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  • 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".

  • TRAI gives Vodafone Idea time till September 4 to show cause for RedX Sep 01, 2020 01:08 PM IST

    TRAI gives Vodafone Idea time till September 4 to show cause for RedX

    A source privy to the development said Vodafone Idea had approached the regulator asking for three weeks' additional time to reply to the showcause notice

  • Centre keen to fill key posts in RBI, SBI and TRAI amid economic crisis Aug 31, 2020 11:29 AM IST

    Centre keen to fill key posts in RBI, SBI and TRAI amid economic crisis

    having these top positions filled would ensure that benefits of financial regulation and the bankruptcy framework is passed to borrowers,

  • Telecom subscriber base falls to 116.3 crore in May; Jio, BSNL gain Aug 26, 2020 06:15 PM IST

    Telecom subscriber base falls to 116.3 crore in May; Jio, BSNL gain

    Major loss in subscriber base was recorded in the mobile telephony segment, with Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea losing around 47 lakh mobile customers each in May. The total wireless customer base of Airtel and Vodafone Idea dipped to 31.7 crore and 30.9 crore, respectively.

  • TRAI to issue show-cause notices to Vodafone Idea, Airtel for premium data plans: Report Aug 25, 2020 09:45 AM IST

    TRAI to issue show-cause notices to Vodafone Idea, Airtel for premium data plans: Report

    The regulator had earlier told the telcos that the plans appeared to be overcharging customers for faster data speeds, while also fragmenting the 4G highway on tariff basis—something it is strictly against.

  • TRAI mulls show cause notice against Vodafone Idea on priority plan issue Aug 21, 2020 04:12 PM IST

    TRAI mulls show cause notice against Vodafone Idea on priority plan issue

    The decision on issuing the show cause will be taken in a day or so, and Vodafone Idea will be given a few days to respond to the show cause notice and explain its position, the source added.

  • Fixed broadband, WiFi hotspots, digital investments must for sustained, all-round growth: TRAI chief R S Sharma Aug 19, 2020 04:31 PM IST

    Fixed broadband, WiFi hotspots, digital investments must for sustained, all-round growth: TRAI chief R S Sharma

    Sharma's policy prescription also included utilising cable TV infrastructure for providing broadband, VSAT links for backhaul connectivity, leveraging 5G, use of high-capacity E-band and V-band for backhaul, as well as promotion of cloud services, data centres and video conferencing applications.

  • TRAI asks Airtel, Vodafone Idea to submit pending data post priority plan presentation Aug 19, 2020 10:00 AM IST

    TRAI asks Airtel, Vodafone Idea to submit pending data post priority plan presentation

    TRAI has asked the two companies to give details on the source of data they presented, as also international reference or studies.

  • Airtel may stop its priority 4G plan if TRAI demands: Report Aug 17, 2020 09:24 AM IST

    Airtel may stop its priority 4G plan if TRAI demands: Report

    Airtel had launched its platinum plan on July 3, 2020 while Vodafone Idea had rolled out its RedX offering in November 2019.

  • Telcos evolving into digital networks a positive sign: TRAI chief R S Sharma Aug 12, 2020 07:45 PM IST

    Telcos evolving into digital networks a positive sign: TRAI chief R S Sharma

    Describing the sector as a "shining star" for maintaining 24X7 connectivity even amid the COVID-19 crisis, Sharma said telecom has become more important and necessary for overall life of the community than ever before, adding that he expects the trend to continue.

  • 'TRAI to give decision on priority plans within 2 weeks of telcos reply' Aug 09, 2020 06:50 PM IST

    'TRAI to give decision on priority plans within 2 weeks of telcos reply'

    TRAI will finalise its decision on priority plan issue within two weeks of getting response from the telcos, the extended time for which is Monday (August 10), the source said.

  • TRAI gives Airtel, Vodafone Idea time until August 10 on priority plan queries Aug 03, 2020 10:48 PM IST

    TRAI gives Airtel, Vodafone Idea time until August 10 on priority plan queries

    The regulator had sent nearly two dozen questions to Airtel and Vodafone Idea over the contentious premium plans on Friday evening (July 31), and had asked them to explain their stand on August 4, backed by data and presentations.

  • Vodafone Idea, Airtel strongly defend priority plans; say no service deterioration for other users Jul 24, 2020 09:15 PM IST

    Vodafone Idea, Airtel strongly defend priority plans; say no service deterioration for other users

    VIL further pointed out that it has undertaken substantial addition of capacities, and optimisation resulting in more efficient use of spectrum, and better services despite unprecedented traffic growth.

  • Reliance Jio tops Trai's 4G chart with 16.5 mbps download speed in June Jul 23, 2020 08:04 PM IST

    Reliance Jio tops Trai's 4G chart with 16.5 mbps download speed in June

    The data speed of telecom operators' networks showed increase in June after plummeting to their lows in March-April period.

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