September 18th, 2021 12:46 AM 16 COMMENTS

TRAI Will Not Go for Floor Pricing

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has said that going for floor pricing is not the correct way to help the industry right now. This is correct, though, because it is not like the financial health of all the telecom operators is bad. Just to save one private company, floor pricing shouldn’t be introduced. Yes, it will help the operators in earning more, but it will also completely destroy... Read More

September 6th, 2021 12:24 PM 0 COMMENTS

COAI Backs TRAI Recommendations on Spectrum, RoW

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) is backing the recommendations of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on spectrum and RoW. The telecom regulator has proposed a new national portal for RoW. Further, TRAI has recommended exemption of RoW charges for the telcos for the next five years (FY23 to FY28) with an aim to expedite the laying of common ducts. On top of this, TRAI recommends that... Read More

September 2nd, 2021 8:00 PM 3 COMMENTS

TRAI Rolls Out New Tariff Order for Telcos, Asks Not to Offer Differential Tariffs

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has rolled out a major tariff order for the telcos. According to the regulator’s order, the telcos can’t offer differential tariffs via their commercial partners. The sector regulator has said that the telcos can only offer tariffs that have been reported to the authorities. This is because offering anything else through the commercial partners is discriminatory and “contravene” the current rules set around... Read More

September 1st, 2021 11:45 AM 8 COMMENTS

Broadband Users In India to Receive At Least 2 Mbps Speed Now

The need for reliable speeds with fixed broadband internet has grown with the culture-shifting towards working from home and learning from home. The telecom sector regulator has understood the need and has redefined the minimum speed a broadband connection should deliver to the users in India. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has said that the broadband service providers in India will get incentives in order to push the... Read More

August 29th, 2021 6:25 PM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Guidelines on Satellite Broadband Is a Good Start for the Technology

The satellite communication system is one of the latest tech revolutions which is slated to change the way we use network systems currently. While the race of 4G and 5G along with wired broadband is limited to terrestrial networks, the satellite broadband technology is something that will easily defeat the roadblocks faced by the currently used networks. While companies like Starlink and HughesNet are racing to launch satellites and networks... Read More

August 27th, 2021 1:26 AM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Suggests Licensing Framework for Satellite Based Connectivity

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recently released its recommendations on the “Licensing Framework” for satellite-based connectivity for low-bit rate applications. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) had earlier asked the sector regulator to come out with a list of recommendations on the licensing framework so that the provisioning of satellite-based connectivity for low-bit rate applications can be enabled. The DoT wanted a licensing framework for both captive and commercial... Read More

August 13th, 2021 9:34 PM 0 COMMENTS

Broadcasters Delay TRAI NTO Implementation On Back of Interconnect Offer Filing

The National Tariff Order (NTO) post the latest Bombay ruling underwent a few more changes. As per the new rules, the broadcasters in the industry were required to publish their new prices and inform the same to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The regulator, besides looking at the telecom industry, also has reins over the DTH and broadcasting industry as well. However, the deadline, which has expired on... Read More

August 9th, 2021 7:25 PM 9 COMMENTS

TRAI Tariff Order Hearing Adjourned to August 18, Broadcaster and Regulator Tussle Continues

The broadcasting companies in India, which include major names like Star India, Viacom18, ZEE Entertainment, and others, have been united in their tussle against the National. Tariff Order 2.0 for more than a year now. The broadcasters clubbed themselves under the umbrella of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) and, with the method of the petition, opposed the NTO 2.0 put out by TRAI in January 2020. However, they received an... Read More

August 3rd, 2021 11:45 PM 3 COMMENTS

COAI Rallies for Data Floor Pricing Regime With Sector Regulator

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) is the group helmed by the industry leaders of the telecom business, namely Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and Reliance Jio. The Delhi-based lobbying group rallies itself on the interest lines of the telecom companies and has said that the floor pricing regime must be fixed by the sector regulator to break the industry free from the colossal financial burden that it faces. The... Read More

August 3rd, 2021 6:33 PM 1 COMMENTS

TRAI Should Not Let Go the Idea of Floor Pricing Regime

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has been on the task of managing and regulating an industry that has been under a lot of pressure. The telecom industry in India has not only been suffering financially but also from other troubles like the quality of service norms, poor networks, telecom marketers, and many. Over the years, TRAI has brought out consultation papers and regulations in the industry to tighten... Read More

August 2nd, 2021 4:18 PM 10 COMMENTS

TRAI Negates Plans of Bringing Floor Pricing Regime In Telecom Industry

One of the major impetus from the government on the regulatory front for the telecom industry was supposed to be the floor pricing regime. However, as per the latest reports, even the last ray of hope for some of the telecom companies might be slipping away. As per the latest reports on the matter, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) might not be working on any floor pricing regime.... Read More

August 2nd, 2021 1:38 PM 1 COMMENTS

5G Spectrum Base Price Might be Revised

The pricing of 5G airwaves set by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has been opposed by the telecom operators since the beginning. All the major telcos operating in India have shown their concern around the exorbitant pricing of the available spectrum. Since 5G is on the cliff, the Department of Telecommunications is planning to hold 5G auctions by seeking a revised base price from the telco regulator for the 3300-3750... Read More

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