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Call drops: Trai to firm 'position' in 2 weeks to help public

Call drops: Trai to firm 'position' in 2 weeks to help public

As mobile users continue to grapple with call drops, telecom regulator Trai today said current norms are "inefficient" to provide any relief to consumers and it will finalise in two weeks its "position" in the wake of Supreme Court quashing a penalty provision.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) had put in place a new set of rules mandating telecom operators to pay.....more
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Broadband
Re-impose import duty on mobile phone components: Broadband India Forum
Broadband India Forum has asked the telecoms ministry to levy the combined 29 per cent duty on batteries, chargers, wired headsets and populated PCBs. A forum representing technology, research and development, and chip design providers.... more
Handset
Lyf Flame 4 With 4G VoLTE Support, 4-Inch Display Launched at Rs. 3,999
Reliance Retail has launched yet another smartphone in India, the Lyf Flame 4, priced at Rs. 3,999. The smartphone is listed on the company website, however, will be available via offline stores in its Black colour variant. The Android 5.1 Lollipop-based.... more
Reports
Open to idea of free internet, says Trai chief
Telecom Regulatory Authority (Trai) chief RS Sharma has said he is open to the idea of internet content being provided free of cost or at discounted rates, just like toll-free phone helplines, as the regulator looks at ways to increase internet access... more
Smartphone sales drop, users await affordable options
Winter is coming... The phrase holds perhaps more resonance for smartphone makers in India than characters of popular series Game of Thrones, as Samsung, Micromax, Intex, Karbonn and other players foresee a slowdown in smartphone sales... more
Telecom
Telcos take cover under new technology to mask call drops
The new technology ensures the call remains artificially connected, billed for the entire duration despite not being able to talk for full or part of the call duration. Trying to deflect heat over poor service quality, mobile operators are taking refuge in a new.... more
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