Telecommunication Levy on internet services increased

Telecommunication Levy on internet services increased

November 10, 2016   06:24 pm

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Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake today said that the Telecommunication Levy on Internet services will be increased to 25%.

Delivering the 2017 budget speech in Parliament, he also said that a SIM Activation Levy of Rs 200 will be imposed for a SIM.

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The minister added that all mobile operators will be given a 6 months period to convert their infrastructure enabling to provide 3G facility and a surcharge at Rs. 100 million per district will be imposed for failing to provide such facility.

All metro areas have to be converted to 4G by 30th June 2018, he said.

The present Annual Spectrum Charge will be increased by 25%, Karunanayake said.

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