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
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
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
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 is the cost paid by one mobile telecom operator to another, when its customers make outgoing mobile calls to the other operator’s customers.
The telecom regulator, in a consultation paper released earlier this month, began a review of the new regulatory framework for small broadcasters.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to an official, the services will be device-agnostic, allowing the consumer to use the WiFi data pack on multiple devices.
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.
Telecom regulator TRAI today extended the last date for comments on the contentious Net neutrality by a month to March 15.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.