TRAI issues notice to ‘large’ DTH operator for disrupting service

TRAI has taken care not to reveal the name of the operator but instead noted it as ‘one large service provider’. However, reports state that the service provider in question is Airtel. Continue Reading

New broadcasting framework will reduce rates: TRAI

Telecom regulator TRAI asserted that the implementation of the new framework for broadcasting and cable services would lead to lower prices for TV viewers, even as it slammed the ‘misinformation campaign’ being carried out by some to fuel ‘hyperbolic fear’ among consumers. Continue Reading

TDSAT strikes down TRAI pricing rule, telcos rejoice

In a strongly-worded order, the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) said TRAI could not impose financial disincentives and ordered it to rework the predatory pricing rules within six months. Continue Reading

Reliance Jio has highest Q3 adjusted gross revenue

Reliance Jio has emerged as the top telecom service provider in terms of adjusted gross revenue (AGR) at Rs 8,271 crore for the July-September quarter, according to Trai data. Continue Reading

SC order on broadcasting sector tariffs will make DTH bills cheaper

The Supreme Court judgement upholding the regulator’s tariff order related to fixation of charges for free and pay channels is a “big win” for consumers, Trai Chairman RS Sharma said Tuesday. The order will provide consumers choice of channels, transparency and better service quality, he added. Continue Reading

Trai seeks public views on spectrum charges for satellite phone services

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has invited public views on calculation of spectrum charges for satellite-based services using systems installed in India under a special licence category. Continue Reading

Telecom Comm to discuss Trai’s proposal for spectrum allocation on 31 Aug

he Telecom Commission, apex decision making body at the telecom department, is likely to meet on 31 August to discuss Trai’s recommendation on spectrum allocation, according to official sources. Continue Reading