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Govt makes billions at mobile consumers cost, tariff to go up

The government is happy that it made a killing by selling spectrum. The spectrum was sold at about 68 per cent premium, at Rs 1,09,874.91 crore ($17.6 billion) and the telecom companies borrowed he

Trai goes for call drop penalty, telcos see technical challenge ahead

Holding telecom operators responsible for poor service quality, TRAI has today issued ninth amendment to the telecom consumers’ protection regulations, 2012, mandating the TSPs to provide com

Smoke signals from TRAI for harried mobile users

Chandigarh-based Surinder Verma carries two SIM cards, of Vodafone and Airtel, but that hasn’t helped as  he continues to face connectivity problems from both the networks. When Verma

Reliance Jio offers free voice calls, cheapest data packs

The anticipated blood bath in the telecom sector is about to begin. Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani launched the Reliance Jio service at the company’s annual general

Reliance Jio: The coming data revolution

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani’s speech at the company’s annual general meeting (AGM) left a billion telecom subscribers salivating. On S

Spectrum auction: Winners and losers

The biggest ever telecom spectrum auction is over, and again it’s time to take stock. The government, of course, has failed miserably to meet its targets – due to a variety of reasons.

Reliance Jio records highest growth in October 2016

 Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio network has recorded highest growth rate in subscriber base in October 2016. The network has seen a net addition of more than one crore subscriber bas

India gets payments banks

Payments Banks have now become a reality for the Indian banking industry, with Airtel becoming the first licence-holder to roll out its services for 29 states. The leading telecom service provider

A tangled wireless tale

Over about a year, the number of telecom operators in India has effectively shrunk from 14 to three: Idea Cellular-Vodafone; Bharti Airtel and Mukesh Ambani-owned behemoth Reliance Jio – apar

Drop in revenue is a temporary phase: RS Sharma, chairman, TRAI

There is no drop in revenue but a dip in the growth rate of the revenue from telecom services because of reduction in tariff by telecom service providers due to competition. In an interview wit

Here’s why TRAI slashed international termination charges

The telecom regulator`s decision to cut international termination charges (ITC) to 30 paise from 53 paise will hit the incumbent operators (Airtel, Idea and Vodafone) the most. At present, the annu



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