User: sandman1965 Topic: Telecom
Category: Regulatory
Last updated: May 26 2017 15:47 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Did Airtel, Voda triy to block Jio entry? 26.5.2017 Rediff: Business
Trai has said the three operators were "intentionally denying and delaying" the provision of points of interconnects (PoIs) to Jio, "only to restrict a new entrant thus violating the terms and conditions of licence and regulations of the Authority which also caused a lot of inconvenience to the consumers."
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Manoj Sinha downplays job loss threat in telecom sector 26.5.2017 ET: Jobs
Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said his ministry was closely monitoring other issues in the industry such as call drops and impact of 18% GST from July 1.
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Shri Manoj Sinha brief about the initiatives and reforms done by the Ministry of Communications in last three years 25.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Manoj Sinha, Union Minister of State for Communications held a Press Conference today to brief about the initiatives and reforms done by the Ministry in last three years. Shri Manoj Sinha said that the Ministry of Communications achieved significant mile stones since May 2014.
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Trai bars discriminatory tariffs to same set of subscribers 25.5.2017 ET: Policy
It said that Airtel's advertisements of these offers are an attempt to lure prospective subscribers making them believe that they will be provided 1 GB data per day for 70 days.
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Trai defends penalty on Airtel, Vodafone, Idea in Reliance Jio case 24.5.2017 DNA: Opinion
Telecom regulator Trai today stoutly defended its recommendation of Rs 3,050 crore penalty on Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular for their alleged failure to provide adequate points of interconnect (PoIs) to newcomer Reliance Jio for completing phone calls. In a point-by-point response to queries raised by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Trai said the three incumbent operators "intentionally denied and delayed" provision of points of interconnect to Reliance Jio "only to restrict a new entrant...causing a lot of inconvenience to consumers". Trai said after its intervention Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea provided points of interconnect (PoIs) at much shorter notices (in some 7 instances within 2-3 days) implying that they were capable of providing such PoIs without any delay. It said telecom operators are bound by licence conditions that make it obligatory on it "maintaining Quality of Service" and "a breach thereof is liable to be treated as breach of terms and conditions of the ...
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Shri Manoj Sinha launches BSNL’s satellite phone service and Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Telecom Skill Excellence Award Scheme & Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan Scheme 24.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of State for Communications (IC), Shri Manoj Sinha today launches BSNL’s satellite phone service that will be offered to government agencies in phase one and later opened for others in phased manner.
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Union Home Secretary reviews arrangements for Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 23.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Home Secretary Shri Rajiv Mehrishi reviewed arrangements for Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2017 that is scheduled to start on June 29
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Ericsson India launches customised network products to drive 3G, 4G deployment 23.5.2017 ET: Infotech
Ericsson launched Wideband Radio 2242, which is a single radio radio addressing two spectrum bands (1800 Mhz and 2100 MHz) and three standards.
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Jio's Prime scheme not driving demand pick up: UBS 22.5.2017 ET: Infotech
Jio's Prime plan starts at Rs 309 per month under which consumer get 1 gigabyte of 4G mobile broadband services everyday along with unlimited calling to any network.
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Centre likely to permit use of internet on flights 22.5.2017 ET: Transportation
Gupta also said that Indian carriers like Jet Airways and SpiceJet are slated to take deliveries of the Wi-Fi-fitted Boeing 737 MAX by mid-2018.
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Reliance Jio grabs 9.29% subscriber market share 19.5.2017 ET: Policy
The company’s market share was 8.83 per cent in February. The telecom operator has added 58.39 lakh subscribers in March.
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TRAI suggests Aadhaar eKYC for internet and broadband connections 17.5.2017 ET: Infotech
If accepted by the Department of Telecom, this would make the authentication process fast and reliable and lead to substantial savings for the industry.
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Tikona-Airtel deal will cause a loss of Rs 217 crore: Mukesh Ambani 17.5.2017 DNA: Top News
Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio has alleged that rival telecom firm Airtel's proposed acquisition of Tikona will cause a Rs 217 crore loss to exchequer if the spectrum that the internet service provider holds is used to make voice calls. Jio asked the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) to not approve the acquisition unless Airtel pays for converting the BWA or broadband spectrum from ISP license to Unified license that will allow use of airwaves for any purpose - be it data transmission or making voice calls. In a three-page letter, it alternatively suggested that Jio should be refunded Rs 1,658 crore fee it had paid in 2013 for migrating its broadband wireless access spectrum (BWA) to unified license. This, it said, was essential to give all players a level playing field. When contacted, an Airtel spokesperson said, "Bharti Airtel has always been and will continue to be fully compliant with all regulatory guidelines. We strongly deny these allegations, which is yet another mischievous ...
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On World Telecom Day, BIF lauds ISRO's GSAT 9 launch 16.5.2017 TOI: India
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Trai asks Telecom Department to 'revisit' Right of Way rules 15.5.2017 ET: Policy
Exclusion of infrastructure providers from the RoW rules will not only affect provisioning of duct and optical fibre cable but will also result in slowdown of tower installation, Trai wrote.
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Trai to defend suggestion to fine Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Rs 3,050 crore 13.5.2017 ET: Policy
Trai will soon give a rebuttal to the Telecom Commission, saying it had “carefully considered” all aspects and rules while making its initial suggestions last October.
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In India, television still remains a favourite medium for advertisers 11.5.2017 ET: Media
The coverage and increasing acceptance of rural viewership data by BARC opened up a new, previously unmeasured market, for both broadcasters and advertisers.
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ACC Appointments 10.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following
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Digital India yet to make inroads into rural Assam! 10.5.2017 The Assam Tribune
Digital India yet to make inroads into rural Assam!
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TRAI's network testing consultation a deliberate exercise to defeat plea against Reliance Jio: Vodafone to HC 8.5.2017 ET: Policy
The TRAI, on the other hand, said that Vodafone should participate in the consultative process, for which the last date for seeking comments is May 29.
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