Trai slaps Rs 485 Cr penalty on Reliance Infocomm

by Amit Tripathi    Oct 28, 2003

Reliance will have to cough up a penalty of Rs 485 crore, in addition to the entry fee for ‘already offering mobility service almost similar to cellular mobile services, by providing multiple registration and call forwarding facilities to its subscribers.

Trai has recommended that Reliance Infocomm pay Rs 1,096 crore as an entry fee for migration to unified access licence.

A spokesman for the telecom major said, “We had always been stressing on this aspect and now the recommendations have started to voice our opinion.

Trai has also asked Reliance Infocomm to pay Rs 221.04 crore as entry fee to continue offering WLL-M services in its 17 circles.

This is being levied in response to an order from Telecom Dispute Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), that has asked the regulator to recommend an additional fee for WLL-M operators, to level the playing field between cellular and WLL operators.

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