Monday, 24 January, 2022
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Topic: TRAI

To save TV channels and get quality content, India needs better regulator than TRAI

Design flaws in TRAI are directly responsible for the TV sector becoming litigious, and the regulator’s continued interference could mean the end of it.

Spam SMSes get ‘free highway’ as TRAI suspends filter. Here’s why you have to bear with it

TRAI has suspended for 7 days the Telecom Commercial Communication Customer Preference Regulation, 2018, which put in place a mechanism to vet messages before they reach customers.

BJP MP Tejasvi Surya’s joy ride on LCA Tejas causes heartburns in party

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Reliance Jio writes to TRAI, accuses Airtel, Vodafone of ‘capitalising’ on farmers protests

In a letter to TRAI, Jio alleged the rival companies are claiming that migrating to their networks would be an act of support to the farmers' protests.

Why OTT and cloud services in India should not be subjected to licensing regimes

Security concerns and use of licensed resources such as spectrum had motivated TRAI to consider regulating internet-based services.

Why TRAI white paper on smart cities infrastructure mentions ‘security’ 106 times

TRAI says that in smart cities, any device connected to big data systems serve as entry points to cyber attacks, and hence security is of primary importance.

5 cases in 25 years of Internet that changed how India logs online

In 1995, telecom minister Sukh Ram made the first mobile call to Jyoti Basu. And VSNL’s internet service was terrible. But its dial-up link over poor fixed telephone lines opened up a new world for us.

Rhea Chakraborty’s TV trial for TRPs shows why TRAI should stop fixing channel prices

In countries like the US and the UK, regulators distance themselves from economic rulemaking and prescribing price ceilings for TV. Trai should do the same.

How VSNL launched internet services in India in 1995 when even China hadn’t

India's 'Telecom Man' Brijendra K. Syngal, under whose guidance internet was introduced, recounts in a new book the pains VSNL went through to set up the system.

Vodafone Idea, Airtel sending out distress signals. But they are only paying for their sins

Both Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel have pinned their losses to Supreme Court’s recent ruling. Media has described their current state as ‘bruised, battered and bleeding’.

On Camera

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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