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#Lockdown: Airtel extends validity for over 80 million 'under-privileged' customers

31 Mar 2020

#Lockdown: Airtel extends validity for over 80 million 'under-privileged' customers

Bharti Airtel has announced that it will extend the plan validity for over 80 million 'under-privileged' prepaid subscribers in India, complying with a directive from Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

Free calling no excuse for poor service, says TRAI chief

02 Mar 2020

Free calling no excuse for poor service, says TRAI chief

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairperson RS Sharma on Sunday said that telecom companies cannot sidestep accountability on poor service quality by citing free voice calls.

Vodafone Idea seeks higher tariffs for data, outgoing calls

01 Mar 2020

Vodafone Idea seeks higher tariffs for data, outgoing calls

Vodafone Idea has written to the Department of Telecommunications, seeking higher tariffs for data and minimum monthly connection charge.

TRAI reduces cable-pricing: 200 channels now available at Rs. 153

02 Jan 2020

TRAI reduces cable-pricing: 200 channels now available at Rs. 153

After several calls of concern, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has made amendments to New Tariff Order (NTO), the regulatory framework that went into effect in April 2019 and gave consumers an option to pay for what they watch.

Porting your mobile number? These new rules apply from tomorrow

15 Dec 2019

Porting your mobile number? These new rules apply from tomorrow

From December 16, the new set of guidelines for mobile number portability (MNP) issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India will take effect.

Vodafone Idea, Airtel lost 5 million subscribers in September: TRAI

21 Nov 2019

Vodafone Idea, Airtel lost 5 million subscribers in September: TRAI

Facing tough competition from Reliance Jio, telecom giants Airtel and Vodafone Idea continue to lose their subscriber base. According to the data provided by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), in the month of September, Airtel and Vodafone Idea lost over 5 million subscribers in total.

TRAI to implement revised portability rules from December 16

11 Nov 2019

TRAI to implement revised portability rules from December 16

The new rules of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) that were finalized in December 2018, will be implemented from next month, as per Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

Jio starts charging 6 paise/minute for calls to other networks

09 Oct 2019

Jio starts charging 6 paise/minute for calls to other networks

Reliance Jio has announced that it will start charging customers 6 paise per minute as Interconnect Usage Charge (IUC) for all outgoing voice calls made to non-Jio mobile numbers.

How long should your phone ring? TRAI seeks suggestions

18 Sep 2019

How long should your phone ring? TRAI seeks suggestions

In a rather unique consultation paper, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has invited suggestions from industry experts and stakeholders on the maximum duration for which a phone should ring for calls.

Five famous and successful alumni of IIT-Roorkee to know about

09 Jul 2019

Five famous and successful alumni of IIT-Roorkee to know about

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes that are recognized as centers of academic excellence in science and technology.

Five famous alumni of IIT Kanpur you should know about

06 Jul 2019

Five famous alumni of IIT Kanpur you should know about

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes that are recognized as centers of academic excellence in science and technology.

Now, Aadhaar not needed to get SIM card! Details here

28 Apr 2019

Now, Aadhaar not needed to get SIM card! Details here

Following the September 26, 2018 Supreme court verdict relating to Aadhaar authentication, the government has revamped the digital KYC norms.

Jio beats rivals, offers fastest 4G download speed in India

17 Mar 2019

Jio beats rivals, offers fastest 4G download speed in India

According to data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Reliance Jio has beaten its rival 4G telecom operators in India with an average download speed of 20.9Mbps on its network in February 2019.

How to activate DND on your Airtel number

05 Feb 2019

How to activate DND on your Airtel number

If you're fed up of endless promotional calls and messages on your Airtel number, here's a solution.

WhatsApp, Skype to be brought under regulatory-ambit? TRAI drops hints

29 Jan 2019

WhatsApp, Skype to be brought under regulatory-ambit? TRAI drops hints

Telecom regulator TRAI hopes to finalize, by February-end, its recommendations on whether over-the-top (OTT) services, such as WhatsApp and Skype, should be brought under the regulatory ambit, according to a top official.

Soon, you can switch DTH operators without changing set-top box

28 Jan 2019

Soon, you can switch DTH operators without changing set-top box

After launching a 'fair' pricing model for broadcasting services, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is working on a method to enable DTH service portability.

Now, use TRAI's app to pick channels, see monthly prices

25 Jan 2019

Now, use TRAI's app to pick channels, see monthly prices

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched a new portal to help DTH/cable users understand varied channel prices introduced under its new regulatory framework for broadcasting services.

How to select the best DTH pack and save money?

16 Jan 2019

How to select the best DTH pack and save money?

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has shaken up the entire broadcasting scene with a new set of DTH regulations.

New TRAI rules: Here's a look at revised channel packs

03 Jan 2019

New TRAI rules: Here's a look at revised channel packs

Following the new rules prescribed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for broadcasting services, several DTH operators and cable TV operators have announced updated pricing for individual TV channels.

Airtel willing to lose customers after ending free incoming

28 Dec 2018

Airtel willing to lose customers after ending free incoming

Airtel is willing to lose up to 70 million of its customers as it continues to enforce its minimum balance requirement to keep incoming calls active on prepaid connections.

