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Context: Ongoing consolidation in India’s overcrowded telecommunications industry
Shrinking of telecom market:
Expecting good health:
UPSC may or may not question on the telecom sector of the country, but the information in this op-ed is important for an IAS aspirant.
The Supreme Court approved the government‘s plan to record the identification details of mobile subscribers through an e-KYC mechanism linked to Aadhaar in a bid to enhance national security and prevent fake users
The details of this news and the basics about TRAI, TDSAT have been covered here.
Note4students: Know about ‘predatory pricing’ in b2b.
Just know about it. It can form one of the solutions for answers in security issues. Also know about TRAI from prelims perspective. See b2b for this.
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India:
Any technology that is deployed for connectivity must be interoperable, says TRAI chief
TRAI may review these regulations after a period of 2 years.
The regulator says Central and State govts. can be anchor clients of the project.
The regulator’s recommendation holds risks for an industry that serves a crucial socio-economic objective.
The move is likely to put additional burden on telecom firms already stretched after spending on 4G and the 2015 spectrum auction.
TRAI’s service quality parameters includes call drop, availability of mobile towers, time taken for a call to connect, network congestion, voice quality and network related issues.