RJio effect: Govt policy should allow telcos to cover costs, says Idea

A man speaks on his mobile phone as he sits in front of a shop displaying the Idea Cellular Ltd's logo on its shutter in Mumbai

Latest News – Idea Cellular on Thursday said at the IMG meeting that it supports lower data prices but the government policy framework should allow operators to recover their network costs.

Vodafone, on the other hand, said that call connect charge — currently, at 14 paise — is already “below cost” and any further cut in these inter-operator charges could hurt rural coverage.

Besides, it favoured lowering of spectrum usage charges (or doing away with it) as also that the USO levy should be reduced to 3 per cent from 5 per cent and then be phased out.

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