COAI appeals to DoT and Telecom Commission for Uniform SUC Rates

Rajan-S.-Mathews-Director-General-COAIDifferent SUC rates are applicable for spectrum at different points of time. So to bring uniformity, COAI has requested the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) and the Telecom Commission to implement a uniform SUC charge across spectrum bands for the industry. The new norms are expected to bring uniformity and introduce a level-playing field.

Rajan S. Mathews, Director General, COAI, said, “Uniform Spectrum Usage Charge will not only bring simplification, but also eliminate the possibility of arbitrage. Varied SUC rates can cause a lot of ambiguities while entering into transactions pertaining to mergers and acquisition deals, spectrum sharing and spectrum trading. Disparate rates can lead to disputes and create a non-level playing field and arbitrage.”Read more

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