In the latest update in the very public war of words ongoing between the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and the disruptive entrant in the telecom sector Reliance Jio, the industry body has hit back at Jio for accusing it of discriminatory action. The series of rebuttals began when COAI alleged that TRAI’s regulations on predatory pricing, including its rules and definition of predatory pricing, had distorted the market. The association, which has all major telcos as its members also said 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.” 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 Response In response…
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