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TRAI Suspends Norms For Commercial Text Messages For One Week
TRAI Suspends Norms For Commercial Text Messages For One Week

New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI on Tuesday suspended the newly-implemented norms for commercial text messages for one week, following disruptions in SMS and OTP deliveries for banking, payment, and other transactions. The norms with respect to content template for text messages came into effect on Monday. The move to suspend the norms would enable the […]

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TRAI's New Tariff Framework: More Channels At Lesser Price

New Delhi: In a bid to protect consumer interests, TRAI on Wednesday made amendments to the new regulatory framework for cable and broadcasting services under which cable TV users will be able to access more channels at the lower subscription price. This will be effective from March 1. Significantly, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India […]

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TRAI Plans To Review Transparency In Telecom Tariff Offers

New Delhi: At a time when beleaguered telecom operators have decided to raise tariffs, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Wednesday said it plans to review the transparency factor in the publication of tariff plans and offers rolled out by the telcos. A TRAI statement said that in order to protect consumers’ interests […]

Govt Plans To Complete Spectrum Auction By Nov-End: Sources

New Delhi: The Department of Telecom plans to conclude spectrum auction by November 30 and the inter-ministerial panel, Digital Communications Commission, will meet after the third week of September to finalise the spectrum auction prices which are expected to be what the TRAI has recommended, highly placed sources said. There may not be any new […]

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Jio adds, Vodafone loses customers in June: TRAI data

New Delhi: Reliance Jio continued to be on a spree on net addition of mobile subscribers adding over 82 lakh new users while Airtel lost 29,883 and Vodafone Idea had to let go of a massive 41 lakh customers as on June 30, 2019, according to data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India […]

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Spectrum auction, 5G trials top Telecom Ministry agenda for new government

New Delhi: Preparing the Cabinet note for spectrum auction, rolling out of the new digital communications policy and establishing regulatory sandboxes, 5G technology trials, policy on experimentation and trial spectrum for technologies in June, will top the agenda of the Union Telecom Ministry over the next three months once the new government takes over. With […]

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Airtel, Vodafone lose 30 million users in March, Jio adds 9.4 million

New Delhi: Mobile subscriber base of Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel declined by nearly 14.5 million and 15.1 million respectively, totalling nearly 30 million subscribers as of March over the previous month, while Reliance Jio added 9.4 million users, according to the TRAI data. Except Jio, all telcos have lost subscribers in March. India’s total wireless […]

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Hackers stand right behind as you shop online in India

New Delhi: With more and more Indians going online and generating never-heard-before kind of data, hackers have turned their focus on a country with over 450 million smartphone users and more than 550 million Internet users. The country has 366 million Internet subscribers in urban locations and 194 million in rural areas, says the latest […]

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Jio tops 4G download, Vodafone upload speed in March

New Delhi: With 22.2 Mbps (megabits per second) average download speed, Reliance Jio topped the 4G download speed chart of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for March. For Jio, its an improvement over 20.9 Mbps achieved in February. Reliance Jio was the fastest 4G operator in 2018 with the highest average download speed […]

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Telcos with 4G network will have to invest less for 5G services, informs TRAI

New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in a white paper released on Friday said although deployment of the 5G network would require substantial investments, the operators which currently have 4G network would need a lesser amount of investment as they can use their existing 4G infrastructure for 5G services. The white paper […]

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TRAI's DND app now on Apple App Store

San Francisco: Apple puts a spam-filtering app “Do Not Disturb” on its iOS App Store, months after regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) threatened to ban iPhones if the firm did not approve the app by January 2019. “Fed up with years of waiting for Apple to implement anti-spam measures for iPhones, India’s telecom […]

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TRAI chief R.S. Sharma re-appointed for two more years

New Delhi: The Centre has re-appointed Ram Sewak Sharma as Chairperson of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for a further period of two years. According to an official information note issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on Thursday, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved Sharma’s re-appointment for […]

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Measuring broadband speed depends on test methodology, conditions: TRAI

New Delhi: Measuring broadband speed is a complex process and the outcome depends upon both the test methodology and test conditions, said the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday in a White Paper on Wireless Data Speed Measurement. The white paper added that for comparing the results from various speed measurement app providers, […]

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