Different 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