Today, TRAI has announced a drop in Interconnection Usage Charge (IUC) from 14 paise to 6 paise.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued the “Telecommunication Interconnection Usage Charges (Thirteenth Amendment) Regulations” which prescribes Domestic Termination Charges.
Domestic Termination charges are the charges payable by a Telecom Service Provider (TSP) whose subscriber originates the call, to the TSP in whose network the call terminates.
Key features of the Regulations are as follows:
a) For Mobile to Mobile, termination charge has been reduced from 14 paisa per minute to 6 paisa per minute w.e.f. 1st October, 2017.
b) 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.
c) From 1st January, 2020 onwards the termination charge for all types of domestic calls shall be zero.
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