Trai drops probe in opposition to Vodafone Concept on precedence plan challenge after telco tweaks provide

NEW DELHI: Telecom regulator Trai has determined to drop proceedings in opposition to Vodafone Concept Ltd (VIL) in precedence plan matter after the telco withdrew contentious claims on quicker velocity and modified its providing.
The transfer brings down curtains on the controversial precedence plan challenge, which noticed the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) initiating a probe into telco’s claims of precedence community and quicker information speeds for premium prospects.
Final month, the regulator had slapped a show-cause discover on VIL over its precedence cellular plan, saying the tariff provide lacked transparency and was “deceptive” and never in compliance with regulatory framework.
Confronted with regulatory warmth, VIL not too long ago dropped the quicker information velocity claims which shaped a distinguished a part of its pay-more-for-priority-treatment providing and filed a revised plan with Trai.
The regulator has now knowledgeable VIL that “the authority has determined to not proceed with the investigation/ additional inquiry”.
Trai letter, seen by PTI, famous that the operator has knowledgeable that the sooner RedX plan has been discontinued and {that a} new tariff plan of RedX, with out the declare of precedence 4G community characteristic with quicker velocity, has been filed.
“It has been additional said that VIL believes the identical would handle the issues of the authority and based mostly on the identical, VIL requested the authority to grant closure to the pending enquiry,” the regulator stated.

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