The DoT has asked TRAI for its views on regulating internet telephony and messaging services like WhatsApp, Telegram and Google Meet, and to come up with recommendations for a regulatory framework.
The Union Cabinet has approved the modalities for holding 5G spectrum auction, and 72 GHz of radio waves will be put on the block by July-end
The Union Cabinet has approved the auction of airwaves capable of offering fifth-generation or 5G telecom services, including ultra-high-speed internet, and gave its nod to set up of captive 5G networks by the big tech firms
Speaking at an event organised by TRAI, Ashwini Vaishnaw said India's indigenous telecom stacks mark "big fundamental technological advancements"
Developed by a team of institutes led by IIT Madras, the test bed will allow Indian tech startups to test their facilities and technologies in India itself, reducing the dependency these companies have on foreign companies and their facilities.
The prime minister will also launch a 5G Test Bed which will help Indian industries and startups test their products, prototypes, solutions and algorithms in 5G and next-generation technologies
The move to cut reserve price follows more than 60 per cent of the spectrum put on the block at the auctions in 2016 and March 2021 remaining unsold
The Centre will bring out a series of further reforms and 'telecom regulatory structure should change in coming 2-3 years', Vaishnaw said
The portal is aimed to facilitate consumers who either don't have a smartphone, or the ones who would simply prefer the web browser.
Delhi HC asks TRAI to ensure strict implementation of regulation to curb unsolicited commercial calls
The HC also directed telcos to ensure they strictly comply with the Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preferences Regulations (TCCCPR) 2018 issued by Trai.
The zero IUC regime was previously slated to come into effect from January 2020, but then the telecom regulator deferred its implementation till 1 January 2021.
'PM- WANI is the right tool to achieve the objectives of creating millions of inter-operable Wi-Fi Hotspots in India': Consumer Voice Advisor
It took almost seven years after the internet was first thrown open to the public in 1995 to reach 1 percent of India’s population, and another nine years for this figure to cross 10 percent.
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 crisis underscores urgency of bridging divide between India's digital haves and have-nots
36 percent of Indians have internet access out of which only a third are women. This is not a digital divide anymore; this is a digital ditch.
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
Reliance Jio opposes BSNL, MTNL suggestion; PSU telcos seek to exempt from minimum rates for phone calls, data services
Reliance Jio has opposed the suggestion of BSNL and MTNL to exempt telecom operators having less than 15 percent market share from minimum rates for phone calls and data services
Vodafone Idea says no TRAI intervention on tariffs may prompt more industry exits; Airtel for 2-year floor price
In its recent submission to the TRAI, Vodafone Idea flagged the "deep financial distress" in the telecom sector, reflecting in unprecedented decline in revenues.
Free voice calls no excuse for poor service quality, will not pass regulatory muster, says TRAI chief
TRAI officials conduct standard tests on roads, trains and other busy spots and any operator found to be giving poor service is punished, said Chairman RS Sharma
Transparency in tariff: Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea not in favour of TRAI's plan; say move will lead to customer complaints
In December last year, the TRAI had extended by nearly a month to 23 January the timeline for stakeholders to submit their comments on the issue of 'transparency in publishing of tariff offers'.