A list naming a dominant player in every circle will be a first, which will also help address the issue of antitrust or unfair trade practices
Idea Cellular topped the chart in terms of average 4G upload speed for September at 6.307 mbps, the private telecom player said in a statement reeling off the Trai data.
Before the end of the calendar year, it would have taken one more step in adding to the misery of most service providers – particularly those earning a hefty fee from the 53 paise per minute international termination charges.
If the recommendations are approved by DoT, you will be able to call any landline or mobile phone from your WhatsApp or Skype.
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A conversation with TRAI Chairman RS Sharma can’t be without a discussion on interconnect user charges.
Defending the decision to slash interconnect rate to 6 paisa a minute from 14 paisa starting October 1 and zero from January 1, 2020, Sharma said in an interview to PTI that the cost of handling calls has been calculated in a transparent manner and the spreadsheets used for doing so are open to scrutiny by anyone.
In 2016, TRAI had come up with regulation to award compensation to customers for call drops, which was subsequently quashed by the Supreme Court
Established telecom operators have argued that every call on the network has a cost, and expenses of an incoming call on their network should be borne by the operator from whose network the call has originated.
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Trai has also proposed to issue import licence for telecom equipment within a defined timeline and allow telecom operators to reinstall or deploy their mobile network equipment in any circle where they operate after giving prior intimation to wireless planning commission (WPC) preferably through the online portal.
A cut in the IUC will be positive for consumers.
A bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and Sunil Gaur sought to know the stand of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on the issue and listed the matter for September 15.
The telecom major in a strongly worded letter alleged that Reliance Jio mislead the regulator and public that incumbent operators have gained to the tune of Rs 1 lakh crore in last five years.
The inter-ministerial group too has recommended reduction in licence fee and spectrum usage charges under the new telecom policy.
The minister said the last data released by regulator Trai as also the survey done by the Department of Telecom (DoT) through automated calls to public shows an improvement on the call drop front during the review period.
While the Department of Telecom (DoT) has proposed to hold auction in 2017, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has sought opinion on when the next round of auction should be held and whether it should done in a "phased manner".
The issue dates back to May 2005 when the Department of Telecom (DoT) amended licences to permit inter-service area connectivity among telecom operators within four states -- Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.
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.
The regulator has been exchanging e-mails with the global technology giant for over a year to find a solution to the impasse
The paper will seek views on pricing of spectrum, block size to be auctioned in each band, roll out obligation and also whether the ecosystem is now developed or not to accommodate new technologies
During the Question Hour in the Lok Sabha, the communications minister said the IMG's report is expected in 20 days. He said the group was constituted to examine the systemic issues affecting viability and repayment capacity in telecom sector and furnish recommendations for resolutions of stressed assets at the earliest.
The proposals form part of Trai's latest recommendations to the DoT on the closure of access services by companies and aim to ensure that subscribers are not put to "undue hardships" when such events occur.
IUC is important not only from the perspective of operators as it gives them a revenue stream, but it is also a key component of voice tariffs and, therefore, also has a bearing on consumers’ monthly bills.