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  • 4G Spectrum Auction: 37% of spectrum on offer sold, bids exceeded govt expectations Mar 03, 2021 04:11 PM IST

    4G Spectrum Auction: 37% of spectrum on offer sold, bids exceeded govt expectations

    As per a report by ICICI Securities, the operators have to make upfront payment of Rs 276 billion in the next 10 days; and two years’ moratorium and then 16 annual installments with 7.3 percent interest rate.

  • Here’s how the telecom spectrum auction fared in 2021 versus 2016 Mar 03, 2021 03:03 PM IST

    Here’s how the telecom spectrum auction fared in 2021 versus 2016

    The spectrum additions, which bring the government more revenue from fewer bidders than the 2016 auction, will help improve networks and protect the market position of existing entities, experts say.

  • Explained: Though critical for entering 5G race, why does 700MHz band find no takers? Mar 03, 2021 02:43 PM IST

    Explained: Though critical for entering 5G race, why does 700MHz band find no takers?

    The 700MHz has gained massive acceptance among the telcos owing to its many inherent advantages

  • TRAI may reduce 5G spectrum price if government directs: Report Feb 24, 2021 02:05 PM IST

    TRAI may reduce 5G spectrum price if government directs: Report

    While the highly anticipated 5G is still in the planning phase, the first auction in about four years will kick off on March 1 for the fourth-generation (4G) mobile networks.

  • Mobile number portability requests rise as customers relocate, work from home Feb 23, 2021 06:50 PM IST

    Mobile number portability requests rise as customers relocate, work from home

    As per the monthly subscription report released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, the requests for changing the network provider shot up since the time the lockdown was lifted in the country.

  • Vodafone lost 5.7 million customers in December, India's telecom base too shrinks Feb 19, 2021 02:16 PM IST

    Vodafone lost 5.7 million customers in December, India's telecom base too shrinks

    The highest growth rate in mobile subscriber base was recorded in Jammu and Kashmir, while the biggest decline was recorded in Punjab at 3.34 percent.

  • Explained | Is 5G around the corner for India, what are the challenges India is facing? Feb 15, 2021 05:42 PM IST

    Explained | Is 5G around the corner for India, what are the challenges India is facing?

    What is 5G, what are its advantages and what are the challenges we face in implementing the high speed cellular broadband technology in India, these and all your queries answered.

  • When will Elon Musk's satellite-based internet launch in India? Feb 06, 2021 06:42 PM IST

    When will Elon Musk's satellite-based internet launch in India?

    According to the plans of SpaceX, Elon Musk is planning to enter the ever-growing Indian telecommunications industry with 100-Mbps satellite-based internet.

  • TRAI issues recommendations on regulatory framework for platform services offered by DTH Feb 04, 2021 08:50 PM IST

    TRAI issues recommendations on regulatory framework for platform services offered by DTH

    As per its recommendations, a maximum of 15 platform service channels may be offered by multi-system operators, IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) operators.

  • Bharti Airtel adds 4.37 million subscribers in November, Vi loses 2.89 million customers: Trai Jan 28, 2021 08:57 PM IST

    Bharti Airtel adds 4.37 million subscribers in November, Vi loses 2.89 million customers: Trai

    While Airtel’s customer base grew to 28.97 percent, Jio remains India's biggest telecom operator by market share at 35.34 percent. On the other hand, Vi's market share shrunk to 25.10 percent.

  • Wireless subscriber base rose to 1,148.58 million in July-September quarter Jan 21, 2021 06:56 PM IST

    Wireless subscriber base rose to 1,148.58 million in July-September quarter

    The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,160.52 million at the end of the June quarter to 1, 168.66 million at the end of the July-September quarter.

  • Telcos to filter unregistered businesses, SMS templates to control spam messages: Report Jan 21, 2021 04:04 PM IST

    Telcos to filter unregistered businesses, SMS templates to control spam messages: Report

    Entities with unique header IDs on the telcos’ distributor ledger technology platform have time till January 31 to submit templates of all possible content they wish to send customers

  • Airtel, Vodafone Idea submit details of segmented offers to TRAI Dec 24, 2020 07:42 PM IST

    Airtel, Vodafone Idea submit details of segmented offers to TRAI

    TRAI had also sought details on the number of segmented offers to existing subscribers under the respective tariff plan at the end of the month.

