SPECTRUM USAGE 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.
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Jio's move to recover IUC from voice calls to boost operating income of Big 3 telcos: IIFL
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Jio's Mathew Oommen says IUC concept outdated
"The concept of points of interconnect and interconnection are related to 2G, its outdated," said Mathew Oommen, president, Jio.
DoT may cut upfront payment for spectrum auction, usage charges
DoT officials admit that the government is unlikely to reduce the base prices of 5G spectrum for the next auctions, given regulator’s repeated views sticking to its rates.
Deferred spectrum payments won’t solve debt issues of telcos: Analysts
The move, which will give over Rs 42,000 crore of relief to the telcos, may not be enough to address the debt concerns of the troubled telcos and ‘much more was needed’ from the government, primarily on adjusted gross revenue (AGR), which may boost stock prices if interest and penalties were waived, according to analysts.
COAI welcomes 2-year spectrum moratorium but says financial stress continues
The industry body has been regularly highlighting the perils of the sector under a debt of Rs 7 lakh crore and had asked for relief from the taxes levied upon the operators. The Cabinet's decision will give immediate relief of over Rs42,000 crore to India’s three mobile phone companies.
ITU to debate telcos' usage of 5G band
ISRO has backed a proposal from the telecom department to slash transmission capability of mobile base stations operating in the 26 GHz spectrum band. ISRO wants zero interference from 5G mobile networks using the same airwaves in future.
Delay in implementation of zero call connect charges to hurt service affordability: Jio
Reliance Jio Director Mahendra Nahata said that the ratio of incoming and outgoing call is now at par with each other and traffic asymmetry can, therefore, no longer be the reason to delay implementation of Bill and Keep (BAK) regime. Nahata alleged that the subscriber traffic is being diverted to 2G, 3G network to show cost of voice is high.
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.
Voda Idea to raise mobile call, data charges from Dec 3 by up to 42%
The company has announced new plans for prepaid product and services with 2 days, 28 days, 84 days, 365 days validity. A rough calculation showed that the new plans are costlier up to 42 per cent compared to earlier plans.
TRAI hopes to finalise views on call connect charges by November-end: Official
A senior TRAI official, who did not wish to be named, said the regulator is hopeful of firming up its views by November-end but did not divulge further details. The official was speaking on the sidelines of ASEAN-TRAI program on capacity building and sharing of best practices in policy regulation and development.
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.
Trai suggests 5 Mhz of spectrum for railways
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) suggested that spectrum be allocated on administrative basis, and that charges be levied on formula basis as prescribed by DoT for royalty charges and licence fee for captive use.
Jio and Airtel-Voda Idea spar at Trai IUC meet
Jio argued that there were no grounds to delay implementation of the zero-IUC regime since traffic symmetry between operators had been achieved. But, Airtel and Vodafone Idea countered that IUC should not come down to zero, from 6 paise at present, and should be postponed by at least three years.
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