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24 May, 2018 4:24 AM Telecom subscriber base again crosses 1.2 bn mark in March

Telecom subscriber base in the country again crossed 1.2 billion mark, with mobile service companies recording a net addition of over 26 million customers in March, according to monthly subscriber report of telecom regulator Trai released. "The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,179.83 million at the end of February 2018 to 1,206.22 million 94

16 May, 2018 10:12 AM Airtel Takes on Jio, BSNL by Offering Post 128Kbps FUP Speed on Unlimited Prepaid Packs

Taking on BSNL and Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel has now started offering a "truly unlimited" data experience on its prepaid packs starting at Rs. 199. The new development brings 128Kbps of data speed post the FUP (Fair Usage Policy) limit. BSNL is already offering 128Kbps of data speed, while Jio recently reduced the speeds from 128Kbps to 64Kbps for its prepaid 164

4 May, 2018 5:14 PM Telcos' revenue dips 8.6% to Rs 2.55 lakh crore; govt collections from licence fee

The gross revenue for the sector stood at Rs 2.79 lakh crore in 2016. New Delhi: The telecom sector's gross revenue fell by 8.56 percent to Rs 2.55 lakh crore in 2017, resulting in a notable decline in government collections in form of licence fee and spectrum usage charges, showed data released by Trai today. Total collections for the government from licence 97

24 April, 2018 7:33 PM TRAI directs Aircel to refund deposits

Postpaid customers to be paid by May 10 In much-needed relief for the subscribers of beleaguered telecom operator Aircel, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a directive asking the firm to refund the security deposits of postpaid subscribers by May 10. It also asked Aircel to furnish details of the subscribers whose security deposits 51

17 April, 2018 10:46 AM Compare mobile tariff plans of all operators on TRAI website – Here’s how it works

New Delhi: Telecom regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)has unveiled the beta version of a website to let customers compare mobile tariff plans of all operators for all service areas. TRAI tariff data is currently available only for the Delhi circle. The telecom regulator has sought feedback from users about the new site over the next fortnight 95

16 April, 2018 7:22 AM Smriti Irani wants to know what you watch on TV: Congress accuses BJP of breaching privacy

NEW DELHI: A day after reports of Centre's proposal to install chips in set-top boxes emerged, the Congress accused Bharatiya Janata Party of citizen's breaching privacy. Party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala, in a Twitter post, accused the government of intruding into people's “bedroom”. “BREAKING! The Next Stage of Surveillance by BJP Revealed 84

6 April, 2018 10:00 AM Trai starts discussions on revamping mobile number port-out process

Telecom regulator Trai today initiated the process to overhaul the mobile number portability (MNP) to remove the inconveniences faced by subscribers under the current port-out system. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has issued a discussion paper on reviewing the MNP process, which allows users to port out to network of other operators 63

29 March, 2018 12:37 PM Reliance Jio beats rivals in 4G download speed in January: Report

Reliance Jio's 4G download speed was more than two times of rival Bharti Airtel's average peak speed of 8.8 mbps in the reported month New Delhi: Reliance Jio has topped the chart of fastest 4G telecom operators with an average peak download speed of 21.3 megabit per second (mbps) on its network in January, according to a Trai report. Reliance Jio's 150

23 March, 2018 5:10 PM Telecom subscribers base slips 1.32% to 117.50 crore in January 2018: Report

New Delhi: India's telecom subscriber base dipped to 117.5 crore at the end of January with smaller operators losing bulk of their customers, as per the monthly report released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday. "The number of telephone subscribers in India declined from 1,190.67 million at the end of December 2017 to 1,175.01 million 191

5 March, 2018 3:53 PM TDSAT issues notice to TRAI in predatory pricing order case

In some relief to Bharti Airtel and Idea, the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal or TDSAT has agreed to hear their plea against the telecom regulators predatory pricing order. The TDSAT issued a notice to the TRAI and asked the regulator to respond to the issues raised by Bharti Airtel and Idea. In what comes as some relief to Bharti 45