecom service providers under the TCCCPR-2018 regulation to curb the menace of spam SMS.
Government notifies vacancy for Trai chairperson's post
During Sharma’s tenure as Trai chairman, Reliance Jio Infocomm started services in September 2016 and disrupted the markets, making voice calls almost free and sending data rates crashing to all-time lows
Trai's blockchain solution to tackle pesky calls, messages runs into legal hurdle
Tanla Solutions — an implementing partner of the distributed ledger technology (DLT) for Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd — is itself a telemarketer, thus raising conflict of interest issues.
Trai scraps rule that mandated 100 SMSes at discounted rates
This means operators will have a free hand in fixing charges for such bulk SMSes by non-commercial users, and Trai's practice of forbearance will extend to such messages too, an official explained.
Trai to start discussion on improving speed and reliability of broadband connectivity
The telecom regulator is considering starting an industry-wide discussion on improving speed and reliability of broadband connectivity, as well as strengthening the digital infrastructure, amid a growing remote work culture in wake of the pandemic.
TRAI proposes 11-digit mobile numbers to meet future needs
The telecom regulator on Friday suggested using 11-digit numbers for mobile phones, instead of 10 digits, to ensure adequate numbering resources for user base growth in the future, but advised against migration to a unified numbering system for mobiles and landlines.
Need strong fixed line infra, wifi hotspots in rural areas for robust connectivity: TRAI chief
India has created many digital systems that are churning out huge amounts of data, and the country will have its own use cases for 5G, tapping into opportunities in multiple areas like Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, big data, healthcare and others, Sharma said while addressing ASSOCHAM webinar on 'Digital: The next revolution'.