The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a consultation paper for fixing a floor price for voice and data services on telecom networks.
Through the paper, the regulator has sought stakeholder views on issues such as the methodology to fix a floor price and ensuring equity. TRAI has sought views on whether a floor price should be determined for each operator separately or should there be a uniform floor price for telecom services. It has further asked what the mark up over the cost should be to fix a floor price.
As per TRAI, if it fixes a floor price for 4G voice calls then it must do so for 2G and 3G as well and not leave them under forbearance.
Stakeholders can submit written comments on the issues raised in the consultation paper by January 17, 2020 and counter-comments by January 31, 2020.