Experiencing call drops on Jio? Blame it on AVOID cartel; COAI vs JIO fight intensifies!

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Trai says rivals blocked Reliance Jio calls, recommends Rs3,050 crore fine

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on Friday recommended penal action against the country’s top three telcos, to the extent of Rs50 crore per circle, for deliberately blocking calls made from new operator Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd’s (Jio) network.

"Non-compliance of terms and conditions of the license warrants recommendations for the revocation of the license," the regulator said in a strongly worded communication.

"However, the Authority is mindful of the fact that revocation of the license will entail significant consumer inconvenience and therefore in view of the larger public interest involved, the Authority recommends a penal action of Rs 50 crore per LSA (license service area or circle) where POI congestion exceeded the allowable limit of 0.5%," the regulator added in the letters to all three telcos.
Trai has recommended that a Rs 50 crore penality per circle for 21 circles, barring Jammu and Kashmir, should be levied on Bharti Airtel, which totals up to Rs 1,050 crore.

In similarly worded letters to Vodafone India and Idea Cellular, the sector regulator recommended penalty of Rs 50 crore per circle for 21 circles and 19 circles, respectively. This means that Vodafone India would have to pay up Rs 1,050 crore to DoT and separately, Idea Cellular would have to pay total of Rs 950 crore, when the department takes penal action on the lines suggested by Trai.




http://telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/trai-suggests-rs-3050-crore-penalty-on-airtel-vodafone-idea-for-violating-quality-of-service-rules/54981875



 
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Let's see what the Ministry decides. There is no doubt that the call failures are happening and the extent is only because of AVoId
 

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Call drop and cal not going through has suddenly reduced. Dont know whether some magic bullet was fired?
Penalty or sudden realization?
 

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Has to do something with TRAI FINE. Even I'm shocked how calls are going in one go. Btw had to wantedly put few no's in ignore list because they found FREE CALLS to be most convenient than WhatsApp.

Freaks me out.


One more interesting thing is Calls to Rcom aren't getting connecting which indirectly suggests that Jio might have actually blocked on purpose in order to decrease its IUC fees. Might be the case with AVOID also. AVOID & JIO are at fault 50:50.
 
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Reliance Jio trying to transfer its costs to others, says Airtel amid IUC row

Bharti Airtel Ltd, India’s largest telecom operator, on Thursday accused rival Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd of trying to transfer its own costs to the rest of the industry and a “sinister design” to create a monopoly through predatory pricing.

Reliance Jio is seeking an end to call termination charges merely to transfer its own costs, currently Rs20,000 crore a year, to other operators, Airtel said in a statement, adding these costs will only increase in the future.