Jio asks Trai to stop IUC scrapping schedule consultations

Jio asks Trai to stop IUC scrapping schedule consultations”

"If there is any violation, we will look into the matter." the official said.

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio has argued that this modus operandi has deprived it of Rs 0.58 for every minute of outgoing calls to such numbers on Jio's network.

Airtel and Vodafone Idea, which are net revenue earners, want IUC to stay.

Jio recently announced that it would be charging six paise per minute on outgoing calls to other networks. "This is as per TRAI regulations". "Enterprise customers referred to by Jio transfer their call to their unique number to a fixed line or another mobile number as this is permitted by the DoT". Last week, it said it was compelled to start charging its over 350 million users to recover the 6 paise a minute IUC it pays to other telcos, till Trai brings the fee down to zero.

Jio said it suspected that thousands of such numbers are operational in the market deployed by old operators, and also supplied the regulator with a list of such numbers in use for examination.

Commenting on a media query on Reliance Jio's move he said, "IUC has nothing to do with tariff". This changes nature and character of call from "mobile to wireline network" to "mobile to mobile network", Jio complained.

"Since these fraudulent activities of masquerading wire-line numbers by mobile numbers is causing huge loss to some operators as well as to the exchequer and undue enrichment of incumbent operators apart from being not in public and telecom sector interest, Authority is humbly requested to direct the Incumbent Operators to stop this fraudulent cheating practice with immediate effect".

Reliance Jio gave free calling to its users with its launch in September 2016.

In the interconnect agreements signed between Jio and Airtel, Vodafone Idea and BSNL for calls on universal access and toll-free numbers, the originating operator receives 36-52p a minute from the terminating one.

Disclosure: Reliance Industries, the promoter of Reliance Jio, also controls Network18, the parent company of

Snubbing Reliance Jio's move to charge 6 paise per minute for voice calls made by its users on other networks, Gopal Vittal said that interconnection usage charges (IUC) are not part of tariff but clearing charges among operators to transmit calls, as per reported by sources.

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