This assumes importance since most of the operators have been indicating that IUC implementation may be delayed since other operators are not ready.
On Wednesday, Tata Teleservices and Reliance Infocomm said that they were ready at their end to implement the revised IUC, but Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) was not yet prepared. TTSL managing director S Ramakrishnan and Reliance Infocomm president Prakash Bajpai maintained that IUC implementation from February 1 would be possible only if both the cellular operators and BSNL were prepared for the same.
BSNL CMD VP Sinha, meanwhile, on Thursday, maintained, From our side, we are ready for the implementation of revised IUC.
Bharti Tele-Ventures president mobility Manoj Kohli also said that Bharti is ready for IUC implementation.
It may be recalled that with the implementation of revised IUC, fixed line STD rates will go down.
Both BSNL and Touchtel had announced their relatively lower STD rates in December which were to come into effect, as and when the revised IUC is implemented.