Telecom Regulator

  • 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...
  • TRAI tightens screws on pesky callers with Rs 5,000 fine per complaint August 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Coming down heavily on pesky callers, telecom regulator TRAI today said phone connections of banks, insurance firms and realty players will be disconnected if rules of unwanted calls and messages are flouted by them, or on their behalf. The new rules issued by the...
  • Notices issued to 246 telemarketers for violating norms August 11, 2013

    New Delhi: In a bid to rein in pesky calls and text messages, telecom regulator TRAI has blacklisted 15 telemarketers and issued notices to 246 of them, while deducting Rs 1.36 crore security deposit for violations of various norms. According to official data, 15 telemarketers have been blacklisted from September...
  • TRAI seeks industry view to reduce SMS rates February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has floated a consultation paper to bring down the rates of mobile calls and SMSes that are currently charged from a customer on availing roaming facility. Among various options to reduce or remove additional cost burden on roaming customers, TRAI...
  • Pesky messages: Only 100 SMSes a day at low rates November 5, 2012

    New Delhi: To stop the menace of pesky messages, telecom regulator Trai on Monday said only 100 SMSes in a day per SIM card will be allowed at concessional rates. For every SMS beyond the cap of 100 SMSes, a charge of minimum 50 paise will be applicable, the regulator...
  • TRAI reviews processing fee on top up vouchers August 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI on Friday invited comments from the public on reviewing processing fee on mobile top up vouchers and charges for premium rate services. "TRAI proposes to review present structure of processing fee on talk time top up vouchers with a view to make it more equitable and...
  • TRAI concedes to broadcasters' demand, bars 'placement fee' May 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Conceding to a major demand of broadcasters, telecom regulator TRAI on Monday barred Multi-System Operators (MSOs) from demanding 'placement fee' from channels in lieu of placing them in select slots. In a statement issued on Monday, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said it had issued amendments to the...
  • TRAI: Stringent rules to curb telemarketers December 2, 2010

    One can register with the official "Do Not Call Registry", you'll be taken off all telemarketer's lists within seven days. ...
  • Net telephony allowed in India, make calls from PC August 20, 2008

    The telecom regulator has recommended that Internet telephony be allowed in the country, which means that one can make calls to a landline phone or a mobile through a personal computer. So will it really change things for us? CNN-IBN's Varun Kumar and Rati Chaudhary tell us about it. ...