Telecom Regulatory Authority Of India

  • 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...
  • GSM, CDMA players at loggerheads over 800 MHz pricing January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: GSM and CDMA players were a divided house over the valuation and reserve price of 800 MHz band, used for offering CDMA services. During an open house discussion organised by sectoral regulator TRAI on Monday, GSM lobby was of the view that reserve price of 800 MHz should...
  • Vodafone offers to pay Rs 4,000 cr for extension of licences November 19, 2013

    Nation's second largest telecom firm Vodafone India has offered to pay Rs 4,000 crore and a spectrum usage charge of 3 per cent for extension of permits for Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata service areas for 20 years. At Rs 4,000 crore, Vodafone is offering about one fourth of TRAI's suggested price...
  • TRAI recommends up to 81 pc cut in spectrum auction base price September 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The telecom regulator on Monday recommended sharp cuts in reserve prices for the next round of spectrum auctions after previous efforts at selling the airwaves failed. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) also said no spectrum would be reserved for existing players when their licences expire and suggested...
  • Indian telecom user base falls for the first time September 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Telecom subscriber base fell to 944.81 million in July from 965.52 million a month ago, the first ever decline in the country. The subscriber base report for the month of July released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) shows that overall telecom user base of the country...
  • Make broadband service transparent: TRAI to telcos July 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Acting on complaints received from consumers and consumer organisations, Telecom regulator TRAI on Friday directed telecom companies to provide broadband services in a transparent manner and through updated information. "Authority has been receiving complaints...that service providers are not delivering broadband services in a transparent manner as they are not...
  • EGoM to meet, discuss spectrum price today June 21, 2012

    New Delhi: An Empowered Group of Ministers, headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, is likely to meet on Thursday to discuss crucial issues of spectrum price, payment terms and network roll-out obligations for auction of airwaves due before August 31. As part of terms for payment, the EGoM would discuss if...
  • TRAI sticks to controversial 2G auction plans May 14, 2012

    New Delhi: India's telecoms regulator on Sunday reaffirmed most of its proposed rules for an auction of mobile airwaves, including a steep base price for bids, despite howls of protests by carriers in the world's second-biggest mobile phone market. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had last month suggested an...
  • 100 channels for Rs 100, TRAI lays down rules May 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Television viewers will soon get to choose a minimum of hundred Free to Air (FTA) channels at a maximum retail price of Rs 100, as per new tariff rules for Cable TV announced by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday. According to the regulatory framework for Digitalised...
  • TRAI suggests 10-fold hike in 2G tariffs April 24, 2012

    If the government implements TRAI suggestion, mobile tariffs could increase. ...
  • TRAI proposes 2G auction price higher than 3G April 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has proposed a base price for auction of 2G spectrum that is higher than the 3G auction price set in 2010, reports CNBC-TV18 quoting sources. For the 900 mega hertz band, the telecom regulator has proposed a base price at Rs 7000...
  • Govt to auction 4G spectrum this year: Sibal February 29, 2012

    Barcelona: India is looking at holding spectrum auctions for the fourth generation (4G) mobile services by the end of this year, besides finalising plans to sell off radio waves for the 2G services, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has said. "By the end of the year, we are actually going to auction...
  • TRAI seeks industry views on exit policy January 6, 2012

    New Delhi: In a move that will pave the way for the exit of unsuccessful telecom service providers from the business, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday issued a pre-consultation paper on a proposed exit policy for various telecom licence holders. "To solicit the comments and views from...
  • Set up complaint centres in 45 days: TRAI to telcos January 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Telecom firms will have to set up complaint centres and web-based monitoring systems for their customers within 45 days as per the new consumer grievance redressal guidelines announced on Thursday by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The new rules come into force with immediate effect. Every service...
  • Airtel reduces roaming rates by 56 pc February 15, 2007

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Wednesday reduced roaming tariffs by up to 56 per cent and also scrapped the rental for roaming services as per telecom regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) guidelines issued last month. The roaming tariff, which would be applicable from Thursday, will reduce the...