Rs 3,050 crore 'axe' still hangs on Airtel, Vodafone, Idea

NEW DELHI: Sectoral regulator Trai will “this month” send to the Telecom Ministry its clarification on Rs 3,050 crore penalty it had sought from AirtelVodafone and Idea for denying call connectivity to newcomer Reliance Jio.

“No, we have not written to them (Department of Telecom) yet. But we will be writing soon… We will be responding certainly this month. It will happen very quickly,” Trai Chairman RS Sharma told .
He did not give further details.

The Telecom Department, on April 5, wrote to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) asking it to give a “reconsidered opinion” on the penalty issue, and also outline the basis and provisions of law under which the said amount had been recommended by the regulator.

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