New Delhi: The Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Mittal on Wednesday called on Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman RS Sharma, amid the ongoing network war that is going on between the two operators.
In his 20-minute meeting with RS Sharma, Mittal claimed that POIs that have been given are sufficient to cater to the needs of 25-32 million customers.
“PIOs (points of inter-connect) have already been issued and more points of inter-connect are being provided… 2,100 POIs have already been given and a demand note for another 1,000 POIs went out yesterday. So, the process is going on,” Mittal said.
Asked about the inter-connect issue and when is it going to be sorted out, Suni said, “Give it a few days… there are testing processes, demand notes are sent, payments are made… things are going on.”
Talking about the war of words between the two operators, Mittal said “everyone is talking to everyone”.
“As far as Mukesh (Ambani) and I are concerned, we meet very regularly,” he added. Asked about charges by Jio about Airtel and other operators refusing mobile number portability, he said the portability issue “pertains to only 60-70 cases. I don’t know what is causing the delay or the reason…60-70 applications pertaining to portability will be resolved”.