Call drops: TRAI says no coercive steps against telecom companies till January 6

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today told the Delhi High Court that no coercive steps would be taken against telecom companies till the next date of hearing on January 6 for not complying with the call drop compensation norms.

Additional Solicitor General (ASG) P S Narasimha made the submission before a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath which listed the pleas of cellular operators challenging the call drop regulations for further hearing on January 6.

The ASG, however, made it clear that the regulations would come into force from January 1 as was decided.

The operators have sought quashing of TRAI’s October 16 ruling mandating service providers to pay subscribers Re 1 per call drop experienced on their network, subject to a cap of three a day.

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