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Airtel, Jio plans under scanner for violation of broadcast rules

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched an investigation into the fixed-line broadband plans of Reliance Jio and Airtel, following concerns about potential tariff and broadcast rules violations.

A report by The Economic Times reports the new investigation. This comes after Airtel had requested TRAI to block JioFiber Backup plans, claiming that they were creating an uneven playing field in the DTH digital TV market, and harming consumer interests and competition. In response, Jio had asked TRAI to warn Airtel against making baseless complaints.

Airtel’s complaint alleged that Jio had been broadcasting live TV and over-the-top (OTT) apps, which was a breach of broadcasting and downlinking rules. However, Jio denied any breach of broadcasting or telecom regulations and accused Airtel of targeting the telco through this complaint.

Meanwhile, Tata Play has accused Jio and Airtel of engaging in predatory pricing by offering bundled live TV channels and OTT apps with their broadband deals. The TRAI’s investigation will be crucial in determining if any wrongdoing has occurred, and if so, what action should be taken. BusinessToday

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