Delhi: Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has asked
Tata Teleservices to pay 50 per cent of the ''''disputed'''' interconnections charges
to state-owned BSNL for all those calls that had no caller line identification
has accused the Tatas of tampering with the CLI to evade payment of interconnection
said that after scrutinising details of some of the callers it was found that
many calls were made from a single number and there were many such cases. It said
that there was a large number of tampering.
counsel said Tata Teleservices had admitted of having a fault in its own system,
which was generating non-CLI numbers.
had claimed Rs 10 crore as interconnection charges for some months of year 2003,
and has already served notice for disconnection to them. Tata Teleservices challenged
this before the tribunal on Monday. The company also opposed that its call data
record (CDR) was tampered.
said that, "BSNL has waited since 2003... They (BSNL) should
wait till a solution is found as we are willing to pay them the right sum".