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How a differential IUC regime can settle the dispute among TRAI, Jio, and the incumbents

For years, TRAI has had uniform interconnect usage charges (IUC) despite different call-termination costs on different networks. It is a flawed approach and the root cause for a fresh dispute between Jio and the incumbents, culminating in a battle over ring time and Jio charging outgoing calls to other operators. A differential IUC regime is an optimal solution, suggests ET Prime’s incisive analysis.

Telecom

How a differential IUC regime can settle the dispute among TRAI, Jio, and the incumbents

For years, TRAI has had uniform interconnect usage charges (IUC) despite different call-termination costs on different networks. It is a flawed approach and the root cause for a fresh dispute between Jio and the incumbents, culminating in a battle over ring time and Jio charging outgoing calls to other operators. A differential IUC regime is an optimal solution, suggests ET Prime’s incisive analysis.

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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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