TRAI orders non-discrimination in MNP offers, asks telecommunications companies not to introduce differential rates

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a new order urging telecom operators to stop offering differential tariffs through mobile number portability (MNP) offerings. This is apparently done to “induce competitors’ network turnover” and TRAI says it has received complaints from many telecommunications service providers (TSPs) against each other. Telecommunications companies claim that … Read more

TRAI recommends 2 Mbps minimum broadband speed, asks government to pay 50 percent monthly fees for rural connections

India’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRAI) has released a series of recommendations to improve broadband connectivity in the country, and one of the main suggestions is to set the minimum download speed for broadband connectivity at 2 Mbps. That’s four times the existing minimum broadband speed of 512Kbps that the regulator had introduced in 2014 as … Read more

Reliance Jio adds 5.47 million subscribers in June, Vi loses 4.28 million: TRAI

Reliance Jio added more than 5.47 million subscribers in June, while Vodafone Idea lost more than 4.28 million subscribers in the same month, suggests the latest report from the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). Airtel gained more than 3.81 million subscribers, ending its losing streak. In May, Airtel lost more than 4.6 million subscribers. … Read more