The report also states that handset makers Lava and Karbonn confirmed they are in separate talks with the telecom major for the planned mass-market 4G smartphone
The group was constituted to suggest measures to ease the financial stress in the telecom sector.
The consultation paper of spectrum auction and pricing is "ready" and the telecom regulator hopes to release it this week, Sharma told reporters on the sidelines of ITU-TRAI Asia Pacific Regulators Roundtable.
Trai Chairman R S Sharma on Friday snubbed incumbent services providers on their charge that the regulator did not act in-time against Reliance Jio network testing methodology.
Trai Secretary in-charge S K Gupta said if an operator fails to meet call drop benchmark in consecutive quarters, the penalty amount will be increased 1.5 times and in the third consecutive quarter, it will be doubled.
Telecom regulators of 23 countries from the Asia-Pacific will meet in Delhi this month to discuss challenges in framing rules for a digital ecosystem and regional roaming, among others.
The regulator is set to estimate number of call drops by collecting data on telecom towers' performance and accessing back-end database of telecommunication companies, as per a report in the Hindustan Times.
The company in a filing to BSE said that pursuant to an order of the Special Bench of the National Company Law Tribunal, a meeting of equity shareholders and unsecured creditors of Bharti Airtel Limited (the Company) has been convened on September 19.
State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) today unveiled its mobile wallet in partnership with MobiKwik to enable one-tap bill payment for its over 100 million subscribers.
To curb rejection of mobile number portability (MNP) requests, telecom regulator Trai on Wednesday proposed to enhance roll of MNP clearing house.
This is a welcome move because TRAI will demonstrate its primary commitment is to a much larger cause: consumer interest.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is holding discussions with the industry and is mulling reducing IUC to 10-11 paise per minute from the current 14 paise per minute, people privy to the developments told CNBC-TV18
The Department of Telecom (DoT) need to review the performance of the industry over a longer duration before announcing big ticket policy reliefs such as cut in the licence fee, which is sought by the industry.
In a letter to the Department of Telecom, Vodafone said the financial burden on the industry has reached a level where it is unviable for operators to provide services.
Telecom subscribers will be able to soon check tariff plans of different operators on the regulator's website, improving transparency over rates, Trai Chairman RS Sharma has said.
The share of the sector in NPAs has increased despite decline in actual value to Rs 2,335 crore in 2016-17 from Rs 3,465 crore in 2015-16. In terms of percentage, the share increased to 8.7 percent in 2016-17 from 5 percent in the previous year.
The inter-ministerial group - constituted to look into the financial stress in telecom sector and give its recommendations - met here today to discuss the issues.
The RCom board will also consider an update on the ongoing strategic debt restructuring scheme of the company.
The meeting was previously scheduled for August 14 and 16 but it is now likely to be held on August 11, two telecom department officials familiar with the matter said.
Telecom regulator Trai has questioned the control of third-party entities such as app stores to "limit" mobile users' right over their own data in the name of data security and privacy.
SEBI gave a conditional go-ahead to the USD 23 billion deal between Idea Cellular and Vodafone India, which would be subject to the outcome of an ongoing probe by the regulator and approvals from public shareholders and NCLT.
After adding over 100 million subscribers in just under a year, Reliance Jio is now looking to tap the 50 crore phone users in India that use feature phones and by extension, lie outside the reach of data services.
The commission, in its order dated July 25, asked the company to pay Anjana Brahmbhatt Rs 44.50, with a 12-per cent interest, from August 26, 2015, for her data loss when the mobile internet services were suspended between August 27 and September 4, 2015 due to the Patidar quota agitation, which had turned violent.