Trai asks telcos to file all segmented offers made during Jan-Nov in 15 days

The sector’s directive comes after the Supreme Court last month upheld Trai’s appeal against an almost two-year-old telecom tribunal order that had set aside a regulation requiring telcos to report all tariffs in the interests of transparency and non-discrimination. Go to Source

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Airtel CEO Vittal calls on Govt to keep 5G spectrum prices affordable

His comments come at a time when the government plans to hold a 4G airwaves sale in early-2021, which may be followed by a sale of 5G airwaves later next year. Vittal, in fact, had recently said the Sunil Mittal-led telco would give 5G airwaves a miss if auctioned at the reserve prices set by the sector regulator, that it feels are unaffordable. Go to Source

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Full leverage of 5G to emerge from ecosystem of devices, networks, services: Gopal Vittal

Noting that the telecom sector is the connectivity backbone for the country and its businesses, Vittal stressed on the importance of infrastructure, affordable spectrum and stable, long-term policies, terming them critical enablers for Digital India. Go to Source

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Callers may have to prefix ‘0’ for making calls from landlines to mobile phones from Jan 1

“Following may be implemented…Fixed-to-mobile calls shall be dialled with prefix ‘0’. Suitable announcement may be fed in the fixed line switches to apprise the fixed line subscribers about the requirement of dialling the prefix ‘0’ for all fixed-to-mobile calls,” DoT said in a circular dated November 20. Go to Source

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