Tag "TRAI"

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

By : CIOL Writers

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?

By : CIOL Writers

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

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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

TRAI considers private sector participation for broadband rollout in gram panchayats

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has sought comments from stakeholders on the best model implementation of the national optical fibre network (NOFN), rechristened later as ‘BharatNet’- which aims to connect all 2.5 lakh gram panchayats by 2016.

PM, TRAI set guidelines for spectrum sharing

BANGALORE, INDIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the guidelines on spectrum sharing. The guidelines were recommended by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The salient features include: a) Spectrum sharing would be allowed only for the access of

TRAI directs telcos to send users mobile data usage info.

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Telecom regulator, TRAI has made it mandatory for the telcos to provide data usage information to all mobile data users through SMS or USSD. TRAI has taken this measure after receiving complaints from consumers regarding non-availability of

Deity secretary is the new TRAI chairman

MUMBAI, INDIA: The telecom regulatory authority of India (TRAI) finally has a new chairman. The post that was vacant after Rahul Khullar’s retirement on May 14, 2015, will be filled-in by yet another heavyweight—Ram Sevak Sharma, Secretary, Department of Electronics

Telecom commission clears rules on spectrum sharing

MUMBAI, INDIA: Call drops may soon become a thing of the past. Even the much required consolidation among telecom companies will get a fillip as the telecom department has given its final clearance to long-awaited rules on sharing and trading

TRAI, I don’t want you to display my email id

NEW DELHI, INDIA: We will keep your email ids private, but you should mention ‘Do not display my id’ if you want your Net Neutrality emails to remain private, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has said. The regulator

TRAI mungs 1M email ids to keep hackers at bay

MUMBAI, INDIA: Days after receiving flak from the netizens for releasing their email ids, the Telecome Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), has altered the email ids of all respondents. It has munged all email addresses to check spammers from automatically

TRAI: What were you thinking?

BANGALORE, INDIA: What were you thinking Telecom Regulatory Authority of India while publishing over 10 lakh email ids on your website? Being transparent does not mean you act dumb. The move only reflects recklessness. The debate that has been going on