Telecom Commission’s December 31 meeting on spectrum usage charge deferred


Telecom commission’s assembly scheduled for Tuesday, December 31, to imagine the spectrum utilization charge has been deferred. “It is (TC assembly) now not there tomorrow. Next date will probably be recognized the following day best,” respectable sources informed PTI. The inter-ministerial panel was to take a view on levying uniform spectrum usage charge, a subject that has divided telecom operators.

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The spectrum utilization cost, which is levied yearly with the aid of govt as a proportion of revenue earned by telecom companies from telecom services, varies between 3 and 8 % in the case of cell operators.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has advisable levying uniform SUC between three and 5 percent from April 1, 2014, across the sphere. This annual price is presently 1 % for the corporation’s broadband wireless spectrum, with Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL) and Tacoma.

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Whereas GSM players like Airtel, Vodafone, idea mobile, and Union had been the annoying implementation of uniform SUC, RJIL has adversarial one of these moves.

The view taken by the Telecom fee will probably be placed ahead of the Empowered team of Ministers (Ego) on telecom, headed with the aid of finance minister P Chidambaram so that it will decide on the spectrum usage cost. Sources said it’ll be for the Ego to move the cupboard for a last resolution on the SUC.