India to scrap roaming charges by 2013

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Current system makes calls outside of ‘home region’ twice as expensive

The Indian government has said it will end national roaming charges by next year.

Communications minister Kapil Sibal said last week that domestic calls will be free from next year, a promise first made in the National Telecom Policy (NTP) 2012.

Currently, it is about twice as expensive to make calls to an area within India not defined as your ‘home region’.

But the national regulator TRAI, responsible for setting roaming tariffs, has not yet consulted with industry stakeholders on how best to make the change.

The authority is expected to outline its plans and chosen model for determining tariffs in an upcoming consultation paper.

Also according to the NTP 2012, the government has issued invitations to telecoms operators to participate in an auction for key mobile spectrum.Rich Text AreaToolbarBold (Ctrl + B)Italic (Ctrl + I)Strikethrough (Alt + Shift + D)Unordered list (Alt + Shift + U)Ordered list (Alt + Shift + O)Blockquote (Alt + Shift + Q)Align Left (Alt + Shift + L)Align Center (Alt + Shift + C)Align Right (Alt + Shift + R)Insert/edit link (Alt + Shift + A)Unlink (Alt + Shift + S)Insert More Tag (Alt + Shift + T)Toggle spellchecker (Alt + Shift + N)▼
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Current system makes calls outside of ‘home region’ twice as expensive
The Indian government has said it will end national roaming charges by next year.
Communications minister Kapil Sibal said last week that domestic calls will be free from next year, a promise first made in the National Telecom Policy (NTP) 2012.
Currently, it is about twice as expensive to make calls to an area within India not defined as your ‘home region’.
But the national regulator TRAI, responsible for setting roaming tariffs, has not yet consulted with industry stakeholders on how best to make the change.
The authority is expected to outline its plans and chosen model for determining tariffs in an upcoming consultation paper.
Also according to the NTP 2012, the government has issued invitations to telecoms operators to participate in an auction for key mobile spectrum.
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