Corporate Rivalry: GSM Lobby Wants Tata Tele’s Licences Cancelled

GSM operators’ group, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) is all set to seek legal action to cancel licenses hold by Tata Teleservices.

GSM Lobby Wants Tata Tele's Licences Cancelled

In February 2012 Supreme Court cancelled 122 licenses permitted during 2008, and said licenses issued on or after January 10, 2008 and subsequent allocation of spectrum are illegal and should be cancelled. Tata Tele who got the licenses a long back, but received the GSM spectrum after the date. Currently Tata Tele is presence in 19 circles of the country, as they shut down services in Jammu & Kashmir, North East and Assam w.e.f. January 18, 2013 where their licenses were cancelled and they did not participate in the auction to buy spectrum in those zones.

To begin with COAI is consulting top lawyer Rohinton F Nariman to start the legal action. COAI will first send a leter to DoT and TRAI to take action against Tata Tele.

COAI has all GSM players as its members but it is mostly controlled by Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular (A-Vo-Id). With their new plan to remove Tata Group from telecom sector they are trying to introduce monopoly in Indian telecom. This could be another try to confuse DoT and TRAI who are pushing these operators to pay for license extension and they are not agreeing to pay that much money.

It has been known that Airtel, Vodafone and Idea are likely to restrict outgoing and incoming calls to and from Tata Docomo GSM network.

My point is if Vodafone asks for license extension in top circles including Delhi and Mumbai for public inconvenience instead of paying for license extension, the A-Vo-Id group should not disconnect Tata Docomo GSM network on the same ground as the whole thing is a legal process to prove Tata Docomo’s GSM spectrum allocation is not a valid one.

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May 21, 2013 6:22 pm 6:22 PM

airtel and idea are worst network in the world,they have only coverage not customer satisfaction…it is paisa looter

sachin p
May 21, 2013 11:57 am 11:57 AM

Never go with AIrtel,vodafone and idea they are real looters.with this we have seen their real faces .i request every one to port out of A-vo-id and join tata docomo or bsnl. tata is a good company unlike these airtel,vodafone and reliance they wont do anything against the intrest of people.these A-vo-id are really cheating the goverment and its customers. we will not allow you to bring back and to enjoy the monopoly in indian telecom sector

gaurav singh
May 21, 2013 10:57 am 10:57 AM
if airtel use vodafone and idea 3G signal,it is is legel(in those circle where airtel didnt got the licence for 3G and nit paid the licence fee). and docomo paid the specturm fee and give customers to cheap call rates and 3G services in cheap rates.(i m talking about rs 250 plan,full talktime and 1 GB 3G and then unlimited 2G).. it is illegel… ohhh i forgot yaar,we live in india… airtel and idea are worst network in the world,they have only coverage not customer satisfaction… i live in village area of up west circle..and i got only 2… Read more »
Akshay dhillon
June 1, 2013 12:28 am 12:28 AM

but in delhi TATA DOCOMO has not own network , so this is not banibicial in DELHI. here is RELIANCE and AIRTEL & VODAFONE capture market , so at last i am saying that RELIANCE 3G speed is too good and AIRTEL & VODAFONE 3G are only good. and RELIANCE calling cutters also cheaper so RELIANCE in the INDIAS NO.1 telecome company.

sachin .p
May 21, 2013 12:02 pm 12:02 PM

i tottaly agree with you gaurav .tata has got such good reputation and is such a nice company .since the launch of mnp i have ported out from airtel to tata docomo and i am fully satisfied and never faced any billing and unfair deduction like in airtel.its a brand which we can trust more than bsnl .