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‘Order on net neutrality in a month’

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is likely to come out with its recommendations on the long-pending controversial issue of net neutrality in a month’s time. “All stakeholders are actively participating in this [net neutrality] debate. “I think TRAI should be able to give appropriate recommendation to the government, which they have asked for,” TRAI Chairman R.S. Sharma said after ... Read More »

Reliance Jio Summer Surprise Offer Cancelled, Moto G5 Launch, Nokia N9 Leaks, and More News This Week

Highlights Jio Summer Surprise canceled on TRAI orders Moto G5 launched in India priced at Rs. 11,999 Main specifications of the Nokia 9 revealed in leak Last week, Reliance Jio had announced its Summer Surprise Offer, which would give another three months of free 1GB per day Internet access to customers that subscribed to Jio Prime, and bought one Rs. ... Read More »

TRAI recommends telecom ombudsman for complaint redressal

There have been complaints on account of wrong billing, poor service and unsatisfactory resolution of consumer grievances. New Delhi: The telecom regulator TRAI today made a strong pitch for establishment of an ombudsman in the sector and suggested a three-tier mechanism for effective resolution of consumer complaints. The recommendations by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) assume significance given ... Read More »

Airtel ads violate law, R Jio tells regulator

Jio sought penalty on Airtel for violating the regulator’s direction on transparency in rates Reliance Jio has approached the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), seeking its intervention in imposing penalty on Bharti Airtel for the telco’s “misleading advertisements” on unlimited free calls. In a letter to Trai, Reliance Jio sought penalty on Bharti Airtel for violating the regulator’s direction ... Read More »

WhatsApp case: Supreme Court will examine privacy violation

NEW DELHI: In a significant decision, the Supreme Court agreed on Monday to examine whether Facebook’s access to details of calls, messages, photographs and documents exchanged by 160 million Indian users of WhatsApp violated citizens’ right to privacy. The court sought responses from Facebook, WhatsApp, Centre and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), and also sought the assistance of attorney ... Read More »

Clean chit for Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio’s free voice offer

NEW DELHI: The government has given a clean chit to Reliance Jio Infocomm, saying the Mukesh Ambani-owned mobile phone operator did not violate any rules by offering voice services free of charge. “Since the guidelines/NIA for allocation or auction of spectrum do not prescribe the rates at which services are to be provided to customers, the question of violation of ... Read More »

Interconnection usage charges revision will hit investments, say telcos

Telecom firms favour a cost-based calculation of termination charges that will allow operators to charge each other for ending calls on their network New Delhi: Bharti Airtel Ltd, Vodafone India Ltd and other telecom operators have opposed an immediate review of interconnection usage charges (IUC), claiming it will affect investments, and has asked the regulator to postpone it by at ... Read More »

Zuckerberg Internet.org is unfair: Facebook founder pet project faces ire from Airtel Vodafone

Internet.org is Facebook’s initiative of offering free internet services for apps and services which have partnered with Facebook and various service providers. In India Facebook has tied up with Reliance Communications in an effort to bring Internet.org to smartphone as well as feature phone users. But at the Mobile World Congress, telecom service providers such as Vodafone, Airtel and Telenor have ... Read More »