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  • Jio adds most subscribers in May cementing lead as Vodafone Idea, BSNL, and MTNL lose users Jul 19, 2022 02:58 PM IST

    Jio adds most subscribers in May cementing lead as Vodafone Idea, BSNL, and MTNL lose users

    As of May 31, the top five wireless broadband service providers were Jio at 40.87 crore subscribers, Airtel at 21.23 crore, Vodafone Idea at 12.32 crore, BSNL at 2.17 crore and Intech Online at 0.021 crore.

  • Captive 5G network norms must be implemented in letter and spirit of Cabinet decision: BIF Jun 27, 2022 03:39 PM IST

    Captive 5G network norms must be implemented in letter and spirit of Cabinet decision: BIF

    The enterprises should, in all fairness, be allowed their fundamental right to choose with whom they partner to set up their private captive networks, Broadband India Forum (BIF) said in a statement.

  • Telcos, Wi-Fi providers must collaborate on innovative biz models to spur digital infra: Trai chief Jun 20, 2022 09:53 PM IST

    Telcos, Wi-Fi providers must collaborate on innovative biz models to spur digital infra: Trai chief

    P D Vaghela, chairman of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), urged telecom operators and Wi-Fi providers to collaborate on building novel business models that would harness the combined power of mobile and Wi-Fi technology to boost digital infrastructure

  • TRAI's caller ID plan not a competition but catalyst for growth: Truecaller CEO May 24, 2022 01:08 PM IST

    TRAI's caller ID plan not a competition but catalyst for growth: Truecaller CEO

    Alan Mamedi was reacting to reports that The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India was looking to develop a caller name display system based on KYC records

  • NHA CEO to take up with TRAI & Telecom authorities regarding poor connectivity in Northeast states May 24, 2022 10:00 AM IST

    NHA CEO to take up with TRAI & Telecom authorities regarding poor connectivity in Northeast states

    The National Health Authority CEO was here on Monday to review the flagship Ayushman Bharat and Ayushman Sangam with health authorities of all eight NE states. In the meeting, all state representatives aired concerns about connectivity of remote inhabitation in the northeast region.

  • You could still be getting pesky calls even if you've registered on TRAI'S DND registry, finds survey May 17, 2022 07:30 PM IST

    You could still be getting pesky calls even if you've registered on TRAI'S DND registry, finds survey

    The survey, which was conducted across 377 districts between March 10 and May 10 this year comprising 37,000 respondents, found that 64 per cent mobile phone users get three or more spam calls on an average daily.

  • DoT rejects proposal to allow companies to create internal 5G networks on their premises May 10, 2022 03:48 PM IST

    DoT rejects proposal to allow companies to create internal 5G networks on their premises

    Telecom operators including Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio have opposed the regulator's suggestion that companies in India be allowed to set up internal wireless networks using 5G technology like they are allowed to do in the US and Europe.

  • TRAI releases game changing consultation paper on broadcasting, cable pricing framework May 09, 2022 11:23 AM IST

    TRAI releases game changing consultation paper on broadcasting, cable pricing framework

    The authority has sought stakeholder inputs on matters ranging from doing away with the ceiling price for a channel to be included in a bouquet to suggestions for ensuring that popular TV channels remain accessible for a large number of viewers

  • Govt may not auction 27.5-28.5 Ghz band, leave it for satellite firms Apr 29, 2022 12:34 PM IST

    Govt may not auction 27.5-28.5 Ghz band, leave it for satellite firms

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had recommended a base price for this frequency range and suggested that it can be used for both mobile as well as satellite services.

  • Prescribed rollout obligations easy, fair, in sync with global 5G norms: TRAI official Apr 20, 2022 10:36 AM IST

    Prescribed rollout obligations easy, fair, in sync with global 5G norms: TRAI official

    Responding to the telecom industry's views that minimum rollout obligations are a 'retrograde step' and should be done away with, a senior TRAI official told PTI that the regulator's recommendations are aimed at ensuring efficient use of radiowaves for the maximum benefit of telecom consumers.

  • Spectrum prices recommended are rational, based on scientific calculation: Trai chief Apr 12, 2022 11:13 PM IST

    Spectrum prices recommended are rational, based on scientific calculation: Trai chief

    Industry body COAI, however, has expressed deep disappointment over Trai’s 5G recommendations, and termed the spectrum pricing suggested by the regulator as “too high”.

  • TRAI seeks views on monitoring cross media ownership Apr 12, 2022 06:03 PM IST

    TRAI seeks views on monitoring cross media ownership

    The TRAI has sought written comments on the issues raised in the consultation paper from the stakeholders by May 10, and counter-comments by May 24.

