Airtel, Idea face double whammy if Trai cuts interconnection usage charge
Airtel and Idea's margins will be hit and Reliance Jio's savings will surge if Trai decides to cut the interconnection usage charges
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is set to cut the interconnection usage charge (IUC) levied by telecom companies, according to a 13 August report in The Times of India. Trai chairman R.S. Sharma has said IUC recommendations will be framed by the end of the month, suggesting a final decision is yet to be taken.