Telecom Regulatory Authority of India: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

TRAI alters Mobile Number Portability Rules

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India made changes to the Mobile Number Portability Rules. The ‘MNP’ rules govern the process of mobile number portability, which is a tool for the subscriber to change the service provider without altering the mobile number. It also allows the subscriber to change from one service area to another of ..

Spectrum Pricing and Health of Telecom Sector

The Digital Communications Commission under the Department of Telecommunications had sought a review of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) August 2018 recommendations on the auction of spectrum. Due to concerns over the financial health of telcos, and worries that demand for spectrum is likely to be muted as consolidation in the sector has ..

5G Networks in India

5G is expected to create a cumulative economic impact of $1 trillion in India by 2035 as per the government forecasts. What is 5G? 5G is the next generation cellular technology to provide faster and more reliable communication with ultra-low latency (Latency is the amount of time data takes to travel between its source and ..

Ram Sewak Sharma appointed as new Chairman of TRAI

Dr. Ram Sewak Sharma has been reappointed the Chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) till 30th September 2020. He was in July 2015 named as the TRAI chief for a three-year period. Recently, he triggered a debate around safety of Aadhaar by tweeting his Aadhaar number and challenging Twitter users to cause any ..

TRAI signs a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Malaysia’s telecom regulator to jointly conduct capacity building exercises in telecom sector

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) in New Delhi to jointly conduct capacity building exercises in the fields of broadcasting and telecommunications regulation. The agreement would help both regulators to work closely in enhancing mutual cooperation and bilateral relations ..

TRAI releases consultation note for deployment of public Wi-Fi hotspot

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had released a consultation paper on “Proliferation of Broadband through Public Wi-Fi Networks” on 13th July 2016. The plan is to provide broadband access to the underserved across the country by making public Wi-Fi hotspots commonly available. The proposal will help to provide Wi-Fi access at the grassroots ..

New Virtual Network Operators License Regime – Unified Licence VNO (UL-VNO)

On June 3, 2016, the Telecom Department has released licence guidelines for virtual network operators for license called Unified Licence VNO (UL-VNO). This opens the door for a new class of telecom players in the country viz. VNOs. Earlier, there was a proposal by the Telecom Commission to allow a licensing regime that would facilitate ..

Issues Around Dropped Calls

A tech friendly prime minister curses his government for the irritation caused by the call drops. The concerned minister asks the telecom regulator to issue guidelines to make it mandatory for the telecom companies to take action. This article is a backgrounder on this issue. What is a Dropped Call? A dropped call can be ..