TRAI

  • Norms for billing, issue of receipts not being complied with: TRAI Yesterday

    New Delhi: Observing that prescribed norms for billing and issue of receipts for payments made by subscribers are not being complied with by Multi System Operators, broadcasting sector regulator TRAI has incorporated provisions to levy financial disincentives on such entities. In a statement, TRAI said that such non-compliance has resulted in...
  • Vodafone India seeks more time to stop using '111' number for customer care services March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Vodafone India has sought more time from sectoral regulator TRAI to stop using '111' for its customer care services, citing inconvenience to subscribers from any immediate stoppage. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had asked the company on March 2 to stop use of '111' number as it violated...
  • TRAI asks Vodafone to stop using 'unallocated' 111 for customer care services March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Sector regulator Trai today directed Vodafone to stop using '111' for offering customer care services, as it violates the national numbering plan, and submit a compliance report by March 10. In a direction to Vodafone, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) said that Department of Telecom had issued...
  • Supreme Court to hear Vodafone's plea against inter-connection usage charges on March 9 February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday deferred to March 9 the hearing on a plea of telecom firm Vodafone India against TRAI's recent tariff regulations by which inter-connection usage charges (IUC) have been revised. A bench of justices J Chelameswar and RK Agrawal adjourned the hearing as the matter was...
  • TRAI proposes up to 80 per cent cut in mobile roaming rates February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Mobile subscribers can look forward to lower charges as telecom regulator TRAI has proposed a sharp cut of about 35 per cent for making calls and up to 80 per cent for sending messages while roaming. "Through the Amendment Order, the Authority intends to reduce the ceiling tariffs for...
  • BSNL, MTNL, Videocon plan to slash call rates February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Telecom companies BSNL, MTNL and Videocon are considering reducing call rates after telecom regulator TRAI cut down interconnection charges. "Removal of fixed termination charges will help BSNL serve its customer better. We will come up with better offers in next financial year. Customers will have more affordable services," BSNL...
  • Starting May 3, you will be able to change your mobile service provider across India February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Mobile subscribers from May 3 will be able to port their numbers anywhere in the country while changing service providers, as telecom regulator Trai has amended the regulation on it. Mobile Number Portability (MNP) currently allows consumers to change their service provider while retaining the same number only within...
  • STD calls to cost less as TRAI slashes network charge that one operator pays to another by about 50% February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Long distance domestic telephone calls are set to become cheaper as regulator TRAI today slashed a network charge that one operator pays to another for carrying the call by about 50 per cent to 35 paise a minute. Carriage charges play an important role in determining the long...
  • Telecom tariffs to go down as Trai cuts call connect charge February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to boost fixed line phone connections in the country, telecom regulator Trai on Monday removed charges that a landline service provider has to pay to the other service providers for transmitting its customers' phone calls - a move that is likely to lead to lower...
  • Telecom tariffs to go down as TRAI cuts call connect charge February 23, 2015

