INTERCONNECT USAGE CHARGES
Setback for Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel as Supreme Court dismisses AGR review petitions
The Supreme Court has rejected Vodafone Idea, Bha...
Extend payment term for telecom dues, charge lower interest: COAI
We have been suggesting a couple of things to the government, says Rajan Ma...
Solution for licence fee, spectrum usage charge issue may lie outside budget
The telecom industry had sought “strategic intervention to enhan...
Higher tariffs may bring Jio a re-rating, RIL valuation boost
An increase in rates likely to boost average revenue per user, improving the payback period and cash flows, move to help the company reach zero net debt by FY21.
Trai mandates minimum call ringer duration of 30 seconds
The ring duration issue is at the heart of interconnect usage charges spat between older carriers and Jio.
Telecom consumer body seeks removal of IUC on mobile calls
Trai had proposed to move from the current IUC regime to the BAK (bill and keep) regime where no operator will charge for mobile call transmission, from January 1, 2020. However, the regulator recently floated a consultation paper on whether there is a need to defer the date of removing mobile call termination charge.
How will Jio's '6 paise/min' move play out?
Last week Reliance Jio announced 6 paise per minute charge for voice calls to rival networks.
Jio's move to recover IUC from voice calls to boost operating income of Big 3 telcos: IIFL
The IIFL Institutional Equities estimates an Ebitda upside of 10% , 50% and 8% for Jio, Vodafone Idea and Airtel respectively in FY21, if the telecom regulator keeps interconnect usage charges at 6 paise per minute till FY21 at least.
Jio's Mathew Oommen says IUC concept outdated
"The concept of points of interconnect and interconnection are related to 2G, its outdated," said Mathew Oommen, president, Jio.
Jio IUC charge lifts outlook for RIL, Airtel, Voda Idea: All 3 stocks jump
Reacting on the development, Bharti Airtel shares traded 3.56 per cent higher at Rs 372.
AGR hit: RCom posts India’s second biggest loss at Rs 30,142 crore
RCom's liability includes Rs 23,327 cr licence fee and Rs 4,987 cr spectrum usage charges.
Trai to review regulatory regime for international call termination charges
The telecom regulator, in a paper issued Friday, has sought stakeholder views on whether a uniform ITC is still relevant or “if an alternate approach such as a forbearance regime” is required to give local telcos more flexibility to bilaterally negotiate these rates with global carriers and offer more compelling tariffs to consumers.
Interconnect fee was to be scrapped from January: TRAI seeks views on deferring zero-IUC regime
TRAI says consumers yet to migrate fully to data calls and imbalance in voice traffic between operators exists.
Notices to telcos likely this month: AGR dues may rise 10%, delay spectrum sale
DoT updating figures to reflect tweaks to AGR definition after Supreme Court order.
Jio comes up with new tariffs with IUC of 1000 minutes weaved in
Each new tariffs will come with 1000 minutes of offnet IUC minutes, which would have cost users Rs 80 if purchased separately. The plans also have data worth 56GB, 112 GB and 168 GB worth of data.
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