  • TRAI recommendations on cut in spectrum prices lower than industry's demand: Analysts Apr 12, 2022 03:14 PM IST

    TRAI recommendations on cut in spectrum prices lower than industry's demand: Analysts

    New Delhi, Apr 12 Trai recommendations on cut in 5G spectrum base price are incrementally positive, not transformational, some sector analysts said,..

  • Trai recommends over Rs 7.5 lakh crore spectrum auction plan, 35% cut in prime 5G band price Apr 12, 2022 07:57 AM IST

    Trai recommends over Rs 7.5 lakh crore spectrum auction plan, 35% cut in prime 5G band price

    Overall, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended about a 39 per cent reduction in the reserve or floor price for the sale of spectrum for mobile services, including the latest 5G offering, as it looked to match revenue expectations with the industry’s paying capacity.

  • Parliamentary Panel expresses concern on high spectrum price, delay in 5G rollout Mar 30, 2022 05:22 PM IST

    Parliamentary Panel expresses concern on high spectrum price, delay in 5G rollout

    The Standing Committee on Communications and Information Technology, chaired by Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor, in its report expressed concern about the 5G rollout delay that will deprive the country of taking advantage of various benefits of 5G when other countries of the world have made noticeable progress in the deployment of the technology.

  • Regulator's 5G recommendations in 7-10 days; work in final stages: TRAI Secretary V Raghunandan Mar 29, 2022 12:48 PM IST

    Regulator's 5G recommendations in 7-10 days; work in final stages: TRAI Secretary V Raghunandan

    Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Secretary V Raghunandan told PTI that the spectrum reference given to the regulator spanned multiple bands and thereby involved detailed and exhaustive deliberations.

  • DoT urges TRAI to expedite spectrum recommendations as PMO keen on initial launch of 5G by August 15 Feb 25, 2022 07:30 AM IST

    DoT urges TRAI to expedite spectrum recommendations as PMO keen on initial launch of 5G by August 15

    The move assumes significance as the industry is gearing up for mega spectrum auctions, that will pave the way for next generation 5G services to be rolled out in the country.

  • India's mobile subscriber count down by 1.28 crore in December 2021: TRAI data Feb 17, 2022 02:09 PM IST

    India's mobile subscriber count down by 1.28 crore in December 2021: TRAI data

    New Delhi, Feb 17 The mobile user count in India fell by 1.28 crore in December 2021 compared to the previous month, with Reliance Jio and Vodafone..

  • 5G spectrum auction expected in May, says senior official Feb 13, 2022 06:26 PM IST

    5G spectrum auction expected in May, says senior official

    Telecom operators have demanded up to 95 per cent cut in the spectrum frequency band price.

  • TRAI Chief terms 5G spectrum auction consultation paper as watershed; open house discussions begin Feb 08, 2022 12:43 PM IST

    TRAI Chief terms 5G spectrum auction consultation paper as watershed; open house discussions begin

    The government expects Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to give its recommendations on 5G spectrum, by March. The spectrum auctions will be conducted in 2022, to facilitate the roll out of 5G mobile services within 2022-23, by private telecom providers.

  • TRAI extends new tariff deadline for TV channel distributors to June 1, 2022 Feb 03, 2022 05:21 PM IST

    TRAI extends new tariff deadline for TV channel distributors to June 1, 2022

    “All distributors of television channels shall ensure that with effect from June 1, 2022, services to the subscribers are provided as per the bouquets or channels opted by the subscribers,” the TRAI said in a letter to the broadcasters and distribution platform operators (DPOs).

  • TRAI gives more time for written submissions on spectrum auction discussion paper Dec 23, 2021 08:04 PM IST

    TRAI gives more time for written submissions on spectrum auction discussion paper

    The deadline for written comments, which was earlier set for December 28, 2021, has been extended after requests from stakeholders for more time, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said in a statement.

  • Jio tops 4G download speed chart, Vodafone Idea in upload speed in November: TRAI Dec 14, 2021 05:20 PM IST

    Jio tops 4G download speed chart, Vodafone Idea in upload speed in November: TRAI

    Vodafone Idea (VIL) and Bharti Airtel network also recorded a rise in average 4G download speed during the month.

  • Former TRAI official Arvind Kumar joins as director-general of STPI Dec 14, 2021 01:08 PM IST

    Former TRAI official Arvind Kumar joins as director-general of STPI

    Kumar has worked with TRAI since 2004. Prior to that he worked with the Centre for Development of Telematics. He holds an M Tech degree from IIT-Varanasi

  • TRAI seeks public views on simplifying process for telecom, broadcast players Dec 08, 2021 09:10 PM IST

    TRAI seeks public views on simplifying process for telecom, broadcast players

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in its consultation paper on 'Ease of Doing Business in Telecom and Broadcasting Sector' floated on Wednesday has sought views on making all the permissions online and setting up a single-window clearance system that will coordinate with other ministries concerned that are involved in granting permission to a telecom or broadcast player.

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