  • TRP scam: Centre forms 4-member committee to review guidelines on television ratings Nov 05, 2020 11:55 AM IST

    TRP scam: Centre forms 4-member committee to review guidelines on television ratings

    The four-member committee will be headed by Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi S Vempati.

  • Telcos urge TRAI to decide on setting floor for data tariffs soon, pick up other pending matters: Report Oct 27, 2020 11:25 AM IST

    Telcos urge TRAI to decide on setting floor for data tariffs soon, pick up other pending matters: Report

    The request for setting floor price was made in early 2020 after the Supreme Court’s judgement on the AGR case

  • Reliance Jio becomes first telco to cross 40 crore subscribers mark: TRAI data Oct 12, 2020 09:22 PM IST

    Reliance Jio becomes first telco to cross 40 crore subscribers mark: TRAI data

    Mobile phone connections in the country increased to 114.4 crore in July from 114 crore in June, with urban and rural connections standing at 61.9 crore and 52.1 crore respectively, according to the monthly subscribers report of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

  • International mobile roaming service to be kept 'inactive' by default to avoid bill shocks: TRAI Sep 30, 2020 10:32 PM IST

    International mobile roaming service to be kept 'inactive' by default to avoid bill shocks: TRAI

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) also outlined a slew of informational measures and disclosures that are required to be made by service providers upfront, to safeguard consumers from bill shocks due to usage of such services.

  • Centre appoints PD Vaghela as chairman of TRAI Sep 28, 2020 09:19 PM IST

    Centre appoints PD Vaghela as chairman of TRAI

    PD Vaghela will succeed RS Sharma who is set to demit the office on September 30, 2020

  • Vodafone Idea, Airtel lose over 59 lakh mobile users in June; Reliance Jio adds 45 lakh: TRAI data Sep 24, 2020 04:34 PM IST

    Vodafone Idea, Airtel lose over 59 lakh mobile users in June; Reliance Jio adds 45 lakh: TRAI data

    Monthly decline rates of urban and rural mobile subscription were 0.18 percent and 0.40 percent, respectively, data showed.

  • Work-from-home, online learning fuelling need for massive investment in digital infra: Trai chief R S Sharma Sep 21, 2020 09:37 PM IST

    Work-from-home, online learning fuelling need for massive investment in digital infra: Trai chief R S Sharma

    Deployment of innovative and contact-free services across verticals in post-pandemic era will increase demand for digital infrastructure, Sharma said noting that COVID-19 has made digitisation a "necessity rather than a choice".

  • TRAI issues rules for clear communication of tariff plans, terms by telcos Sep 18, 2020 04:21 PM IST

    TRAI issues rules for clear communication of tariff plans, terms by telcos

    Telcos will also have to transparently inform subscribers about upfront cost alongwith details like advance rentals, deposits, connection fee for postpaid services as well as top up, tariffs vouchers and others.

  • Big Story | Will the non-regulation of OTT players put telcos at a disadvantage? Sep 15, 2020 08:19 PM IST

    Big Story | Will the non-regulation of OTT players put telcos at a disadvantage?

    In this edition of Big Story, we find out the impact of TRAI's decision on OTT platforms and for telcos.

  • Not opportune time to suggest comprehensive regulatory framework for OTT services: TRAI Sep 14, 2020 05:42 PM IST

    Not opportune time to suggest comprehensive regulatory framework for OTT services: TRAI

    OTT services refer to applications and services that are accessible over the internet and ride on an operator's network. Skype, Viber, WhatsApp and Hike are some of the popular and widely-used OTT services.

  • Response on Vodafone Idea’s RedX plan within a week, says TRAI Chief Sep 14, 2020 09:38 AM IST

    Response on Vodafone Idea’s RedX plan within a week, says TRAI Chief

    TRAI chief RS Sharma also said that telcos are “free to increase tariffs” and TRAI would not interfere in the tariff plans at all.

  • TRAI Chief R S Sharma advocates robust broadband, open systems, local manufacturing Sep 09, 2020 06:00 PM IST

    TRAI Chief R S Sharma advocates robust broadband, open systems, local manufacturing

    Sharma exuded confidence that "right environment and incentives" can propel domestic manufacturing in India, and while China (a production hub) had built an ecosystem over the last 20 years, the "ecosystem can easily shift now very quickly to India".

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