By: ENS Economic Bureau | New Delhi |
Published: January 13, 2018 2:25 am


The international termination charge is levied by telecom companies here from overseas operators on the networks of which a call may have been made.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, on Friday, cut the international incoming call termination rate to 30 paise per minute from 53 paise, with effect from February 1, aiming to curb the “grey route”. However, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), opposing the decision, said that this could lead to an annual payment loss of Rs 2,000 crore for Indian operators from foreign carriers for incoming international calls.

“The Authority is of the view that, while deciding on the appropriate level of ITC (international termination charge) in the country, curbing the menace of grey route should be a more important…

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