Airtel petitions CCI as TRAI allows free Jio


MUMBAI: Telecom regulator TRAI has made up its mind to permit the new entrant Reliance Jio to go on with its free data offer, objections from rivals notwithstanding. Failing to get a favourable TRAI decision, Airtel has petitioned the Competition Commission of India (CCI) seeking respite from Jio?s complimentary services. Airtel complained said that Jio?s tariffs are affecting competition.

TRAI has now permitted Jio to continue with its ?Happy New Year? offer thus allowing its subscribers to use up to 1GB free data every day. But, TRAI ruled that Jio schemes were valid.

Airtel had, on 24 December, filed a petition with the telecom tribunal, TDSAT, calling TRAI a ?mute spectator? as it allowed Jio to go on with its complimentary offer beyond the stipulated 90-day period. On 18 January, Idea Cellular too moved TDSAT to stop Jio from giving free data.

Rules prevent operators from having a complimentary campaign for over months, and Jio has now been offering free services for over 90 days, and now deciding to extend the offer to 31 March.

Telcos meanwhile are planning to consolidate in order to survive in the competitive market.

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