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8 August, 2018 5:33 AM EXCLUSIVE: TRAI to seek views on shift to Internet networks, to phase out legacy systems

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is set to seek views of stakeholders on making telecom companies switch over to a completely Internet-based network, according to a senior official. Additionally, this would mean phasing out the legacy TDM (time division multiplexing) networks. The term of the current Chairman RS Sharma comes to an end Thursday and hence 37

7 August, 2018 9:26 AM Disclosure of Aadhaar number doesn't increase one's digital vulnerability, says Trai Chief

Outgoing Trai chairman R S Sharma -- whose open dare to Twitterati on Aadhaar misuse had caused a social media furore -- asserted today that mere knowledge of Aadhaar number cannot increase one's "digital vulnerabilities". Sharma was also quick to add that the intention behind disclosure of his 12-digit number was never to abet others to publish or disclose 85

3 August, 2018 12:35 PM TRAI recommends formation of DoT unit to promote local telecom equipment manufacturing

The unit would begin with an initial corpus of Rs 1000 crore, and should seek to promote the research and innovation for designing, manufacturing and testing domestic telecom equipment. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended for the formation of a unit within the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to promote the manufacture 37

3 August, 2018 7:08 AM Aadhaar Helpline Creeps Into Contacts Of Smartphones, Twitter Buzzes

Thousands of smartphone users in India woke up puzzled on Friday with a Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) toll-free helpline number saved in their phonebooks by default. UIDAI, which is yet to issue an official statement on this, has replaced the earlier helpline number -- 1800-300-1947 -- with the new number -- 1947, which got into people's 56

2 August, 2018 4:02 PM DoT to take call on more 5G spectrum auction after analysing Trai report

The telecom department will take a call on next round of auction of 5G spectrum identified by a high level committee after analysing recommendations made by sector regulator Trai. "Trai has just made recommendation. We are looking in to it," Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan told PTI. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) yesterday recommended 42

1 August, 2018 3:06 PM Trai suggests Rs 492 crore per Mhz for 5G spectrum; lowers price of 700 Mhz band by 43%

Based on the suggestions, telecom operators bidding in the next round of auctions for the spectrum to provide next generation of mobile services will have to shell out a minimum of Rs 9,840 crore on pan-India basis to buy spectrum in 3300-3600 Mhz band. Telecom regulator Trai today recommended pan India base price of Rs 492 crore per megahertz for 5G radiowaves 45

1 August, 2018 11:33 AM TRAI Announces 5G Spectrum Pricing, Recommendation for Next Auction

Telecom regulator TRAI has recommended rules and prices for the next round of spectrum auction which will include radiowaves for 5G mobile services. The regulator has recommended that base price for bidding should be higher of the two figures - 80 percent of the average valuation of spectrum band in the licensed service area or the price realised in the October 46

29 July, 2018 1:33 PM RS Sharma's personal details were not fetched from Aadhaar Database: UIDAI

UIDAI claimed that RS Sharma's personal information was taken from Google and other sites. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Sunday dismissed claims that the personal information of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (TRAI) chief RS Sharma was hacked. Stating that Sharma is a public servant, UIDAI said that the so-called ‘hacked’ 53

20 July, 2018 7:12 AM Airtel Adds 35.9 Million Subscribers in May Due to Telenor Merger Completion: TRAI

The TRAI data for the month of May is out, and overall telephone subscribers have seen a monthly growth rate of 0.51 percent. The number was at 1,147.71 million at the end of April, and by the end of May, the number increased to 1,153.51 million. The most interesting bit from the May data is that Airtel has seen a massive increase in its wireless subscriber 91

20 July, 2018 6:19 AM Jio Tops 4G Download Speeds in June, Leads for the Second Consecutive Month: TRAI Data

Jio's download speeds have seen a meteoric recovery in the past couple of months, following a two-month decline earlier this year. As per data shared by TRAI's (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's) MySpeed Portal for the month of June 2018, Reliance Jio saw download speeds of 22.3Mbps in terms of 4G data speeds, the highest during the given period 47