Qualcomm Gets Nod to Sell Entire Stake in 4G JV WBSPL to Bharti Airtel

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India's Department of Telecom (DoT) has finally cleared US-based Qualcomm Inc's sale of 100 percent stake in its broadband wireless entity, Wireless Business Service Private Ltd (WBSPL), to Bharti Airtel.

Airtel 4G

In October last year, Airtel has acquired 100 per cent stake in Wireless Business Services (WBSPL), a company founded by Qualcomm which holds 4G BWA Spectrum in Mumbai, Delhi, Haryana and Kerala telecom circle.

Bharti Airtel has 4G (BWA) license and spectrum in 4 circles – Kolkata, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Punjab and launched its commercial 4G Broadband and Mobile services in Kolkata, Pune (Maharashtra), Chandigarh, Panchkula, Mohali (Punjab) and Bangalore (Karnataka) as we earlier shared on TelecomTalk.

With its 100% acquisition of WSBPL - Qualcomm 4G licences, Airtel now can launch 4G Mobile and Broadband services in the four more circles - Delhi, Mumbai, Kerala and Haryana.

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