Jio, Paytm support lawful interception of messages on OTT platforms

Payal Ganguly

Telecom company Reliance Jio and Alibaba-backed digital wallet firm Paytm are in favour of lawful interception of messages sent ....

10 January, 2019

Flashback 2018: Policy moves that shook the startup ecosystem

Payal Ganguly

The year saw the powers that be take proactive measures to regulate and create a framework for emerging technologies, which took ....

24 December, 2018

In-flight calls, WiFi a step closer to reality as govt notifies rules

Payal Ganguly

The central government’s Department of Telecommunications has notified a set of of rules for enabling in-flight connectivity ....

17 December, 2018

Telecom regulator mulls framework for WhatsApp, other OTT services

Payal Ganguly

The country’s telecom regulator has issued a consultation paper to explore a regulatory framework for over-the-top (OTT) ....

13 November, 2018

Tech Mahindra, Microsoft bank on blockchain to put an end to pesky calls

Anirban Ghoshal

IT solutions provider Tech Mahindra has joined hands with tech giant Microsoft to develop a blockchain-based solution for curbing ....

27 August, 2018

TRAI chief RS Sharma, who took on Facebook and Apple, gets two-year extension


Ram Sewak Sharma, the head of India's telecoms regulator who took on global giants Facebook and Apple, has been given two ....

9 August, 2018

UIDAI denies role after Aadhaar agency's 'helpline number' pops up in phonebooks

Anirban Ghoshal

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Friday denied it had any role to play in a toll-free number purportedly ....

3 August, 2018

Telecom regulator TRAI recommends stricter data security rules


India’s telecom regulator on Monday said the existing framework for protection of personal data by companies and service ....

17 July, 2018

Google plans public Wi-Fi expansion aimed at lapping up next billion coming online

Shweta Sharma

Tech giant Google is planning to take its free public Wi-Fi, currently available only at railway stations, to connect the next ....

5 July, 2018

Telecom regulator finds new way to zap telemarketers flooding your cellphone: Blockchain

Anirban Ghoshal

To spare you an eternity of pesky calls and annoying SMSes, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is considering deploying ....

1 June, 2018

Why is Apple at loggerheads with India's telecom regulator?


US technology giant Apple Inc and India's telecoms regulator are at loggerheads over the development of a government ....

27 March, 2018

Telecom regulator TRAI to unveil discussion paper on net neutrality by month-end


Telecom regulator Trai today said it will bring out a consultation paper on Net Neutrality, and separately also firm-up its views ....

10 August, 2016

Trai mulls ways to offer free internet without violating net neutrality norms

Anushree Bhattacharyya,

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has floated a consultation paper that explores models through which service providers ....

20 May, 2016

TRAI floats pre-consultation paper on net neutrality


Telecom regulator Trai on Monday issued pre-consultation paper on net neutrality, a topic that had kicked up dust earlier this ....

30 May, 2016

Net neutrality: TRAI to decide on spectrum, data pricing by next week


Telecom regulator Trai will firm up its view on spectrum price for the next round of auction and differential pricing of data, ....

20 January, 2016

Net Neutrality: TRAI, Facebook spar over responses to consultation paper


In yet another face-off, Facebook and TRAI are sparring over responses to a consultation paper on differential pricing for data ....

13 January, 2016

Net Neutrality: Facebook generates 80% replies to TRAI paper


As Trai gears up to frame the Net Neutrality rules, telecom operators have favoured differential pricing for data services even ....

9 January, 2016

Differential pricing violates net neutrality, says IAMAI

Binu Paul

The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has opposed differential pricing for data services on the grounds that it ....

31 December, 2015

Net Neutrality: TRAI receives 600K comments on second consultation paper


Telecom regulator TRAI has received around six lakh comments on its consultation paper over 'Differential Pricing for Data Services' ....

21 December, 2015

TRAI paper: Facebook says Free Basics is non-discriminatory


Defending its 'Free Basics' initiative, Facebook today said programmes that help people connect should not be halted or limited. The ....

10 December, 2015

TRAI extends public consultation on mobile data services rules


Telecom regulator TRAI has extended the last date for seeking comments on its draft rules for mobile Internet services to May ....

13 May, 2015