Etisalat Will Not Bid for India’s 2G Spectrum Auction Scheduled in November

Etisalat one of the largest telecom operators in UAE, today said that it has decided not to bid for 2G Spectrum in an India’s auction scheduled in November.

Etisalat earlier February 22nd, 2012 shut down its Indian mobile operations – Cheers Mobile, after a Supreme Court’s ordered to revoke mobile service license under 2G verdict.

The company said that “Etisalat Group has decided not to participate in the auction,” said the UAE telecom major in a released statement as it is not willing to re-participate after being canceled its owned licences. Following the publication by Department of Telecomm (DoT) – India’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of the information memorandum for the planned auction of spectrum in 1800MHz and 800MHz bands, the Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat) wishes to confirm that it has decided not to participate in the auction.”

Earlier it has said that the decision to windup its India operations and not to bid for upcoming auction of 2G Spectrum has been taken in order to protect the interests of all stakeholders and to avoid incurring further costs at this time of rapid change and continued uncertainty in the Indian telecommunications sector.

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Atharva
Atharva
January 18, 2013 12:54 pm 12:54 PM

need to know the online site for etisalat to get mnp code

Pratham
Pratham
March 16, 2013 3:45 pm 3:45 PM

It is closed dude it was last operated on 31st March 2012 i have ported out my cheers number in the same month when they published of its shut down. Now my number is differnt from all others as the series of my no 9588.. Is closed

sam
sam
September 8, 2012 4:41 pm 4:41 PM

ye saali chor company hai

Jaswanth Roy
Jaswanth Roy
September 8, 2012 11:57 am 11:57 AM
@Saurabh Thanks for your clarification. My Videocon connection was deactivated (outgoing calls barred), but after re-submission of the required papers connection was restored within 24 hrs time. I had recharged with high value talk time with Videocon for its lowest ISD call rates to various countries with as much as 120 % talk time on the denomination value. You gave me an awakening call, I will exhaust the talk time asap. Please also give your opinion on possible scenario for the impending spectrum re-auction on the stakes with MTS continuation of service in Chennai & ROTN, as I also use… Read more »
Pike
Pike
September 6, 2012 10:59 pm 10:59 PM
Saurabh : Pike :Videocon will continue or not in tn ? They not even announcing anything and stopped stv activations for more than 10 days ! Read my comments througly and you will get the answer yourself as it will make picture clear to you that why Videocon can’t continue in Tamil Nadu. If you want a straight forward answer then it is a big NO which means they not gonna continue in your circle. thanks ya ! So i need to port out as soon as possible , tat’s right ? But videocon offers are uncomparable ! 2gb data… Read more »
vaneesh
vaneesh
September 6, 2012 10:07 pm 10:07 PM

uninor shout shown thier signal in krala circle (except paravoor taluk,fort cochin,uninor orparate ofice building and near place) from 1/9/2012…

HIMANGSHU
HIMANGSHU
September 6, 2012 8:56 pm 8:56 PM

@ Sunil
Ya thats true….Government of India is Brainless…. They even not allowing the foreign company to invest here….So there is many jobless people…In overall we can see that India is the Topmost in jobless category, corrupted,etc ,…..Why this happening you know about that??? This is only for the useless fellow government of India…..
But what now we can…normal people..are harassing day by day…and the ministers are enjoying with our money….no Indian people come forward to Fight….against these corupted ministers / government…. they had made us like a Robot…

Sunil
Sunil
September 6, 2012 6:40 pm 6:40 PM
Indian Government is a corrupted government. They steal the people’s money and do nothing for the people. Indian Financial Situation is very critical now and the politicians involve in various scams. The indian citizens will be be able to live happily without any debt if the scam money is distributed to the people again. Like wise the government conducted spectrum auctions in 2008 and collected millions and never returned to the invested companies when licenses were cancelled. Now the Indian government has once again decided to conduct spectrum auctions. India is loosing it own image among the world countries. The… Read more »
Saurabh
Saurabh
September 6, 2012 5:51 pm 5:51 PM

Pike :Videocon will continue or not in tn ? They not even announcing anything and stopped stv activations for more than 10 days !

Read my comments througly and you will get the answer yourself as it will make picture clear to you that why Videocon can’t continue in Tamil Nadu. If you want a straight forward answer then it is a big NO which means they not gonna continue in your circle.

Saurabh
Saurabh
September 6, 2012 5:47 pm 5:47 PM
Videocon don’t have to bid for Punjab as their license is safe but if they bid for other 13 (B+C) category circles which include Assam, Bihar, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh incl. Chattisgarh, North-East, Orrisa, Rajasthan, UP(E), UP(W), West Bengal and one Metro category circle i.e Kolkata then at base price, they will have to pay Rs.2601.72 crores and only Rs.867.24 as upfront cost to Goverment. If auction’s final price reaches 1.5 times the reserve price then they will have to shell out Rs.3902.58 crores and upfront cost as Rs. 1300.86 crores. So, they can have a total… Read more »
Pike
Pike
September 6, 2012 5:37 pm 5:37 PM

Videocon will continue or not in tn ? They not even announcing anything and stopped stv activations for more than 10 days !

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