The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released its recommendations on network testing before commercial launch of wireline services.

As part of its recommendations, TRAI has suggested that TSPs should be allowed to enrol test users to carry out network testing before commercial launch of its services. Also, there should be no restriction on the time limit, if the network testing is conducted using wireline telephone test connections given to employees and business partners.

Further, the number of test users that can be enrolled by a TSP in a licensed shared access (LSA) should be limited to five per cent of its installed network capacity for that LSA.

Moreover, there should be a limit of 90 days on test phase involving test users and the total time period for network testing given to TSPs should not exceed 180 days.

TRAI has also stated that all licensing provisions related to the security and privacy must be compiled by the licensee.

In addition, TSPs should inform the test users that there won’t be any charges during the test phase, customer premises equipment will be provided free of charge, and the likely date of commercial launch.