Supreme Court reserves order on call drops compensation mechanism

The Supreme Court of India has reserved its order on the telecom operators’ plea against the Delhi High Court order that had upheld the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) compensation mechanism for call drops. In its arguments before the apex court, TRAI had blamed telecom companies for the problem of call drops and had also accused them of behaving like a cartel. TRAI, however, has suggested that it is open to reconsidering the penalty mechanism if operators compensate call drops with an equal number of free calls.

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