All carriers have to re-verify their subscriber base, which totals to more than 1bn, by linking Aadhaar to the mobile number, and re-doing the KYC process electronically.
Pradip Baijal, who retired in 2006 after a three-year term, said that telecom operators don’t stand a chance in court against the transparent decision of the regulator.
JioPhone’s entry has brought some of the focus back to feature phones. The Reliance phone comes effectively free of cost to the consumer.
The country’s top telcos said the move by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India won’t alter their plans to challenge the regulator’s decision.
Lenovo, which sells Motorola phones after it acquired the company in 2014, was the No 2 player in the Indian market in the July-September 2016 with 9.6% market share.
The top carriers have a small window – barely a week – before some courts take a break next week and resume much after the implementation date of Trai order.
A bench comprising Justices Anoop V Mohta and Bharti Harish Dangre ruled that the CCI had no jurisdiction to order a probe into the matter.
Trai has been extremely transparent. There was no prior determination of a number. There are no assumptions in the decision.
Vodafone is already in court against the previous IUC cut made in 2015. Jio said the accusations against the regulator were unfounded.
Trai has been extremely transparent. There are no assumptions in the decision, Trai chairman RS Sharma told ET.
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