To give the transparent status of network coverage of all carriers to the consumers, the telecom regulator TRAI launched a web portal on 31 May. It will enable users to make more informed decisions while selecting their service provider. It is a beta version and done on a pilot basis with data from carriers in Delhi and Madhya Pradesh.
While the architecture for offering in-flight connectivity (IFC) services would be a business decision between Indian telcos and international telecom carriers with the latter acting as "intermediaries" between the aircraft company and a local telco, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will not regulate the tariff while flying in Indian airspace.
The mobile phone operators’ body, the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has filed a petition in the apex court on May 15 regarding the RBI’s diktat to ban cryptocurrency. The finance ministry’s Department of Economic Affairs had constituted an interdisciplinary committee last year to examine virtual currencies.