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Telcos seek to defer IUC review to next financial year

Unlike others Reliance Jio Infocomm and Reliance Communications have suggested that the charges should be brought down to zero at the earliest

Kiran Rathee  |  New Delhi 

The review of interconnect usage charges (IUC), initiated by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), has divided the telecom industry with the incumbents calling for a deferment of the exercise till April next year, while Reliance Jio Infocomm and Reliance Communications have suggested that the charges should be brought down to zero at the earliest. In its written comments submitted to Trai, the GSM industry body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has asked the regulator to defer the review of IUC till April 2017. Telecom operators, including Bharti Airtel, ...

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First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 00:32 IST
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