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TRAI Recommends Limited Free Data For Rural Areas Every Month

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India estimates 100 Megabyte (MB)free data for 50 million rural subscribers in a month would cost Rs 600 crore

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Vodafone Tells Delhi High Court Rs 1,050 Crore Penalty 'Arbitrary'

Telecom major Vodafone on Friday (16 December) told the Delhi High Court that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's recommendation to the Centre to impose Rs 1,050 crore penalty on it for not giving interconnectivity to Reliance Jio was an "arbitrary" decision

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Will Respond To Trai And DoT On Interconnect Penalty, Says Bharti Chairman Sunil Mittal

Bharti Chairman Sunil Mittal on Wednesday (26 October) said the company will "respond" to Trai as well as Department of Telecom on the penalty recommended by regulator on it for allegedly denying interconnectivity to newcomer Reliance Jio

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Reliance Jio Aggresive Free Call Offer Gets Trai Clean Chit

In a boost to Reliance Jio which is offering life-time free voice calling service, telecom regulator Trai has held that tariff plans of the new player are compliant to existing rules and not discriminatory

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Sufficient Interconnect Points For Jio, Can Augment More: BSNL

Interconnection between telecom networks is crucial as it enables mobile users to make calls to subscribers of other operator

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A War That’s Most Disruptive

The challenge is that incumbents do not have the resources to expand their 4G networks as aggressively as Jio. Some of them also need additional spectrum

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Mukesh Ambani Meets Telecom Secretary; Updates On RJio’s Rollout Plans

The RIL chairman is also learnt to have discussed the company’s position on the standoff relating to points of interconnect with the existing cellular networks

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Reliance Jio Wants Trai To Take Telcos To Task Over Licence Breach

Taking its battle to the rival camp, Reliance Jio has asked telecom regulator Trai to take action against dominant players, including Airtel, for denying it inter-connection in 'breach' of the licence agreement.

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Telco Wars: Govt To Work Without Bias, Says Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha

Assuring cellular operators, who have cried foul against regulator Trai's policies and accused it of favouring new entrants including Reliance Jio, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha has said the government will continue to 'work without any bias or discrimination' against anyone.

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Telco Wars: COAI Seeks Meeting With PMO, Minister On Trai, RJio

Levelling charges against Trai of 'tilting the playing field' and newcomer Reliance Jio of bypassing regulations, existing operators' body COAI has sought meetings with the Prime Minister's Office as well as the Telecom Minister to raise these issues with them

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COAI Backs Trai Proposal On Flat Spectrum Usage Charge

Government should move to a flat levy for spectrum usage charge as suggested by Trai or clearly specify a timeline in case it decides to adopt an interim weighted average formula, industry body COAI on Wednesday said

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Jottings: Rajan Got It Right

The prospective merger between private life insurers HDFC Life and Max Life is expected to open the floodgates for more such deals

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Trai To Fix New Service Quality Norms For Mobile Data

Trai had issued service quality benchmark for wireless data earlier but Sharma said that telecom operators have complained that "law of physics" does not guarantee minimum speed that they can provide to consumers

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Can Internet Telephony Be Regulated?

Should the voice calls made using mobile-based apps like the WhatsApp, Skype, Hike, among several other applications be regulated? The telecom operators surely want this to happen at the earliest as voice still accounts for around 80 per cent of their revenue

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Cabinet Approves Rs 5.66 Lakh Crore Mega Spectrum Auction Plan

The auction will help operators augment expansion of high-speed 4G voice and data services in the world's second largest mobile phone market by users after China

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