This decision comes after some telecom operators accused TRAI of showing partiality to Reliance Jio by allowing its promotional offer to run for “too long”.
Consumer interest comes first, says India’s telecom regulator and it will continue to allow operators to fix their own tariffs at the upper end and bottom end of prices, said Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Chairman Ram Sewak Sharma.
Telecom operators like Vodafone and Idea have been accusing TRAI of being partial to Mukesh Ambani’s new venture Reliance Jio by allowing its promotional offers to “run for too long”.
“Pricing has been under forbearance,” Sharma said. “I can’t be unjust to consumers. Forbearance means forbearance from both sides – top and bottom. We have no plans to touch that policy. However, we will continue to take appropriate decisions.”
If this is not good news for consumers, then what is! Cheers to Trai!