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TRAI notifies 15% hike in non DAS tariff

MUMBAI: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has increased the non-addressable tariff by 15%, effective 1 April.

The hike in tariff comes in the wake of the Supreme Court allowing the TRAI to revise the tariff ceiling for the non-addressable systems.

To account for the 15% inflation-linked hike, similar tariff ceilings at the consumer level have been worked out and tabulated in the tariff order. The tariff ceilings have been rounded-off to the nearest rupee from the point of view of convenience of the consumers and service providers.

TRAI is of the view that a hike to the tune of 27.5% in a single go would not be appropriate for the market; consumers need some time to adjust. Therefore, the Authority has decided that this hike should be implemented in two instalments. The first instalment of 15 per cent shall be effective from 1 April which has been incorporated in this Tariff Order.

The second instalment for the remaining inflation linked increase, for the period from December 2008 to March 2014, shall be made effective 1 January 2015 thorough a separate tariff order to be issued subsequently.

Await detailed report…

Also read:
TRAI’s tariff hike: Broadcasters to gain, content costs to climb for MSOs and DTH
How TRAI worked out a 27.5% inflation-linked hike in non-DAS tariff
SC allows TRAI to increase non-addressable tariff
MSOs may feel the pinch as TRAI gets SC permission to revise tariff