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Airtel, Vodafone to Disclose Details About 'Segmented Offers' to TRAI: SC

Lawstreet Journal 10 Nov 2020 1:45am

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will shortly ask Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea (Vi) to comply with a Supreme Court order requiring the two incumbent telcos to share details of all their segmented offers with the sector regulator.

Last Friday (November 6, 2020), Supreme Court upheld TRAI’s appeal against an almost-two-year-old telecom tribunal order that had junked a regulation requiring telcos to report all tariffs in the interests of transparency and non-discrimination. It, in fact, had ordered Airtel and Vi to disclose details of their segmented offers to the regulator.

TRAI filed written petitions before the Delhi High Court, questioning the provisional agreement thus issued by TDSAT. The written applications were denied, urging the tribunal to dispose of the appeals as soon as possible. Finally, TDSAT heard the appeals and partly permitted them by a final order. The Telecom Tariff 63rd Amendment Order was set aside by the TDSAT in so far as it alters the principles of SMP, Non-predation, and the relevant provisions

The appellant (TRAI) has submitted an application to the service providers for interim guidance to reveal the information/details requested by the appellant concerning segmented offers. 

The respondent argued before the Court that if the applicant-TRAI decided to call for information of the segmented offers on which complaints were received by TRAI, the respondents were prepared and able to provide the same. It is contended by the respondent that the TRAI cannot seek such interim directions, after having failed to secure a stay of the operation of the impugned… Continue Reading...


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