S Tel Approach Telecom Minister to Resolve the Issue

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GSM Mobile service operator S Tel, which has been asked to stop services due to national security concerns on 6th of March, approached to the Minister for Communications & IT, A Raja to resolve the issue.

According to Shamik Das, CEO, S Tel "As far as we know, we have followed the process and have obtained all necessary approvals and permissions." The GSM Mobile services of S Tel to its more than 6 Lakh existing GSM subscribers in 3 telecom circles are still live and working and the company is hopeful the matter would be resolved soon.

S Tel, which offers GSM mobile services in three  telecom circles of Himachal Pradesh, Bihar and Orissa, was asked to stop operations last week as it is yet to get security clearance from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) IB nod is a must for any telecom operator to start services.

S Tel has UAS licenses for telecom services in Himachal Pradesh, Orissa, Jammu & Kashmir, Assam and North East telecom Circle.

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