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Cell players to seek legal opinion on TRAI tariffs
January 27, 2003 17:50 IST
The cellular industry is understood to be gearing up to seek legal opinion on Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's latest announcement on tariffs, and will meet this week to finalise their strategy on tariff issues.
The cellular players are expected to meet this week to discuss TRAI's latest announcements on telecom tariffs and access charges, and finalise their strategy on whether to approach telecom tribunal TDSAT for redressal, sources said in New Delhi.
"We have the option of appealing in the tribunal against TRAI's announcement. We feel it will make calls from landline to cell phones more expensive than calls from landlines to limited mobile phones. This is discriminatory and it will give an additional tool in the hands of WLL operators to market themselves as a more attractive service," cellular industry sources claimed.
Stating that the cellular operators hoped to take a decision on the course of action in the next couple of days, sources said, "As the first step we will be seeking a legal opinion."
Meanwhile, the basic industry would first study the telecom tariff order notification before commenting on the tariff announcements.
Basic industry stakeholders including Reliance, Tatas, and HFCL amongst others are likely to discuss the issue, through a conference call on Tuesday, sources said.