Indian telecom regulator Releases initial telecommunication interconnection draft

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The Indian telecom regulator on Tuesday released the draft amendment of telecommunication interconnection where it has set time-frame for provisioning of ports for initial interconnection and augmentation to be risen up to a maximum 42 working days.

The draft said a service provider may request another service provider for additional ports at a Point of Interconnection (POI), if the projected utilisation of the ability of such POI by the end of 60 days from the date of placing the request, is probably be more than 85 percent and such projected utilisation of the ability of POI will probably be determined on the cornerstone of the daily traffic for the preceding 60 days at the POI during busy hour.

“So long as the service provider shall request for such quantity of additional ports, which is likely to bring the utilisation of the ability of such POI, by the end of sixty days from the date of creating request, to significantly less than 75 percent,” the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said in a statement.

The TRAI said each service provider shall provide its forecast of busy hour outgoing traffic for every single POI, at intervals of each half a year, to the interconnecting service provider and the first such forecast will probably be provided within 60 days of the commencement of “The Telecom Interconnection (Amendment) Regulations, 2018” and thereafter on the April 1 and October 1 every year.

It further added that the port charges and infrastructure prices for all ports provided before February 1, 2018 shall remain payable as per the terms and conditions of applicable in their mind before February 1, 2018.

Source: NDTV

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