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Trai to review tariff rules, numbering plan, operations of telcos

business Updated: Jan 06, 2017 18:22 IST

Most telecom companies are providing sub-standard call quality and there have been complaints about consistent call drops. Trai on Tuesday revealed that most of these telcos do not adhere to the norms prescribed.(File photo)

Telecom Regulatoy Authority of India (Trai) will soon review tariff rules, telephone numbering plan and work towards making its monitoring of operations more transparent.

“We will form a committee consisting of Trai officers and telecom operators’ representative to suggest which are the provisions that have become obsolete and need to be changed. This includes tariff order, regulations, licensing and others,” Trai chairman RS Sharma told reporters after meeting telecom operators.

Trai has put forward five subjects before telecom operators that need to be reviewed. BSNL chairman and managing director Anupam Shrivastava said that regulatory intervention is required in the area of infrastructure sharing to bring cost of operations down and improve service quality.

The regulator also discussed the need to review existing telephone numbering plan, internet based calling services, current structure of Universal Services Obligation Fund, crowd sourcing of data for measuring service quality and next generation networks.