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    TRAI mulls ways for cos closing ops to return unused balance

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator Trai will “quickly” evolve a mechanism for telcos that are closing down services or operations to return the unused balance of pre-paid customers. The mechanisms being weighed include such telcos crediting the unused amount to the Aadhaar-linked bank accounts of their consumers in a Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) type model, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) Chairman R S Sharma told PTI.

  • Trai suggests easing spectrum holding norms for telcos

    New Delhi ; In a move that will boost mergers and acquisitions, telecom regulator Trai on Tuesday recommended doing away with caps on spectrum holding in individual bands, and also mooted relaxing the overall ceiling.

  • Reliance Jio tops TRAI’s 4G download speed test for August

    New Delhi: Reliance Jio has topped the telecom regulator’s 4G download speed test for the eighth consecutive month, official data showed on Monday.  According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s speed data, Jio recorded average speed of 18.433 Mbps for the month of August.  It was followed by Vodafone (8.999 Mbps), Idea Cellular (8.746 Mbps) and Bharti Airtel (8.550 Mbps).

  • IUC row simmers, Jio says COAI had no business airing views

    New Delhi : In a fresh offensive against industry body COAI, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio has slammed the association for airing views on call termination rates when two of its five members differed on the issue.

  • TRAI rejects Telecom Commission’s contention on promo tariffs

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI has rejected Telecom Commission’s contention that free promotional offers allowed by it are responsible for the industry’s falling financial health and lower licence fee payments to the government.

  • RJIO free offer violates TRAI tariff orders: Vodafone to HC

    New Delhi: Vodafone India today moved Delhi High Court alleging that telecom regulator TRAI had failed to prohibit “blatant violation” of its tariff orders, directions and regulations by Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIO) by permitting it to continue with its free offers.

  • Trai’s proposal on free internet likely this week

    New Delhi : Telecom regulator Trai is expected to release this week its recommendations on free data services in the wake of its ban on free Internet platforms like Facebook’s Free Basics and Airtel Zero. “We expect to issue recommendation on free data service by end of this week,” Trai Chairman RS Sharma told PTI.

  • Trai starts rehaul of quality norms for mobile services

    New Delhi : Lightening the noose around mobile operators over call drops, telecom regulator Trai on Friday proposed stricter quality norms for local areas and imposing financial disincentives for poor services. At present, the quality norms are at service area level (averaging the performance of the entire service area as a whole) but Trai feels such a calculation may give a “different picture” about the quality of customer experience.

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    TRAI plans to revisit telecom network inter-connect charges

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator Trai is planning to start a consultation process to review call connect charges, also known as Inter-connection Usage Charges, for the telecom network — a move that could bring down call rates. According to sources, the regulator plans to bring out a consultation paper on the same in about a week.

  • Trai to start mobile service quality consultation

    New Delhi : In a bid to improve customer experience in the world’s second largest mobile market, telecom regulator Trai is planning to start consultation on quality benchmark for voice and data services in a fortnight.

  • TRAI to get feedback from customers today

    Indore : Telecom regulator, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) would receive feedback from customers about their experience of service of telecommunication companies here on Friday.

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    Call drop rate rises to 24.59% for April-June period: Trai

    New Delhi: Indicating worsening of services, telecom regulator Trai today said mobile operators had a call drop rate of as much as 24.59 per cent for 2G services and 16.13 per cent for 3G services in the April-June quarter. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) said the performance has deteriorated during the quarter on sequential basis with regard to worst affected mobile sites or cells having more than 3 per cent call drop

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    ‘Telcos should compensate users for call drops’

    New Delhi:  Plagued by the vexed problem of call drops, telecom regulator TRAI today proposed that service providers should compensate mobile subscribers for call drops and poor quality of services.

  • S African telecoms regulator in spat over Tata-led Neotel sale

    Johannesburg: South Africa’s telecom industry has locked horns with the regulator of communications over its approval of the sale of Tata-led company Neotel to the country’s biggest mobile operator Vodacom. Telecom regulator Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) said that they are unperturbed about criticism over its approval of the sale of Neotel to mobile operator Vodacom.

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    100.76 mn broadband subscribers in India till April

    New Delhi: The number of broadband subscribers increased from 99.20 million at the end of March 2015 to 100.76 million at the end of April 2015 with a monthly growth rate of 1.57 percent, recent data released by the telecom regulator said here. The top five service providers constituted a 83.40 percent market share of the total broadband subscribers at the end of April 2015, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said. These service

  • Telecom regulator lowers tariff ceiling for national roaming

    New Delhi: Aiming to give some benefit to mobile phone subscribers, the telecom regulator has reduced tariff ceiling for national roaming calls and messages and has mandated telecom service providers (TSPs) to offer a special roaming tariff plan, an official said here on Thursday.