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TRAI plans stringent norms on reporting of cell subscriber base news
06 July 2005

New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is planning to bring in strict norms for reporting of subscriber figures by cellular companies to check inflated growth numbers.

TRAI has circulated a note among the mobile service providers, directing them to exclude connections that have not generated revenues for more than 30 days. It has also said that post-paid subscribers who have been disconnected for non-payment of bills will also be considered as inactive users. Connections given to employees and business partners free of cost will also be kept out of the subscriber base for reporting purposes. Also SIM cards with dealers, distributors, and sales channel will not be included in the subscriber base.

These norms are likely to have an impact on the valuation of the mobile operators and the spectrum allocation policy of the Government.

Cellular operators, as expected are against the suggested reporting norms.


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TRAI plans stringent norms on reporting of cell subscriber base