TRAI has offered its DND app to help people report if they get spam call or messages on their number but changes are expected in 2024. News 

Say Goodbye to Spam Calls: India’s DND App to Block Unwanted Calls by March 2024!

Spam calls and messages have been bothering Indian users for several years, but it looks like things may finally change sometime next year. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is the main architect of the DND app, which has been around for a long time but never managed to serve its purpose fully. But new reports claim that 2024 will see a big shift in that direction, which may put an end to your annoyance with these spam calls. The telecom body is said to be fixing bugs in…

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Truecaller's Fraud Prevention Summit in the capital served as a focal point for deliberations on enhancing safety in digital communication, delving into the legal, social, and economic impacts of fraudulent activities News 

Uniting to Combat Digital Fraud and Threats: Government and Telecom Industry Join Forces

TRAI Secretary V Raghunanda, along with other industry representatives and government officials, moderated discussions at the Truecaller Anti-Fraud Summit in New Delhi and advocated a unified strategy to strengthen India’s digital security measures. Emphasizing the imperative nature of collaborative efforts between the public and private sectors, Raghunandan emphasized that no single agency alone can address the myriad dimensions of security concerns in the country’s digital ecosystem. “Just one agency, public or private, cannot handle all dimensions of a country’s security. The approach must be collaborative with strategic public-private partnerships. India…

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The government wants India's telecom service to remain the most affordable in the entire world (Pixabay) News 

Telecom Minister Calls for India to Have Most Affordable Telecom Services in the World

According to Ashwini Vaishnaw, the union telecom minister, the government aims to ensure that India’s telecom service remains the most cost-effective globally. According to the Cellular Operators Association of India, a telecom industry body, telecom operators have not been able to monetize 5G service since last year. “From the government’s side, we are very clear. We want telecom service to continue to remain the cheapest in the world and today India’s telecom sector is the cheapest telecom sector among all major economies,” Vaishnaw told PTI in an interview. India Mobile…

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The regulator has proposed to tighten call drop parameters, call success rate etc under the quality of service rules. Reviews 

TRAI Investigates Increase in Call Drop Complaints, Launches Review of Service Quality Regulations

Telecom regulator Trai on Friday said it has received several complaints from subscribers about call drops, prompting the need to review existing quality of service rules to measure network performance at the circuit level and bring 4G-5G services into its circuit as well. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) said that while technological advancements and performance management tools in mobile communications have advanced, the quality of experience (QoE) for consumers has not improved as expected, even as the quality of service (QoS) requirements have improved. supported by technology standards.…

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Regulator TRAI on Friday directed telecom operators to take action against misuse of telemarketing messages templates within 30 days to curb pesky messages. News 

TRAI gives 30-day deadline to telcos to check misuse of telemarketing message templates

Regulator Trai on Friday asked telecom operators to take steps to prevent misuse of telemarketing message templates within 30 days to curb annoying messages. The designer said it has noticed some telemarketers misusing company titles and content templates. Unsolicited Commercial Communication (UCC) is a major source of public nuisance and a violation of individual privacy and Trai has taken various measures to curb it. Trai has today issued a directive to stop misuse of message templates under the Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations, 2018 (TCCCPR-2018),” the regulator said. Authorized…

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India's telecom subscriber base slightly increased to 1,170.75 million in January, led by growth in the fixed line segment. News 

Telecom subscriber base in India grows marginally in January: TRAI

New Delhi, March 31: The country’s telecom subscriber base grew marginally to 1,170.75 million in January, driven by a net gain in the fixed-line customer segment, according to a report by industry regulator Train on Friday. The net profit for the wired network was 0.28 million customers, while the net profit for mobile phone services was 0.09 million subscribers. While Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel together added 0.29 million new customers, the gain was offset by BSNL and Vodafone Idea (VIL), losing 0.28 million customers. “The number of mobile phone…

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TRAI is scheduled to meet telecom companies on March 27 on the development and implementation of Unsolicited Commercial Communication (UCC) detect solutions. News 

TRAI to meet telcos to discuss annoying marketing calls and messages on March 27

New Delhi: TRAI is set to meet telecom companies on March 27 to discuss the development and deployment of Unsolicited Commercial Communication (UCC) identification solutions as the regulator continues its onslaught against annoying marketing calls and messages. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) further said that leveraging the DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) platform to bring all access providers (telephones) together for UCC authentication solutions is a positive step in this direction. Designing a framework for sharing UCC data detected by access providers on DLT platform, cracking down on principal…

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