For the last few days, the Indian telecom industry has been running controversy over ring durations. The controversy began after Reliance Jio reduced ring durations to 25 seconds. The case caught fire when Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea opposed Jio and pleaded before TRAI to increase ring durations. While Reliance Jio was justifying 25 seconds, other companies were describing it as arbitrary of Jio. At the same time, the matter has taken a new turn as soon as October begins. So far, where Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea were jointly seeking to increase the ring duration of Jio, now these companies themselves have reduced their ring durations to 25 seconds.
This new twist in the competition of Indian telecom companies came on October 2, when Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea took a big step and reduced the incoming calls to their numbers to 25 seconds. These two companies have made this major change only to deal with the action taken by Reliance Jio. Now all three big private companies in the country are standing in the same queue. After which the users of Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel or Vodafone Idea will get only 25 seconds to receive the call. And if you do not receive the call then after 25 seconds. The phones will disconnect itself and it will become a missed called.
Media reports have revealed that Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea have also reduced their call duration to 25 seconds. According to the report, Airtel has written to TRAI that Airtel has taken this step only after the initialization by Jio. Airtel has said that Airtel had to take this decision even after continuous reporting to the concerned department. In this letter, Airtel has also said that the general public will face trouble due to this decision of the telecom companies.
Letter to TRAI
Airtel has written a letter to TRAI stating that other companies have been forced to reduce the call durations of their networks following Jio’s arbitrariness. The company has warned that interconnect usage charges will also be lost by reducing call duration to 25 seconds. Accusing Jio, Airtel has said that other companies were suffering big losses after Jio reduced its call durations. At the same time, taking a dig at TRAI, Airtel has said that even after being informed by the industry. When no steps were taken by the regulatory authority. Airtel and Vodafone Idea have no other option but to reduce their call durations went.
Why so few seconds
Let me tell you that this few seconds game is related to the benefits of millions of telecom companies. Airtel has written a letter to TRAI in the same context that small ring alerts increase the number of missed calls. If the ring duration of Jio is less, then the call to the Jio number will be cut quickly. In such a case, outgoing calls made from Jio number to other networks. So the interconnection usage charge payout of incoming calls on the Jio network will automatically be reduced. In this case, the company on which the network will be called will bear the charge of interconnection usage charge payout. That is, Jio’s fee will reduce and other companies will have to pay more money.
Let us know that on the coming October 14. TRAI and Telecom companies can have a very important meeting on this issue of call duration.