Idea suspends interconnect services with Aircel

By: | Published: February 8, 2018 5:29 AM

Idea regrets the inconvenience caused to mobile users who are unable to connect with each other, the company said, adding that it hopes Aircel will honour its contractual obligation and payment commitment in the interest of customers.

Idea Cellular on Wednesday said it has suspended interconnect services with Aircel because of non-payment of dues by the latter despite repeated reminders. (Reuters)

Idea Cellular on Wednesday said it has suspended interconnect services with Aircel because of non-payment of dues by the latter despite repeated reminders. “Despite several reminders for releasing the dues since November 2017, the operator (Aircel) has failed to meet its payment commitments, forcing Idea to suspend interconnect services, as per the terms of interconnect agreement between both parties,” the company said. Idea regrets the inconvenience caused to mobile users who are unable to connect with each other, the company said, adding that it hopes Aircel will honour its contractual obligation and payment commitment in the interest of customers. When contacted, an Aircel spokesperson said, “The state of the industry is bad, we are in active discussions with all our stakeholders to do the best we can under the present difficult business environment and the ongoing SDR process.”

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