Press Releases 2016

Press Releases 2016
Telecom Industry sees a pattern of bias emerging in TRAI’s decisions
Monday, August 8, 2016
The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) today expressed deep concern over some of the recent consultation papers introduced by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). It said that these, seen along with other recent TRAI decisions, point to a pattern of discrimination against the existing mobile operators
COAI and Huawei partner to highlight the importance of moving to the FMC 2.0 era
Monday, June 6, 2016
Huawei India, has partnered with COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India) to support the advancement and versatility of broadband services in India. Through this partnership, Huawei organized the FMC 2.0 summit which redifines the concept of fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) through the company's FMC 2.0 strategy. The summit, ‘FMC 2.0– Winning the Future’ witnessed an attandence of over 220 decision makers across ICT & Media industries. Convergence of Fixed Broabdand, Mobile Broadband & Content will create the right synergies to provide a truly digital experience to the masses.
Industry response to the Drive Test Results Released by TRAI
Thursday, June 2, 2016
TRAI yesterday released the Drive Test results for Delhi Service Area. COAI wishes to point out the following issues with regard to these Drive Test Results. For one, these results ought not to be confused with the standard QoS which is mandated by TRAI which is computed for the whole Licenced Service Area (i.e. all cell sites in the LSA). The particular Drive Test and its results do not cover all the cell sites but only a limited amount of the LSA. While the area of Delhi NCR is 46,208 km², these results are limited to a route covering 600 km only. Hence the QoS results from the Drive Test are not strictly comparable with the standard QoS for Dropped Calls regularly published by TRAI for the entire service area.
COAI Announces Leadership for 2016-17
Monday, May 30, 2016
COAI, an apex body representing seven leading mobile service operators as its core members and an associate membership base comprising leading telecom equipment manufacturers, communication services and product companies based in India, in its Annual General Body meeting today, announced the election of its new leadership for 2016-17
Industry Welcomes Supreme Court's Ruling on Call Drops Regulation
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and the Association of Unified Service Providers of India (AUSPI), have welcomed the decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court to set aside the Regulation issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on 16thOctober, 2015 and judgement of the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in the matter which mandated telecom operators to compensate consumers for call drops at the rate of Re. 1 per call drop, up to a maximum of three calls per day starting 1 January 2016.
COAI appreciative of Supreme Court’s decision to consider the Call Drop Matter
Friday, March 4, 2016
The Indian mobile telephony services industry, represented by COAI,appreciates Hon’ble Supreme Court’s decision to hear the petition challenging the Regulation issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on 16th October, 2015 and against the ruling of the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi on the regulation. The new date of hearing on the matter is slated for March 10, 2016. COAI expects to approach the TRAI to request that implementation by the industry be kept in abeyance until the Honourable Supreme Court hears and decides on the matter until March 10, 2016.
COAI Appeals to Supreme Court against High Court’s Order on Call Drop Judgement
Thursday, March 3, 2016
The Indian mobile telephony services industry, represented by COAI today decided to file an SLP (Special Leave Petition) in the Hon’ble Supreme Court challenging the Regulation issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on 16 th October, 2015 and against the ruling of the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in the matter. COAI is requesting the Honorable Supreme Court to consider its prayer that the TRAI Regulation on Call Drops is ultra vires the TRAI Act in that the Act does not give TRAI adjudicatory powers and hence TRAI cannot grant compensation. Further, the TRAI regulation is also ultra vires theTelegraph Act of 1885 under which Mobile companies are licensed wherein 100% coverage of the licensed geography is not required. Hence call drops emanating from these areas should not be subject to compensation. Finally COAI represents that it is impossible to identify all the reasons for call drops and hence implementation of TRAI order is not feasible.