TDSAT reserves order on Tata Teleservices-Vodafone dispute on SMS fee

Tata Tele took Vodafone to Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) against Vodafone’s notice threatening to disconnect termination of SMSes on its network over a dispute on certain fees.

A single-member Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) bench of P.K.Rastogi reserved its order on the interim plea of Tata Teleservices.



The Central Govt has established an Appellate Tribunal known as "Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) under Section 14 of TRAI Act, 1997 as amended by TRAI Amendment, 2000 to settle and adjucate disputes and dispose off appeals relating to telecommunication, broadcasting and cable services.


The functions of the appellate tribunal are to adjudicate any dispute  between a licensor and licensee, between two or more service providers, between a service provider and a group of consumers, and to hear and dispose of appeals against any decision or order of TRAI,  the appellate tribunal consists of  Chairperson and two Members.



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