Pay DTH total active subs approx 67 mn as on June 30: TRAI

Pay DTH total active subs approx 67 mn as on June 30: TRAI

The active subscriber base for the pay DTH service in India stood at around 67.04 million in the quarter-ended June 30, 2022, according to data put out by telecom and broadcast regulator TRAI. This cumulative number is in addition to the subscribers of the Dorrdarshan FreeDish, which is a free service and there are no official numbers for its...


Jio, Airtel boost user count; VodaIdea loses subs: TRAI data

Jio, Airtel boost user count; VodaIdea loses subs: TRAI data

According to the telecom regulator TRAI's latest data, the number of mobile phone subscribers in India decreased by 3.6 million in September, with Vodafone Idea experiencing a fall in subscribers despite larger rivals Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel adding customers month over month. India's largest mobile operator Jio further cemented its pos...


TRAI’s revised tariff order relies on pricing & discounts forbearance

TRAI’s revised tariff order relies on pricing & discounts forbearance

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on Tuesday announced amendments to its earlier tariff order for the broadcast sector, laying more emphasis on forbearance and granting broadcasters more freedom on pricing and discounts. However, while making it clear that the broadcast industry would be under its scanner for any breach of faith, it h...


TRAI suggests simple registration of CDN firms with DoT

TRAI suggests simple registration of CDN firms with DoT

India’s broadcast and telecom regulator TRAI has recommended that content delivery network (CDN) players should be registered with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) through a simple online registration process. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has also come up with the suggestive draft for the registration guidelines....


TRAI readying consultation paper on satellite spectrum auction

TRAI readying consultation paper on satellite spectrum auction

India’s broadcast and telecom regulator TRAI is readying a consultation paper on the much-debated issue of proposed auctioning of satellite spectrum, according to a top official of the regulatory body. “Cannot say what it would be (auction or administrative allocation of satellite spectrum), but we would come out with a consultation paper soo...