The Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) has reportedly said that examination of telcos’ premium plans promising 4G network preference is among its top priority, and the regulator hopes to finalise its views on the issue in about two weeks.

According to industry sources, while much would depend on the extent of data and information that TRAI gets from Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel, the regulator would strive to finalise its view at the earliest possible timeframe.

On July 17, 2020, the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) had stayed TRAI’s recent order to Vodafone Idea to withhold its offering promising priority 4G network on RedX plan. Further, the tribunal has said that it would be open for TRAI to proceed with the inquiry and pass final orders in accordance with law at the earliest after ensuring that requirements of natural justice are satisfied and Vodafone Idea is given opportunity to explain any alleged contravention of regulator’s directions.