Idea suspends interconnect services with Aircel

7 Feb 2018

Idea Cellular, India’s third-largest cellco by subscribers, has suspended interconnect services with rival mobile operator Aircel for non-payment of dues. The Economic Times quotes a statement from the company as saying: ‘Despite several reminders for releasing the dues since November 2017, the operator has failed to meet its payment commitments forcing Idea to suspend interconnect services, as per the terms of interconnect agreement between both parties. We sincerely hope that the operator will honour its contractual obligation and payment commitment, in the interest of customers.’ Idea added that it would immediately resume interconnection once Aircel has begun paying towards the outstanding dues.