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Debate Over Spectrum Usage Charge

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September 10: The latest change in rules for India's telecom sector brings back the contentious issue of spectrum usage charge. A year after Pranab Mukherjee shot down any tinkering with the assured revenue to government from this levy, TRAI has recommended a flat 3% charge. COAI’s Rajan Mathews and AUSPI’s Ashok Sud comment on whether the government will change its stand in a fiscally constrained year and how this proposal affects industry players.