Indian regulator intervenes in cellular/WiLL dispute

27 Jan 2003

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has published a new tariff structure designed to end months of dispute between the country’s mobile operators and wireless in the local loop (WiLL) providers. The regulator has provided guidelines for interconnection charges between cellular and WiLL networks, having been dragged into the long-running dispute last week. Analysts have pointed out that the new guidelines could stifle the development of limited mobility WiLL services, which are widely regarded as the most effective way of introducing cellular services to rural India.