TDSAT asks TRAI to re-examine Jio’s free offers

  • Sri Krishna | New Delhi

    March 16, 2017 | 06:50 PM
TRAI, TDSAT, Jio, Reliance Jio

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) was on Thursday asked by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) to re-examine issues pertaining to Reliance Jio's free promotional offers. However, no stay was given on the offers.

TDSAT directed the regulatory body to re-examine the issues and inform it within two weeks, according to sources. Reliance Jio, had launched free voice and data plan in September 2016 and had extended it till 31 March 2017.

Incumbent players Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular had lodged a complaint with the telecom tribunal against TRAI for letting Reliance Jio continue with promotional offers beyond 90 days.

However, the tribunal did not order a stay, as was sought by the incumbent telecom operators. Last week, the tribunal had reserved its order on an appeal by the two operators.

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