Tag "TRAI"

The speed test fight deepens between Reliance Jio and Airtel, as Ookla stands by its results

By : CIOL Writers

Reliance Jio’s official entry on the Indian telecom landscape resulted in tariff and data wars amongst the incumbents to retain their user base. The telcos have been coming up with lucrative data plans to compete with Jio’s kitty of unending offers. In

Supreme Court asks to link SIM cards to Aadhaar card within one year

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In a bid to crackdown fraudulent activities that take place through mobile phones and sim cards, the Supreme Court of India has asked the government to place a mechanism to “verify all mobile phone subscribers and scrutinize their identity to

TRAI proposes limited free data for rural subscribers to boost digital transactions

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In a bid to boost the government’s digital economy drive, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended an aggregator model and 100 MB of free data for mobile phone subscribers in rural areas. TRAI has proposed that the

TRAI mulling over broadband connectivity via cable TV network

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TRAI Chairman R S Sharma has said that 500 million people can be provided broadband connectivity in a short span of time by leveraging the already present digital cable TV network. “We have made a number of recommendation and our

Telecom subscriber base rose to 1.074bn in September on the back of Reliance Jio

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The formal launch of Reliance Jio in September led to a 1.98 percent increase in the telecom subscriber base to 1074.24 million in the country at September-end, according to TRAI. “The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,053.40

Reliance Jio extends its ‘Welcome offer’ till March’17. What next?

By : CIOL Writers

Reliance Jio has changed the face of Indian telecom industry forever. Free voice and data are perhaps unprecedented in the history of world telecom sector. Apparently, it’s also the fastest growing technology company, not only in India, but in the

TRAI reduces tariffs for USSD-based transactions to 50 paise per session

By : CIOL Writers

For better financial inclusion, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has reduced tariffs for USSD-based mobile banking transactions to a third of existing rates. Post demonetization of high currency notes, the government is making all the right moves to

Reliance Jio could extend ‘Welcome offer’ till March’17

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Given the huge response and popularity of its ‘Welcome Offer’, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd may extend its free services until March 2017, according to analysts. Jio’s welcome offer that provides free voice and data services are slated to expire on

Reliance Jio wins big against Airtel & Vodafone, TRAI says free calls rule- compliant

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Looks like, nothing can stop or beat Mukesh Ambani at the moment. Riding high on the success of Jio’s welcome offer, Reliance had stumbled upon a minor glitch when incumbent telcos like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, and others – had approached

COAI allegations are malicious and ill-informed: Reliance Jio

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The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) had accused Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd of providing full-fledged services to 1.5 million users “in the guise of testing.” Refuting to the allegation, Mukesh Ambani-led RJio has responded back by stating the claims

Vodafone gains 4.7 crore new customers through MNP

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After all the complaints about the poor network, call drops, Vodafone finally has some bit of good news in its kitty. The telecom major has been the top gainer of customers through Mobile Number Portability (MNP) facility while Reliance Communications

Why mobile banking for the poor failed in India?

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With the coming of smartphone technology, for many countries across globe, mobile banking has become a popular and preferred channel of communication with banks. For e.g., the number of mobile banking users in the United States has been projected to

TRAI seeks public opinion on a Telecom Ombudsman

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Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has sought public opinion on setting up of an ombudsman in the telecom sector, for speedy resolution of ever rising user complaints about issues such as wrong billing and poor service quality. Proposing a

Telenor to skip upcoming spectrum auction

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Telecom operator Telenor, which is looking at exiting the India market, said on Tuesday it will not participate in the upcoming spectrum auction, but will continue to operate for some more time to lower exit costs and to find alternatives

TRAI opposes DoT’s proposed formula to charge spectrum usage charge

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Department of Telecom’s proposed formula for collecting spectrum usage charge has been criticized by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) saying it may not be “close to reality” and it can at best be a temporary solution. TRAI has

TRAI’s free internet plan hits a roadblock

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Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s proposal to allow apps and websites to subsidize consumer to browse their products through rewards or free data through telecom agnostic platform seems to have hit a major roadblock. It’s not just Mozilla and other

TRAI thinks Gigato is a fit example for net neutrality

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The dust around the debate of biased internet has barely settled down, and the telecom regulator is exploring ways to offer free data in India without violating the principles of Net Neutrality. After its order, banning differential pricing for websites,

Tech giants welcome TRAI’s move to float consultation paper on cloud computing

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Cloud computing has garnered immense traction in last few years, with enterprises lapping at it for internal, as well as external data storage. In this regard, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) moves to float a consultation paper on

Telcos using RTL technology to mask call drops, says TRAI

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Telecom operators Aircel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular are using call drop masking technology, or RLT (radio link timeout), incorrectly in Mumbai, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said on Tuesday. “Most of the operators have focused on network

TRAI seeks to curb the issue of network drop inside buildings

By : CIOL Writers

Step inside a building and the network drops. Isn’t that a regular scene we encounter almost daily? Well, the officials at The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) seem to agree that it is an irritant. To tackle that TRAI