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TRAI imposes Rs 50 lakh penalty on nine telecom operators for poor service

By insightVAS - Thu Dec 26, 5:44 pm

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 50 lakh on nine mobile operators as they have failed to meet the quality service in the second quarter ended June 2013.

BSNL has attracted a penalty of Rs 14.5 lakh whereas, Aircel and Reliance Communications (including Reliance Telecom) has been charged with Rs 12.5 lakh.

TRAI imposed a penalty of Rs 3 lakh on Idea Cellular, Rs 2 lakh each Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, Rs 1.5 lakh each on Uninor and Vodafone, sources said.

No penalty was imposed on Videocon, Loop Mobile and state-run MTNL.

A fine of Rs 50,000 was imposed on CDMA operator MTS.

Under existing regulations, TRAI can impose up to Rs 50,000 penalty on telecom operators for failing to meet any quality of service parameter for mobile services and up to Rs 1 lakh for repeating such failure.

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