DoT panel finds ‘anomaly’ in price formula for 700Mhz

A DoT panel has found some flaw in the methodology used by regulator Trai to arrive at pan-India base price for 700 Mhz band, which suggests the already record recommended price of the premium band could be higher.

We’re not against free access to websites, we’re saying can’t use differential pricing architecture: R S Sharma

TRAI Chairman R S Sharma talks about the Net neutrality debate and explains the regulatory body’s reasons for ruling out differential pricing for data services, says he wouldn’t describe telecom companies presenting their

Telecom Commission approves liberalisation for 800MHz spectrum

Inter-ministerial panel Telecom Commission today approved liberalisation of 800 MHz spectrum in circles where a market-determined price is not available.

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Call drops: Telcom companies performance worsens in July-September quarter

Performance of mobile operators deteriorated in terms of call drops during July-September 2015 with Aircel having a drop rate of as high as 18 per cent in North East and Orissa for 3G services, Trai has found.

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Vodafone, Idea Cellular 4G packages to come under Trai lens

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (Trai) regulation on differential tariffs, which came into force from February 8, has thrown operators like Vodafone India and Idea Cellular into a tizzy.

Net neutrality: TRAI decision an anti-colonialist idea, says Facebook Board member

Facebook board member Marc Andreessen today set off a controversy by terming India's decision to bar discriminatory Internet tariff as an "anti-colonialist" idea and said the country would have been better off if it remained

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Trai asks operators to adopt open standards

A day after prohibiting mobile operators from offering differential data tariff plans, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has asked them to adopt open standards, open source (software) technology, and open softw

Net neutrality: Trai warns of action beyond Rs 50,000 fine for discriminatory data rates

Having barred discriminatory pricing of data services, the regulator Trai today warned of much stricter action against errant telecom operators if the existing penalty provision fails to tame them.

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Net neutrality: Facebook disappointed with Trai’s differential tariff decision

Social media giant Facebook today expressed disappointment over telecom regulator Trai's decision not to allow differential pricing of data, saying it adversely impacts its free internet platform Free Basics.


Net neutrality: Free food OK, not free data!

Net neutrality: Not surprisingly, given the TRAI’s comments in the past, the telecom regulator has ruled out differential pricing for data which, in effect, means there can be no Free Basics of the type Facebook was offerin

Trai upholds net neutrality, bars telcos from charging different rates, deals blow to Facebook’s Free Basics

Backing Net neutrality, telecom watchdog Trai barred operators from charging different rates for Internet access based on content, dealing a blow to Facebook's controversial Free Basics and other such plans.

Telcos paid Rs 6-crore penalty to Trai in a year

Telecom operators paid a total penalty of around Rs 6 crore during July 2014-June 2015 to regulator Trai for violation of service quality norms.

Top telecom firms may skip bid for 700-MHz spectrum, says Fitch

Given the high base price that has been recommended by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) for the 700-MHz spectrum and stress on their balance sheets, top telecom players may not bid for the radiowaves in this p

Data Drive: Biggest spectrum auction ever

In what could be the biggest ever auction of telecom spectrum—expected in the middle of the year—telecom regulator Trai has announced the base price in seven bands.

Column: What’s Trai playing at?

No real rationale for spectrum pricing, and changing spectrum block sizes also arbitrary

Telcos could sink with Trai planning Rs 4.6-tn auction

If the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has its way, financially burdened telcos could end up bidding more than four times the Rs 1,09,000 crore they bid for spectrum a year ago.

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Wanting 4 times the 2015 auction value will kill telcos

Shorting telecom: Wanting 4 times the 2015 auction value will kill telcos

With the telecom industry in the kind of trouble it is in right now, any government looking to help revive its fortunes would have addressed the high cost of spectrum...

Zomato, Cleartrip, Paytm, others write to PM Narendra Modi to defend net neutrality

Hundreds of startups including bigger players like, Zomato, Cleartrip, Paytm and their employees today approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi to defend net neutrality, which they define it as access to content on Internet wi

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Trai open house on data pricing is no open-and-shut case

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India may find it difficult to frame clear-cut guidelines on differential data tariff given the diverse responses received at the open house on the subject on Thursday.

Trai to give differential pricing view by month-end: R S Sharma

As the whole issue of Net neutrality continues to simmer, telecom regulator Trai is firming up its view and will come out with its stand by the end of this month.

Trai slams Facebook as net neutrality debate gets ugly

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) and social networking site Facebook are locked in a war of words involving the regulator’s consultation paper on differential data pricing, which the latter sees aimed at cur

Trai slams Facebook over ‘diversion’, co hits back

A day before the open house discussion on differential pricing of data, a full-scale war of words has broken out between telecom regulator Trai and social network Facebook over the Net neutrality debate.

Trai to hold discussion on differential pricing tomorrow

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) will conduct an open house discussion on differential pricing for data services on Thursday at PHD House in New Delhi.

Net Neutrality debate: Trai gets 80% replies via Facebook

As Trai gears up to frame the Net Neutrality rules, telecom operators have favoured differential pricing for data services even as nearly 80 per cent replies to the regulator's consultation process follow the Facebook 'templa

Courts should ‘not transgress into field of policy decision’: Trai to High Court

Stating that it is within its statutory power to regulate the issue of call drops, telecom regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that imposing a financial liability on t

Lack of investment in infra by telcos causing call drops: TRAI

Lack of investment by telecom firms in network infrastructure like mobile towers, appears to be the main reason behind the "pervasive problem" of call drops across the country, TRAI told Delhi High Court today.

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