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Advantage Jio: Trai cuts IUC to 6 paise per minute from October 1

Charges to be zero in two years; incumbents set to move court

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Trai Cuts Interconnect Usage Charges Iuc

Kiran Rathee & Ram Prasad Sahu  |  New Delhi/Mumbai 

In a fresh blow to incumbent mobile operators, including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has cut the interconnect usage charges (IUC, also known as terminating charges) by 57 per cent to 6 paise per minute effective October 1, from 14 paise currently. In two years, the charges would come down to zero, meaning there won’t be any payment for calls landing on other telcos’ networks.

The new charges are being seen as a relief for the latest entrant, Reliance Jio. It is estimated to save about Rs 3,800 crore annually from this ...

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First Published: Wed, September 20 2017. 02:39 IST
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