Friday, March 28, 2008

Trai ready for legal battle if operators move court against penalties

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) today said it was ready for a legal battle if the telecom operators moved the court challenging its decision to impose penalties on service providers for unsolicited calls to the subscribers.The telecom regulator had on Monday said that for the first unsolicited communication, a service provider would have to pay a penalty of up to Rs 5,000, which could go up to Rs 20,000 for each subsequent call.The telecom operators’ associations yesterday strongly opposed the decision, which they said was “unfair”.The letter, jointly written by both the GSM and CDMA operators’ associations — the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and the Association of United Service Providers of India (AUSPI), also stated that there was no way a service provider could ensure that the telemarketer had scrubbed the calling list in an appropriate manner before making the sales call.n spite of all the efforts made by service providers to ensure that all telemarketers register, only 13,600 telemarketers have registered with the national ‘Do-Not-Call Registry’, out of an estimated total of over 75,000, it said.
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