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LIVE: TRAI discusses tariff regulation and promotional offers in Open House Discussion

Live Updates 12:48: The discussion has ended. TRAI will continue to accept written responses till Friday on this consultation paper. 12:45: Jio: The present regulatory regime lets customers get 4G, 3G or 2G interchangeably without any control of the customer. That discrimination of 2G 3G is simply not there in that case. 12:40: Stakeholder: What you really need to see is from a consumer perspective are they interchangeable? If you're constantly changing definitions of relevant markets, TRAI needs to investigate how these things matter from consumer perspective. Then there's issue of market power and dominance, and from a competition perspective, perhaps market power makes you think, if people were being appropriately compensated for interconnected, would that still be a problem? That's why if it's market power, the market share doesn't really help that much. It becomes difficult to articulate. If it is coming from characteristic of industry, problem needs to be solved, and TRAI needs to clarify on SMP part. Competition Act recognizes SMP and predatory pricing is also recognized. So I don't think the criteria can be as clear sometimes as we like them to be but it's important to understand the mechanics. 12:30: Pankaj Sharma: Very interesting question, and answer is yes. RS Sharma: Please be careful there. Suppose there's an operator with cost of ₹100 for data delivery. If I say that another operator cost of delivery is ₹30, then the first one cannot give less than ₹100, second one can! That means that the first operator cannot compete. So…

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