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Birla urges telecom regulator to be more 'transparent' in IUC calculation

This comes after reports that Trai is planning to reduce IUC to Rs 7 a min and then to Rs 0 a min

Dev Chatterjee & Romita Majumdar 

Chairman of the Aditya Birla group, Kumar Mangalam Birla, has urged the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) to be more “transparent” on how it plans to calculate the inter-connect usage charges (IUCs) between wireless phone operators, which, if reduced, would help only one firm (Jio) and lead to further financial stress in the sector.  In a letter to Trai chairman dated August 21 (Monday), Birla said even in the past Trai failed to share its process for reducing the IUC to 14 paise per minute in March 2015. “There needs to be transparency in the ...

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First Published: Fri, August 25 2017. 00:09 IST
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