TRAI revises rules, makes number portability a two-day process

17 Dec 2018

TRAI revises rules, makes number portability a two-day process

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has introduced a new set of rules to expedite the process of mobile number portability (MNP) in the country.

Apple avoids ban on iPhones in India; allows TRAI's app

01 Dec 2018

Apple avoids ban on iPhones in India; allows TRAI's app

After almost two years of conflict with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Apple has finally conceded.

BSNL pens deal with Softbank, NTT Communications for 5G roll-out

23 Sep 2018

BSNL pens deal with Softbank, NTT Communications for 5G roll-out

BSNL has penned a deal with Japan's Softbank and NTT Communications to roll out 5G and internet-of-things (IoT) technologies in India.

TRAI to make mobile number portability simpler and faster

06 Sep 2018

TRAI to make mobile number portability simpler and faster

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has drafted new norms which, if passed, will make mobile number portability a simpler, hassle-free, and fast process.

Ram Sewak Sharma gets two-year extension as TRAI chief

09 Aug 2018

Ram Sewak Sharma gets two-year extension as TRAI chief

Ram Sewak Sharma was today given two-year extension as the chief of TRAI.

After TRAI Chairman's 'embarrassment,'UIDAI says info not taken from Aadhaar-database

30 Jul 2018

After TRAI Chairman's 'embarrassment,'UIDAI says info not taken from Aadhaar-database

The UIDAI yesterday asserted that the personal details of TRAI chief R S Sharma revealed publicly on Twitter are not from the Aadhaar database, and that "hacked information" is easily available on Google, without using the 12-digit unique identity number.

India approves "world's strongest net neutrality rules"

12 Jul 2018

India approves "world's strongest net neutrality rules"

In a big win for access to information, the Indian government has accepted recommendations to enforce one of the strongest net neutrality protections in the world.

Ericsson launches innovation center in IIT-Delhi as 5G era dawns

05 Jul 2018

Ericsson launches innovation center in IIT-Delhi as 5G era dawns

While 5G technology is set to see its global debut sometime later this year in the US, India will have to wait a while before it's 5G-capable.

TRAI: Airtel offers fastest 4G speeds in Delhi-NCR, Jio second

28 Jun 2018

TRAI: Airtel offers fastest 4G speeds in Delhi-NCR, Jio second

A new report by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has revealed that Airtel offers the fastest 4G speed in the Delhi-NCR region, not Reliance Jio.

Soon make free voice calls over public Wi-Fi networks

25 Jun 2018

Soon make free voice calls over public Wi-Fi networks

According to reports, Indian telecom operators will soon allow users to make free voice calls over public Wi-Fi networks.

Airtel offering unlimited data at 128Kbps for prepaid combo packs

17 May 2018

Airtel offering unlimited data at 128Kbps for prepaid combo packs

Airtel has made prepaid plans that feature a per day data cap "truly unlimited" by offering 128Kbps of data speed post the FUP limit.

TRAI seeking to expand its tariff-comparison website to all circles

16 May 2018

TRAI seeking to expand its tariff-comparison website to all circles

Last month, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) launched a website where users can compare mobile and landline tariffs of different telecom operators including Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea.

No-more-switching-to-flight-mode: Proposal to allow data, voice calls in-flight approved

01 May 2018

No-more-switching-to-flight-mode: Proposal to allow data, voice calls in-flight approved

Here is a good news for those who find switching their phones in airplane mode, when traveling by air, difficult.

TRAI launches website for comparing mobile, landline tariffs

18 Apr 2018

TRAI launches website for comparing mobile, landline tariffs

In a bid to increase transparency, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched a website where users can compare mobile and landline tariffs of different telecom operators including Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea.

Modi govt is 'surveillance sarkar', says Congress

16 Apr 2018

Modi govt is 'surveillance sarkar', says Congress

The Congress today attacked the Modi government over its proposal to install a chip in television set-top boxes to ascertain viewership data, dubbing the move a serious breach of privacy and the "next stage of surveillance".

Jio beats rivals, offers best 4G download speeds in India

31 Mar 2018

Jio beats rivals, offers best 4G download speeds in India

According to a report by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Reliance Jio has beaten all its rival 4G telecom operators in the country to record an average peak download speed of 21.3 Megabits per second (Mbps) on its network in January, 2018.

Apple and TRAI at loggerheads over development of DND app

28 Mar 2018

Apple and TRAI at loggerheads over development of DND app

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and Apple have reached an impasse over the development of a government anti-spam mobile application called 'Do Not Disturb.'

Two-thirds of India's population yet to come online: Telecom Minister

08 Mar 2018

Two-thirds of India's population yet to come online: Telecom Minister

According to Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha, over two-thirds of India's population is yet to come online, despite the fact that the country is the second largest consumer of the internet in the world.

India to soon get in-flight internet, here's all about it

20 Jan 2018

India to soon get in-flight internet, here's all about it

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has released its recommendations on permitting in-flight internet connectivity on domestic/international flights in the country.

India to have no 2G internet subscribers by 2019: Report

13 Jan 2018

India to have no 2G internet subscribers by 2019: Report

According to a report by market research firm CyberMedia Research (CMR), India will have no 2G internet subscribers left by June 2019.