“For the last few weeks, there have been many news reports about Trai’s new regulation on cable television and DTH. For many years now, I have been an Airtel DTH user. I have received no communication (like phone or SMS) from Airtel regarding this. After seeing few ads from Star, Sony and Zee, I visited […]
On Dec 19, 2018, thousands of traders from various parts of the country staged a protest rally at New Delhi demanding that the centre should announce a policy on e-commerce and stop allowing FDI in retail trade and withdraw FDI in retail approved so far.
MTNL is incurring financial losses from 2009-10 onwards. The earnings of MTNL and the expenditure on salary and allowances of officers and employees during the last ten years is given in.
The department of telecommunications (DoT) has taken a decision to be technology neutral in all the USO funded projects. Henceforth, it will specify only Quality of Service “QoS” for Voice & Data (speed) as per Trai’s regulations. The bidders would be free to quote their own solution and the company quoting lowest Viability Gap Funding […]
In 2018, only in three circles – Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and J&K – on actual testing, a total of 49 towers sites were found to be having radiation level in excess of prescribed limits. Surprisingly, only in three more circles – West Bengal, Maharashtra and North East – radiation levels were found to be in […]
Trai has been receiving complaints for call drops from consumers of various Telecom Service Providers (TSPs). Bharti Airtel tops the list with 543 complaints in CY 2018. In order to assess the network quality of mobile services of TSPs, Trai has been regularly conducting Independent Drive Tests (IDTs) in cities, highways & rail routes.
On Dec 21, 2018, Trai has filed appeal in the Supreme Court against TDSAT’s judgement dated Dec 13, 2018 on predatory pricing and discounted offers, arguing that it dismantles the regulatory framework for tariff assessment and places consumers at the mercy of service providers. It has also asserted that the tribunal’s judgment hinders it from […]
Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd (TCIL) has sought government’s approval for fresh equity shares of 10 per cent in conjunction with government divesting 15 per cent of its equity through IPO.
Although lower than major markets like the US, UK and European countries, video streaming platform Netflix is priced higher in India than six other countries, including Japan and Canada. According to a research report by Comparitech.com, Netflix’s India monthly subscription plan, which begins from Rs 500, is the 7th cheapest among the list.
Trai has challenged a single bench ruling before a division bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice VK Rao that phone tapping was carried out by law enforcement agencies and this information cannot be accessed by it from the service providers. It also contended that accessing such information and then disclosing it to the […]