Vaghela, a 1986-batch IAS officer of the Gujarat cadre, is currently Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals
Moderate participation expected in spectrum auctions; telecom industry's debt to elevate at Rs 4.6 lakh cr in FY21: ICRA
Rating agency ICRA expects moderate participation for the upcoming spectrum auctions at Rs 55,000-Rs 60,000 crore due to the limited financial flexibility of the industry
Coronavirus Outbreak: Extend prepaid validity so users get uninterrupted services during lockdown, TRAI tells telcos
Sector regulator TRAI has asked telecom operators to extend the validity period of prepaid users to ensure that subscribers get uninterrupted services during the 21-day nationwide lockdown
The Digital Communications Commission, the apex decision-making body at the telecom department, on Friday approved a Rs 5.22 lakh crore spectrum auction plan entailing 8300 MHz of airwaves across 22 circles and the sale is likely to take place in March-April
The new process entails 3 working days' timeline for port out requests, and 5 working days for requests for port out from one circle to another.
Amid ongoing turbulence in the telecom sector, TRAI chairman on Wednesday met heads of telcos, including Vodafone Idea CEO, to identify priority issues that will be taken up by the regulator in 2020
TRAI's IUC review is unwarranted, anti-poor and sabotages Modi government's Digital India initiative, says Reliance Jio
Reliance Jio says that the BAK regime is "arbitrary, bad in law, unwarranted, and anti-poor".
Reliance Jio has argued that low ringing time for calls directly impacts the customer experience.
Reportedly, cutting the ring time would help telcos in plugging further losses on Interconnect Usage Charges.
Vodafone was the fastest 4G upload network with an average speed of 5.8 Mbps in July
Reliance Jio adds 82.6 lakh users in June; subscriber churn continues for Vodafone Idea, Airtel: TRAI data
Older operators Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea continued to lose subscribers - 41.75 lakh combined - during June, while rival Reliance Jio added over 82.6 lakh users, according to data released by TRAI
Even after months of the new framework's rollout, consumers are not able to make a real choice of TV channels.
Vodafone Idea continues to be the largest operator with 38.75 crore consumers as on May 31, 2019.
The government has plans to make India 5G ready by 2020 and conduct spectrum auction for providing radiowaves for 5G this year.
Spectrum auctions in India likely in second half of 2020, says Moody's; majority of telecom operators under huge debt
Sale of spectrum in 2019 is unlikely, especially given the telcos' request to the government to restructure their existing spectrum debt
At present, switching to another network with the same mobile number takes seven days.
Reliance Jio, in January, became the largest telecom service provider in Punjab, as per TRAI data.
Industry body COAI said Wednesday that not too much should be read into the drop in mobile subscriber numbers for March, as the reduced numbers are a result of consolidation of multiple, unused SIMs and weeding out of low-usage connections by operators
Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel together shed 29.6 million users by March-end compared to February.
TRAI consultation on OTT regulation: OTT shouldn't be regulated say some, while telcos call for sharing of infrastructure investment
A consultation took place to discuss if the services provided by the OTT players and TSPs are substitutable, then should OTT services also have the same licensing norms as the telcos