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32 Why Delay!

Why Delay! ASG says MTC is Rs 200 cr a day gain for telcos

Why Delay! ASG says MTC is Rs 200 cr a day gain for telcos

On August 5, 2016 Trai issued a consultation paper titled as “Review of Interconnect Usage Charges” (IUC). About 13 months have passed since then but Trai has not yet come out with a decision so far. As a result of this delay, every day the mobile consumers of the country have to bear a substantial

28 Mobile coverage in every village

Mobile coverage in every village

After about every three to five years, national telecom policy is announced and promises are made and targets are set. Most of the targets specified in such policies are generally achieved but the one about covering all the villages of the country with telecommunication facility has missed several deadlines.

10 Temporary suspension of telecom services

Temporary suspension of telecom services

The ministry of communications has framed rules namely Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules, 2017, which need to be followed if the government intends to temporarily suspend telecom services in any part of the country.

16 Mobile Phones

Mobile Phones

Recently Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) with Enixta Innovations carried out a study on the Indian mobile market and identified the challenges that the domestic mobile manufacturing sector is facing. Some part of this article has been extracted from their report.

22 Assocham-KPMG report

Assocham-KPMG report

Assocham and KPMG joint study has said that rollout of 4G technology with an increase in data, entry of new players in the market, introduction of digital wallets, popularity of smart phone leading to consistent increase in demand for technology and other developments in the telecom sector is likely to increase job opportunities by 30

24 Corruption in NFS tenders

Corruption in NFS tenders

On August 14, 2017, the DoT has moved a note for the approval of the Telecom Commission for enhancing the budget of Network For Spectrum (NFS) project to Rs 24,664 crore from the existing Rs 13,334 crore that was approved by the cabinet on July 3, 2012. This is the second such enhancement sought by

27 North East Tower Tender

North East Tower Tender

The DoT has moved a note for the approval of the Telecom Commission for placement of orders on Bharti group companies – Bharti Airtel Ltd (BAL) and Bharti Hexacom Ltd (BHL) – for setting up towers in the north east region for which USO Fund had invited tender on 28.03.2017. The technical bids were opened

31 4G towers in LWE areas under Phase-II

4G towers for LWE Phase-II

A meeting of the Review Group on Left Wing Extremism (LWE) headed by the Cabinet Secretary was held on August 3, 2016. In the meeting, all the states raised the issue of poor coverage and also demanded that henceforth only 4G technology equipment shall be procured.

39 Trai's Consumer Cause

Trai’s Consumer Cause

On August 10, 2015, Ram Sewak Sharma joined Trai as its chairman. And in these two years, he has taken several steps to defend and protect consumers interests in the telecom and broadcasting services.

42 Trai’s QoS survey through IVRS

Trai’s QoS survey through IVRS

In an always connected world, quality of service is an important factor in choosing a telecom service provider. Service provider’s quality is judged on various parameters like call drops, bill payments, tariff transparency, customer care, etc. We have often seen people complaining about various tariff irregularities in the billing of telcos while call drops have