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  • Has TRAI threatened the privacy of over 1 million indians? 3 hours 39 minutes ago

    In a major goof-up, telecom regulator TRAI violated the privacy of more than a million people by making the mailing details public. ...
  • TRAI violates privacy of 1 million people 4 hours 6 minutes ago

    In a major goof-up, telecom regulator TRAI violated the privacy of more than a million people by making the mailing details public. ...
  • TRAI website goes down, Anonymous hackers claim responsibility Yesterday

    New Delhi: On a day when the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) was to release one million email addresses from which they received responses on the net neutrality debate, Anonymous India (@opindia_revenge) claimed to have hacked the website on Monday, which was denied by the regulator. The site was re-accessible...
  • Mobile operators suggest licencing regime for WhatsApp, Skype, other OTT services Yesterday

    New Delhi: To have a level-playing field, telecom operators have proposed a licencing regime for over-the-top (OTT) players like WhatsApp and Skype, a view which is opposed by Internet firms and associations. This comes after all the stakeholders submitted their comments on TRAI's consultation paper on Net Neutrality. April 24 was...
  • Did you write to TRAI on net neutrality? Your name, e-mail address is now public Yesterday

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI faced flak on the social media including Twitter for making public names and email ids of one million people who have submitted their comments on Net Neutrality. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on March 27 had floated a consultation paper on putting in place...
  • TRAI publishes comments received on its consultation paper on 'Regulatory Framework for OTT service' Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has published the comments it has received on the issue of net neutrality in India. The comments received by the authority on its consultation paper on "Regulatory Framework for OTT services" are large in number and thus, have been divided into...
  • Today is the last day to file petitions with TRAI in support of net neutrality in India 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has sought public comments till April 24 before making its recommendations on Net Neutrality and internet-based calling and messaging applications. Flooding telecom regulator TRAI with their petitions, proponents of Net Neutrality have submitted more than 10 lakh petitions to 'keep internet free'...
  • Government is empowered to give policy directives to TRAI: Ajay Maken 4 days ago

    Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken is leading the protest for net-neutrality at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi grabbing the baton from Rahul Gandhi. "The government is empowered to give policy directives to TRAI," said Maken. ...
  • Over 1 million write to TRAI over net neutrality, deadline to submit views ends tonight 4 days ago

    The conversation around net neutrality is only growing louder as the deadline to submit objections to to the TRAIs controversial move to monito internet traffic expires on Friday. Barely 4 weeks after this controversial consultation paper was released on their website, more than a million internet users have created an...
  • Indians send over 9 lakh e-mails to TRAI on net neutrality 5 days ago

    The net neutrality debate has taken the country by storm. With just a day left for the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) deadline to end, Internet activists and netizens are working hard urging the public to oppose the proposal to allow internet service providers to charge for content. Net neutrality...
  • Rahul Gandhi goes all out to corner Centre on net neutrality, BJP hits back 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In an all new avatar, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is taking on the Narendra Modi government on a host of issues catering to different classes of people. After wooing farmers and targeting the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government on Land Acquisition Bill, Rahul lent his...
  • Waive landline broadband fee to lower cost: Trai to Government April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator Trai on Friday asked the government to exempt fixed line broadband service from licence fee for at least 5 years and suggested a series of measures to expedite the roll out of high speed network. It has also suggested a revamp of the government bodies involved in...
  • After net neutrality protests Flipkart pulls out of Airtel Zero April 14, 2015

    Following a huge backlash on social media over its decision to partner with Airtel for Airtel Zero, e-commerce giant Flipkart has now pulled out of the program. The decision from Flipkart comes in the wake of growing protests against net neutrality abuse. ...
  • Congress supports net neutrality: Ajay Maken April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday said it fully supported net neutrality and asked the government to direct the telecom regulator TRAI to scrap an ongoing public consultation on whether telecom operators should impose differential charges for services like Skype and WhatsApp. Party leader Ajay Maken noted that any telecom framework...
  • No deal signed for Airtel Zero as it violated net neutrality: Flipkart April 14, 2015

