Has the Indian telecom regulator TRAI ever got any website development done? Nothing, the size of the National Customer Preference Register with millions of subscribers, and systems to repeatedly check and scrub the register, probably implemented by NIC, can go live in less than 15 days. The guidelines were issued on December 1st, and some regulations were required to be implemented on December 15th, while the rest on 1st January 2011. Now they’ve been delayed indefinitely.

So, the industry has got a breather, time to mull over its practices, and lobby (that’s a bad word these days) for more relaxed guidelines. In the meantime, brace yourselves for an avalanche of SMS spam.
Details Of TRAI’s New SPAM Call And SMS Regulations
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Press Release

TRAI issues “The Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference (Amendment) Regulations, 2010”

New Delhi, 14th December, 2010 – The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today issued “The Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference (Amendment) Regulations, 2010”. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had issued “The Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations, 2010” on 1st December 2010. Some regulations were required to be implemented with effect from 15th day of December 2010 and rest from 1st January, 2011.

However, having regard to the aspect of security audit of the website to be created for the purpose of these regulations and the other processes involved, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has found it necessary to re-determine the dates for implementation of the aforesaid regulations. Accordingly, some of the relevant regulations have been amended so as to come into force, from dates as may be specified by the Authority, from time to time. Details of these amendments are given in The Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference (Amendment) Regulations, 2010 available at TRAI website