Airtel Challenges TRAI Decision Allowing Reliance Jio to Continue Free Services Offer

Airtel Challenges TRAI Decision Allowing Reliance Jio to Continue Free Services OfferAirtel Challenges TRAI Decision Allowing Reliance Jio to Continue Free Services Offer
Bharti Airtel on Friday moved telecom dispute tribunal TDSAT against TRAI allowing Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio to continue free promotional offer beyond stipulated 90 days, charging the telecom regulator of being a “mute spectator” to violations.

In its 25-page petition before the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), Airtel – India’s largest private mobile services operator – asked the quasi-judicial body to direct TRAI to ensure that Reliance Jio does not provide its free voice and data plan beyond December 3.

Airtel alleged that violation of TRAI’s tariff orders has been continuing since March 2016, causing “significant prejudice and day-to-day loss” to it and “affecting its network” as it has to bear asymmetric traffic due to free call offer by Reliance Jio.

Jio first launched an inaugural free voice and data plan beginning September 4 and earlier this month extended it till March 31.

Giving reasons for its petition, Airtel said the “free services” continue in blatant violation of the TRAI’s Directions, Tariff Orders and the Regulations with “TRAI as a mute spectator.”
When the petition was mentioned before a bench of TDSAT on Friday, Jio counsel was present who asked to be impleaded as a party to the case. TRAI submitted that it needs 10 more days to take a decision.
TDSAT directed TRAI to come back with its decision on the next day and directed Reliance Jio to file an impleadment application.

Next date of hearing has been fixed for January 6, 2017. Airtel in the petition alleged that TRAI in its decision dated October 20 “erroneously concluded” that since the Jio’s promotional offer of free services was only valid till December 3, it is consistent with the “90 days” directions of TRAI.

“The TRAI further without affording any reasoning baldly, cryptically and in a non-transparent manner in violation of Section 11(4) of the TRAI Act concluded that the Tariff Plans offered by the said TSP are not non-compliant with IUC and are not predatory and discriminatory at present. The impugned decision of TRAI is thus bad in law and deserves to be quashed,” it said.

The appeal, it said, has been filed against TRAI’s October 20 decision as well as against its “continued failure to fulfil its statutory obligation” under TRAI Act by prohibiting the blatant violation of its own Tariff Orders and Regulations.

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decision on Apple’s software to installation Retail stores ‘soon’

Decision on Apple's Application to Set Up Retail Stores 'Soon'

iPhone and iPad maker Apple has given a presentation to the DIPP Secretary-headed panel on why itsmerchandise must be considered ’49a2d564f1275e1c4e633abc331547db’, ‘slicing area‘ and for that reason exempted from mandatory local sourcing norms.

the usabased totally corporation has sought nod from the authorities on setting up unmarriedemblemretail stores inside the u . s ..

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The committee is headed with the aid of Secretary inside the department today’s industrial coverageand advertising (DIPP) Ramesh Abhishek.

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The organisation sells its merchandise through Apple-owned retail stores in nations together with China, Germany, the united states, the United Kingdom and France.

Apple has no wholly-owned keep in India and sells merchandise thru vendors which include Redington and Ingram Micro.

chinese language smartphone maker Xiaomi too has submitted an utility to open stores in the united states.

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BlackBerry ‘Extremely Disappointed’ With WhatsApp Decision to Ditch Its Platform

BlackBerry 'Extremely Disappointed' With WhatsApp Decision to Ditch Its Platform

BlackBerry says it is extremely disappointed with WhatsApp’s decision to abandon its platform. The Canadian technology company says that it is still committed to finding alternatives to the Facebook-owned instant messaging client.

In a blog post, Lou Gazzola, Lead App Ecosystem and Developer Outreach team, noted that his company “fought back” to work with WhatsApp and Facebook to “change their minds,” however, WhatsApp remains committed to its original announcement. “The app landscape continues to evolve, and in ways that are not always within our control,” Gazzola wrote. “We are extremely disappointed in their decision as we know so many users love these apps.”

WhatsApp announced last month that it was dropping support for a number of platforms including BB10 OS, Windows Phone 7.1, and Android 2.2 or below. The company said that these operating systems weren’t offering the “kind of capabilities” WhatsApp needs to expand its app’s features in the future.

BlackBerry is currently searching for alternate solution to WhatsApp, and recently pointed its user to the cross-platform messaging client – BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). The company says it is showcasing the best apps by its developers. The announcement follows Blackberry’s earlier posts on Twitter, in which it encouraged users to give a shot to BlackBerry Messenger.

BlackBerry is in a very tough spot right now. The market capture of its BB10 OS has fallen below 1 percent. While the company has all the motives to continue to support its existing user base, it cannot incentivise companies and app developers to either bring or continue to support their existing apps on the platform.

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