Narender Gupta

Articles By Narender Gupta

17 Articles

Telecom wars: All arguments fall flat on face of Trai; whose cause is it really serving?

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.

Telecom, Trai News

Telecom interconnect charges: Economic principles, not popular voice should be deciding factor

This important regulation should be guided by economic principles and not through a popular voice vote

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Dialling benefits for all: Regulation needs to be both consumer and operator oriented

Tariff regulations, over the years, have seen a dramatic change—from completely-controlled tariff to forbearance.

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Reliance Jio new offers do not sit well with Trai’s norms

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.

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Trai’s new order on the validity of RJIo’s Happy new year offer lacks merit

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.

Opinion News

Telecom: Why PSUs like BSNL must fight competition on performance, not preference

PSUs should withstand competitive pressure based on performance rather than preference

Opinion News

Reliance Jio free data offer plan extension: Wrong call by Trai

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.

Opinion News

With Real Estate Act, PM Narendra Modi must ensure good intensions are backed with implementation

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 sec

Opinion News

Reliance Jio QoS poor; why has Trai not recommended penalty on telco?

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

Industry News

Reliance Jio row: Trai either passing the buck to DoT or lacks willingness to act

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 Tra

Opinion News

WhatsApp privacy policy: Treat the disease, not the symptoms

OTT services bypass the existing licensing and regulatory regime creating a non-level playing field between TSPs and OTT providers

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How Reliance Jio vs COAI controversy is hurting customers

Attacks and counter-attacks are being made, but the customer is still not aware who is at fault

Telecom stocks like Bharti Airtel, Idea fall upto 8 per cent on Reliance Jio's free voice call announcement News

Trai internet usage charge review: Bias or BSNL at centre of exercise?

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

TRAi controversy, reliance controversy, COAI controversy, TRAI News

Trai’s flat spectrum usage charge dilemma; govt should not find itself helpless

Rather than using the AG opinion as an alibi, the government should adopt a pragmatic approach

Opinion News

DoT needs to dial PMRTS

Public mobile radios can’t afford to pay commercial rates for spectrum

DoT needs to dial PMRTS

Column: A case of poor connection

Trai is wrong to assume differential data-pricing discriminates between subscribers

Column: A case of poor connection

Column: BSNL, MTNL key to resolving call drops

If shared, their towers and fibre will help relieve congestion

Column: BSNL, MTNL key to resolving call drops