The telecom regulator TRAI will be organizing is organizing Customer Outreach Programme in different parts of the country. These programmes are primarily intended to outreach to the customers, industry bodies, State Govt., various government bodies, CAGs and TSPs. Details of venue, date for the programme to be organized in NUH , Mewat (Haryana) and Bardhman (West Bengal) along with contact person and telephone number are as under :-
On 14th June, 2018, Dr. R.S. Sharma, Chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and Johannes Gungl, Chairman, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) signed a "Memorandum of Understanding" (MoU).
The telecom regulator TRAI has extended the deadline for receiving comments on "Draft Telecom Commercial Communication Customer Preference Regulation, 2018."
On 4 June, the telecom regulator has released its answers to the objections and issues raised by the DoT on in-flight connectivity. The in-flight connectivity (IFC) service, now approved, will give flyers using domestic airlines and those coming to India via international routes. It is expected to be made available in a few months.
The telecom regulator TRAI will be organizing Consumer Outreach Programme in different parts of the country. Theseprogrammes are primarily intended to outreach to the customers, industries bodies, StateGovernment various Government bodies, CAGs and TSPs. Details of venue, date for theprogrammes to be organized are given below:
On 4 June, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released recommendations on "Next Generation Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) communication networks".
A proposal which iPhone maker Apple may not digest,the telecom regulator TRAI has inserted a clause in its proposed regulation on pesky calls, which will make it compulsory for all devices to provide access to call logs and SMSes required for the functioning of 'do-not-disturb' kind of mobile apps.
The Telecom RegulatoryAuthority of India (TRAI), on 29th May 2018, notified draft Telecom Commercial Communication Customer Preference Regulation, 2018, that is proposed to curb the problem of Unsolicited Commercial Communication (UCC).
The telecom operators have been directed by the telecom regulator TRAI to submit their tariff plans on its newly launched tariff comparison online portal. Telcos must send their plans by June 30. The new portal allows consumers to compare all tariff plans and make informed choices.
On 23 May, the telecom regulator TRAI released telecom subscription data. According to the report, the number of wired broadband subscribers has increased 1.34% to 17.95 million in March compared to 17.72 million.
On 23 May, the Madras HC upheld the TRAI tariff order, regulation for broadcasting sector, which could be a setback for Star India.
The government hopes that the first draft of the recommendations on data protection legislation by the committee will be completed by June. The committee was constituted last year and has already sought stakeholder inputs on its white paper.
The unsolicited commercial calls and pesky messages irritate every user but they are not slowing down despite many measures. In 2017, the telecom regulator TRAI issued 26 orders imposing fines of over Rs 2.81 crore for such calls and messages, as per TRAI’s newly released ‘activity report’.
On 8 May, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued" The Draft Telecommunication Interconnection (Amendment) Regulations, 2018"which prescribes amendment in Regulations 6, 8 & 9 of the "Telecommunication Interconnection Regulations, 2018" issued by TRAI on 01.01.2018, for seeking comments from all the stakeholders.
According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chief RS Sharma, the telecom regulator is in the midst of consulting various international agencies and experts, and hopes to finalise its recommendation on spectrum auction soon.
On 4 May, the telecom regulator TRAI released the “Yearly Telecom Services Performance
On 4 May, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) wrote a letter to the ministry of information and broadcasting (I&B), in which it questioned ministry’s jurisdiction to impose "processing" charges on broadcasters without asking for TRAI’s recommendations.
The telecom regulator TRAI has rescheduled the open house discussion (OHD) on Consultation Paper on ‘Method of allocation of Spectrum for Public Mobile Radio Trunking Service (PMRTS)’ rescheduled; now it will be held on 16 May.
One of important objectives of the telecom regulator TRAI is to safeguard consumer interests and create consumer awareness. Towards this objective, TRAI organizes consumer outreach programmes, workshops on capacity building of Consumer organisations and seminars etc. on issues of consumer interests and protection. In this series, TRAI organised a Consumer Outreach Programme on 27 April 2018in Gurgaon to educate the general public about various initiatives taken by TRAIto safeguard consumer interests. Besides the general public, representatives of Consumer Advocacy Groups (CAGs) registered with TRAIand Telecom Service Providers participated in the programme.
The TRAI tariff order case may see the light of the day, as the Madras High Court is expected to give its verdict in two weeks, or by 11 May 2018. The case - the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) broadcast tariff order and interconnection regulation –had many hearings which had been completed. On 26 April, Star India counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi completed his argument while TRAI also completed its rejoinder.
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