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Corporate war between Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and Reliance Jio overshadows the principle of economic welfare of masses in debate over new IUC

Telecom observers are not surprised by recent letters written by Operators to the regulator on interconnection usage charges (IUC). The service providers have right to protect their business interests. IUC is an important tool to win corporate war and telecom regulatory authority of India (TRAI) is the battle field. Content of letters doesn’t matter. All is fair in love and war. What matters is media coverage.

Robust telecom infrastructure is the key to realise digital India mission, says TAIPA at its AGM 2017

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Google Tez, UPI based mobile payments and commerce app launched in India

British parliamentarians led war against high IUC, 262 MPs signed Early Day Motion in parliament to reduce mobile termination charges

Airtel payments bank launches UPI enabled digital payments

Bharti Airtel announces strategic partnership with SK Telecom to build the most advanced telecom network in India

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Huawei starts 5G collaboration with Intel on NR based interoperability development testing

Based on Huawei’s 5G base station prototype and Intel’s 3rd Generation 5G Mobile Trial Platform (MTP), both companies will jointly verify the performance of key 5G NR technologies. Sub - 6GHz including C-Band, mmWave and mobility. The companies will conduct testing in real mobile, over the air environments directly connecting Huawei’s infrastructure and Intel’s terminal platform

ITRI collaborates with Anritsu on 400GE testing platform

Reliance Group’s UNLIMIT and IBM Internet of Things collaborate to propel the future of innovation in India

Spirent selected by China Telecom as the exclusive provider of VoLTE audio test systems

Bharti Airtel announces 10GB free data offer for its postpaid users

HPE and PwC partners to create a Center of Excellence to power future cities

Vodafone Group agrees to do enterprise licensing agreement with VMware

Ambrane announces the launch of its Smartwatch ASW 11 at Rs 1999

IVOOMI launch Me 3 and Me 3S flagship smartphones with shatterproof display at Rs 5499 and Rs 6499

Vodafone claims Internet of Things connected healthcare can improve millions of lives and save billions of dollars



Reduce the IUC: Use pure LRIC methods to calculate interconnection charges

B K Syngal, Former CMD, VSNL

The telecom regulatory authority of India or TRAI has started the exercise of reviewing interconnection usage charge (IUC). There is always a dispute between incumbent and new operators on interconnection charges. Incumbent operators want high IUC as they have been around for a longer time and, thus, have more number of subscribers, while new operators want low IUC.

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