Mobile operators, as well as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance Jio, submitted call traffic records to Trai.
Mobile operators, as well as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance Jio, have submitted call traffic information to Trai, a change that will allow the regulator to look at the outline, including uneven traffic on networks, as part of its consultation on inter-connection usage packages’.
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The data affecting to incoming and outgoing minutes have been submitted by the telecom operators – Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, BSNL, Vodafone and MTNL… The data will allow Trai to survey asymmetry of traffic in the circumstance of the IUC consultation paper that has been hovered recently,” sources said PTI.
Although the data submitted by the 5 operators affect to call traffic patterns, it is unlikely to be directly applicable to the inter-connect clash that is currently playing out in the telecom division where incumbent operators have colided with Reliance Jio for releasing “unprecedented irregularity of traffic”.
This is because the data pertain to July when the new applicant was still in a test phase, sources said.
Theoretically, the incoming calls should be equivalent to outgoing calls, that is, in 4-5 years, call traffic tends to become symmetric… but some telecom operators claim there is irregularity… so we sought operator-wise data on how much asymmetry exists, which telecom operators are facing it, what is the reason… is it due to tariff plans or customer behavior, sources added.
The operators, who had previously not submitted these particulars even after a reminder, were given time till 16th September to submit the same.
Month ago, Trai had dispensed a discussion paper to review inter-connection usage charges (IUC) following an objection by the Cellular Operators Association of India counter to a BSNL service that permitted its subscribers to make calls on mobile phones and landline through a mobile app. COAI had suspected that the offer was in violation of licensing standards including interconnection pacts.
Inter-connection enables mobile users to make calls to customers of other telecom networks and is so crucial for smooth working of a mobile service.
A telecom operator demands IUC for every incoming call it gets from subscriber of another system and the mobile to mobile end charge is presently pegged at 14 paise. The controller has looked for remarks from partners on auditing these charges under the IUC interview process.
In any case, the occupant operators – occupied with an intense battle with the new operator Reliance Jio – have been guaranteeing that the genuine expense of termination is altogether higher than the current inter-connect settlement charge of 14 paise every moment as endorsed in the present IUC administration.
The occupant players guarantee that they are bringing about expanding costs because of abnormal state of deviated activity rolling in from the Jio system.