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Trai recommends spectrum charges for BSNL's satellite phone services be levied at 1%

Updated : December 28, 2018 02:34 PM IST

Telecom regulator Trai on Friday recommended that spectrum charges for state-owned BSNL's satellite phone services be fixed at 1 per cent of the revenue accrued from such services, replacing the current model of formula-based levy.
If the regulator's recommendations are accepted by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), it could drive down the cost of using satellite phone services by nearly 50 per cent, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava told PTI.
Trai recommends spectrum charges for BSNL's satellite phone services be levied at 1%
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