Trai cuts termination charge on mobile voice calls; Reliance Jio to gain

Telecom operators to seek legal help against TRAI's IUC slashing

TRAI fixes IUC that has several components.

The Trai, in its explanatory memorandum, said: "While on the one hand, a lower termination charge benefits the consumer, it does not have a negative effect on the telecom operator because it is open to the operator to recover whatever costs it incurs through the retail tariffs, subject to competitive market conditions". Off late, this charge has been one of the biggest factors behind the earnings of telecom operators and since the launch of Reliance Jio, this was being highly debated because Jio provides all calls for free.

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Majority of telecom operators will seek legal redressal against Indian telecom regulator's decision of slashing mobile termination charges to 6 paisa per minute from 14 paisa, Cellular Operators' Association of India's Director General Rajan S. Mathews said. The older telecom players wanted it raised to at least 30 paise per minute.

The telecom regulator also said that no call termination charge will be applicable from January 1, 2020. A telecom operator presently charges 14 paise per minute for every incoming mobile call, called mobile termination charge (MTC), received from the other network. "For other types of calls (such as wire-line to mobile, wire-line to wireline and wire-line to mobile) the termination charge would continue to remain zero.From 1st January, 2020 onwards the termination charge for all types of domestic calls shall be zero", TRAI said in a statement.

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"Whatever the Trai does, another court battle is on the cards".

The move comes as a major win for Reliance Jio which wanted IUC to be slashed to zero. The existing operators have already been struggling because of the lowered revenue after huge cut downs in the prices of data packs and other telecom services.

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An earlier report claimed, Reliance Jio, Reliance Communications, Aircel, MTNL demanded scrapping of the IUC regime and moving to the Bill and Keep (BAK) regime under which no operator raises such demand. The reduction in interconnect usage charge will benefit Jio, for which the charge was a huge liability. This is expected to bring down mobile call costs in coming days.

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