December 13th, 2022 5:52 PM 0 COMMENTS

Satellite Spectrum Auction in India: See What TRAI Chairman Said

The chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), PD Vaghela, stated at a Broadband India Forum summit on SatCom that India will be the first nation to auction spectrum for satellite communication and that it should be planned in a way to draw investments in the industry. In order to improve the ease of doing business in the sector, TRAI will shortly offer proposals to streamline licences needed... Read More

December 7th, 2022 9:03 PM 1 COMMENTS

TRAI Says Zero Charge for SMS Broadcast During Disasters

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has decided that there would be no charge for the SMS/messages broadcasted through the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) during the time of disasters. On Tuesday, the regulatory body issued Telecom Tariff (69th amendment) order 2022 on Tariff for SMS and cell Broadcast alerts sent through CAP during disasters/non-disasters. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) had requested TRAI to suggest a charge for the SMS... Read More

November 30th, 2022 7:43 PM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Recommendations on 5G Small Cells and Infra Sharing are a Big Positive: COAI

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recently published its recommendations for the deployment of 5G small cells and aerial fibre. Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), the body which represents the private telcos in India, have called the recommendations from the sector regulator a big positive. According to COAI, these recommendations will help in expediting or fast-tracking the roll-out of 5G across India. TRAI has recommended that DoT (Department... Read More

October 7th, 2022 7:07 PM 0 COMMENTS

DIPA Pushes for Active Sharing of Telecom Infrastructure

Expanding the scope of IP-1 without any licencing is the only way to go in order to attract the desired investments into the sector, according to the Digital Infrastructure Providers Association. Telecom is a very capital-intensive industry, and the roll-out of new technologies like 5G, M2M/IoT, Edge Data Centers, and Wi-Fi will require enormous investments. Research and analyses from various sources also support the idea that infrastructure sharing can save... Read More

October 7th, 2022 7:07 PM 0 COMMENTS

IoT Network Will Enable the Deployment of Electric Vehicles in Africa

Aeris, a global provider of IoT solutions, said it is employing a secure, smart IoT connection from M Auto, a major supplier of electric mobility solutions in Africa, to ensure ongoing transportation in the region. With 3,000 bikes that are ready for sale and 2,000 e-bikes already on the road, M Auto is currently the largest e-mobility start-up in Africa. M Auto is also making investments in e-bike production and... Read More

September 8th, 2022 7:54 PM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI’s Anti-Spam App is Not Available on App Store Anymore

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's DND 2.0 spam reporting app has been taken down from the Apple App Store. After months of fighting attempts by authorities to grant the app access to users' entire message and phone logs, Apple created a workaround in 2018 that allowed the app to function without such bulk access. The app was the outcome of one of Apple's most important legal battles with the... Read More

August 30th, 2022 11:46 AM 6 COMMENTS

TRAI to Conduct Consumer Survey on Tariffs

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will soon conduct a survey on tariffs for wireline and wireless subscribers in India. The survey will be conducted both in online as well as offline mode during September 2022. TRAI has chosen the M/s Academy of Management Studies (AMS), a survey agency based out of New Delhi, to carry out the consumer survey. This survey will take place in the month of... Read More

August 7th, 2022 6:02 PM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI New Consultation Paper is on Utilising Big Data and AI

The telecom regulator released a consultation paper on Friday in an effort to gather feedback on how best to make use of big data and artificial intelligence (Al) for the industry. The market for Al and big data is rising quickly, and so is its use across industries. According to the regulator's report titled "Leveraging Al and big data in the telecommunications sector," the telecom sector, for example, can use... Read More

July 21st, 2022 3:58 PM 2 COMMENTS

TRAI Conducted Drive Tests in 12 Cities for Checking Performance of Mobile Networks

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has conducted drive tests in 12 cities and surrounding areas of those cities. TRAI included the following destinations in its test – Sangli, Tumkur, Rajkot, Nellore, Salem, Visakhapatnam, Udaipur, Indore, Kanpur, Meghalaya, Dehradun, and Gopalganj. The regulatory body also included two highways – Indore to Bhopal and Dehradun to Meerut for this test. TRAI assessed the KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) of all telecom... Read More

July 19th, 2022 10:06 AM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI in-house Study Centre to Keep India Up to Mark with Innovative and New Tech

To support proactive research activities into emerging and developing technologies that are anticipated to further disrupt the telecommunications and broadcasting industries, the Indian telecom regulatory authority (TRAI) has established an internal study centre. A senior TRAI official told ET Telecom that the regulatory body has formed a study centre which will indulge in pro-active research in new and forthcoming sectors. The official added that the scope would also include fact... Read More

July 1st, 2022 5:48 PM 2 COMMENTS

TRAI to Leverage AI for Curbing Cybercrime and SIM Frauds

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is looking to leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) for curbing cybercrime and SIM frauds. India allows consumers to hold up to 9 SIM cards under their name. This gives fraudsters room for taking multiple SIM cards and then utilising them for fraud. (Note that J&K users can only keep 5 SIM cards). According to an ET Telecom report, a TRAI official said that they... Read More

June 3rd, 2022 7:57 PM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Again Extends NTO 2.0 Implementation Date for Broadcasters

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has extended the NTO (New Tariff Order) 2.0 implementation date for the broadcasters. Earlier, the regulatory body had directed all the broadcasters to implement the NTO 2.0 by June 1, 2022. But, in a new directive, TRAI has extended the last date for implementation of the new tariff order 2.0 to November 30, 2022. In addition to this, TRAI has asked all the... Read More

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