Cellular companies seek withdrawal of rules on call drop

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Cellular Companies have sought the withdrawal of recent rule on call drop. Responding to levy of penalty on call drop imposed by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the Indian Cellular Operators have termed the orders as grossly unjust and coercive.

In a joint letter the Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI) and the Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India (AUSPI) have sought the withdrawal of the new rules in this regard.

On October 15, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had mandated that starting from January 1, 2016, the telecom companies will pay Rs1 for every call drop to the subscribers, subject to a cap of three call drops a day.

The letter stated that the rule will have major complications including increased litigation and hike in cost and it will have an impact on customers who would be forced to hike the tariff.

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