Airtel and Jio in war of words again over PoIs; Jio says Airtel did not provide PoIs earlier

In contrary to the announcement made by Bharti Airtel yesterday, Reliance Jio Infocomm says that the release of Points-of-Interconnect (PoIs) from Airtel happened only after the intervention by authorities. Jio welcomed the 7,007 additional PoIs it provided.


“RJIL welcomes 7,007 additional POIs provided by Airtel consequent to the meetings of the Hon’ble Minister of Communication and TRAI Chairman with the CEOs of Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and RJIL earlier this week on the subject of the breach of QoS parameters. RJIL expects this E1s, for which intimation has been received today, to be operationalized by the teams of Airtel and RJIL in the coming days,” the release stated.

Unlike Airtel’s claim yesterday, the allocation of PoI was long overdue and it created severe hardship for the customers, Jio said. According to the Jio, an estimated of over 280 crore calls have failed between RJIL and Airtel over the last three and a half months due to the shortage of PoI capacity.

Reliance Jio also reinforced that no delay has happened on its side on operationalizing the PoIs it received. Instead, the company has been consistently following up the incumbent operators to get sufficient PoIs over the past few months. RJio blamed incumbent operators for denying the PoIs and breaching the license conditions.

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“There are no network related issues that RJIL has faced beyond the acute shortage of PoIs provided by Airtel and other incumbent operators. It may be noted that there are no failures in on-net calls, while over 4.6 crore calls are still failing every day between Jio and Airtel,” the statement said.

However, Airtel has offered one-way E1s as against two-way E1s, Jio said. Providing two-way E1s would have improved the situation greatly. Airtel is obliged to offer PoIs irrespective of the traffic pattern or the status of operations of other operators as per the license agreement, Jio added.

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What Jio team needs to do to improve service: 1. stop this bloody activation process by taking the some nonsense code from customer handset 2. provide sim to everyone after collecting POA and POI docs 3. Supply sufficient sims to every out lets in the country. 4.start home delivery of sims every where 5.start commercial operation circle wise and do not launch it everywhere at one go. Solve the connectivity problem with other operator circle wise , this gives other operator enough time to take action. 6. Improve bts installation circle wise and ensure 100 percent coverage in a circle… Read more »

Kirti Delhi
Kirti Delhi

Thank you, I’ll move it to Mr Ambani


Many people don’t understand the difference between 3g 4g. They will buy sim for their 3g phones and then scold later bcoz it’s not working. Another issue is people will misuse the sim by taking multiple sim as it is free and may not use it at all.Hence the barcode method is needed which ensure that only genuine mobile user buys the sim.
They have big management for analyzing and taking decisions, but thanks for your suggestion.

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