Telecom sector Current Affairs - 2020

TRAI releases draft of telecom interconnection regulation

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued draft Telecommunication Interconnection (Amendment) Regulations 2018 to amend interconnect regulations, proposing certain changes in terms and conditions for operators to seek fresh call connect ports from other telecom operators. Key Features of draft rules Service provider can ask another operator for additional ports or Point of Interconection Read More…

National Digital Communications Policy 2018: DoT releases draft Telecom policy

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has released draft of new Telecom policy – National Digital Communications Policy, 2018. The policy seeks to unlock transformative power of digital communications networks to achieve the goal of digital empowerment and well-being of the people of India Key Features of the draft policy Strategic objectives: Calls for Universal broadband Read More…

TRAI launches beta portal for comparing telcos’ tariffs

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has unveiled beta version of portal (www.tariff.trai.gov.in) to enable consumers see tariffs of different TSPs (telecom service providers) and different Licensed Service Areas (LSAs) at single place. The first of its kind platform to be backed by the government aims to bring on one platform telecom tariffs offered by Read More…

2nd India Mobile Congress to be held in New Delhi in October 2018

The second edition of India Mobile Congress (IMC-2018) will be held in New Delhi on October 25-27, 2018. It will be organised by Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI). IMC was launched in 2017 to provide platform for policy makers, industry and regulators to engage in meaningful deliberations to drive Read More…

Cabinet approves two relief measures for stressed telecom sector

The Union Cabinet has approved two key measures in telecom sector to facilitate investments, consolidation in the sector and enhancing ease of doing business. These include restructuring Deferred payment liabilities of spectrum auction of telecom service providers (TSPs). Revising the limit of the cap for spectrum holding for TSPs. Key Facts Restructuring of Deferred Payment Read More…