Analysis

Regulation of Telecom/OTT Equation to Ensure Fair Play, We find out?

In August 2014, TRAI announced that TELCOs cannot charge OTT players. This announcement came as a response to the proposal submitted by TELCOs wherein they advised that OTT players must share their revenues either with the Government or with the TELCOs. TELCOs kick-started this debate with an emphasis on the currently estimated loss that amounts to be around INR 5,000 crore annually and is expected to cross INR 16,400 crore

How Internet.Org Might End Up Controlling Data Tariffs in India

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is on a two day India tour where he met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Zuckerberg's prime intent to visit India is to promote his Internet.org organization, making internet connectivity free to everyone. As of June 2014, Facebook gets about 1.32 billion active users per month. There's very little scope for Facebook to grow from here unless it bring people

In Depth Review of G-Broadband in Bengaluru

There are many ISPs that are mushrooming on a regular basis in metros. A majority of these ISPs are MSOs (Multiple System Operators) who also operate Cable TV connections in the area. G-Broadband is one such operator in Bengaluru that still offers completely unlimited plans and currently is running an offer wherein you won't be needing to pay anything for the installation. G-Broadband is run by Gatik Solutions and their

Is Service Quality Deteriorating at Paytm? Some Customer Experiences

I have been a Paytm customer for mobile recharges and bill payments since 2011 and I never faced a time when they were slow to respond to issues. The customer support's response time was typically in minutes and a complete resolution could be expected in few hours. They even called me few times after I tweeted about my experience almost immediately and explained the situation. This was a key differentiator

TT Poll : Share your views on Airtel myPlan and Idea !Plan

While idea cellular is still offering a flavour of it's old postpaid plans along with the newly introduced !plan, airtel totally dumped off the old postpaid plans to new postpaid customers and boarded on to these so called flexible plans along with few mandatory plans. Airtel had initially launched these plans for postpaid users and idea cellular quickly replicated these for it's postpaid users while still offering other plans as

Govt To Create Super Regulator To Replace TRAI, TDSAT; Is It A Good Idea?

We missed out on this one but is important. The modi government is looking to create a super regulation for the communication sector, to be called as Communications Commission. This new body will replace the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. The bill proposes that the constitution consist of a 6 member regulator with one chairman, who will have 5 year tenure, and members from sectors like telecom, broadcasting, finance, management