New Delhi : The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) wants to levy a 200,000 fine on operators that violate Quality of Service benchmarks.
Sectoral regulator TRAI has suggested that companies be fined for fourth and subsequent violation of QoS rules. It has now invited public comments by February 13, 2015.
“Financial disincentive of Rs 50,000 per parameter for the first violation, Rs 1,00,000 per parameter for second violation, Rs 1,50,000 for third violation and Rs 2,00,000 for fourth and subsequent violations of the QoS benchmarks,” TRAI said in the proposed draft regulations for standards of QoS, according to the Press Trust of India.
TRAI believes that restructuring the fines for QoS violations will push operators to maintain quality of the services that they provide.
Back in 2013, state-run telecom company BSNL was slapped with a 1.4 million INR fine for failing to meet 13 quality of service parameters.