New Delhi: In a development that would bring mobile telephone tariffs further down, telecom regulator TRAI has suggested doing away with termination charges in a phased manner over the next three years.
Termination charges, a part of Interconnection Usage Charges, are a levy paid by one operator to another on whose network a call ends. Any change in it will have impact on mobile tariffs.
At present, termination charge is 20 paise per minute and it forms a part of mobile tariffs.
In its submission to the Supreme Court, TRAI has submitted a number of models for calculating IUC, but it has suggested that termination charges should be completely removed by 2014....more
05:47 PM, Nov 01, 2011