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PTI / The Hindu / NEW DELHI, July 15, 2011.
Supreme Court of India. File photo - The Hindu.
The Supreme Court on Friday gave three-month extension to telecom regulator TRAI for completing formulation of the new Interconnection Usage Charge (IUC) regime.
A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia allowed the urgent plea of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) seeking more time for IUC.
Interconnection charges are paid by a telecom service provider for using network of other operators for transmitting and completing a call.
The Apex court had on February 4 given TRAI four months for coming up with recommendation on telecom interconnection charges, which expired on June 4.
Meanwhile, TRAI today faced intense opposition from GSM operators in the court for not including capital expenditure (CAPEX) while determining fresh IUC. They submitted that the regulator was not acting fairly.
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