Reliance Jio has again asked its opponents Vodafone and Idea Cellular to release interconnection ports while asserting that low quality of service on its system is because of occupant players “unlawful and illegal delay” in giving all the more connections. Referring to the controller TRAI’s bearings issued to telecom operators on October 7 for determining the administration quality issue, the Mukesh Ambani-drove firm in discrete letters to Vodafone and Idea said, “In deference to TRAI’s directions, RJIL therefore demands immediate release of the shortfall in E1s.”

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has given a due date of October 17, 2016 to mobile operators to determine the matter with the goal that clients don’t encounter poor quality of service. TRAI has watched high level of congestiong in telecom networks prompting call failure on Reliance Jio’s system.Reliance Jio asks its rivals Vodafone and Idea Cellular for more interconnection ports

Jio has been affirming that Airtel, Vodafone and Idea are denying it required number of interconnection points .

In the letter dated October 12, marked to Telecom Secretary and TRAI Chairman, Jio alleged average call drop experienced by its customer as on October 8 was as high as 87 per cent on Vodafone and 67 per cent on Idea network for NLD service.

The company has looked for interconnection facility for supporting 100 million versatile endorsers by March 2017. According to the rundown sent by Jio, Vodafone needs to assign 7614 and 1844 more PoIs for access and national long distance services while Idea needs to provide 6060 and 1230 additional PoIs for access and national long distance services respectively.

As you are aware, you never adhered to the schedule for providing E1s (interconnection ports) under one pretext or the other and this continues as at date. The details of shortfalls in E1s are due and yet to be provided for up to 100 million subscribers,” Jio said.

Jio has anticipated that subscriber base on its system is evaluated to achieve 50 million by September 2016, 75 million by end of 2016 and 100 million by March 2017.

Please be informed that any non-compliance with QoS (quality of service) requirements on the traffic originating from RJIL’s network is solely owing to your unlawful and illegal delay/ denial to adequately augment the PoIs,” the letter said.

It further said Vodafone and Idea that “any continued delay/denial in providing the requisite E1” would be breach of their licence and QoS rule and they will be held “responsible for all consequences thereof.” No immediate comments could be received from Vodafone and Idea Cellular.


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