May 17th, 2022 9:52 AM 1 COMMENTS

5G Test Bed Will be Inaugrated by PM Modi on This Date

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be launching a 5G testbed on Tuesday that has been created for the better sustenance of the country’s telecom industry. The said 5G testbed will also support the startups to validate their products, prototypes and solutions based on the fifth generation as well as next-generation technologies that are yet to come. It has been officially confirmed that the Prime Minister will be addressing a... Read More

May 10th, 2022 11:02 AM 1 COMMENTS

TRAI Asks Government to Make a Decision on Auction of 28 GHz Spectrum Band

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has stated that the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) should make a decision on whether the frequencies in the 27.5-28.5 GHz band to be auctioned or allocated administratively. TRAI also added that the 5G airwaves reservation for state-run telco – BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd) could be decided soon. The comments from the sector regulator came in response to the telecom department’s back reference... Read More

May 8th, 2022 2:09 PM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Seeks Stakeholders’ Views on New Tariff Order for Broadcast Services

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is looking forward to the opinions and views of the stakeholders on issues related to the regulatory framework of the soon to be released amended order for the TV and broadcasting sector. The move from the sector regulator comes a month before the deadline to implement these orders which are popularly known as NTO 2.0. TRAI has requested stakeholders to submit their views... Read More

May 6th, 2022 8:44 AM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Stands By Its Recommendations for Satcom in Reply to DCC

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has stood by its recommendations for the satellite communications (satcom) sector. On Thursday, the regulator responded to the queries raised by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in which it said that the recommendations for satellite-based connectivity for low bit-rate applications such as IoT (Internet of Things) devices, ATMs, and traffic management are right. TRAI has published its response to give clarifications to the... Read More

May 2nd, 2022 10:00 AM 0 COMMENTS

Tech Firms Await the Final Call From Cabinet on Spectrum Allocation for Private 5G Networks

The Digital Communications Commission (DCC) recently made the decision to prohibit the direct allocation of the spectrum to corporate enterprises for captive private 5G networks which is now been criticised by the technology firms. These tech firms are now in a hope that the Cabinet will overturn this decision and will then make a final call which will be in the best interests of the overall digitalisation of the country.... Read More

April 30th, 2022 10:37 AM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI’s 5G Airwaves Base Price Recommendations Gets the Nod From Top DoT Body

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India recently released its recommendations for the base pricing of the 5G airwaves. In the new development of events, the said recommendations have now been accepted by the highest decision-making body of the Department of Telecommunications on Friday. The decision to auction the spectrum for a period of 20 years has also been made as informed by an official. However, this move comes as bad... Read More

April 28th, 2022 10:09 PM 0 COMMENTS

Satellite Companies Appeal Against Allocation of 28 GHz Spectrum Band for 5G Services

In the new development of events, the space broadband service providers have appealed to the government to prohibit earmarking any airwaves in the 27.5-28.5 GHz frequency range. The airwaves in the 27.5-28.5 GHz frequency range make a huge part of the coveted 28 GHz spectrum band for the 5G mobile services. The service providers have argued that the allotment of these airwaves could kill the country’s budding satellite industry. Let’s... Read More

April 22nd, 2022 8:06 PM 0 COMMENTS

Private 5G Networks Will Not Hamper Revenues for Telecom Operators, Says BIF

The Broadband India Forum (BIF) in a statement has discredited the rumours suggesting that the telecom sector will witness a loss in revenues and has said that private 5G captive networks will lead to increased productivity for the enterprises and drive better revenues for the telecom service providers. The president of BIF, T V Ramachandran in a letter to Department of Telecommunications (DoT) secretary, K Rajaraman said that telcos will... Read More

April 19th, 2022 6:23 PM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Believes New Category of Skilled Professionals Required for 5G Deployment

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) believes that there is a gap for new types of skilled professionals who can help with deploying the network inside buildings or over buildings in a timely manner. According to TheHinduBusinessline report, TRAI has proposed a dedicated digital connectivity infrastructure (DCI) - designers, engineers, property managers, and evaluators. The digital ecosystem is only going to become more complex from here, and that is... Read More

April 18th, 2022 8:50 AM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Won’t Side With Reserving mmWave Bands for Satellite Operators Only

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is not going to side with reserving the 28 GHz band only for the satellite communications (satcom) companies. The regulator believes that for the optimum use of airwaves, the mmWave bands must be shared with both the satcom as well as terrestrial network operators. A TRAI official told ET Telecom that International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) and satellite bands can co-exist and it has... Read More

April 14th, 2022 9:58 PM 2 COMMENTS

TRAI Won’t Back Out of its Recommendations: Report

The industry regulator, as per a new report, is not going to take a relook at the pricing recommendations for the 5G airwaves. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has rejected the plea from the industry as the secretary V Raghunandan informed that there is no such provision under the TRAI Act. He stated that there is no possibility of any price revision and the current norms as per the... Read More

April 13th, 2022 3:28 PM 4 COMMENTS

TRAI Has Failed to Understand Paying Capacity of Telcos: CUTS International

In its recommendations for the 5G spectrum auction, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has slashed the reserve price of spectrum by 35%. The recommendations have left many disappointed. Pradeep S Mehta, Secretary General, CUTS International, said the TRAI has given some relief to the telecom sector by reducing the reserve price of the airwaves. However, the price reduction wasn’t enough. As per Mehta, the regulatory body has failed... Read More

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