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

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The Telecom Commission’s assembly is scheduled for Tuesday, December 31, to imagine the spectrum utilization charge has been deferred. “It is (TC assembly) now, not there tomorrow. The 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 charges, a subject that has divided telecom operators.

The spectrum utilization cost, which is levied yearly by the government as a proportion of telecom companies’ revenue from telecom services, varies between 3 and 8 % for cell operators.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has advisable levying uniform SUC between three and 5 percent across the sphere from April 1, 2014. This annual price is 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 have 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’d be for the Ego to move the cupboard for a last resolution on the SUC.