It will make the Noida-based company the first Indian mobile phone producer to be listed since the launch of the ‘Make in India’ programme.
The paper appears to be have been triggered by iPhone maker Apple, which is yet to allow the regulator’s Do-Not-Disturb app to be listed on its App Store.
The regulator seeks to assess whether the data rights of mobile phone users are adequately protected, a move that carriers said would lead to overregulation.
At the end of the process, Trai will issue recommendations to the telecom department which will take a final decision on implementation.
The Seattle-based company alleged that a large chunk of Flipkart’s smartphone sales went to traders, unlike its own, where almost all went directly to consumers.
"First half of the year has been slower than expected due to GST and note ban and if JioPhone has some impact, then it will further slow down," said an analyst at Canalys.
DoT officials said the govt will not be able to allow registration for selling data through public Wi-Fi hotspots, as existing rules mandate such entities to take licences from the govt.
CCI has claimed that the Trai stepped on to the latter’s turf by examining aspects of dominance and predatory pricing as part of a consultation paper.
By the year end, the regulator expects to make all tariffs filed on its website, open for public, which would enable people to see all tariff plans and even compare them on a single platform.
CEO Shashi Arora tells Gulveen Aulakh that the government should do away with the requirement of filling Form 60 for users who have annual income less than Rs 2 lakh.
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