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The influence of the Reliance owned telecom company JIO on government and even on TRAI is well known. The latest is the decision of the TRAI asking the Department of Telecom to impose fine on the three telcos viz. Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular for not providing Points of Interconnection (PoI) to JIO, the company owned by Mukesh Ambani, the richest Indian. Bharti has to pay Rs. 1,050 crore, Vodafone Rs. 1,050 crore and Idea Rs.950 crore. The fine is calculated on the basis of Rs.50 crore for each circle denied of PoI. The importance of COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India) seems to be lost after the entry of JIO.

 

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