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    1. Aadhaar: Telcos set up camps, deploy special vehicles to speed up mobile linkage in rural areas

      Aadhaar: Telcos set up camps, deploy special vehicles to speed up mobile linkage in rural areas

      One of the government’s latest mandates is for telecom operators to ensure re-verification of all the subscribes through Aadhaar linking. To help accelerate the process for the millions of mobile users, telecom operators have now come up with innovative, user-friendly methods to help the rural subscribers easily re-verify their numbers.

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    2. Tata Teleservices customers to start transitioning to the Airtel network

      Tata Teleservices customers to start transitioning to the Airtel network

      After approval from Competition Commission of India (CCI) to merge consumer mobile businesses of Tata Teleservices Limited and Tata Teleservices Maharashtra Limited into Bharti Airtel a week ago, the telco said that Tata customers will now start transitioning to the Airtel mobile network under an Intra Circle Roaming (ICR) arrangement.

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    3. India’s mobile subscriber base declined by 2.8 million in September: TRAI

      India’s mobile subscriber base declined by 2.8 million in September: TRAI

      India’s mobile phone subscriber base registered a drop of 2.8 million in September, according to latest TRAI data. That is a 0.24 percent decrease to 1.18 billion subscribers. Out of that, active mobile connections were 1.02 billion. Mobile connections per 100 people, or the tele-density of wireless subscribers, stood at 91.56 as of September 30. And urban areas led mobile tele-density with 168.20 compared to rural areas at 56.31, the data revealed.

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    4. COAI seeks more time for new Aadhaar-based SIM re-verification modes

      COAI seeks more time for new Aadhaar-based SIM re-verification modes

      The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has asked the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for more time to operationalize new modes like one-time password (OTP) for Aadhaar-based re-verification of mobile subscribers’ SIMs.

      The current deadline is 1 December. “We are not ready.

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    5. TRAI in favor of emoving cap on spectrum holding

      TRAI in favor of emoving cap on spectrum holding

      The TRAI recommended lifting the ceiling on spectrum held by mobile operators within a particular band and a 50 percent limit on the combined radiowave holding inefficient bands like 700 MHz, 800 MHz, and 900 MHz. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) also suggested that the overall ceiling on holding spectrum should be raised by 10 percent to 35 percent.

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    6. Telecom Commission likely to give nod to IMG recommendations next month

      Telecom Commission likely to give nod to IMG recommendations next month

      The IMG recommendations will be placed before the Telecom Commission again along with legal opinion and TRAI's recommendations on spectrum cap.

      The Telecom Commission, the apex decision-making body of the Department of Telecom, is likely to discuss recommendations of the inter-ministerial group aimed at providing relief to the sector next month before they are sent to the Cabinet for final nod, a senior official said.

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    7. Ericsson partners Airtel to develop 5G technology in India

      Ericsson partners Airtel to develop 5G technology in India

      Ericsson will work with Bharti Airtel on creating a strategic roadmap for evolution of the network to the next-gen 5G technology.

      Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson today said it has partnered with Bharti Airtel for 5G technology for the telecom giant’s India operations. ”We have MoUs (agreements) with 36 operators globally.

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    8. Reliance planning to push JioMoney payments at small retail stores: Report

      Reliance planning to push JioMoney payments at small retail stores: Report

      After disrupting telecom, Jio wants to ride the digital payments tide in India.

      After telecom, the Reliance Jio juggernaut might soon reach retail. The Mukesh Ambani-owned firm is planning to roll out JioMoney payment options for customers at neighborhood retail stores, according to reports.

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    9. Jio All Set For A Grand E-Commerce Entry! Banking On Offline E-Commerce

      Jio All Set For A Grand E-Commerce Entry! Banking On Offline E-Commerce

      After telecom, Jio is getting ready to disrupt the ecommerce industry. The e-commerce market is already competitive. But Jio is working on a very different business model, offline e-commerce, for their new venture.

      The company is working with local stores or ‘kiranas’ and some big consumer brands for an operational marketing model. Jio is planning to enable shoppers to buy from neighbourhood or local shops using their Jio Money platform.

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    10. Government launches BharatNet Phase II, telcos give cheques to participate in project

      Government launches BharatNet Phase II, telcos give cheques to participate in project

      The government on Monday launched Phase II of BharatNet project through which it aims to provide high-speed broadband connections to all panchayats by the end of 2019. Major telecom players like Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone India have given cheques to the government to hire infrastructure in gram panchayats (GPs) to provide broadband services.

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    11. Airtel & Idea Demand Same Data Protection Rules For Telcos & Ott Apps

      Airtel & Idea Demand Same Data Protection Rules For Telcos & Ott Apps

      Over the past few years, messengers like Viber, Tango and WhatsApp have gained immense popularity, first due to their messaging feature and later due to the fact that these apps allowed free voice and video calling.

      They even allowed international calls, virtually free, with the only cost being the data. Naturally, this angered the telecom companies who began losing revenue to these new apps.

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    12. Jio Cashback On Rs 399 Recharge Officially Challenged By COAI

      Jio Cashback On Rs 399 Recharge Officially Challenged By COAI

      The war between Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and Jio has again resumed, this time on the delicate issue of ‘cashback’, which Jio has just announced.

      This time, COAI has directly complained to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India or TRAI, and asked them to check whether Jio is violating any rules or not.

      How will Jio respond now?

