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Important TRAI's IUC review will harm users: Jio


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Terming TRAI's review of call connect charges "retrograde", Reliance Jio has said the regulator's consultation paper is neither warranted nor sustainable and that retention of such charges will harm subscribers and punish efficient operators.
Jio alleged that any deferment of sunset clause for inter-operator termination charges will end up rewarding "designed defaulters" who have deliberately stayed away from new and efficient technologies.

Jio has shot off a letter to TRAI saying the present Consultation Paper "subsidises and incentivises the telecom service providers who, by design and astute planning, do not want to shift to IP based technology".
Jio has questioned TRAI's jurisdiction and reasons to tinker with the original schedule for implementation of the zero termination charge regime from January 1, 2020.
Launching a scathing attack on the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), which is examining whether sunset clause for inter-operator termination charges should be deferred, Jio said nothing prevented incumbent operators from switching their networks to efficient VOLTE (Voice over Long-Term Evolution) all this while.
"Unfortunately, this consultation process is an inducement and acts as an incentive to such calculated and planned asymmetry, and it has become apparent and evident that securing termination charges has become an unfettered source of income (and not a means for cost recovery) for these operators," Jio said in its letter dated October 10

TRAI's IUC review will harm users: Jio


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