October 26th, 2021 12:47 PM 1 COMMENTS

TRAI Approaches Delhi HC for the Issue of Excessive Ads on TV

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has approached the Delhi High Court (HC) to share the complaints of the consumers who have said that due to excessive advertisements, their TV viewing experience deteriorates. According to a BarandBench report, the Delhi HC has sought responses from the central government and the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) on the same. NBA Says TRAI Has No Power to Regulate Length of Ads There’s... Read More

October 25th, 2021 8:15 PM 2 COMMENTS

TRAI Questions if LCO Should be Shared Infra for Broadband Services

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a consultation paper to understand the market structure and competition in cable television (TV) services. Initially, through a letter dated December 12, 2021, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) had sought recommendations of TRAI on the issues related to the monopoly/market dominance in cable TV services. In response to the letter, TRAI had come out with recommendations on market and... Read More

October 23rd, 2021 2:06 AM 2 COMMENTS

TRAI Warns TV Broadcasters, Won’t Shy Away from Taking Action

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has warned the broadcasters saying that it will take action if necessary in the interest of consumers and the sector. The regulator on Friday said that some of the broadcasters are “exploiting” the freedom they have got for a-la-carte pricing of the TV channels. According to a PTI report, TRAI said that some leading broadcasters are taking advantage and of the new rules... Read More

October 18th, 2021 8:28 PM 3 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Provided Best Upload Speeds in September: TRAI

As per the data published by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Vodafone Idea provided the best average upload speed to the users in September 2021. The third-largest telecom operator has been consistent with providing excellent download and upload speeds to the users. The primary reason behind this could be the lower network load that it enjoys because of the lesser number of customers as compared to Reliance Jio... Read More

October 18th, 2021 5:54 PM 1 COMMENTS

TRAI Might Reserve 25 MHz of Mid Band Spectrum for Private 5G Networks

5G is just around the corner, and the telecom operators are worried about the way the 5G spectrum will be auctioned. The use cases of 5G technology will be way more than 4G, and the airwaves/spectrum will be required by not just the terrestrial network service providers but also by the satcom service providers and the enterprises. The enterprises or non-telecom firms will require airwaves for 5G to allow machine-to-machine... Read More

October 11th, 2021 6:59 PM 1 COMMENTS

TRAI, DoT Working to Optimise Spectrum Bands for 5G, Satellite Services

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) have been working together to optimise the spectrum bands that will be used for both 5G and satellite broadband services. Spectrum is a finite resource, and thus harmony between the satcom players and the telcos must be ensured. The airwaves in the ‘C’ and ‘Ka’ bands will be very important for delivering high-speed internet for both satellites... Read More

September 28th, 2021 12:31 AM 4 COMMENTS

BSNL Cannot Jump to 5G Straightaway

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) can’t straight away jump to 5G. There’s a solid reason behind it. That reason is the absence of 4G networks. Since the telco doesn’t have live 4G networks around the country, it will have no other option than considering 5G Standalone (SA) network core architecture. To many, this will sound very simple! Many would just say that if BSNL can leverage 5G SA to get... Read More

September 23rd, 2021 2:53 PM 59 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel Much Ahead of Jio in Active Subscribers in July 2021: TRAI

Bharti Airtel might not have as many 4G subscribers as Jio, but it still has more active subscribers than its competitor. Airtel focuses more on quality while Jio mostly on numbers. According to the monthly performance report shared by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Airtel’s 97.74% users of the total subscriber base were active as compared to its rival Jio’s 78.18% users of the total subscriber base. Even... Read More

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 10th, 2021 4:02 PM 1 COMMENTS

TRAI Believes Satellite Broadband Might Help In Case of Natural Calamities

Satellite communication or satcom is an emerging technology that has been gaining traction in recent years. It is believed to come to help as a frontline service in regions where the fiber optic connectivity might not be feasible or in times of natural disasters. TRAI believes that satcom services might keep essential services running at these situations. V Raghunandan, TRAI secretary, stated that satcom could be an excellent backup at... 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

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