TRAI consultation paper seeks comments on improving in-building coverage by 7 July

By June 7th, 2016 AT 9:12 PM

The Indian telecom regulator has issued a consultation paper seeking opinion of stakeholders whether telecom services be given access within buildings for better service quality. Titled as ‘In-building access by Telecom Service Providers’, the paper says that the people are spending a large part of their time inside buildings. Hence, ‘it is critical to have quality telecom services inside a building, be it residential multistory building, commercial complex, hotel or airport’. The primary query raised in the paper is on sharing of such telecom infrastructure, whether it should be made mandatory.

tower-india

According to the paper, the telecom service providers (TSP) would require an access inside the building to install the telecom infrastructure or lay their cables. Unlike the coverage issues dealt by the regulator in the past, there are issues related to In-building access that are still faced by the TSPs and therefore, remain to be addressed, the paper said.

Currently, the deployment inside a building is achieved through a mutual agreement between the mobile operators and the building owner or building developer or resident welfare associations (RWA). Hence, when the house owner/developer delays it in the name of negotiations or by demanding a higher rent, the opportunity of providing a seamless network inside the building becomes hindered.

The consultation, hence, seeks opinion about evolving a framework applicable to in-building facilities to enable the telecom operators to obtain efficient access on reasonable terms and conditions. The infrastructure could be of wired/wireless.

Although the wireless connectivity does not require any in-building telecom infrastructure, in case of the signals inside the building are weak, then an installation of additional equipment could help. Measures to make in-building network is important, especially to deploy high-speed data, the paper said.

According to the paper, the building owner or infrastructure provider should share their infrastructure with other TSPs to reduce infrastructure and transaction costs and help in quicker roll-out of their services.

“It is important to ensure that all TSPs are able to provide mobile and landline services to all the subscribers without any artificial restrictions or hindrance,” said the paper. The written comments are invited by July 7 and counter-comments by July 14.

Passionately following the Indian #Telecom Industry for over a decade from Business, Consumer and a Technical perspective. My primary focus area is Consumer & Digital Experience.

3
Leave a Reply

avatar
Photo and Image Files
 
 
 
3 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
3 Comment authors
Sayed EjazAnsariColorado Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Sayed Ejaz
Sayed Ejaz

bit.ly/1tfHbw2
BSNL CUSTOMER care behaviour, TT add subtitle to the video… and let india knows it.

Ansari
Ansari

Of late Trai has become a joke the public, the toothless tiger is also chamcha to the tip telecom companies.

Keep calling consultation papers, and the companies keep looting public with useless sevicces.

Recent Posts

Rs 299 Prepaid Plan by Airtel, Jio and Vodafone Compared: Similar Pricing But Entirely Different Benefits

The prepaid tariff sheet of almost all the telecom operators looks exactly the same because of the fierce competition in...

Reliance JioFiber: Trial Customers Will Migrate to New Plans by Month End

Before Reliance Jio announced the plans and pricing of its JioFiber service in the first week of September, the telecom...

Vivo Nex 3 5G With 64MP Rear Camera, 99.6% Screen-to-Body Ratio Officially Launched

Chinese smartphone brand, Vivo, today officially launched the Nex 3 5G alongside a 4G variant of the Nex 3. The...