Trai regulations to curb unsolicited calls soon

Trai regulations to curb unsolicited calls soon

Hyderabad: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will come out with a regulation on curbing unsolicited calls and messaging before 15 November, its chairman J S Sharma said on Sunday.

“We have finished the entire process of consultations. We are in the process of finalising the regulation for unsolicited calls and messaging. We wanted to do it by the end of October but there is slight delay. We may be out with regulation before 15 November," Sharma told media persons.

He said the telecom regulator has been testing the technicalities of the proposed regulation in some telecom circles.

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) had to face embarrassing situation when none other than finance minister Pranab Mukherjee himself got an unsolicited call form a telemarketing company.

Trai’s earlier attempts to curb the menace, did not yield any results. The Do-Not-Call registry introduced three years ago by the telecom regulator became ineffective for various reasons.

Replying to question on Trai recommendations on increasing FDI limit in DTH services, Sharma said they are getting positive signals from the ministry of information and broadcasting that their recommendations will be accepted.