Telecom sector woes on AGR: Govt awaits 'favourable' SC verdict
    Telecom sector woes on AGR: Govt awaits 'favourable' SC verdict - Business Standard
    Telecom companies with a licence need to pay about 8 per cent of their total revenue to government

    Telecom companies with a licence need to pay about 8 per cent of their total revenue to governmentAs telecom minister Manoj Sinha is set to meet telecom company chiefs this week, the officials in the know said none of the options on the table, including changes in interconnect charges and tweaking of the tariff regime, would work without settling the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) controversy.Telecom companies with a licence need to pay about 8 per cent of their total revenue to the government and that includes all the lines of business they may be involved in.analyst Mahesh Uppal says linkage of the fees payable by the telecom companies with realistic calculation of yearly revenues will reduce dependence on high reserve prices.

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