Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has firmly avoided the penalty of Rs 3,050 crore against Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular in relation to not providing sufficient quantity of interconnect point (PoE) for completing phone calls to Reliance Jio. Have done
Responding to the questions raised by the Department of Telecommunications, TRAI said that three existing operators deliberately delayed the supply of POI to Reliance Jio, which could hinder the entrance of the new company. With this, consumers faced considerable problems. Reliance Jio said that telecom operators are bound by license terms and they need to maintain the quality of services.
In such a case, any violation will considered as a violation of the terms and conditions of the license. TRAI said that the license can withdrawn if it does not follow the terms and conditions of the license. However, the Authority has not recommended such a move to protect consumers from discomfort. While recommending imposing a penalty of Rs 50 crores per year in the larger public interest. “
In February, the Department of Telecommunications sought clarification from TRAI at many points. TRAI asked to tell on what basis this penalty has been imposed and how it has calculated. It done under which provision of law.
Reliance Jio Battle
Reliance Jio, who has been in the limelight due to unlimited data and calling, has now asked the telecom department to recover the penalty from Indian big companies. Not only this, Jio has also demanded the cancellation of the license of Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea.
The Fine fuelled when Mukesh Ambani’s telecom company Reliance Jio Infocom has charged 400 million low license fee on these telecom companies. According to Jio, these companies have reduced the government Rs 400 crore in the license fee in the January-March quarter.
Reliance Jio has said in a letter to the Department of Telecom, “Existing telecom service providers have caused a potential loss of Rs 400 crore to the government”
Jio has asked the Department of Telecom to take action on other telecom service providers for violation of the rule. This action involves the demand for canceling the license, including a fine.
According to the Economic Times report, on this matter, Bharti Airtel has refused to say anything at this time. Although Vodafone has said that alleging Reliance has said that due to the promotional tariff of Jio, there is financial loss to the government.
It is worth noting that earlier Vodafone and Airtel have complained to TRAI about the promotional offers of Reliance Jio. The case also went to the court. These companies have alleged that Reliance Jio has harmed such offers telecom industry and will also see its effect further.