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Telecom Commission recommends 8% uniform licence fee

The Telecom Commission has recommended a uniform licence fee of 8 percent as against existing 6-10 percent depending upon type of service and circle.

Loss of over Rs 43k cr due to relief to telcos in 1999

The relief given to telecom companies by the BJP-led NDA government in 1999 by moving them from fixed licence fee regime to revenue-sharing model caused a loss of over Rs 43,523 crore by way of lower collection of licence fee, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.