Options before the TRAI included asking the operators to specify data speed with each data pack/plan or specify a certain minimum speed in the home circle.
Telecom major Vodafone India today told the Delhi High Court that TRAI's consultation process to frame rules for network testing before a full-fledged launch by a company was a "deliberate exercise" to defeat its plea against Reliance Jio.
"Independent drive tests are going to begin. Actually, there was some gap (problem) which has been removed...they should start probably from this month on," Trai Chairman R S Sharma told PTI.
Trai Chairman R S Sharma asserted that all offerings by operators need to be transparent, non-discriminatory and filed with the regulator but refused to be drawn into the specifics.
Telecom regulator Trai today said it will soon roll out an app for measuring call quality, enabling the subscribers to rate the service quality after completion of a call.
Average download speed on Reliance Jio network peaked on April 1 to 18.48 mbps from 16.48 mbps it registered a month ago, as per the data of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai).
"No, we have not written to them (Department of Telecom) yet. But we will be writing soon... We will be responding certainly this month. It will happen very quickly," Trai Chairman RS Sharma told PTI.
India's telecom subscriber base, mobile and landline combined, touched the 1.18 billion mark at the end of February 2017, growing 1.17 per cent over the previous month, according to regulator Trai.
Telecom regulator TRAI plans to start by May this year industry-wide consultation on framing rules for new mobile operators testing their services prior to full-fledged commercial launch.
The Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DoT) has developed a ‘public data office’ (PDO) technology solution to deliver low-cost Wi-Fi solutions. The mass PDO solution is priced at Rs 50,000.
This comes after the telecom operators accused TRAI of being partial to Reliance Jio by allowing its promotional offer to run for too long.
Indian telecom players are burdened with debt, which is likely to increase due to the ongoing tariff war and consolidation in the sector.
Airtel is offering up to 30 GB of free data for the next three months for postpaid subscribers logging onto the 'My Airtel' app by April 30.
Telecom operator Vodafone today complained to Trai that Reliance Jio is still "luring customers" to subscribe the 'Summer Surprise' offer despite the regulator finding it in violation of norms.
The revenue of telecom sector from consumer services like mobile telephony and data dipped 10.5 per cent to Rs 37,284 crore in the October-December period over the previous three months, according to regulator TRAI.
Regulator Trai today expressed concern over the quality of broadband service in India and stressed the need to have 'broadband labeling' that will help consumers make an informed choice in picking a service provider.
As per the Data Jackpot offer, Idea will offer 10GB data per month for the first three months. Users will get 1GB data at the same price after the first three months are over.
Telecom operators Aircel, Reliance Communications and Airtel did not meet regulator TRAI's various quality norms for 2G services in multiple licence areas for the quarter ended December 2016.
A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said the parties should appear before the Constitution bench and formulate issues to be taken up for the hearing.
Revenues of Indian telecom companies could decline further in fiscal 2017-18, as the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India looks set to announce the new interconnect usage charges (IUC) in 3-6 months.
Telecom Commission's arguments that reduced tariffs and promo offers are lowering government revenue and hitting financials of the sector are "inconsistent" with public policy objectives, regulator Trai has said.
Trai reasons that these key telecom players, are already charging voice calls lower than Rs 14 paise, or the interconnect charge, which is paid by the operator on whose network the call originates to the recipient operator.
The decline in telecom operators' revenues due to falling tariff impacts their capacity to invest and this can also lead to delay in spectrum payment, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.
According to the directive, any number which doesn’t have e-KYC will be considered illegal after February 6, 2018.
TRAI is drafting a response to Telecom Commission's letter dated February 23 on the lines that tariff and tariff orders, solely under the regulator's purview, need to be seen in the broader context of consumer interest.