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



Telecom commission’s assembly scheduled for Tuesday, December 31 to imagine the matter of 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.

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

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has advisable levying of uniform SUC between three and 5 percent from April 1, 2014 across the sphere.

This annual price is presently 1 % for corporation’s broadband wireless spectrum, together with Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL) and Tacoma.

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

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 come to a decision on the spectrum usage cost.

It’ll be for the Ego to move the cupboard for a last resolution on the SUC, sources said.