Vodafone-Airtel disagree on removing IUC
Vodafone-Airtel disagree on removing IUC

Mobile Interconnection Usage Charges on the issue of IUC, telecom companies have come face to face with each other. The old telecom companies Bharti Airtel and Vodafone criticized the reduction in IUC and said that this will worsen the financial condition of the companies. 

Sharma said that while TRAI finalized the IUC fee, the attention of consumers and industry has taken care of the direction of competition and competition. It is notable that TRAI reduced the IUC from 14 paise to 6 paise per minute on Tuesday (September 19th). The regulator has also said that this fee will be completely eliminated from January 2020. 

Vodafone described TRAI's decision as regressive and said that the biggest advantage of this is that it is only going to be a new company. Although he did not take Geo directly in the name. At the same time, Airtel alleged that TRAI had fixed the new IUC rate with 'completely opaque' ways. The new telecom firm Reliance Jio has denied the allegations that the decision of the reduction in mobile interconnect usage fee (IUC) will only benefit him. The company says that the cost of voice calls has been reduced to a part of a single penny and the benefit should be to the customers.

In this matter, Jio has expressed its guilt on raising the target on the regulator TRAI and questioning the method adopted for fixing the IUC. The company says that old telecom companies are making baseless charges in this case. Rating agencies and analysts today said that the decision of the reduction of Mobile Interaction Usage Fee (IUC) will adversely affect the income of old telecom companies while the new company Reliance Jio will benefit.

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