Consultation Paper on Tariff Issues of Telecom Services

Last Date Jan 31,2020 23:45 PM IST (GMT +5.30 Hrs)

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has been mandated by the TRAI Act, 1997 to regulate the tariffs offered by the Telecom Service Provider for its various services. ...

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has been mandated by the TRAI Act, 1997 to regulate the tariffs offered by the Telecom Service Provider for its various services. The telecommunications sector in India has witnessed several changes in the past few years in terms of the tariff offerings of various telecom service providers. This has not only resulted in an exponential increase in the use of telecom services but has also resulted in the tariffs of telecom services in India being amongst the lowest in the world.

In the last few months, many concerns have been raised about the health of the Indian telecom sector and the need to fix a floor price for telecom services. TRAI has so far observed a policy of forbearance in respect of telecom tariffs for valid reasons. It gives the service providers the freedom and flexibility to design their tariff offerings as per the demands of the market. It gives free play to the forces of healthy competition and has resulted in an exponential growth in the Indian telecom sector in the past two decades. Most economists also advise against market interventions by the regulator in tariff fixation.

However, ensuring the provision of ever-increasing data consumption and a good Quality of Service requires a lot of investment in maintaining and improving telecom infrastructure. Fast pace of technological changes in the sector require huge capital investments. Telecom sector is the infrastructure provider for many other sectors of the economy. Thus, making sure that the telecom sector remains healthy and its orderly growth are equally important.

Considering this aspect, a consultation paper on “Tariff Issues of Telecom Services” has been issued on 17th December, 2019 to invite comments from all the stakeholders, on various issues relating to tariff in telecom sector.

The consultation paper on “Tariff Issues of Telecom Services” has been uploaded on TRAI’s website ( The written comments on the issues raised in the consultation paper are invited from the stakeholders by 17th January, 2020 and counter-comments by 31st January, 2020.

Click here to read the consultation paper on “Tariff Issues of Telecom Services”

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premkumar p 2 minutes 45 sec ago

Govt of India must Take an action immediately To Reconstruct the BSNL networks with New Innovative ideas and Good tower Conditions.Because Private telecome companies increasing the recharge amounts Without limitations.Every people Using Smartphones and Data back.More money rotate these sides.Developed countries Mostly Having Govt networks For all over area. India developing too fastly So need Changes. Not need Discounts or some other funds for balancing loss. Its a Good time To think aboutChange

BIJAY KUMAR SINGH 18 minutes 1 sec ago

गरीब के बारे में भी कुछ सोच समझ कर कदम उठाया करो
कमाई 5000 खर्चे 9000 है।

SURESH MEENA 18 minutes 53 sec ago

Today I want to share my own idea to secure our bank and atm cash .
Today we hear about robbery in banks and ATM's daily around all over India. I think we can resolve or overcome this big problem by making a fake rupees note .
We can make a chip fitted fake rupees note and insert this into our bank and Atm cash.
this rupee note is exactly look like real note so the robber cannot easily identify this fake note
And that time our crime branch identify the exact location of robberers.

V K TYAGI 37 minutes 16 sec ago

TRAI must ensure quality service by service provider company. Tariff plan may be based upon quality service.if there may be a provision of penalty for poor services in Tariff plan then company may be bound for quality service otherwise condition may be same.

raj solola 49 minutes 20 sec ago

The TRAI has been increasing day by day the charges as per tax's policy but there are lot of changes required in telecommunication those whic can charges of paied by common human were problems as compared to previous days those networks been gradully Decrising therr performance speed of access. Which would be delay of time in the normal regulations as TRAI
Should be conduct a survey of nation that what were the draw bags in the 21st generations telecommunication fiond solutions be part develop

Akshay Chaudhari 1 hour 1 min ago

Government must has to encourage new Telecom company in the market so atomaticaly it will create a competitive prising and make a expand or dissolution of BSNL and mtnl which are providing limited area services.

Vivek Kumar Gupta 1 hour 5 minutes ago

अब तो इन सभी कंपनियों की मनमानियां कुछ ज्यादा ही बढ़ गई हैं मनमाने रेट और दिनों को घटाने की वजह से आम आदमी कुछ ज्यादा ही परेशान है।