The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has recommended administrative allocation of 5 MHz spectrum in the premium 700 MHz band to Indian Railways for its captive use to offer public safety and security services. The authority though said that spectrum charges may be levied on the railways as per the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) formula prescribed for captive use.
Reliance Jio has alleged that the move to review the interconnection charges by regulator Trai is not only arbitrary, unwarranted and anti-poor but it will also adversely affect investor’s confidence and sabotage Prime Minister’s vision for Digital India. The latest entrant in telecom space also said that the move protects vested interests of some old operators. “It is unfortunate that instead of profiting the poor and marginalised sections of Indian society, the Consultation Paper has chosen to help profiteers in the telecom business,”
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is expected to give its views within two weeks over what should be the appropriate ring duration for mobile calls as operators have failed to arrive at a consensus on the thorny issue.
The authority was forced to intervene in the matter after Reliance Jio reduced the ringing time to 20 seconds from 45 seconds, which forced the incumbent operators to complain to Trai and even after several meetings, there was no unanimity on what should be the right duration.
Terming TRAI’s review of call connect charges “retrograde”, Reliance Jio has said the regulator’s consultation paper is neither warranted nor sustainable and that retention of such charges will harm subscribers and punish efficient operators. Jio alleged that any deferment of sunset clause for inter-operator termination charges will end up rewarding “designed defaulters” who have deliberately stayed away from new and efficient technologies.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is likely to continue with the current termination charge of 6 paise per minute for two more years, beginning January 2020. Highly placed sources told FE that the thinking within the regulatory body was that the financially-stressed telecom sector cannot afford another disruption at this point, and therefore, the termination rate should not be tinkered with.
NEW DELHI : Forced by regulatory uncertainty over review of sunset clause for call termination charges, billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio on Wednesday announced it will charge customers 6 paise per minute for voice calls made to rival phone networks, but will compensate them by giving free data of equal value.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on Friday floated a consultation paper for developing a unified numbering plan for fixed line and mobile services.
The consultation paper analyses the changes that affect the national numbering plan and identifies the ways in which numbering resource management and allocation policy might be managed for ensuring adequate numbering resources.
Expect another round of fight between incumbent operators Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio over termination charges.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on Wednesday came out with a consultation paper to review the termination charges with the aim of making it zero (Bill and keep in technical parlance) from January 2020 as per a road map laid by it two years go.
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