Mobile calls, internet charges become costlier by up to 50% from today

Mobile calls and Internet charges rose by up to 50 per cent in the country from today, as private sector players announced their plans to raise tariffs.

The hike announced last Sunday is the first increase in the last five years in the country’s telecom space. Telecom companies’ move to raise mobile tariff follows the Supreme Court judgment on the 24th of October this year, upholding the government’s method of calculating revenue share that it should get from earnings of service providers.