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Saturday, March 12, 2005

Trai slashes international leased line rates by 70%

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on Friday slashed prices of international leased lines by up to 70%.

For 155 Mbps leased lines, tariffs have been reduced by 70% to Rs 2.99 crore per annum.

For 45 Mbps leased lines, the tariffs have been reduced by 71% to Rs 1.04 crore per annum, while for 2 Mbps leased lines, prices have been reduced by 35% to Rs 13 lakh per annum.

“A competitively-priced IPLC (The international private leased circuit) service is fundamental to achieve a higher rate of penetration of broadband in the country, which provides a basis for fundamentally transferring the socio-economic opportunities, particularly in rural India,” Trai stated.

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