The country’s telecom regulator TRAI has called for a meeting with all telecom operators to discuss about the issue augmentation of PoIs for providing adequate interconnection between their networks, according to this IndiaTelevision report. The regulator has pledged to step in as Jio continues to allege that "crores of calls" are failing while interconnecting with incumbents operators. TRAI’s Chairman RS Sharma speaking at an event mentioned that the regulator would hold a round-table conference to solve the issue, the reported added. A different Hindu report mentions that the meeting would be held on September 30th and discussion would also involve some alleged tariff violation by Reliance Jio. During Jio’s recent launch of its telecom service for the general public, the company’s Director Mukesh Ambani said that all voice-calls would be free on Jio’s network and he claimed to provide data at Rs 50 per GB. It also announced a ‘welcome offer’ with free unlimited access to data and voice calls for those customers who haven’t still tried out the network. More here. Ever since this announcement was made, the telecom industry seems to have locked horns with Jio on different issues including interconnection, augmentation of PoIs, tariff, etc. Following is a brief timeline of these developments. The interconnection issue On August 11th: After alleging that recent TRAI consultations on Interconnection charges favored new entrants, COAI lashed out against Jio’s network trails stating that the amount of traffic being generated from the Jio trials are “choking” points of interconnection, and “impairing”…
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