Tribunal asks TRAI to re-examine Jio free offers, declines stay

Reliance Jio

New Delhi, March 16: The telecom tribunal on Thursday asked the sector regulator to re-examine issues pertaining to Reliance Jio’s free promotional offers. However, no stay was given on the offers.

The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) also directed the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to re-examine the issues and inform it within two weeks.

Telecom majors Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular had lodged a complaint with the telecom tribunal against TRAI for letting new entrant in the sector, Reliance Jio to continue with its promotional offers beyond 90 days. Reliance Jio, had launched free voice and data plan in September 2016 and had extended it till March 31, 2017.

However, the tribunal did not order a stay, as was sought by the incumbent telecom operators. Last week, the tribunal had reserved its order on an appeal by the two operators.

Wefornews Bureau

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