The Supreme Court on Friday refused to quash a Telecom Regulatory Authority of India order from October last year that had asked telecom companies to compensate users for dropped calls. The Cellular Operators’ Association of India had first taken their plea to the high court, but it had upheld TRAI's decision. The next date for the hearing has been set to March 10, dna reported.

The Supreme Court’s bench has issued a notice to TRAI on the plea, and said it must first be ascertained if the call drops were caused by a fault on the companies’ part. TRAI and representatives from the telecom companies are expected to meet on Monday to discuss implementing the decision. The companies had argued that it was beyond TRAI’s jurisdiction to grant compensation.