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Reliance Jio has been subsidising Airtel, Vodafone Idea: Mathew Oomen

Around 30 per cent of the missed calls used to come from rival networks and our customers called back as it was free, he said

Megha Manchanda & Surajeet Dasgupta 

On the day he called interconnect usage charge, or IUC, an outdated concept while speaking at the India Mobile Congress, Mathew Oomen, president (networks) at Reliance Jio, shared his views with Megha Manchanda and Surajeet Dasgupta on issues ranging from 5G auction to charging voice calls and the regulatory environment.

Edited excerpts: There seems to be a lot of angst over the fact that Reliance Jio has backtracked on its promise of giving free voice after a Trai (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) consultation paper on review of IUC (interconnect usage charge) phase-out. Your ...

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First Published: Wed, October 16 2019. 01:21 IST
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