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Vodafone Idea seeks 35 per GB as minimum floor price

Struggling to clear adjusted gross revenue dues of 53,000 crore to comply with a Supreme Court order, the loss-making telco has sought 18 years time to clear the dues.

By: INDO ASIAN NEWS SERVICE
| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 19:41 IST
Vodafone Idea has to pay revenue dues of  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>53,000 crore.
Vodafone Idea has to pay revenue dues of 53,000 crore. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Vodafone Idea has sought fixing minimum tariffs for mobile data at 35 per GB, which is about 7 time the current rate, and for calls at 6 paise per minute along with monthly charges from April 1, to help it pay statutory dues.

Struggling to clear adjusted gross revenue dues of 53,000 crore to comply with a Supreme Court order, the loss-making telco has sought 18 years time to clear the dues, including a three-year moratorium on payment of interest and penalty, according to official sources.

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In a letter to the Department of Telecommunications, the company said it wants minimum price of data should be fixed at 35 per gigabyte and minimum monthly connection charge at 50 from April 1, 2020. Current mobile internet prices are in the range of 4-5 per GB.

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According to the source, Vodafone Idea wants minimum price of outgoing calls should be fixed at 6 paise per minute.

The demand to raise call and internet rates from Vodafone Idea comes within three months of the company raising rates by up to 50 per cent.

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First Published Date: 28 Feb, 19:27 IST
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