    Caught in the debate over net neutrality, Flipkart on Tuesday ended its deal with Airtel for its 'Airtel Zero' pack. Speaking over the agreement, Flipkart CEO-Commerce Mukesh Bansal said, "we want an open and democratic internet. We never signed any deal for Airtel Zero as we realised that in the...
  • Will address concerns of entrepreneurs, startups over net neutrality, assures Ravi Shankar Prasad April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as the debate over free and equal access to the Internet continues, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday assured start ups and young Internet entrepreneurs that government will address their concerns. "I can assure that the young Internet entrepreneurs, the startups and all the creators, that the...
  • Net Neutrality: Will TRAI note your concerns to save the internet? April 13, 2015

    In less than two weeks the internet is likely to go through a major transition in India. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has come up with a plan to regulate internet services -- mainly the over the top services like WhatsApp, Viber, Skype. The TRAI consultation paper has...
  • AIB video explaining net neutrality goes viral April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst raging debate over net neutrality, AIB is in news once again for bringing the #SaveTheInternet campaign to the common citizen. A video by AIB which explains net neutrality has received more than 9 lakh views in less than 48 hours. The video highlights the #SaveTheInternet campaign started by...
  • Why should telecom companies control what I do on the net: Aditi Mittal April 13, 2015

    The Internet is under threat in India as telecom operators have gone to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to allow them to block apps and websites and charge money from both consumers and businesses to the detriment of users. "We are a huge telecom market. Why should telecom...
  • TRAI recommends non discriminate availability of Internet, report on net neutrality to be filed in May April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst raging debate over net neutrality, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has made a committee to look into the issues of the matter. According to sources, the committee was formed in January 2015. A report has been sought by the 2nd week of May. According to sources, the...
  • Indians rally for Internet freedom, send over 1 lakh emails to TRAI for net neutrality April 13, 2015

    The Internet is under threat in India as telecom operators have gone to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to allow them to block apps and websites and charge money from both consumers and businesses to the detriment of users. People from a cross section of society including politicians, who...
  • What exactly is Net Neutrality? April 11, 2015

    "What is this Net Neutrality business everyone is talking about?" "Arre who cares, yaar! Anyway dude look at this post, '17 things every cat lover can relate to' It's so funny!" You should care. This is the kind of stuff that you just may not be able to look at...
  • Roaming rates to get cheaper from May 1 as TRAI cuts SMS, call tariffs April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: This is surely good news for mobile phone uses. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has reduced ceiling tariffs for national roaming service from May 1 and directed telecom companies to offer special roaming tariff plan from the same date. According to the reduced tariff outgoing local voice...
  • Odisha MP earns internet points by writing a letter to the TRAI Chairman in support of Net Neutrality April 7, 2015

    Remember the Oisha MP ​Tathagata Satpathy​? He was the same person who won the internet some time ago when he took part in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit.com. He showed us then that he was a pretty cool guy who knew his Pink Floyd references. He also talked...
  • TRAI recommends 112 as single emergency number for India April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: A single number '112' can be used for all emergency phone calls across the country including for police, fire and ambulance, telecom regulator TRAI proposed on Tuesday. Similar to the '911' all-in-one emergency service in the US, government can integrate all existing emergency numbers such as 100, 101,...
  • Available spectrum very scarce in India: TRAI March 30, 2015

    Bengaluru: Expressing concerns over spectrum scarcity in the country, TRAI Chairman Rahul Khullar on Monday said the availability of airwaves in India is less than 40 per cent as compared to European nations. "If you compare country in Europe or rest of the world which are similar in size to...
  • TRAI initiates regulatory preparations for WhatsApp, Skype, Viber and other services March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI started the process to prepare regulatory framework for Internet-based calling and messaging applications like Skype, Viber, WhatsApp and Google Talk, known as over-the-top (OTT) players. "Worldwide, there is an ongoing debate among governments, industry and consumers regarding regulations of OTT services and Net-neutrality. In this background,...
  • Norms for billing, issue of receipts not being complied with: TRAI March 25, 2015

    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...