TRAI Releases Draft of Telecom Interconnection Regulation

The Indian telecom regulator on 08 May 2018 released the draft amendment of telecommunication interconnection where it has set time-frame for provisioning of ports for initial interconnection and augmentation to be increased to a maximum 42 working days.

Provided that the service provider shall request for such number of additional ports, which is likely to bring the utilisation of the capacity of such POI, at the end of sixty days from the date of making request, to less than 75 percent.

The TRAI said each service provider shall provide its forecast of busy hour outgoing traffic for each POI, at intervals of every six months, to the interconnecting service provider and the first such forecast shall be provided within 60 days of the commencement of “The Telecom Interconnection (Amendment) Regulations, 2018″ and thereafter on the April 1 and October 1 every year.

It further added that the port charges and infrastructure charges for all ports provided before February 1, 2018 shall continue to be payable as per the terms and conditions which were applicable to them before February 1, 2018.

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