The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued on 7th May 2012 that the Standards of Quality of Service of Basic Telephone Service (wireline) and Cellular Mobile Telephone Service (Amendment) Regulations, 2012, laying down the network related quality of service standards for the 3G networks covering voice calls.
Repositioning of the mobile phone as an instrument of empowerment, "Broadband For All” at a minimum download speed of 2 Mbps, convergence of network, services and devices and liberalisation of spectrum are some of the salient points of the National Telecom Policy and Unified Licensing Regime for 2012.
In a relief to Sistema Shyam Tele Services and Unitech Wirelss, Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has stayed the direction of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) removing 90-day processing period for mobile number portability (MNP) for customers of those operators whose licences the Supreme Court has cancelled.
The Union Cabinet’s announcement of the reserve price for 2G spectrum auctions, particularly the dicing of spectrum into slots of 1.25 MHz with a corresponding reserve price of Rs.3,500 crore, points to strong likelihood of several companies that hold a higher amount of spectrum bidding only for multiples of 1.25 MHz in select circles where they need it most.
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