Feb 02, 2017

Jio tariff in sync with regulation: Regulator tells tribunal

BYPankaj Mishra

The Indian telecom regulator on Thursday told the tribunal that Reliance Jio’s tariff plans adhered to the regulations and existing tariff orders.
According to sources, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s reply filed with the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal said the two offers by Jio — Welcome Offer and Happy New Year Offer — are different from each other as the freebies offered by it are different.
It also clarified that Happy New Year offer is valid till 2 March 2017 (it started on Dec 3, 2016).
The next date of hearing on the matter is February 6.
Earlier, incumbent operators Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular had lodged a complaint with the TDSAT that the regulator is allowing Jio to go ahead with “predatory” offers of data and voice till March 2017.
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