TRAI published its comments on the draft NTP 2012 announced by the Telecom minister on February 15, 2012. Most of their views like doing away with the concept of roaming charges and inter-connection charges are consistent with that indicated before.
The key comments by the TRAI are as follows,
- Move eventually towards achieving One Nation –One License by providing for full Mobile Number Portability and removal of roaming charges, decision on both of which will be taken by TRAI
- TRAI to consider minimising inter operator costs in fixing tariff so as to facilitate affordability of tariff to the consumers
- TRAI to periodically fix the minimum download speeds of broadband connections
- To enable and enforce the VoIP facility including mandating interconnection between ISP and access providers, so as to enhance affordability to the consumers