The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has reportedly decided not to issue any fresh directive to telecom operators on prepaid validity extension as of now. The move comes as telcos have already offered extended benefits to low-income users amid the lockdown.

However, the sector regulator indicated that it will be open to considering further measures in due course.

As per industry sources, TRAI has undertaken a detailed review and considered the responses by operators on the issue, which was also backed by data. Citing the telcos complying with TRAI’s directives on prepaid facilities provided to the low-income, the regulator felt there is no need to come out with specific new instructions for now.