In August, India’s telecom regulator is all set for a change of guard. Never in its 23-year history has the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) been accused of playing by the rules of a zero-sum game. A game that has soiled the shiniest story of liberalisation in the country.

Two of India’s three private telecom operators, which together account for account for Mint Reliance Jio commands 33.47% wireless market share, while Airtel has 28.31% and Vodafone Idea 27.57% Read more 56% of mobile subscribers, reported Rs 40,393 crore ($5.4 billion) in quarterly losses last week.


Seema Singh

Seema has over two decades of experience in journalism. Before starting The Ken, Seema wrote “Myth Breaker: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and the Story of Indian Biotech”, published by HarperCollins in May 2016. Prior to that, she was a senior editor and bureau chief for Bangalore with Forbes India, and before that she wrote for Mint. Seema has written for numerous international publications like IEEE-Spectrum, New Scientist, Cell and Newsweek. Seema is a Knight Science Journalism Fellow from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a MacArthur Foundation Research Grantee.

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