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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).

Facing bad network, call drops? File a complaint with TRAI

08 Mar 2020

Facing bad network, call drops? File a complaint with TRAI

With increasing mobile subscribers in India, the cellular network is not as consistent as before. Moreover, the incidents of call drops are also on the rise. But is there something that you can do about these issues?

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.

Here's how Reliance Jio customers can avoid paying IUC

04 Feb 2020

Here's how Reliance Jio customers can avoid paying IUC

Last October, Reliance Jio started charging its customers 6 paise per minute as Interconnect Usage Charge (IUC) for all outgoing voice calls made to non-Jio mobile numbers.

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).

Airtel Digital TV reduces prices of its set-top boxes

13 Oct 2019

Airtel Digital TV reduces prices of its set-top boxes

Airtel is working to expand its Digital TV service to more users as it aims to take on rivals like Tata Sky and Reliance's Jio HomeTV.

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.

Reliance Jio tops 4G download speed chart: Details here

20 Aug 2019

Reliance Jio tops 4G download speed chart: Details here

Reliance Jio, which recently bagged the coveted title of being the largest telecom company in India, has now topped the 4G speed chart in the country.

Your Cable TV and DTH subscriptions may become more affordable

20 Aug 2019

Your Cable TV and DTH subscriptions may become more affordable

A few months after mandating the New Tariff Order for Cable and DTH operators in India, TRAI has now proposed a review of the new framework.

#NewsBytesExclusive: FinArt, the AI-powered solution to manage money, cut expenses

12 Aug 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: FinArt, the AI-powered solution to manage money, cut expenses

With the rise of Digital India, money management has become a tedious task.

Reliance Jio beats Vodafone to become India's largest telecom operator

27 Jul 2019

Reliance Jio beats Vodafone to become India's largest telecom operator

In a remarkable achievement, Reliance Jio has beaten Vodafone Idea to become the largest telecom operator in India with a subscriber base of 331.3 million.

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.

TRAI looking to lower tariffs for DTH and Cable subscribers

24 Jun 2019

TRAI looking to lower tariffs for DTH and Cable subscribers

TRAI's new DTH rules, which allow users to individually select and pay for channels, is effective across India.

Best all-in-one DTH plan from Airtel, Tata Sky, DishTV

23 Jun 2019

Best all-in-one DTH plan from Airtel, Tata Sky, DishTV

The new DTH regulations introduced by TRAI have come into effect, prompting DTH and cable operators to offer packages as per revised rules.

BBC runs out of data before first-ever broadcast on 5G

03 Jun 2019

BBC runs out of data before first-ever broadcast on 5G

The fifth generation of mobile connectivity, aka 5G, promises super-fast internet with no wires and very low latency.

Soon, Reliance Jio could offer internet on Indian flights

17 Apr 2019

Soon, Reliance Jio could offer internet on Indian flights

If there's anything that annoys us when we board a flight in India, it's the lack of internet.

Here's everything about Tata Sky's DTH channel packs and prices

08 Apr 2019

Here's everything about Tata Sky's DTH channel packs and prices

The new DTH regulations introduced by TRAI have come into effect, prompting DTH and cable operators to offer packages as per revised rules.

Airtel Digital TV: Everything to know about your DTH subscription

08 Apr 2019

Airtel Digital TV: Everything to know about your DTH subscription

The new DTH regulations introduced by TRAI have brought with them a fair share of confusion and complexity.

What is 5G and how it will change your life

06 Apr 2019

What is 5G and how it will change your life

We are pretty sure you've already heard something or the other about 5G, which is the next generation of mobile communication.

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.

Airtel Digital TV to credit remaining balance on long-term packs

13 Feb 2019

Airtel Digital TV to credit remaining balance on long-term packs

TRAI's new DTH regulations, effective since February 1, bring with them a fair share of confusion.

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.

Airtel Digital TV launches regional top-ups: Here's everything to know

04 Feb 2019

Airtel Digital TV launches regional top-ups: Here's everything to know

The new DTH regulations introduced by TRAI have brought with them a fair share of confusion and complexity.

TRAI's DTH rules now effective: Here's everything to know

01 Feb 2019

TRAI's DTH rules now effective: Here's everything to know

TRAI's new regulations for DTH and cable services, which allow users to individually select and pay for channels, come into effect from today i.e February 1.

TRAI's new DTH rules: How to select a-la-carte channels

31 Jan 2019

TRAI's new DTH rules: How to select a-la-carte channels

TRAI's new regulatory framework for broadcasting services, which allows DTH users to individually select and pay for channels, comes into effect from February 1, 2019.

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.

Chinese giant Huawei submits proposal for 5G trials in India

05 Oct 2018

Chinese giant Huawei submits proposal for 5G trials in India

In a bid to support 5G roll-out in India, Chinese tech giant Huawei has submitted a proposal to take part in upcoming field trials.

Call drops trouble PM Modi too, he wants technologically-advanced solution

28 Sep 2018

Call drops trouble PM Modi too, he wants technologically-advanced solution

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also fed up of frequent call drops and has directed Telecom Department to find a solution to this menace, TOI reports.

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.