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The “do not disturb (DND)” call registry introduced three years ago failed to be effective
TRAI has also recommended reducing FDI limit for local cable operators
HYDERABAD: Cell phone users in the country won't be bothered by unsolicited promotional calls and messages from November 15, if the plans of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to bring in a regulation to curb them are implemented in time.
This was stated by TRAI Chairman J.S. Sarma while speaking to media persons on the sidelines of a book release function here on Sunday.
The TRAI had finished consultations and was in the process of finalising the guidelines, he stated.
They were already testing the procedures of its implementation in some telecom circles.
Earlier attempts of the telecom regulator to curb the menace of unsolicited calls did not succeed as the “do not disturb (DND)” call registry introduced three years ago failed to be effective due to various reasons.
Department of Telecommunications had to face embarrassment when Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee received an unsolicited call form a telemarketing company recently.
On increasing FDI limit in DTH services from the existing 49 per cent to 74 per cent, Mr. Sarma stated that they were hopeful that I&B Ministry would accept the TRAI recommendation soon.
The TRAI had also recommended reducing the FDI limit for local cable operators from the present 49 per cent to 26 per cent.
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