Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has decided to call the 3 incumbent telecom operators – Vodafone, Airtel, and Idea Cellular on Friday for a meeting so that the issues raised by them are well discussed.
A dispute has been set off on the Point of interconnection by Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd’s promotional offer 4G voice and data services.The topic has reached the chief administration authority with compelling players previously having addressed twice to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to inform it of the issue.
Also, Reliance Jio has raised the concern of PoI along with the telecom watchdog and has already stepped in to provide a resolution to it.
Sudhir Gupta, secretary of Trai has been asked by the 3 prime members who are called for discussion by telecom regulator to also invite all other members of COAI.
The industry body has sent letters to the secretary of Department of Telecom (DoT), J S Deepak and PMO’s principal secretary Nripendra Misra reeled under the effect of Jio’s last week’s announcement of competitive pricing offered to 4G LTE users.
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In the letter, various concerns of “induced asymmetry and irregularity of eliminating traffic” have been voiced by COAI. It also states that
In a letter written to the PMO, the COAI has voiced its concern over “induced asymmetry and abnormality of terminating traffic” that have threatened its survival. The letter notes that Reliance Jio’s free voice would produce “humungous amount of voice minutes” that will break their networks.
In other correspondence made to DoT secretary, shot up the matter of the quality of Reliance Jio’s 4G LTE services that are currently being given in the market.
Also, on Thursday, the industry body issued a statement that refuted the claim of Mr. Ambani in a head financial daily that organization did not function democratically.