International bandwidth rates set to crash over 90%

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Airtel and TATA charged Rs. 3.4 Crore for 10 Gbps International bandwidth till now. In 2013, TRAI had ordered a 90 per cent cut in the cable landing station charges. This was opposed by Bharti and Tata Communications ( Of course they did ) on the grounds that the regulator did not include all aspects of the costs before arriving at the new pricing. However, the Madras High Court has dismissed the two operators’ plea and has given the green signal to Trai to implement the nearly four-year-old order.

Now, charges for a 10 Gbps connection, for example, will be just ₹6.25 lakh compared to ₹3.4 crore. The reduced charge would mean lower costs for Internet service providers and long-distance telephony players. This, in turn, could result in lower broadband tariffs.

Source: Intl bandwidth rates set to crash 60%

First it was Mumbai IX (Private peering exchange) and now this. I can't wait to see what happens next.
 
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Well now other players "CAN" compete fit Jio Gigafiber
 
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And why they won't challenge this in SC to atleast drag it on for next 3-4years further.
 
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The article also states
In addition they may have to pay back the excess money collected since 2013, which could amount to ₹800 crore, according to one industry estimate.
so most probably they will challenge in SC.
 
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Sc must reject their pil for a bright future of India's digital dream and now bsnl bb must come with 5 Mbps fup with every plan....
 
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So they were looting at the landing station even before it came to users :emoji_eggplant:
 


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We will get 100mbps UL for 1k if this comes true and 50mbps for 600. Provided the ISP gives FTTB/FTTH.
 
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So they were looting at the landing station even before it came to users :emoji_eggplant:
Well airtel has a reputation to keep up :eek:penedeyewink: /s