The subscribers in the Haryana and Punjab continue to be affected by disruption of services by BSNL to private operators. The pleas of the private operators have failed to convince the BSNL to reverse its decision.
The pleas of the private operators have failed to convince BSNL to reverse its decision. The state owned telecom major has decided to go ahead with the move to disconnect its service despite TDSAT directive to restore its points of interconnection (POI) in Punjab.
"In view of the inconvenience and hardships being experienced by the subscribers of both the networks due to the discriminatory and illegal actions of BSNL, we once again urge and request BSNL to restore and reinstate connectivity at all points of interconnection for all private operators," COAI said.
BSNL has 5.81 lakh landline connections while Airtel, Vodafone and Idea have 22.15 lakh, 42.02 lakh and 32.56 lakh connections, respectively, as on July 31, 2011.
BSNL Haryana circle claims to have total outstanding dues amounting to Rs 2.70 crore including Rs 98 lakh from Vodafone, Rs 81 lakh from Airtel and Rs 92 lakh from Idea.
BSNL has nine SSA (Secondary Switching Areas) spread in 8 districts of Haryana including Hisar, Jind, Rohtak, Ambala, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Karnal and Sonepat. SSA provides Point of Interconnection (POI) between BSNL and other telecom operators for calls within the state.