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No licence fee for non-telecom revenue: HC

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

The High has ordered that earned by telecom operators from activities unrelated to their license cannot be included for calculating an operator's adjusted gross (AGR).

The delivered the verdict yesterday on an appeal by Bharti Hexacom, a subsidiary of

Justice S Talapatra in his verdict said, "The definition of gross shall not include the from the activities unrelated to the license of the licensee company."

The has also ruled that the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) change the definition of AGR for working out share of the telecom operators.

Bharti Hexacom had filed the appeal in 2013 against the over the issue of calculating AGR for telecom operators.

Currently telecom companies pay about 8 per cent of their AGR as licence fee and a percentage of AGR as spectrum usage charges.

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 19:32 IST