July 7th, 2023 7:21 PM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Releases Consultation Paper on Regulatory Framework for OTT Services and Selective Banning

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has published a Consultation Paper addressing the regulatory mechanism for Over-The-Top (OTT) Communication Services and the selective banning of specific OTT services. This move comes in response to a request from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to reassess the existing recommendations and propose a suitable regulatory framework for OTTs. Also Read: TRAI Issues Recommendations on Submarine Cable Landing Licensing Framework in India Purpose... Read More

June 20th, 2023 8:47 PM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Issues Recommendations on Submarine Cable Landing Licensing Framework in India

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued its recommendations on the licensing framework and regulatory mechanism for submarine cable landing in the country. Submarine cables are crucial for global digital communication and serve as lifelines for a nation's communication infrastructure. Also Read: TRAI Mandates AI, ML Based System to Tackle Unsolicited Commercial Communication Concerns regarding the submarine cables landing in India The Department of Telecom (DoT) had approached... Read More

June 13th, 2023 6:13 PM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Mandates AI, ML Based System to Tackle Unsolicited Commercial Communication

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a directive to all Access Providers, instructing them to implement an Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) based UCC Detect system. The purpose of this system is to detect, identify, and take action against Unregistered Telemarketers (UTMs) who send commercial communications without proper registration, in accordance with the provisions of Telecom Commercial Communication Customer Preference Regulations, 2018 (TCCCPR-2018), according to... Read More

June 5th, 2023 11:37 AM 6 COMMENTS

TRAI Directs Access Providers to Develop DCA Facility in 2 Months

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) continues its efforts to combat the issue of unsolicited commercial communication (UCC) by introducing new measures. In recent times, TRAI has undertaken initiatives to clean data related to PE Headers and message content templates, as well as tagging variables in the message content. As a continuation of these actions, TRAI has now issued a directive to all Access Providers to develop and deploy... Read More

May 31st, 2023 10:26 AM 1 COMMENTS

TRAI to Introduce Rules for Reducing Call Drops and Enhance QoS with 5G: Report

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is actively working on developing updated quality of service (QoS) norms, with a specific focus on 5G services, in an effort to enhance the overall telecom experience for consumers. In the coming weeks, TRAI will release a consultation paper seeking public feedback on proposed measures to reduce call drops and failures and improve service reliability. A senior official, requesting anonymity, disclosed to ET... Read More

May 23rd, 2023 10:14 AM 2 COMMENTS

TRAI in a Difficult Spot with 5G Unlimited Data Offer

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is in a difficult position with regard to the 5G unlimited data offer. The regulatory body is confused about what is the right way to go ahead. Indian telecom operators who have launched 5G are offering unlimited 5G data to their select 4G customers. Looking at this, Vodafone Idea (Vi) earlier complained to the sector regulator about the unbalance that the unlimited 5G... Read More

May 20th, 2023 12:20 PM 2 COMMENTS

TRAI Denies Probing Past Tariff Plans: Report

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has refuted reports suggesting that it is undertaking a special drive to investigate past tariff plans for predatory pricing. In a statement released on Friday, TRAI clarified that it only examines specific plans that are under scrutiny and probes tariffs based on complaints received regarding non-compliance or predatory behaviour, according to an ETTelecom report. This clarification comes in response to allegations made by... Read More

May 15th, 2023 1:46 PM 2 COMMENTS

TRAI Expands Investigation Into All Past Tariffs Offered by Telcos: Report

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has broadened its investigation into the predatory pricing and unlimited offers of all tariff plans, including both old and new, across all operators, according to a recent report by the Financial Express. The regulatory body is set to examine 4G (5G offerings in cases) and even 3G and 2G plans, with an objective to find out if there are any potential violations of... Read More

May 12th, 2023 6:01 PM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Takes Strong Measures to Curb Misuse of Message Templates

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a new direction to curb the misuse of message templates under the Telecom Commercial Communication Customer Preference Regulations, 2018 (TCCCPR-2018). This comes in continuation of its earlier directive issued on February 16, 2023, to stop the misuse of headers and message templates. In a bid to tackle the issue of unsolicited commercial communication (UCC), TRAI has directed all access providers to... Read More

May 3rd, 2023 4:48 PM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Releases Consultation on Definition of International Traffic

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released a Consultation Paper on the Definition of International Traffic on Tuesday, seeking recommendations from stakeholders on the matter. DoT requested TRAI's Recommendations The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) requested the TRAI's recommendations on the definition of International SMS and Domestic SMS through a reference dated August 30, 2022, under Section 11(1)(a) of TRAI Act, 1997 (as amended). Also Read: TRAI Releases Recommendations... Read More

May 3rd, 2023 12:55 PM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Releases Recommendations on Ease of Doing Business in Telecom and Broadcasting Sector

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released recommendations on 'Ease of Doing Business in Telecom and Broadcasting Sector'. The focus area of the government in the recent decade has been identified as Ease of Doing Business (EoDB), which is a recognition of the fact that business and enterprise need to be enabled. The government is striving to improve the business environment at every stage across all sectors, according... Read More

May 1st, 2023 8:40 PM 32 COMMENTS

TRAI to Direct Jio and Airtel to Stop Offering Unlimited 5G Data: Report

India's telecom regulator, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), is reportedly planning to direct Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel to stop offering unlimited 5G data in their tariff plans. This action follows an examination by the regulator into a recent complaint of predatory pricing against the two operators by Vodafone Idea, according to a report by Financial Express. Also Read: TRAI to Direct Telecom Operators to Report 5G Users... Read More

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