The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) yesterday extended the deadline for the publishing of Reference Interconnect Offer (RIO) in compliance with NTO 2.0 up to 26th August in line with its submission in front of the Bombay High Court. TRAI had assured Bombay HC that it would extend the prescribed date of 10th August up to 26th August.
The broadcasters had challenged TRAI’s directive date 24th July in Bombay HC which were listed before the concerned division bench on 12th August wherein TRAI had assured that it would extend the prescribed date of compliance.
The Bombay High Court was expected to declare its verdict in the matter on 24th August however the matter has been lined up for hearing tomorrow in front of the concerned bench ‘For Directions’. The court seems to be going an interim order rather than pronouncing its judgment in the matter.
The matter will be heard tomorrow by Bombay High Court in the afternoon before the concerned bench. All eyes are now on the High Court which was supposed to pronouncement far earlier but failed to do so due to COVID-19.