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    13. Apply same data protection rules on OTTs: Big telcos to Trai

      Apply same data protection rules on OTTs: Big telcos to Trai

      Telecom operators including Airtel and Idea Cellular have argued that stringent data protection rules applicable to them should also apply to OTT apps.

      Large operators including Airtel and Idea Cellular have argued that stringent data protection rules applicable to them should also apply ‘equally and uniformly’ to other players like over-the-top (OTT) apps.

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    14. Oppo users to get up to 100GB additional Reliance Jio 4G data

      Oppo users to get up to 100GB additional Reliance Jio 4G data

      The offer is availabe on all Oppo 4G-enabled smartphones

      Chinese handset maker OPPO on Monday partnered with telecom operator Reliance Jio to provide special data benefits to new buyers. According to the new offer, customers who purchase a new OPPO handset and recharge with a denomination of Rs 399 or above will get additional 4G data up to 100GB.

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    15. Airtel adds 1.46M active connections; lower than Jio’s 2.23M active additions: TRAI

      Airtel adds 1.46M active connections; lower than Jio’s 2.23M active additions: TRAI

      India lost 4.02 million active mobile connections in August 2017, with Airtel, Idea, Reliance Jio and Vodafone accounting for 75% of total active mobile connections in India, according to data released by TRAI. Each and every telecom operators lost their active connections except Airtel and Reliance Jio in August 2017.

      The Active connection data represents peak VLR (Visitor Location Register) data for the month. Some stats:

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      Mentions: Airtel Vodafone Bsnl
    16. Rs 34,000 crore BharatNet phase 2 to kick off from November 13

      Rs 34,000 crore BharatNet phase 2 to kick off from November 13

      Under BharatNet, the government aims to connect 1.5 lakh panchayats via broadband and Wi-Fi services.

      The government will tomorrow start its second and final phase of BharatNet project — with an outlay of around Rs 34,000 crore — to provide high-speed broadband in all panchayats by March 2019, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said.

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    17. Vodafone invites RCom’s Tamil Nadu customers following network shutdown

      Vodafone invites RCom’s Tamil Nadu customers following network shutdown

      Reliance Communications said it would shut down voice call service from December 1.

      Telecom service provider Vodafone said Reliance Communications customers can use its network for facilitating port-out requests. Recently, Reliance Communications said it would shut down voice call service from December 1 and its customers could move to other networks by this year end, as per directions by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

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    18. TRAI to examine all telecom offers, including bundled and cashback

      TRAI to examine all telecom offers, including bundled and cashback

      Reliance Jio has yet again opened a new front in price war by lining up cashback and vouchers on certain recharges.

      The telecom regulator continues to examine all plans by operators including bundled and cashback offers, and will intervene in case it finds anything contrary to the regulations, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) chairman RS Sharma said on Friday.

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    19. BSNL ties up with Fibre Home to manufacture telecom equipment, fibre cables

      BSNL ties up with Fibre Home to manufacture telecom equipment, fibre cables

      These equipments will be manufactured in BSNL's factories.

      State-owned telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Fibre Home Pvt. Ltd. to jointly start manufacturing telecom equipment and optical fibre cable in BSNL factories. BSNL has seven telecom factories with a large manpower (around 1,600) and elaborate infrastructure.

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    20. HC reserves orders on petitions challenging TRAI regulations

      HC reserves orders on petitions challenging TRAI regulations

      The pleas were filed challenging an earlier order of a single judge who upheld three Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) regulations of 2007, October 2012 and December 2012.

      The Madras High Court reserved its orders on a batch of petitions challenging the regulations of TRAI pertaining to access charges levied by owners of cable landing stations (CLS), where submarine cables providing international connectivity terminate in India.

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    21. Reliance Jio adds over 4 million new subscribers in August: TRAI

      Reliance Jio adds over 4 million new subscribers in August: TRAI

      Reliance Jio continues to add new subscribers at a time when incumbent players are losing users.

      The Reliance Jio juggernaut continues to plow ahead, and in August 2017, it acquired 4.09 million new users. As per the latest Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) report, this has helped take Jio’s market share in the country to 11 percent.

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    22. No case for holding spectrum auctions now: Airtel, Idea Cellular to TRAI

      No case for holding spectrum auctions now: Airtel, Idea Cellular to TRAI

      The telecom industry has been bruised by falling revenue.

      Established telcos like Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular have asserted that there can be no case for holding spectrum auctions or even its consultation process in the prevailing scenario where the industry has been bruised by falling revenue and high levies Newcomer Reliance Jio, however, said the auction schedule may be drawn up at the discretion of the regulator and the government, but that long-term visibility is imperative for advanced planning to be undertaken by telcos.

      Jio said the telecom department should provide a forward-looking timeframe for availability of spectrum for ...

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    23. Reliance Jio effect: Airtel launches new postpaid, prepaid plans starting at Rs 349

      Reliance Jio effect: Airtel launches new postpaid, prepaid plans starting at Rs 349

      For postpaid users, Airtel has essentially overhauled the existing Rs 499 plan.

      The data war is endless, and we sort of like it. Soon after Vodafone India launched some new postpaid RED plans in the country, Airtel has now joined course with new postpaid and prepaid plans. Postpaid Airtel subscribers will now get unlimited free outgoing calls on national roaming along with unlimited local and STD calls, and 20GB of 4G/3G data at Rs 499 per month with Infinity Postpaid plan.

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