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.
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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.
Trai says floor pricing talks only after lockdown ends
“It may be a better option that any further discussion on the issue (floor tariff) is held after the lockdown is completely lifted and normalcy is restored,” Sharma told ET, virtually ruling out an online open house discussion on the issue, and thus, an early decision on the contentious issue.
Trai says not recommended 11 digit mobile numbering plan, 10-digit numbers to continue
As per Trai recommendation, the country will continue to follow a 10-digit numbering for mobile services, and the regulator has "categorically rejected" shifting to an 11-digit mobile numbering plan.
TRAI launches channel selection app to facilitate easy subscription modification
In a statement, TRAI said that after issuing the new tariff order for broadcasting services it was noticed that consumers were facing difficulty to opt for TV channels or bouquets of their choice on the web portal or applications of their respective Distributed Platform Operators (DPO).
Trai issues spectrum sharing paper
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has sought public consultation on whether the incremental spectrum usage charge (SUC), in case of spectrum sharing, must be applicable only to shared bands.
DoT, FinMin may make financing options available to boost telecom manufacturing locally: RS Sharma
"DoT should coordinate with the Ministry of Finance for making financing options available, in line with the practices followed by other export-oriented economies, to indigenous telecom equipment manufacturers," the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) chairman Ram Sewak Sharma told.
No need for fresh directive on prepaid validity, benefits as telcos have complied, feels Trai
Given that companies have complied with Trai's call and announced measures for low-income users to stay connected amid the lockdown, the regulator felt there is no need to come out with specific new instructions for now. The authority will be keeping a close watch to see how the situation evolves, Trai sources told .
Trai pulls up telcos for selective validity extension
Trai said “Airtel and VIL had followed a selective approach” in giving relaxation to subscribers in extending the validity and giving a credit of Rs 10 to each subscriber, and as a result “all the 2G subscribers were not covered and are facing hardships” in absence of any recharge facilities.
TRAI issues recommendations on reserve price for auction of FM radio channels
TRAI finalised its recommendations after considering all comments received from stakeholders during the consultation process and further analysis of the issues. TRAI recommended that the valuation of FM radio channels in 273 new cities has been worked out as a simple mean of the three valuation approaches.
TRAI notifies changes to telecom interconnection rules for fixed line networks
Outlining the amendments, TRAI said that within a service area, the location of points of interconnect for call between any two fixed line networks and fixed line and NLD networks will be at a place that is mutually agreed to between the interconnection provider and seeker.
Trai raises international call termination charges to 35-65 paise/minute; telcos to benefit
While the regulator has given a range with floor and a ceiling, and left it to operators to set the rate under a forbearance regime, it has, however, mandated that operators will offer non-discriminatory rate for such termination charges to everyone.
Trai moots cut in initial Financial Bank Guarantee, easier norms for captive VSAT CUG license
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has recommended that the royalty charges should be limited to the assigned frequencies. "There is no justification for charging additional 25 per cent amount...," it said in a statement.