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TDSAT asks DoT to clear RCom-SSTL merger in 2 weeks 21.9.2017 ET: Policy
The RCom stock jumped 5.8% to close at 20.95 on the Bombay Stock Exchange on Thursday, outperforming a flat broader market.
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Interconnect Usage Charge: Facts that you should know 21.9.2017 ET: Infotech
The three telcos control 60% of the 1 billion subscriber base, therefore most calls are likely to terminate on networks of the three.
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IUC cut hastens RJio’s ops breakeven 20.9.2017 DNA: India
Reliance Jio will be the biggest beneficiary of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (Trai) move to more than halve interconnection usage charges (IUC) to 6 paise/minute, which will  help it break even faster, according to analysts. The move will result in a transfer of $500-600 million per year from incumbents including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular to Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio, Fitch Ratings said in a report on Wednesday. “It should bring significant cost-savings and lead to faster-than-expected Ebidta (operational profit) breakeven for Reliance Jio,” it said. Bharti alone received about $75 million in interconnect revenue from RJio in April-June 2017. Trai on Tuesday fixed IUC at 6 paise from the current 14 paise, to be implemented from October 1 this year. IUC will be brought down to zero from January 2020. IUC is paid by a telecom operator on whose network call originates to another operator on whose network calls terminate. However, the development will negatively impact ...
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If TRAI's call to cut call connection rates is executed, then it'll spell trouble for old mobile operators: COAI 20.9.2017 DNA: Top News
 Regulator Trai's decision to cut call connection charge rate by more than half, if executed, will hit earnings of old mobile operators to the tune of Rs 5,000 crore in the current fiscal, industry body COAI on Wednesday said. Rajan S Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), in an interview to PTI demanded that Trai should explain the calculation model it had used to arrive at the figure of 6 paise for the interconnection usage charge, which will be effective October 1. The detailed methodology on which Trai's calculations are based is part of the explanatory memorandum to the regulations all of which have been placed in the public domain now, Trai Chairman R S Sharma today told PTI. Mathews contended that the assumption of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) that all operators should move towards VoLTE technology is not practical as it will hit services for 2G users who account for 70 per cent of the total subscriber base in the country. "In the last ...
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IUC cut to hit telcos' biz by Rs 5k cr,2G calls to suffer: COAI 20.9.2017 ET: Policy
Mathews contended that the assumption of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) that all operators should move towards VoLTE technology.
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Indian telecoms fee cut seen boosting upstart operator Reliance Jio 20.9.2017 Sify Finance
By Sankalp Phartiyal and Devidutta Tripathy
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Regulator has given its views, concerned players may explore remedies: Jaitley on IUC 20.9.2017 ET: Policy
TRAI on Tuesday came out with a regulation cutting call-termination charges from mobile to mobile by over half to 6 paise per minute effective from October 1.
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Indian telecoms fee cut seen boosting upstart operator Reliance Jio 20.9.2017 TOI: Intl Business
INDIA-TELECOMS/INTERCONNECTFEES (UPDATE 2):UPDATE 2-Indian telecoms fee cut seen boosting upstart operator Reliance Jio
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No direct benefit for customers as TRAI slashes IUC rates: Experts 20.9.2017 Sify Finance
The telecom regulator, which sent the industry into a tizzy with its decision to slash interconnection usage charges (IUC), justified the move by saying it "will result in direct benefit to customers". Contradicting this claim, industry experts said that, given the current scenario in the sector, there will be no such direct benefit to end users.
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Regulator has given its views, concerned players may explore remedies: Jaitley on IUC 20.9.2017 Sify Finance
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the telecom regulator has given its views on Interconnection Usage Charges (IUC) and it is for the service providers to explore remedies for it.
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BRIEF-Vodafone India says disappointed with TRAI's decision, considering options in response 20.9.2017 Sify Finance
Sept 20 (Reuters) - Vodafone India Ltd:
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TRAI slashes mobile interconnect fee; telecom shares drop 20.9.2017 TOI: Intl Business
INDIA-TRAI-TELECOMS-INTERCONNECTFEES:TRAI slashes mobile interconnect fee; telecom shares drop
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India slashes mobile interconnect fee; telecom shares drop 20.9.2017 TOI: Intl Business
INDIA-TELECOMS/INTERCONNECTFEES (UPDATE 1):UPDATE 1-India slashes mobile interconnect fee; telecom shares drop
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Trai cut IUC in a 'non-transparent' way, move to benefit Jio - Airtel 20.9.2017 ET: Policy
The interconnectivity user charges was slashed by the telecom regulator to 6 paise a minute from the current 14 paise and the regulator said it would be brought down to zero paise from 2020.
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TRAI orders sharp cut in mobile interconnection fees 20.9.2017 Sify Finance
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's telecoms regulator has more than halved a fee mobile operators pay each other for calls from one network to another in a move that could hurt leading operators including
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IUC fixed at 6 p/min, to become zero by 2020 20.9.2017 DNA: Opinion
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on Tuesday more than halved interconnection usage charges (IUC) for mobile calls to 6 paise per minute from the current 14 paise. The new charges will be implemented from October 1, the telecom regulator said in a statement. From January 2020, IUC will be brought down to zero for all domestic calls. For calls from wire-line to mobile, wire-line to wire-line and wire-line to mobile, the termination charges would continue to be zero, Trai said. DNA Money had reported on August 15 that IUC is likely to come down to 5-8 paise per minute for calls in India. According to sources, IUC at 6 paise will lead to a gain of about Rs 4,000 crore annually to Reliance Jio. It would mean an estimated annual loss of Rs 1,500-2,000 crore for Airtel, Rs 1,500 crore for Vodafone and Rs 1,200 crore for Idea Cellular, they said. These figures could not be independently confirmed. While the incumbent players had demanded an increase in IUC to 35 paise, Reliance Jio (RJio) wanted ...
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Trai slashes interconnect charges from 14 paise to 6 paise a minute from Oct 1 20.9.2017 Sify Finance
[India], Sept. 19 (ANI): The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on Tuesday slashed the interconnect usage charge (IUC) from 14 paise minute to 6 paise per minute, which will become
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Airtel, Voda, Idea to move court on IUC cut 20.9.2017 ET: Infotech
“They need to understand the methodology adopted. Globally, in a calling-party-pays regime, there is no zero-IUC regulation,” said Rajan Mathews
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Trai cuts interconnect charges to 6 paise a minute from Oct 1; Jio gains, incumbents lose 19.9.2017 ET: Policy
Incumbent telcos have been batting against lowering of the charge - which gives them net revenue – and moving to bill and keep (BAK) regime.
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Trai revives paper on boosting local telecom gear manufacturing 18.9.2017 ET: Policy
In a consultation paper issued Monday, Trai sought stakeholder views on policy framework needed to boost local telecom equipment manufacturing and measures for implementation.
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