The Digital Communications Commission, the highest decision-making body of the telecom department, has approved the imposing of a penalty on Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea for not providing points of interconnection (PoIs) to Reliance Jio back in 2016, the Economic Times reports. However, the DCC sought TRAI's views on revising the quantum of the Rs 3,050 crore penalty it had recommended, citing financial stress in the sector, the report said. An earlier ET report said the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) had backed the Rs 3,050 crore penalty. In October 2016, TRAI had recommended fining Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Rs 3,050 crore for allegedly denying interconnectivity to Jio. While approving the penalties on Vodafone Idea and Airtel, the DCC disagreed with a proposal by one of the secretaries to fine Reliance Jio as it too failed to deliver quality service to customers, the…
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