September 19th, 2023 10:48 PM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Proposes Overhaul of Telecom Entry Fees and Bank Guarantees

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued recommendations for the "Rationalization of Entry Fee and Bank Guarantees" in the telecommunications sector. TRAI's action comes in response to a reference from the Department of Telecommunication (DoT), dated 3rd March 2022, seeking the rationalisation of Entry Fees and Bank Guarantees for telecom licenses. Also Read: TRAI Initiates Consultation Process to Enhance Quality-of-Service Standards for Telecom Services Entry Fees represent one-time,... Read More

September 14th, 2023 11:26 AM 0 COMMENTS

Indian Telcos to Refund Money to Users Who were Overcharged: TRAI

The Indian telecom operators have been asked to return any excess amount they have charged from the consumers. According to a new order from the telecom regulatory body, if an audit proves that the telcos have overcharged their customers, then for such instances, the telcos will have to refund the money. Further, the refund has to be done within 3 months of receiving the slip from the auditor that the... Read More

September 6th, 2023 10:40 AM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Recommends Pvt FM Players to Broadcast News

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended allowing private FM players to broadcast news. Currently, private FM players are only allowed to broadcast All India Radio's news bulletins without any changes. But that can change as TRAI has recommended that private FM players be allowed to broadcast independent news and start current affairs programmes.  However, the news has to be limited to 10 minutes an hour. Also, all... Read More

August 28th, 2023 11:18 AM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI to Release Consultation Paper for E and V Spectrum Band: Report

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is soon going to release a consultation paper for E and V spectrum bands. The regulatory body was requested by the DoT (Department of Telecommunications) to give recommendations for E and V spectrum bands. While TRAI had given a light-touch licensing regime for the concerned spectrum bands in 2014, the situation has changed and there's a need for these bands by the telecom... Read More

August 22nd, 2023 3:27 PM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Recommends Phasing Out License Fee for DTH Services Over the Next Three Years

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released its recommendations on "License Fee and Policy Matters of DTH Services" following a request from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB). The MIB sought TRAI's guidance under the TRAI Act, 1997. Also Read: TRAI Initiates Consultation Process to Enhance Quality-of-Service Standards for Telecom Services Amendments to Unified License Agreement The reference pertains to amendments made by the Department of Telecommunications... Read More

August 19th, 2023 12:01 PM 1 COMMENTS

TRAI Initiates Consultation Process to Enhance Quality-of-Service Standards for Telecom Services

On Friday, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released a Consultation Paper titled 'Review of Quality-of-Service Standards for Access Services (Wireless and Wireline) and Broadband (Wireless and Wireline) Services' in a move to ensure the quality of telecommunication services (QoS) and safeguard consumer interests. Also Read: TRAI Releases Consultation Paper on Regulatory Framework for OTT Services and Selective Banning Mandate and Regulation History According to the statement, the TRAI... Read More

August 9th, 2023 11:01 AM 0 COMMENTS

Boosting Digital Infra: TRAI’s Recommendations to Transform Telecom Landscape

In a significant move to revolutionise digital connectivity and bolster mobile broadband coverage, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has put forth a set of recommendations aimed at enhancing the creation of active and passive digital connectivity infrastructure. By proposing a new licence category under the unified licence regime, TRAI aims to streamline infrastructure deployment, reduce costs, and improve the quality of network coverage, particularly in congested urban areas.... Read More

August 8th, 2023 6:34 PM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Initiates Review of Regulatory Framework for Broadcasting and Cable Services

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a Consultation Paper on the "Review of Regulatory Framework for Broadcasting and Cable Services," aiming to address various challenges and concerns that have emerged since the implementation of its previous regulatory framework. Also Read: TRAI Releases Consultation Paper on Regulatory Framework for OTT Services and Selective Banning Framework Evolution and Legal Scrutiny The journey began in 2017 when TRAI unveiled the... Read More

August 4th, 2023 9:10 AM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Releases Supplementary Consultation Paper on Aircraft Data Communication Services

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has taken a significant step in addressing the regulation of data communication services between aircraft and ground stations provided by organizations other than the Airports Authority of India. Also Read: TRAI Releases Consultation Paper on Regulatory Framework for OTT Services and Selective Banning Regulatory Mechanism To improve flight safety and enhance search and rescue operations during aviation disasters, TRAI released a Supplementary Consultation... Read More

July 27th, 2023 6:49 PM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Repeals Outdated Internet Access Service Regulation to Foster Technological Advancements

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Repealing Regulations, 2023 (02 of 2023) on July 25, 2023, to repeal the Regulation on quality of service of dial-up and leased line internet access service, 2001 (4 of 2001), according to the official statement. Also Read: TRAI Releases Consultation Paper on Regulatory Framework for OTT Services and Selective Banning Outdated Regulation Repealed TRAI stated... Read More

July 20th, 2023 8:52 PM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Releases Recommendations on AI and Big Data in Telecom Sector

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released its recommendations on "Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Telecommunication Sector." The move aims to unlock the transformative power of digital communications networks, as envisioned in the National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP)-2018, to achieve the goal of digital empowerment, according to the official release. Also Read: TRAI Releases Consultation Paper on Regulatory Framework for OTT Services and Selective Banning Formulating a... Read More

July 12th, 2023 11:56 PM 0 COMMENTS

India Mobile Congress 2023 Curtain Raiser Sets Stage for Global Digital Innovation

The Curtain Raiser of India Mobile Congress 7th Edition (IMC-2023) was inaugurated by Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister for Communications, Electronics and Information Technology and Railways, along with Shri Devusinh Chauhan, Minister of State for Communications, in a prestigious ceremony today. This event garnered the presence of members from the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), representatives from the telecom industry, and start-ups, said the official statement. Also Read: Sanchar Saathi... Read More

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