Call drops: Supreme Court to resume hearing today
The Supreme Court will resume hearing on call drop case on Tuesday.
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The Supreme Court will resume hearing on call drop case on Tuesday.
Earlier the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) had told the Supreme Court that TRAI cannot levy penalty through regulations as they have never exceeded the two percent threshold limit set by the telecom regulator.
The submissions were made by telecom operators before a bench of justices Kurian Joseph and R F Nariman in which they said that only one telecom operator has been penalised so far for the call drops since 2009.
COAI, a body of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India and 21 telecom operators, including Vodafone, Bharti Airtel and Reliance, had challenged the Delhi High Court order upholding TRAI's decision making it mandatory for them to compensate subscribers for call drops from this January.
On March 17, the apex court had asked TRAI whether it considered amending regulations to impose penalty on telecom firms in the wake of its technical papers dealing with the aspects of call drops.
With Agency Inputs