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Telecom regulator cannot recommend penalty changes in interconnect case, says TRAI official


The telecom regulator is not in a position to modify its previously recommended penalty on Vodafone India and Idea Cellular (now merged) and Bharti Airtel as it is bound by the provisions of TRAI Act, according to a senior TRAI official.

Citing the clauses in the Act, the regulator recently informed the Department of Telecom (DoT) that it is “constrained from offering any further comments” on the matter and the Centre now has to take a final call on the issue.

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