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TRAI rejects telecom firms' floor pricing proposal

TRAI said that there is no need to pursue this idea of floor price anymore.

  • Published: July 21, 2017 3:56 PM IST
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The Indian telecom regulator turned down the proposal of incumbent telecom players to fix a floor price for both voice and data services and said it did not seem to be a ‘workable idea’. Also Read - Airtel 5G Mumbai trials show download speeds of 1.2Gbps, upload at 850Mbps

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“We had a detailed discussion (with industry stakeholders) for two hours. Fixing a floor price was not a workable idea. Prices will continue under the principles of forbearance like now,” Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma told reporters after the meeting. ALSO READ: Remove mobile interconnect charges to lower rates: Members of Parliament to TRAI

He further clarified that there was a consensus that there is no need to pursue this idea of floor price anymore. On June 15, the telecom industry stakeholders had suggested to TRAI to fix floor prices for voice and data. “The operators today have discussed the idea of creating a floor price for voice and data services. The rationale behind it was that no operator can offer data and voice services below that price,” Sharma had said earlier.

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  • Published Date: July 21, 2017 3:56 PM IST



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