The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued the telecommunications interconnection usage charges (sixteenth amendment) regulation, 2020.

As per the regulation, the present regime of fixed international termination charges (ITC) at Re 0.30 per minute has been revised to forbearance regime within a prescribed range of Re 0.35 per minute to Re 0.65 per minute.

Further, in an effort to ensure the level playing field between standalone and integrated international long distance operators (ILDOs), TRAI has mandated the access service providers to offer non-discriminatory rate of ITC to everyone, i.e, to its own associated ILDO as well as standalone ILDOs.