Any decision of the regulator must satisfy these stakeholders, and if all of them feel they are not going to benefit, then the decision needs to be reviewed as to whose cause is being served by the decision of the regulator.
This important regulation should be guided by economic principles and not through a popular voice vote
Tariff regulations, over the years, have seen a dramatic change—from completely-controlled tariff to forbearance.
Jio achieved the landmark of acquiring 100 million customers in less than six months and used this opportunity to announce plans effective April 1, 2017.
Telecom regulatory authority of India (Trai) has upheld the tariff offer of RJio deeming it to be non-predatory, non-discriminatory and compliant with interconnect user charges (IUC) regulation.
PSUs should withstand competitive pressure based on performance rather than preference
In order to fully appreciate the issue let us refresh the background. Jio had announced its “Welcome Offer Plan”offering free voice and data services on September 1.
With the passing of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, citizens of the country were happy that achhe din have, indeed, arrived for the real estate sector and this initiative will…
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has been active in imposing hefty penalties in the past for call drops and which really helped, to a great extent, bring in improvement in call drops. Recently, Trai has again recommended hefty penalties to be imposed on some operators on the ground that they are not compliant […]
The Telecom Regulatory Authority Of India (Trai) has come out with its finding on the incumbent operators versus Jio tussle after taking a considerable amount of time. It is not clear whether this is the final action that Trai is contemplating? And if it is so, then the question arises if this action is enough to solve the problem?
OTT services bypass the existing licensing and regulatory regime creating a non-level playing field between TSPs and OTT providers
Attacks and counter-attacks are being made, but the customer is still not aware who is at fault
Looking at the limited scope of the exercise to review the termination charge, it appears that the consultation paper is prompted by something to do with clearing the way for launch of the BSNL service mentioned in the paper or to introduce a new regime in a great hurry to help some sections of the telecom sector at the cost of others
Rather than using the AG opinion as an alibi, the government should adopt a pragmatic approach
Public mobile radios can’t afford to pay commercial rates for spectrum
Trai is wrong to assume differential data-pricing discriminates between subscribers
If shared, their towers and fibre will help relieve congestion