    New Delhi:In a bid to boost fixed line phone connections in the country, telecom regulator TRAI removed charges that a landline service provider has to pay to the other service providers for transmitting its customers'phone calls - a move that is likely to lead to lower tariffs. Now, calls made from...
  • TRAI issues draft rules for full mobile number portability January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI has issued draft regulations to facilitate full mobile number portability which is set to start from May 3. The full or nationwide mobile number portability (MNP) will allow consumers to change service provider in any part of the country while retaining their existing number. At present, mobile...
  • DoT may place 3G base pricing before Cabinet by January 15 January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Eager to conduct simultaneous auction of 2G and 3G telecom airwaves, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is likely to approach the Cabinet by January 15 for pricing of 3G spectrum. The Cabinet on Monday approved the starting prices for auctioning 2G bandwidth to...
  • Complaints about pesky calls, SMSs drop by over 80 per cent December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Steps taken by authorities to rein in pesky calls and SMSs seem to be bearing fruit with the average number of complaints received per month regarding such unsolicited communications coming down by over 80 per cent in the ongoing financial year. According to data shared by the Department of...
  • TRAI reiterates its proposals on spectrum auction November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI on Monday said it stands by its proposals, including spectrum reserve price, taking back airwaves from BSNL, swapping 2100 MHz with defence forces and increasing supply of radiowaves. The Department of Telecom (DoT) had sought clarifications from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on its...
  • Vodafone withdraw its plea against DoT from HC November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Vodafone on Friday withdrew from the Delhi High Court its plea alleging the Centre is indulging in "arm-twisting" and "coercive" tactics by refusing to sign its unified licence (UL) till the telecom major unconditionally accepts the "restrictive" clauses in the licence. The petition was withdrawn after a bench...
  • Government should release more spectrum for market's growth: Uninor October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom operator Uninor on Thursday said that the government should release more spectrum as this would help firms expand their service offerings and help the market to grow further. "One of the main barrier that is stopping the market from exploding is the availability of spectrum. The government...
  • Full mobile number portability by March 31 October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Mobile phone users will soon be able to change their telecom operators and retain their numbers even if they are relocating to areas outside the service providers' operations. At present, mobile subscribers have restricted facility of changing their telcos while retaining their number within same service area using mobile...
  • TRAI proposes 10 per cent hike in spectrum auction reserve price October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Wednesday recommended around 10 per cent hike in the reserve price for 1800 MHz band spectrum auction compared to the last winning price in the February 2014 sale. "In the 900 MHz band, only the spectrum held by them is available...
  • CBI FIR against exdisinvestment secy for selling Rs 150 cr hotel for Rs 7 cr August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed an FIR against former disinvestment secretary Pradip Baijal for allegedly selling off a hotel in Udaipur worth Rs 150 crore for Rs 7 crore. The case dates back to 20012002 when Baijal was the disinvestment secretary during Arun Shourie's tenure...
  • Rajya Sabha passes TRAI Amendment Bill, paves way for Misra's appointment as PM aide July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The TRAI Amendment Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha on Tuesday which would remove legal hurdles in the appointment of former Telecom Regulatory Authority of India chief Nripendra Misra as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister. The Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday. Moving the Bill, Minister...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 14, 2014

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  • BJD's Jay Panda backs TRAI amendment bill July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: BJD MP Baijayant Jay Panda on Monday supported the Bill to amend TRAI Act which seeks to remove a legal hurdle in the appointment of former chairman of telecom regulatory body Nripendra Mishra as principal secretary to the Prime Minister. While his party's stand on the issue is not...
  • BSP to support TRAI Amendment Bill July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday said that her party will not oppose the appointment of Nripendra Mishra as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister and support the TRAI Amendment Bill in Parliament. "Centre has the right to choose its officers and decide how they want to run the government,"...
  • Lok Sabha passes TRAI Amendment Bill, paves way for Misra's appointment as PM's principal secretary July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Amendment Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday even as the Congress continued to object to it. The Bill seeks to remove a legal hurdle in appointment of former chairman of telecom regulatory body Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to...
  • TRAI Bill: Why change the law for one person, asks Congress July 14, 2014

    Reacting to TRAI amendment bill, Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi on Monday said, "Issue is not about whom the PM picks to be his Principal Secretary, but why should the law change for one person? Such actions create doubts in the minds of the people." ...
  • Live: Congress raises Ramdev aide Vaidik's meeting with Hafiz Saeed in Rajya Sabha July 14, 2014

    The Rail Budget will be discussed by both Houses of Parliament on Monday. The Lok Sabha will also be taking up the TRAI Amendment Bill for consideration and passing by the lower House. This bill replaces the ordinance which paved the way for Nripendra Mishra's appointment as Principal Secretary to...
  • Rail Budget to be discussed in Parliament, TRAI Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha today July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government's first Rail Budget will be discussed by both Houses of Parliament on Monday. The Lok Sabha will also be taking up the TRAI Amendment Bill for consideration and passing by the lower House. This bill replaces the ordinance which paved the way for Nripender...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle July 11, 2014

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  • News 360: Government brings TRAI Bill to appoint of PM's principal secretary July 11, 2014

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday slammed the opposition parties for their remarks over the appointment of Nripendra Mishra saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the right to choose his staff. The BJP and the Congress are set for a faceoff over the appointment of the Prime Minister's Principal Secretary...
  • PM Modi can choose his staff: Jaitley on Nripendra Misra's appointment July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday slammed the opposition parties for their remarks over the appointment of Nripendra Mishra saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the right to choose his staff. The BJP and the Congress are set for a faceoff over the appointment of the Prime Minister's...