Telecom operators have sought more time from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for submitting the details of prepaid subscribers.
Recently, the TRAI had asked all telecom operators including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Reliance Jio to provide data on recharge patterns of prepaid users during the lockdown, and other related information. To this end, telcos have to provide the data of users provided with additional talk-time of Rs 10 and validity extension amid lockdown.
TRAI had sought these details in 24 hours. However, the telcos have sought extension arguing that the timeline provided is short given the information to be collected.
Post receiving the responses, TRAI will finalise its views on the manner in which prepaid benefits should be extended, given that the lockdown has been extended to May 3, 2020.