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TRAI, DOT and Telecos called by Parliamentary Panel for meeting

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According to a report a parliamentary panel has called Department of Telecom (DOT) and Telecom Regulatory Association of India (TRAI) along with telecom operators of India for a prominent meeting for a thundering level of call drop issue discussion. Members of COAI and Reliance JIO have been called off separately.

As we all know at present due to the introduction of Reliance JIO’s free calling service, many prominent telecom providers are not happy and are causing some kind of problems in the system, sometimes knowingly and sometimes unknowingly. All this is at last affecting the customer only in a form of huge amount of call drops. TRAI in the past has taken initiative to this and tried to handle everything but it seems like it failed and that’s the only reason why a parliamentary panel has to call off for a meeting on November 10th 2016 to discuss the reason behind call drops that too in such a big number.

In the meeting, the members that have been called are Department of Telecom (DOT), Telecom Regulatory Association of India (TRAI) and all of the telecom operators working here in our nation.

Parliamentary Panel to discuss call drop issue with TRAI, DOT and Telecom Providers
Parliamentary Panel to discuss call drop issue with TRAI, DOT and Telecom Providers

What’s interesting is that, members representing Reliance JIO and Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) have been called off separately, the reason is undefined but calling Reliance JIO’s members separately somewhere makes sense because that may have caused disputes during the meeting according to me because in the past Reliance JIO has many a times blamed Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular for taking bad measures to inculcate competition, to which TRAI posed a penalty of Rs. 3,050 Crores over Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea Cellular, stating them responsible for congestion on Reliance Jio network ultimately leading in call drop issues.

The main issues that would be discussed in the meeting according to a Lok Sabha notice is going to be – ‘Issues related to quality of services and reported call drops’.

 

As per the guidelines by TRAI, not more than five calls in a sum of 1,000 should fail due to network congestion but according to a report around 75 percent of calls on Reliance Jio’s network are failing due to less interconnect points provided by incumbent players that would help complete calls.

All this is going to be a part of 10th November’s meeting by the Parliamentary Panel of India that will include DOT and TRAI along with all of the telecom operators of India.

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