New Delhi, Dec 22 Telecom Regulatory Authority ofIndia (TRAI) today told the Delhi High Court that no coercivesteps would be taken against telecom companies till the nextdate of hearing on January 6 for not complying with the calldrop compensation norms.
Additional Solicitor General (ASG) P S Narasimha made thesubmission before a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini andJustice Jayant Nath which listed the pleas of cellularoperators challenging the call drop regulations for furtherhearing on January 6.
The ASG, however, made it clear that the regulations wouldcome into force from January 1 as was decided.
The operators have sought quashing of TRAI’s October 16ruling mandating service providers to pay subscribers Re 1 percall drop experienced on their network, subject to a cap ofthree a day.
Besides Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI),the Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India(AUSPI) and 21 telecom operators, including Vodafone, BhartiAirtel and Reliance have said that the decision has been takenknowing fully well that laws of physics make it impossible to provide a hundred per cent call drop-free network.(PTI)