SUPREME COURT NOTICE TO RCOM ON MTNL’s PLEA

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Rcom LogoThe Supreme Court today issued notice to Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications on a petition by MTNL alleging that the private mobile services provider had tampered with the process of deciphering the point of origin of a call. MTNL had alleged international and long-distance calls, involving higher access deficit charges (ADC) to be paid to it, were unlawfully hidden and masked by local numbers by RCom
MTNL has sought the transfer of RCom's petition pending before the telecom tribunal and clubbing it with another plea pending before the Supreme Court.A bench headed by Justice S B Sinha sought explanation from RCom as to why its pleas, involving similar issues, pending before the Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), should not be transferred to the apex court.On May 1, the apex court had also issued notice to RCom on a similar plea filed by BSNL.
The state-run telecom major alleged that Reliance Infocomm (now called Reliance Communications) had tampered with the calling line identification (CLI) in an unlawful manner.CLI is the telephone number of the subscriber who makes the call and is the only method of deciphering the point of origin of any call.
MTNL had alleged international and long-distance calls, involving higher access deficit charges (ADC) to be paid to it, were unlawfully hidden and masked by local numbers by RCom

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