And finally, Airtel has decided to not implement its VoIP plans.
In view of the news reports that a consultation paper will be issued shortly by TRAI on issues relating to services offered by OTT players including VOIP, we have decided not to implement our proposed launch of VoIP packs.
We have no doubt that as a result of the consultation process a balanced outcome would emerge that would not only protect the interests of all stakeholders and viability of this important sector but would also encourage much needed investments in spectrum and roll out of data networks to fulfil the objective of digital India.
Thank you Airtel for not being insane. Though this is a time-buying arrangement, we need to be more vocal about this issue and ensure that TRAI puts consumer interest before telecom operators.