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  • TRAI cautions customers against bill shocks while joining online conferencing platforms May 12, 2020 03:25 PM IST

    TRAI cautions customers against bill shocks while joining online conferencing platforms

    People who avail of such services may have to pay higher rates applicable to premium or international numbers, meaning that ISD tariff rates would be applicable in such cases

  • No record of telemarketers, all such data with telecom service providers, says TRAI: Report Apr 22, 2020 03:30 PM IST

    No record of telemarketers, all such data with telecom service providers, says TRAI: Report

    In response to an RTI, the telecom regulatory body said all such data related to entities that come under the umbrella of the unsolicited commercial communication (UCC) ecosystem, including telemarketers, is with respective service providers

  • Coronavirus pandemic: TRAI grants six weeks additional time to telcos to file monthly, quarterly reports Mar 29, 2020 07:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: TRAI grants six weeks additional time to telcos to file monthly, quarterly reports

    TRAI considered the request of COAI in view of the prevailing circumstances, and agreed to extend the time to submit monthly and quarterly reports due in April by six weeks

  • CoS meets to discuss bailout package for telcos; DoT working on demand notices Nov 05, 2019 09:07 PM IST

    CoS meets to discuss bailout package for telcos; DoT working on demand notices

    Parallelly, a Committee of Secretaries, headed by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, has begun work on a financial bailout package sought by the debt-laden telecom carriers.

  • Interconnect usage charge row: Why Jio decided to end free outgoing calls to non-Jio networks Oct 09, 2019 06:51 PM IST

    Interconnect usage charge row: Why Jio decided to end free outgoing calls to non-Jio networks

    Interconnect Usage Charge is the cost paid by one mobile telecom operator to another, when its customers make outgoing mobile calls to the other operator’s customers.

  • TRAI's new plan throws small broadcasters into panic mode Aug 26, 2019 09:49 PM IST

    TRAI's new plan throws small broadcasters into panic mode

    The telecom regulator, in a consultation paper released earlier this month, began a review of the new regulatory framework for small broadcasters.

  • TV viewers may soon be able to switch service providers without changing set top box Mar 26, 2019 10:00 PM IST

    TV viewers may soon be able to switch service providers without changing set top box

    Sharma added that interoperability in a product should not come as an "after thought" but should be in place at the product planning stage itself.

  • Disclosure of Aadhaar number doesn't increase one's digital vulnerability, says Trai Chief Aug 07, 2018 02:56 PM IST

    Disclosure of Aadhaar number doesn't increase one's digital vulnerability, says Trai Chief

    Breaking his silence over the issue, Sharma said he has always maintained that disclosure, knowledge or sharing of the biometric ID number does not increase "digital vulnerabilities".

  • TRAI close to slapping fine on telcos for call drop violations in March quarter Jun 27, 2018 06:00 PM IST

    TRAI close to slapping fine on telcos for call drop violations in March quarter

    Maintaining its watch on service quality in the sector, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had tightened the rules and asked players to abide by its new quality of service benchmarks from October 1, 2017.

  • DoT suggests cutting GST on telecom services to 12%: Manoj Sinha Dec 27, 2017 04:30 PM IST

    DoT suggests cutting GST on telecom services to 12%: Manoj Sinha

    The Telecom Department has suggested the Finance Ministry that GST for telecom services be lowered to 12 percent against the existing 18 percent, Parliament was informed today.

  • Idea offers 10 GB data at Rs 100 for postpaid customers Apr 07, 2017 10:38 AM IST

    Idea offers 10 GB data at Rs 100 for postpaid customers

    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.

  • Supreme Court refers WhatsApp privacy policy matter to Constitution bench Apr 05, 2017 01:04 PM IST

    Supreme Court refers WhatsApp privacy policy matter to Constitution bench

    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.

  • Trai set to announce lower interconnect charges in 3-6 months Mar 31, 2017 05:43 PM IST

    Trai set to announce lower interconnect charges in 3-6 months

    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.

