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Idea Cellular loss widens to Rs 1,280 crore in Q3 FY18 on IUC cut
Wed, Jan 24, 2018
Idea Cellular attributed this loss to the cut of IUC charges levied by TRAI.
Bharti Airtel shares bleed nearly 2% on Sensex post disappointing Q3 results
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Airtel’s profit fell for the sixth quarter in a row post the launch of Reliance Jio and its attractive discounted services.
Cutting of international call termination charges may cost dear to telcos
Fri, Jan 12, 2018
Most of these international calls terminated on Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea’s network.
TRAI issues interconnectivity rules; fixes 30-day deadline for inking pacts
Tue, Jan 02, 2018
Telecom regulator Trai today mandated service providers to enter into interconnection agreement "on non-discriminatory basis" within 30 days of receiving network connectivity request from another operator.
IUC cut: How will your monthly tariff plan pan out from next month?
Tue, Sep 26, 2017
After the cut in IUC announced last week a conundrum over monthly tariff plans has arisen with analysts arguing on both sides of the coin. While EBITDA margins of operators will be impacted will subscribers witness a change in tariff plans?
Vodafone moves to Supreme Court after HC dismisses plea against TRAI's IUC fixing
Sun, Sep 24, 2017
Vodafone moved to the Supreme Court after the Delhi High Court dismissed the plea against Trai's order on IUC charges.
6 paise for IUC is threatening to wipe off Rs 2250 crore from telcos earnings in the next 90 days
Sat, Sep 23, 2017
Cut in interconnect usage charges has caused quite an uproar in the telecom industry. Here is how the incumbent operators will be impacted in Q3 FY18.
Will cut in interconnect usage charges lead to more free voice calling?
Wed, Sep 20, 2017
Interconnect Usage Charges (IUC) are inter-operator payments made by telecom operators. A cut in its rates by 50% will result in short term distress for incumbents while Jio’s free calling might just pay off.
Idea Cellular demands separation of VoLTE, traditional calls for IUC
Fri, Sep 15, 2017
The company, in a letter to TRAI Chairman R S Sharma, said the current debate on interconnection usage charges (IUC) is around two types of networks -- prevalent TDM technology used for providing calling service on 2G and 3G networks and the latest VoLTE technology used for 4G network.
Reliance Jio writes to TRAI, says Airtel 'creates a smoke-screen to hide its ill-gotten profits’
Tue, Sep 12, 2017
Ongoing wars between telecom operators take a bitter turn as Reliance Jio writes to TRAI Chairman and calls out Airtel's views on IUC as 'malicious and false representation.'
TRAI dangles 5G spectrum auction bait but Indian telcos far from ready
Thu, Aug 31, 2017
At a time when the telecom industry is lobbying to lower interest on spectrum payments and opposing lowering of interconnection usage charges talks of another spectrum auction surface. But the industry is not ready.
How a 14 paise charge per call is redrawing battle lines between Reliance Jio and others
Tue, Aug 29, 2017
It has been Jio vs the telecom industry in the matter of IUC. Now Vodafone CEO, Vittorio Colao lashes out against the new entrant.
Charges to call other networks may soon be dropped but telcos to get their bacon from data
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Interconnection usage charges between telecom operators are set to be revised. We tell you how this impacts you and your operator.
Jio writes to telecom regulator slamming COAI's views on IUC
Fri, Jul 28, 2017
Reliance Jio has written to the Indian telecom regulator slamming industry body Cellular Operators Association of India`s (COAI) views on interconnection usage charges when two of its members differed on the matter.
Operators say rural telecom to suffer at nil IUC, Reliance Jio differs
Thu, Jul 20, 2017
The warring parties over interconnect usage charges are digging in their heels.
Reliance Jio on IUC: Big telcos made excess recovery of Rs 1.2 lakh crore
Thu, Jul 20, 2017
Reliance Jio has dismissed as "myth" the claim that incumbent telecom operators are incurring losses due to reduction in call connect charges and alleged that two of established operators had made "excess recovery" to the tune of nearly Rs 1.2 lakh crore.
No new operators in last few years faced any PoI issue: Bharti Airtel
Fri, Sep 09, 2016
India's leading telecom service provider Bharti Airtel on Friday said that no new operators who have launched services in the last few years have faced any points of interconnect (PoI) related issues with the company.