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

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

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

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

ye saali chor company hai

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 »