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COAI and Jio spar over TRAI’s predatory pricing regulation

A pubic sniping match has been going on between the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and Reliance Jio over the TRAI's regulation allegedly favouring the Mukesh Ambani-owned telecom major. The sequence of events for this whole episode is as follows. First, COAI alleged that TRAI’s regulations, including its rules and definition of predatory pricing, had distorted the market. The industry body also alleged that the orders appeared “to be strengthening the ambitions of one particular operator with deep pockets and monopolistic designs at the expense of other operators.” COAI's statement doesn't directly name Reliance Jio, but the implication is pretty obvious. Then Reliance Jio hit back saying that the industry body's comments were "intentionally, wrongfully and maliciously made to induce disparaging and inimical opinions against Reliance Jio" and demanded a public apology within 48 hours. COAI rebutted Jio’s verbal offensive…

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