Court rejects cellcos’ appeal on call drop order

23 Dec 2015

Delhi’s High Court has rejected a request from India’s mobile operators to stay an order from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) regarding dropped calls, the Economic Times reports. The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and the Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India (AUSPI) petitioned the court to stay an order from the TRAI that will requires mobile operators to compensate users INR1 (USD0.015) for each dropped call they experience, up to a maximum of INR3 per day. The industry groups claimed that the order exceeded the regulator’s powers. The court rejected these claims, however, stating that the order will indeed come into force from 1 January 2016.