RS Sharma, the Chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), on 28 Feb made it clear that there was no question of expediting the consultation process on the need for a floor for tariffs, and asked mobile phone operators to set a floor price themselves, if they felt an urgent need for it.
As per new data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on 16 Jan, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd is now the number one telecom operator in India by adding 5.6 million mobile subscribers in November, taking its total user base to 369.93 million, and replacing Vodafone Idea Ltd as the India’s largest mobile services provider by subscribers,
The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) lauded the telecom operators for hiking the tariff rates and said that hike in the price of mobile calls and internet rates is beneficial for customers and will boost government revenue collection and help in creating jobs by improving financial health of the sector.
India’s telcos have scored a crucial victory on the road to 5G in the country. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has rejected India's telecom department's proposal, backed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), to slash the transmission capability of 5G mobile base stations operating in the coveted 26 GHz millimeter wave spectrum band.
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