TRAI launches app to monitor mobile data speed

Now you can check your mobile data speed using My Speed App

GN Bureau | July 5, 2016


#Internet   #TRAI   #Mobile Tata   #My Speed App  


While the telecom operators promise 4G internet speed even in hills, consumers feel betrayed as they get stuck in long buffering in reality. The telecom regulator authority of India (TRAI) has on Tuesday launched an application named My Speed App that will help users to check how much internet speed they are getting from their operator against how much they were promised.

The mobile application that can be downloaded by both android and IOS users will show downloading speed, data speed and network coverage area of their operators as well as of other operators in their area. Moreover, the application will show top three service providers in the users’ area and data speed they are actually providing on real time basis, helping users to compare and choose between different service providers.

“This is just the beginning of number of steps that TRAI is taking to increase transparency in the telecom sector,” said RS Sharma, chairman, TRAI. “A healthy competition among service providers will hopefully be encouraged among service providers in order to perform better,” he said further.

The application will run in the background of users’ mobile phone and data collected from it will go to TRAI. Senior officials from TRAI confirmed that no personal information of users will be collected and data received by the regulator will be anonymous.

The data collected from individual apps can also be viewed on the website named analytical.trai.gov.in.

However, at present, the regulator, based on the results collected from the mobile app cannot penalise poorly performing operators.
“There is no benchmark set on minimum data speed. But TRAI is working on it and soon there will be a consultation process on it. Until then penalising operators on their poor performance based on data collected from the app is out of question,” said Sharma.

 

Comments

 

Other News

Cast your vote, not vote for caste

Once the schedule for the next assembly elections has been announced, there is a flurry of activity around building caste coalitions. This is more intense in the most populous state,  Uttar Pradesh, which is the most important state in India in any election, in view of its large population estimated a

Maharashtra cities dominate Smart Cities Mission #Streets4People Challenge

In a competition organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nagpur and Aurangabad from Maharashtra are among the 11 cities selected for scaling up their pilot projects and creating permanent public infrastructure. #Streets4People Challenge was org

CNC, Admiral R Hari Kumar condoles deaths of three navy personnel

The three Navy personnel who succumbed to injuries caused by an explosion on board Indian Navy`s destroyer ship INS Ranvir have been identified as Krishan Kumar MCPO (master petty chief officer)I, Surinder Kumar MCPO II & AK Singh MCPO II. In a condolence message, Admiral R Hari Kumar s

Two Indias: One for the billionaires, one struggling for minimum wages

Oxfam India has this week released ‘India Supplement 2022’ with deserving caption ‘inequality kills’. The supplement discusses India’s governance structures that promote the accumulation of wealth by a few, while failing to provide safety netsto the rest of the population. The

Aditya Thackeray launches 2 Oxygen cylinder recharge points

After the oxygen crisis faced during the second wave of Covid-19, the BrihanMumbai municipal corporation (BMC) has now set up its own medical oxygen cylinder recharge projects.   On Tuesday, guardian minister Aditya Thackeray launched two of the BMC’s new medical oxygen cylinders r

How inequality keeps rising amid pandemic – and is killing people

The world’s ten richest men more than doubled their fortunes from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion (at a rate of $15,000 per second or $1.3 billion a day) during the first two years of a pandemic while the incomes of 99 percent of humanity fall and over 160 million more people forced into poverty. A new

Visionary Talk: Farmer`s Agitation, Rakesh Tikait with Kailashnath Adhikari


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter