Telecom Roundup: Mobile Number Portability by Sep, GSM Mobile PCO, TRAI on DTH Content Regulation..and more

The MobileStore to launch own label

Essar groups telecom retailing company, The MobileStore, is close to launching its private label, Ray, with an initial portfolio of four handsets (sourced from Chinese vendors).

GSM mobile PCO unveiled

BSNL) has introduced GSM (global system for mobile communication) public call office (PCO) for customers in the Tuticorin Telecom District.

Mobile Number portability by September

Mobile users in Kolkata metro and in the telecom circles of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu can change the service provider by September while retaining their mobile number.

TRAI seeks to regulate interactive content on DTH

TRAI has proposed that since the movie on demand (MOD), pay per view (PPV) and active services provided by DTH operators are not originally part of their license provisions, they should be designated as broadcast channels.

Dish TV, in it’s response (PDF) has suggested that MOD is a channel approved under down linking policy and should be treated as an independent channel and a broadcast service.

Read the response from Zee/Tata Sky/Worldspace and others here

TRAI directive to operators on value-added services

TRAI directed the operators to get written consent from users for activating value-added services (VAS) such as call ring back tone and hello tunes on their mobile phones.

Tata to launch GSM with NTT DoCoMo co-branding

TTSL is planning to extend its marriage with Japanese telecom major NTT DoCoMo to upcoming GSM mobile services, too.

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