  • Govt worry on lower tariffs inconsistent with policy: Trai Mar 30, 2017 08:04 PM IST

    Govt worry on lower tariffs inconsistent with policy: Trai

    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 to propose PCO-like model to popularise public WiFi service Mar 08, 2017 11:14 AM IST

    TRAI to propose PCO-like model to popularise public WiFi service

    According to an official, the services will be device-agnostic, allowing the consumer to use the WiFi data pack on multiple devices.

  • TRAI issues a consultation paper to define promotional offers Feb 17, 2017 07:17 PM IST

    TRAI issues a consultation paper to define promotional offers

    With the consultation paper, TRAI aims to bring more clarity in interpretation of its principles as the existing features are not well defined in the tariff order.

  • Trai shifts deadline for comments on net neutrality to March 15 Feb 14, 2017 10:00 PM IST

    Trai shifts deadline for comments on net neutrality to March 15

    Telecom regulator TRAI today extended the last date for comments on the contentious Net neutrality by a month to March 15.

  • If TRAI plan succeeds, dug-up roads may be a thing of past Jan 27, 2017 10:36 AM IST

    If TRAI plan succeeds, dug-up roads may be a thing of past

    The regulator is facilitating a pilot project at the holy place of Baijnath Dham in Jharkhand‘s Deoghar district where infrastructure providers have been invited to lay ducts based on demand of telecom, Internet and broadcast distribution service providers for the next 20 years, making it an investor-led initiative.

  • SC issues notice to Whatsapp, Facebook over privacy policy Jan 16, 2017 04:22 PM IST

    SC issues notice to Whatsapp, Facebook over privacy policy

    A Bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud also issued notice to WhatsApp and Facebook and sought their responses within two weeks.

  • Jio network average download speed at 18 mbps in Dec: Trai Jan 10, 2017 09:40 PM IST

    Jio network average download speed at 18 mbps in Dec: Trai

    Average download speed on Jio network reached 18.16 megabit per second in December 2016 which was its highest since launch of its commercial 4G services in September, as per the Trai data.

  • TRAI to conduct call drop tests soon Jan 09, 2017 09:53 PM IST

    TRAI to conduct call drop tests soon

    Telecom regulator TRAI is set to restart tests to assess call drops besides looking into other network issues of various operators. Spelling out Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's plans, Chairman R S Sharma said that the regulator will conduct call drop test by January-end or early February.

  • Telecom customer base reached to 1074 mn with Jio entry in Sep Dec 09, 2016 09:34 PM IST

    Telecom customer base reached to 1074 mn with Jio entry in Sep

    Cutting short two months of decline, telecom subscriber base rose by 1.98 per cent to 1074.24 million in the country at September-end mainly boosted by the formal launch of services by newcomer Reliance Jio.

  • Efforts on to make USSD as friendly as UPI, e-wallets: TRAI Nov 30, 2016 01:55 PM IST

    Efforts on to make USSD as friendly as UPI, e-wallets: TRAI

    With the government's thrust on digital payments post demonetisation, the telecom regulator TRAI is working full swing to enable digital payments by way of USSD, which enables feature phone users to transact digitally without internet. Over 70 percent of people in India are feature phone users.

  • Airtel to approach Trai, DoT over proposed Rs 1,000 cr penalty Oct 27, 2016 08:20 AM IST

    Airtel to approach Trai, DoT over proposed Rs 1,000 cr penalty

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has recommended the Department of Telecom to slap total penalty of Rs 3,050 crore on Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular for not resolving interconnection issue with Reliance Jio despite its direction that led to high call failure on laters network.

  • TRAI penalty on telcos is huge; I am disappointed: Rajan Mathews Oct 24, 2016 08:51 AM IST

    TRAI penalty on telcos is huge; I am disappointed: Rajan Mathews

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended a penalty of Rs 3,050 crore on Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular for allegedly violating licence norms by denying adequate interconnection points to Reliance Jio Infocomm.

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