Affordable Wi-Fi: Telcos oppose entry of unlicensed players in TRAI's PDO model
Industry body, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), in its letter to TRAI, has said that permitting the launch of PDOs just on the basis of registration is a threat for licensed telecom service providers as they are already facing tough financial conditions. COAI also claims that PDOs started by unlicensed companies can be a threat to data privacy and can compromise national security.
Reacting to COAI's concern over the entry of unlicensed players, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan has said that both TRAI and DoT are responsible authorities and decision will be taken in this regard as per the public policy. Image source: Reuters