TRAI directs telecom companies with cancelled licenses to inform users about service termination
Telecom regulator TRAI has instructed mobile phone companies with cancelled licences to inform their customers about suspending operations from January 18 2013.
TRAI has given the companies a 10-day deadline to either send text messages or provide the information in writing to all the customers in those circles where they failed to retain airwaves and renew their permits.
These companies have a total of 26 million subscribers in areas where the licenses got squashed. TRAI’s order will benefit the pan-India players who will go all-out to grab these customers.
Telenor is set to approach the telecom department seeking an extension of its Mumbai mobile permit beyond January 18 as it plans to participate in the 2G auction scheduled to take place before March 31 2013.
Following TRAI’s orders, Telenor informed about closing Kolkata and WestBengal circle operations.