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Telcos seek early decision on floor price from TRAI

Telcos seek early decision on floor price from TRAI

Telcos seek early decision on floor price from TRAI
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By Anshu Sharma  May 24, 2020 4:30:55 PM IST (Published)

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) in a letter to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has sought an early decision on floor tariff for data services as the sector faces financial constraints.

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) in a letter to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has sought an early decision on floor tariff for data services as the sector faces financial constraints.

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The telecom companies have sought an early open house discussion on fixing floor prices for data services. The telcos feel that the below cost pricing of telecom services has suppressed the revenue stream.
"Given the financial pressure on the sector and the fact that ARPU
COAI has urged the regulator to use the online platform for the open house discussion as it has begun the process for other consultation papers.
TRAI listed the consultation paper on tariff issues of the telecom operators in December 2019, but an open house discussion on the issue has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus-forced nationwide lockdown began on March 25 for an initial 21 days, but after three subsequent extensions it remains in effect until May 31.
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