The Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI) has raised concerns on the new draft rules proposed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) to check pesky calls and messages, as operators will have to bear additional costs to put in place a new system.
In May, Trai had proposed the use of blockchain technology to check the menace of unsolicited commercial communications (UCC) or pesky communications.
Telecom operator’s association COAI has written to the Centre that with Public Data Office Aggregators (PDOAs) having no obligation to offer interception and monitoring facilities, it could threaten data privacy and national security.
It also raised the issue that consumers’ interest could be adversely impacted as Public Data Office (PDOs) and PDOAs will offer internet services without licence, which puts them outside the regulatory ambit of Trai.
New Delhi, Jun 22 () Telecom industry body COAI has said auction of spectrum for 5G services should happen only around the second half of 2019 as it would offer telcos better visibility into market dynamics and potential revenue streams of the next-generation mobile services.
Expressing disappointment over Reliance Jio moving the Delhi High Court against COAI director general Rajan S Mathews, the industry body reiterated that the allegations made by the operator were without merit and that it will defend its stand in the court. COAI, which represents all the major telecom operators including Jio, maintained that the allegations are ‘patently misconceived’ as all communications were issued in good faith and in furtherance of its duty as an industry association.
The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and its director-general Rajan S Mathews to refrain from making disparaging and defamatory statements against Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) Justice Yogesh Khanna, while issuing notice to Mathews, expressed doubt about the use of phrases like “back door operator”, “skullduggery”, “deep pockets and monopolistic designs” against Reliance Jio.
Urging the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) to devise an appropriate filtering mechanism to deal with samples of mobile speed data, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said the sample selected by the regulator in the white paper on mobile data speed was “spurious”.
Telecom operators body COAI has approached the Department of Telecom demanding action against Sify Technologies calming that the internet services provider (ISP) has been using spectrum in the 5 GHz band, which is in violation of the current laws.
Cellular industry body COAI today charged Reliance Jio of “attacking, belittling and making false imputations” against it, and asked its latest member to refrain from issuing legal threats. It also sought public apology from Jio for its recent remarks. Jio had lashed out at the incumbent operators as well as the COAI for their allegations that telecom regulator Trai’s orders were favouring the newcomer.
Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio today escalated the war against the telecom association COAI, of which it is one of the members, saying the body was spreading patent falsity in denying that the recent press statements were directed against it.
In a strongly-worded letter to the Cellular Operators Association of India or COAI - its second such communication in a week - Jio said that the industry body's veiled references to it as being the sole beneficiary of TRAI's regulations were not lost on anyone.
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