Trai to review tariff rules, numbering plan with telcos

Trai chairman R.S. Sharma said the regulator will form a committee consisting of Trai officials and telco representatives to identify and change obsolete provisions


Trai has put forward five subjects  that need to be reviewed before telecom operators. Photo: Mint
Trai has put forward five subjects that need to be reviewed before telecom operators. Photo: Mint

New Delhi: Telecom regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) will soon form a joint committee with telecom operators to review tariff rules, telephone numbering plan and work towards making its monitoring more transparent.

“We will form a committee consisting of Trai officers and telecom operators’ representatives 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 R.S. Sharma told reporters after meeting telecom operators.

Trai has put forward five subjects that need to be reviewed before telecom operators

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) chairman and managing director Anupam Shrivastava said that regulatory intervention is required in the area of infrastructure sharing to reduce cost of operations and improve service quality.

The regulator also discussed the need to review the existing telephone numbering plan, Internet-based calling services, the current structure of universal services obligation fund, crowd-sourcing of data for measuring service quality and next-generation networks.

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