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Last Updated : Sep 10, 2016 02:26 PM IST | Source: CNBC-TV18

Will resolve Reliance Jio's interconnect issue soon: Telecom Min

The telecom regulator is all set to hear out the incumbent players in a meeting scheduled tomorrow to resolve the ongoing dispute involving Reliance Jio and incumbent telecom operators such as Airtel, Vodafone and Idea over inter-connecting points.

The telecom regulator is all set to hear out the incumbent players in a meeting scheduled tomorrow to resolve the ongoing dispute involving Reliance Jio and incumbent telecom operators such as Airtel, Vodafone and Idea over inter-connecting points.

Speaking to CNBC-TV18's Prerna Baruah, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said the interconnect issue will be resolved very soon

Below is the verbatim transcript of Manoj Sinha's interview to Prerna Baruah on CNBC-TV18.

Q: When will the interconnect issue will be resolved?

A: Hopefully, the new entrant has got that requisite number of point of interconnect and if there is any issue, I think Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has called a meeting on September 9 and TRAI will resolve it.

Q: TRAI has called for a meeting, but as the department will you not take any action on this matter with the consultation with the TRAI itself to address the concern.

A: See, they have already called a meeting, it is their jurisdiction and hopefully it will be resolved on September 9.

Q: Another lacuna in the licensing norms, the second concern which the incumbents are focussing right now, is that there is no clarity on the licensing parameters, so will there be any review on licensing norms going further?

A: I don’t think that there is any such question has been by the participants. They have already clarified their every query and we hold a conference with them and all their queries have been already answered by the department and I don’t there is any such issue.

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First Published on Sep 8, 2016 09:44 pm
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