Telecommunications: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Senior IAS Officer PD Vaghela appointed TRAI Chairman

On September 28, 2020, senior IAS Officer PD Vaghela was appointed as the TRAI (Telecom Regulatory of India) Chairman. HE has succeeded RS Sharma. About PD Vaghela He is a Gujarat-Cadre IAS Officer. He is currently in the Department of Pharmaceuticals that operates under Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. Prior to this, he was the ..

Delhi’s free internet scheme

The Delhi government recently announced free internet connectivity in early December. The government is to set up hotspots for providing basic internet connectivity to its population. The scheme is being implemented at the cost of 100 crore INR by the government. The implementation is by a company called Presto through the PPP or public- private ..

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 ..

Telecom dept may approach TRAI on spectrum recommendations

The department of telecommunications (DoT) may approach the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for reviewing its recommendations on the quantum and pricing of spectrum to be offered in the airwave auctions, scheduled for the current financial year (2019-20). Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) has asked the Centre to reserve the 100 MHz quantity of 5G ..

Supreme Court upholds definition of Adjusted Gross Revenue

The Supreme Court (SC) has recently upheld the definition of Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) calculation as stipulated by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). As per SC ruling, the telecom companies will now have to pay up approx Rs 92,642 crore to the government, more than half of which are owed by Airtel and Vodafone. The ..