Regulatory

India’s Telecom Regulator Taps Blockchain

June 3, 2018
India’s Telecom Regulator Taps Blockchain

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is planning to use blockchain to prevent unsolicited telemarketing communications. A draft Telecom Commercial Communication Customer Preference Regulation 2018 was proposed by the TRAI earlier this week to curb telemarketing spam via phone calls and SMS messages with the help of blockchain technology. According to the draft report […]

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Why Indian govt is preparing a new telecom policy

May 18, 2018
Why Indian govt is preparing a new telecom policy

The government also aims to establish a comprehensive data protection regime for digital communications that safeguards the privacy, autonomy and choice of individuals. A lot has changed since India’s last telecom policy in 2012. The country now has the world’s second largest internet subscriber base and is seeing technological shifts in digital communications. With the […]

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TRAI asks telcos for all-India tariff data

May 18, 2018
TRAI asks telcos for all-India tariff data

The regulator TRAI is seeking details from operators about tariff plans offered by them in all telecom circles, marking the next phase of expansion for its recently-launched beta site that at present allows rate comparison for Delhi and Gujarat circles only. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had about a month back unveiled beta […]

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DoT approves merger of Bharti Airtel and Telenor India

May 18, 2018
DoT approves merger of Bharti Airtel and Telenor India

The Department of Telecom (DoT) today approved the merger of Telenor India with Bharti Airtel, according to an official source. “The DoT has approved merger of Telenor India with Bharti Airtel this morning,” the official source told PTI. The Supreme Court last week rej ected DoT’s petition for security deposit of around Rs 1,700 crore […]

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Telecom regulator wants India to be among top 50 nations in ICT Index

February 6, 2018
Telecom regulator wants India to be among top 50 nations in ICT Index

The telecom regulator’s formula to propel India to be among the top 50 nations in the global ICT Index would require massive coordination between various government departments if it has to become a reality. The country would need an investment of $100 billion by 2022 to achieve this target at a time when almost all […]

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Trai targets $100-bn investment in communications sector

January 8, 2018
Trai targets $100-bn investment in communications sector

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has issued a consultation paper seeking views of stakeholders on a New Telecom Policy, which is slated to be announced by March this year. The consultation paper circulated by Trai on Wednesday suggests the main objectives of the NTP-2018 is to give a boost to the country’s electronics […]

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India’s New Telecom Policy may ensure Internet for all

September 17, 2017
India’s New Telecom Policy may ensure Internet for all

The New Telecom Policy, expected by March 2018, will focus on providing affordable internet access to 1.3 billion Indians and facilitate domestic manufacturing to curb dependence on imports. Telecom minister Manoj Sinha told ET the call drop situation has improved and competition will ensure quality services at affordable rates. “Internet to all will be the […]

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Indian government sends notice to 21 mobile phone makers

August 29, 2017
Indian government sends notice to 21 mobile phone makers

Indian government has sent notices to all smartphone makers including a majority of Chinese manufacturers, asking them to provide the framework as well as the procedures they follow for data security, in a bid to ensure the privacy of users’ data. As per the reports of PTI, non-Chinese phone makers such as Apple, Samsung, BlackBerry […]

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Need broadband labelling to safeguard consumer interest:Trai

April 8, 2017
Need broadband labelling to safeguard consumer interest:Trai

Regulator Trai today expressed concern over the quality of broadband service in India and stressed the need to have broadband labeling that will help consumers make an informed choice in picking a service provider.

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