Uninor’s Sorby finally gets security clearance before getting named as CEO

By June 28th, 2014 AT 2:39 PM

Morten Karlsen Sorby who heads the Indian operations for Uninor has just got himself security clearance from the Indian Government which has allowed him to be named as the CEO of India. Previously he was working as the nominated CEO of the company and now the nominee part has been dropped off. The security clearance has come post 6 months of filing of the application regarding the same reports ET.

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Foreign Nationals working at the top positions in the country as a CEO, CMO, CFO and the likes require a security clearance from the government every year to work without any issues in the country. However, the applications are usually pending for a long time but that doesn’t really stop these officials from carrying on their work. As a nominee CEO, Sorby had pretty much the same powers and authority as he does now.

The clearance is issued by the Home Ministry and then it is routed through the Telecom Ministry. It has also requested that this rule be relaxed to 5 years as it is quite a bureaucratic one and is not really relevant in practical life. That request has been turned down too as it is believed that Sorby has got himself a clearance for an year only. Another such case is that of the Sistema Shyam Teleservices’s (popularly known as MTS) chief Dmitry Shukov whose clearance is pending for about an year now.

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I have purchased a uninor sim but it is showing validity of only 90 days whereas other companies sims gives lifetime validity. Is this generally happens with uninor sims, please tell someone.


What is the use?. Anyway uninor will not be launched in Tamilnadu. Uninor and videocon must be launched to suppress the domination of AAcVo alliance (Airtel, Aircel and Vodafone) in Tamilnadu.


Uninor’s rate cutters are damn cheap. Rs 42 providing all local and std calls at 25p/min whereas Airtel is many times costlier than this. If my dad were not such die hard fan of bsnl and if bsnl wouldn’t have provided the 400 mins pack, i would have ported my mom’s number to uninor much earlier as she doesn’t travel too much outside the cities and coverage within city is okay. So overall, uninor is good going and would be best if they focus on their ultra pathetic gprs network. You guys must be satisfied with idea cellular ( whose… Read more »


Uninor in maharashtra not that good
1.Network is pathentic
2.No Coverage at Ground floor but yes as you step up u will find the covergae
3.So Much Call Drops
4.No Voice Clarity
5.Sometimes we hear our Echo after making the call
6.Lastly the caller calling uninor always have to hear the uninor advertise which looks very cheap and also irritates
But good part is
Uninor to uninor free calling,my friend has taken a card for 100rs with 100tt in which without any recharge,For 6 months for him U2U is absolutely free…
He has kept it as 2nd sim as Unior for calling nly uninor numbers

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Dear Sikandar Singh,i think your dad was very much correct in choosing BSNL as his permanent network. You see the same thing in my home too,i am using BSNL because my dad and mom uses the same too. The point i need to mention without any argument is that in my 5 years of mobile usage i never missed any thrill of mobile communications by using BSNL as my network(please don’t think that i never used any other operators sim:-)).


Hahaha first of all my name is not Sikander Singh but Shivang singh. Secondly, we didn’t had any “wonderful” experience with bsnl. Only reason for stay is coverage (useful for my dad only) and the L/S mins pack.

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@ DARSHAN But Uninor is still better than Reliance GSM and Aircel Maharashtra i have personal Experience also i think its District wise they may show poor performance eg. Airtel In Raigad and Konkan Region is very poor whereas Idea Rocks, Airtel 2G DATA is very slow in Raigad as compared to BSNL. I think you are from Pune District


Hey. Idea Tamilnadu rate cutters looks cheaper (eventhough increased before) than airtel and not at par with airtel.

So AVoId is not AVoId now in Tamilnadu. It is AAcVo (Airtel, Aircel and Vodafone).
Aircel is the first looter of subscriber’s balance for rejected calls (red button press) during international prepaid roaming. Then think about postpaid !!!!.

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