The Department of Telecommunications has raised a demand of around Rs.877.60 crore from Vodafone as spectrum charges for the period between 2008-09 and 2011-12, sources said.
Every operator has to pay annual charges such as spectrum usage charge and licence fee. The total amount raised , including penalty and interest for all the four financial years separately, has to be paid by February 20, the sources added.
For 2011-12, the company has been asked to pay Rs.131.89 crore penalty for 11 telecom service areas. This includes Rs.81.86 crore principal and penalty while the interest component is around Rs.50 crore.