Mobile tariffs may go down in 2009

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Mumbai, Dec 31: Happy news for New Year. Mobile tariffs may fall in 2009, as the telecom regulator TRAI on Wednesday, Dec 31 started review of various intra-operator charges including for calls landing in each other's network.

Issuing a consultation paper on 'Review of Interconnection Usage Charge, TRAI has sought information from all stakeholders on various charges payable by operators to one another for carriage and termination of domestic and international calls.

The new telecom operators, who are yet to start offering mobile services, had opposed the high rate of termination charge of 30 paise a minute and had demanded that it should be lowered to a maximum ceiling of 10 paise.

OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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