Telcos urge govt to reduce spectrum usage charges to 1% in phases

Telecom Commission, in a recent meeting gave a go-ahead to Trai's proposal to charge SUC at 3%

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Telecom operators have urged the government to impose a uniform spectrum usage charge (SUC) of three per cent and bring this down to one per cent in a phased manner. Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) in a letter to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) and the department of telecommunications (DoT) it. There are different SUC rates applicable for spectrum assigned at different points of time. The multiplicity of these rates leads to ambiguity while entering into transactions such as mergers and acquisitions (M&As), spectrum trading and sharing and a uniform rate ...