Reliance Industries, others cell phone venture OK'd by Telecom Com

Reliance communication

Companies like Bharti Infratel, GTL Infrastructure, Indus Towers are involved in IP-1 business. The DoT committee had recommended bringing IP-1 companies under licence regime.

Telecom regulator TRAI has recommended a charge of 8 per cent licence fee to IP-1 companies once they are brought under licences.

For companies who wish to continue to "provide limited services like only internet services under cafeteria approach they can do so with a lower entry fee which will be same as present," Telecom Secretary said.

The TC also endorsed around Rs 3,000 crore support for mobile services in left wing extremist affected areas through Universal Service Obligation Fund for a period of 5 years.

"This proposal will have to be finally approved by Cabinet," Chandrashekhar added.

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