Telecom articles

IUC rate cut to provide a level playing field: RCom

Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications on Wednesday said that the telecom regulator’s move to reduce interconnect usage charge (IUC) to 6 paise , though delayed by three years, will provide a level-playing field. “We welcome the reduction in IUC to 6 paise by TRAI. We also welcome the B&K model, to be effective from January 2020.

IUC rate cut will make tariffs more competitive: BSNL

State-owned telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) said that regulator’s Interconnection Usage Charge (IUC) rate cut of 8 paise a minute would help the service provider to offer more aggressive and competitive plans. The sector watchdog Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) Tuesday recommended a drop of IUC or Mobile Termination Charge (MTC) to 6

Trai’s decision to slash call connect charge disappointing: Airtel

A day after Indian telecom regulator TRAI slashed the mobile termination charges to six paise from 14 paise, Bharti Airtel on Wednesday called it an “extremely disappointing decision” for the industry. “We are extremely disappointed with the latest regulation on the IUC (interconnection usage charges), especially at a time when the industry is facing severe

WhatsApp rejects Britain’s request to access encrypted texts of terrorists

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has reportedly rejected the British government’s request to access encrypted messages that the authorities had made in the wake of recent terror attacks in the country. The inability to access terrorists’ encrypted conversations is creating a “black hole” for security services, Britain-based Sky News quoted security sources saying on Tuesday. Terrorists were “frequent

Facebook Messenger now has 1.3 bn monthly active users

More than 1.3 billion people around the world are now using Facebook Messenger every month, the company has announced. The Messenger surpassed the one billion monthly active users (MAUs) mark in July 2016. “We’ve continued working hard to make Messenger the best it can be, introducing new masks, filters and reactions for video chat,… making

Aircel-Maxis deal: Don’t harass Karti, question me, Chidambaram asks CBI

Former finance minister P Chidambaram on Friday said the CBI should be questioning him instead of harassing his son Karti in the Aircel-Maxis case and accused the probe agency of spreading misinformation. The Central Bureau of Investigation had called Karti for questioning yesterday in connection with the foreign investment clearance given in the Aircel-Maxis deal