Telenor May Exit From India If Spectrum Price is Kept High

The TRAI recommendation which proposed ten times higher value of spectrum is already slammed by operators, even GSMA opposes this move.

Telenor majority stake holder of uninor Tele-ventures says that they may exit from India if spectrum price is kept so high as per TRAI’s recommendation.

The company also says TRAI proposal for only 5mhz spectrum auction on 1800mhz band is nothing but create artificial scarcity of spectrum.

Telenor Group Executive Vice President Sigve Brekke cited “If these recommendations become policy, then the Government of India will be forcing Telenor Group to exit. It will be almost impossible for us to participate in the upcoming auctions.

And the company also cites Supreme Court’s ruling in February to cancel Uninor’s licences and the recent recommendation from Trai regarding the 2G licence re-auction, the uncertainty has increased significantly,as a precautionary measure, Telenor ASA has decided to write down the remaining fixed and intangible assets in India amounting to NOK 3.9 billion (NOK 2.6 billion after non-controlling interests).

As a reader whats your take on this move how its going to impact on common mobile phone users in India do share your views?

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Vicky
Vicky
May 7, 2012 9:57 pm 9:57 PM

@Esmail
bro was ur porting to mtnl successful? plz update ur mnp process to mtnl

the mad boy
the mad boy
May 4, 2012 12:11 am 12:11 AM
Amit : the mad boy : kaka : the mad boy : Sayan Chattopadhyay : the mad boy : Sayan Chattopadhyay : the mad boy : Kolkatans :Telenor(uninor) is chipest company in kolkata but if they exit from INDIA, All of middle class subscriber will be very difficult situation. Now a days price rise is very high now if mobile bill will be very high it will very bad sign for all.I think at least increase mobile price is not comfortable for middle class people becoz now mobile is become a part of life, we can’t think a moment without… Read more »
Tiju
Tiju
May 3, 2012 6:04 pm 6:04 PM

telenor enters through back doors and now exit through front door

Amit
Amit
May 3, 2012 5:59 pm 5:59 PM
the mad boy : kaka : the mad boy : Sayan Chattopadhyay : the mad boy : Sayan Chattopadhyay : the mad boy : Kolkatans :Telenor(uninor) is chipest company in kolkata but if they exit from INDIA, All of middle class subscriber will be very difficult situation. Now a days price rise is very high now if mobile bill will be very high it will very bad sign for all.I think at least increase mobile price is not comfortable for middle class people becoz now mobile is become a part of life, we can’t think a moment without mobile and… Read more »
Sam
Sam
May 3, 2012 2:44 pm 2:44 PM

Uninor chole gele bacha jabe… Sala chor er company. After coming to India they just wanted to increase the no. of users by giving so called “Attractive plans”.. but they really have a very poor network coverage. They should have invested more money in providing a good network coverage..Network na thakle “cheapest ” plans diye ki hobe !! ogulo diye customer ra ki b** chirbe jodi thik moto call kortei na pare????

kaushik biswas
kaushik biswas
May 3, 2012 11:37 am 11:37 AM

Telenor-Uninor should keep their wisdom in the museum as of now. A mobile operator company which doesn’t have any postpaid plan in the first place, is talking about 2G? This company is like a roadside cheap country liquor shop; they’ve played a game by offering lucrative on-net and off-net cheap recharges only to gain a lot of subscribers and now talks about their exit plan. Damn irresponsible.

the mad boy
the mad boy
May 3, 2012 12:09 am 12:09 AM
the mad boy : Esmail : Vicky : Esmail : Just submitted a porting out request to uninor yesterday and porting in to MTNL, and today I read this post which reassures me that I made the right choice. Hope the porting happens smoothly though, had issues porting out from loop last year. share ur porting experience to mtnl They said it will take approximately 7 days for the process to be completed and that I would receive an SMS confirming the date and time of porting, I submitted the request to MTNL on Monday and haven’t received the SMS… Read more »
the mad boy
the mad boy
May 3, 2012 12:06 am 12:06 AM
Esmail : Vicky : Esmail : Just submitted a porting out request to uninor yesterday and porting in to MTNL, and today I read this post which reassures me that I made the right choice. Hope the porting happens smoothly though, had issues porting out from loop last year. share ur porting experience to mtnl They said it will take approximately 7 days for the process to be completed and that I would receive an SMS confirming the date and time of porting, I submitted the request to MTNL on Monday and haven’t received the SMS yet maybe by Friday… Read more »
Esmail
Esmail
May 2, 2012 10:55 pm 10:55 PM

Vicky :

Esmail :
Just submitted a porting out request to uninor yesterday and porting in to MTNL, and today I read this post which reassures me that I made the right choice. Hope the porting happens smoothly though, had issues porting out from loop last year.

share ur porting experience to mtnl

They said it will take approximately 7 days for the process to be completed and that I would receive an SMS confirming the date and time of porting, I submitted the request to MTNL on Monday and haven’t received the SMS yet maybe by Friday I might.

Vicky
Vicky
May 2, 2012 9:00 pm 9:00 PM

Esmail :
Just submitted a porting out request to uninor yesterday and porting in to MTNL, and today I read this post which reassures me that I made the right choice. Hope the porting happens smoothly though, had issues porting out from loop last year.

share ur porting experience to mtnl

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