Reliance Jio’s promotional free data and voice plans do not violate any regulations or appear to be discriminatory or predatory, India’s telecom regulator TRAI on Friday informed the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), as indicated by this Hindu report. TRAI said this is in response to the ongoing case with TDSAT, which sought the regulator’s stance on allegations that Jio’s promo offer violated certain guidelines regarding promo packs. Rival operators Idea and Airtel earlier filed a case with TDSAT alleging that TRAI was “perpetuating illegality” by allowing Jio to “game” the interconnection regulation with its free calls and data offer. Idea termed TRAI as a “mute spectator” to Jio’s violation of the regulator’s own rule that a promo offer cannot be extended over a period of 90 days. Both operators said that under existing regulations Jio should have…
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