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.
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.
According to the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), the multi system operator (MSO) Asianet Satellite Communication should enter into a written interconnect agreement with Star India either on reference interconnect offer (RIO) or mutually agreed terms in a month’s time.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had issued a consultation paper on the privacy, security and ownership of data in telecom sector in 2017 and followed it up with an open house discussion in February 2018. Now, the recommendations are expected to come out by April end, as per RS Sharma, TRAI Chairman.
TRAI will be 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 Gurugram (Haryana) and Baran (Rajasthan) along with contact persons and telephone numbers are as under:
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will be organizing Customer Outreach Programme in different parts of thecountry. These programmes are primarily intended to outreach to the customers,industry bodies, State Govt., various government bodies, CAGs and TSPs.Detailsofvenue, date for the programme to be organized in Tezpur (Assam) with contactperson and telephone number is bnc vas under:
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAJ) convenedan Open House Discussion (OHD) on Consultation Paper on "Empanelment of Auditors forDigital Addressable Systems" on 12th April, 2018. A number of stakeholders includingassociations,companies/organization/firms, service providers, individuals attended the OHD.
On 13 April, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting’s feedback on its recommendations related to the new direct to home (DTH) licence. TRAI had issued recommendations on ‘Issues related to New DTH Licenses’ on 23 July 2014.
The telecom regulator TRAI issued a Consultation Paper on how to improve mobile number portability (MNP) process on 6 April. TRAI has sought stakeholders’ views on the framework it has suggested on the issue of porting codes by MNP service providers when consumers want to move from one network to another or from one circle to another.
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