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The war of the rings: Jio clashes with Airtel and Vodafone Idea again

Price wars may be easing, but Jio has opened a new front with Airtel and Vodafone Idea. The battle has now shifted to ring time and interconnection usage charges (IUC). Incumbents allege Jio’s decision to drastically cut ring time is aimed at cutting its IUC burden. Jio rubbishes the claim even as TRAI is trying to find a middle ground. Here’s is what could end the logjam.
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Battle lines are drawn in the Indian telecom industry once again. Just when the price war is showing signs of tapering off, Reliance Jio has shifted its tussle with Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea to a new front. This time the fight is over ring time and Interconnection Usage Charges (IUC), the fee a telco pays to rivals for terminating
financial implications. A more granular analysis of this parameter will help the regulator and telcos identify an optimal ring time that can be used as a reference across operators. Indeed, the stage is set for a tug of war over the next few months, as the regulator tries to find a middle ground. ( Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)
Battle lines are drawn in the Indian telecom industry once again. Just when the price war is showing signs of tapering off, Reliance Jio has shifted its tussle with Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea to a new front. This time the fight is over ring time and Interconnection Usage Charges (IUC), the fee a telco pays to rivals for terminating financial implications. A more granular analysis of this parameter will help the regulator and telcos identify an optimal ring time that can be used as a reference across operators. Indeed, the stage is set for a tug of war over the next few months, as the regulator tries to find a middle ground. ( Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)

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