Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

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 ..

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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 ..

India and Net Neutrality

India has a huge internet market with over 243 million users, with more than 200 million of them operating the same on mobiles. Net Neutrality means that all traffic on internet is treated as equal by the service providers and there is no special charge for any specific service or website depending on content, destination ..

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