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TDSAT Quashes All Penalties Imposed by DoT on Bharti Airtel, Idea and Vodafone in 3G Intra-circle Roaming

India’s Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) today quashes all penalties imposed by Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone and allows 3G intra-circle roaming facility by saying the pacts (3G ICRA) didn’t violate any license conditions. In March 18, 2013, DoT slapped a penalty of the Rs. 350 crore on Bharti Airtel to violating license conditions And a Dedication the 3G services By a Intra-Circle… Read More

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Reliance Communications, Tata Docomo and Aircel tie up for Pan India 3G Roaming Services

Reliance Communications (Rcom) today announced that it has ties up with Tata Docomo (Tata Teleservices) and Aircel to provide 3G roaming services to each others customers using their network across country. Reliance Communications (RCom) and Aircel have spectrum and licences for 3G services in 13 out of 22 telecom circles while Tata Docomo (Tata Teleservices) has 3G spectrum and license in 9 circles. “We are delighted to be the first… Read More

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Delhi High Court Dismissed Bharti Airtel’s 3G Intra-Circle Roaming Petition

The Delhi High Court today dismissed a petition filed by Bharti Airtel in the 3G intra-circle Roaming (ICR) matter and refuse to grant further dates to Airtel on 3G Roaming. However HC gives granted it liberty to pursue the matter further with the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT). Earlier Airtel’s petition was premised on the basis that on the date of the filing, TDSAT was not functioning, leaving… Read More

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Airtel Can’t Add New 3G Customers till Final Order : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India today ruled that Bharti Airtel cannot add any new 3G customers via intra-circle roaming pact with   Idea Cellular and Vodafone India, till further notice in circles which airtel did not have 3G spectrum to offer services. The court has allowed Vodafone India and Idea Cellular to be party to the 3G roaming case filed by Bharti Airtel. Supreem Court also said that that existing 3G… Read More

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3G Roaming : Supreme Court Grants Relief To Airtel till 11 April

The Supreme Court of India today granted some interim relief to Bharti Airtel over 3G intra circle roaming services in 7 telecom circles in which it did not have 3G Spectrum to offer services. Supreme Court has asked the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), not to take any action on the Bharti Airtel till Thursday, 11th April, 2013. Earlier on March 15 DoT asked the Airtel to terminate its 3G roaming… Read More

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DoT asks Vodafone India and Idea Cellular to Stop 3G Services via ICR, Pay Penalty

After Bharti Airtel, now the Department of Telecom (DoT) has asked Vodafone India and Idea Cellular to stop offering third generation (3G) services in circles where the both operator does not hold spectrum immediately. The DoT has also asked Vodafone and Idea Cellular to pay a penalty of Rs.550 crore and Rs.300 crore respectively for offering 3G services via Intra-Circle roaming pacts beyond permitted zones with in 15 days. On… Read More

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Reliance Jio and 3G Roaming Slammed: Why its a Big Blow to Airtel ?

Recent court decision to slam Airtel to stop 3G services in 7 circles where Airtel does not have 3G spectrum is going to a big blow to the A-Vo-Id cartel. Not only it will hamper their pan-India 3G dream, but it comes in a time when Reliance Industries has sealed the deal with Reliance Communications for optic fiber network to roll out 4G services under Reliance Jio brand. It has… Read More

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DoT Awaiting Vodafone, Airtel and Idea Cellular’s Reply on 3G Roaming Agreements

The Government of India’s Department of Telecommunications today said that it is awaiting reply from Vodafone India, Bharti Airtel and Idea cellula on show cause notices issued for entering 3G into Intra-Circle Roaming agreements for providing 3G services in outside their licensed circles through these roaming pacts with each other, before taking further action against them.   Telecom Secretary R Chandrashekhar today said “We have send notices (for 3G ICR)… Read More

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Airtel Moves Delhi High Court Against DoT’s Notice to Stop 3G Intra-Circle Roaming

After show cause notice to stop 3G Roaming in non-3G circles via ICRA by Department of Telecommunications (DoT), India’s largest mobile service provider Bharti Airtel moved the Delhi High Court, challenging the DoT’s order. Prior the DoT has directed to Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular to stop 3G services in non- 3G circles or outside their 3G licensed areas through the mutual Intra Circle Roaming Agreements. The dispute occurred… Read More

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