Consumers have the right to get compensated for call drops and this was different from the quality of service guidelines that cellular service providers have to follow under the licence conditions, TRAI told Delhi High Court Friday.
In a stern warning to telecom operators on the call drop issue, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said it's not his "job to find towers" and the companies must improve their networks, or face serious action.
Fitch Ratings on Friday slashed the telecom sector outlook to 'negative' from 'stable' for 2016 and said the impending entry of Reliance Jio will increase the competition and pressurise credit profiles of top-four telcos.
Despite mounting pressure from telcos including threat of legal action, telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said the penalty for call drops announced by the regulator Trai will be implemented as per schedule.
Neutral Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), a body under the IT Ministry, Friday said it strongly supports Net Neutrality and any move by telecom operators to selectively bundle the services will go against the basic concept of internet.
Government has got commitments of Rs 86,000 crore from telecom players at the end of fourth day of spectrum auction -- crossing the targeted minimum amount of Rs 82,000 crore from the ongoing sale of 2G and 3G airwaves.