TDSAT Quashes All Penalties Imposed by DoT on Bharti Airtel, Idea and Vodafone in 3G Intra-circle Roaming

India’s Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) today quashes all penalties imposed by Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone and allows 3G intra-circle roaming facility by saying the pacts (3G ICRA) didn’t violate any license conditions.

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In March 18, 2013, DoT slapped a penalty of the Rs. 350 crore on Bharti Airtel to violating license conditions And a Dedication the 3G services By a Intra-Circle roaming pacts which according the DoT is illegal. Later Into April, analogous penalty Was imposed On the Vodafone, Idea Cellular, Which the Company were asked For pay a Rs. 550 crore and Rs. 300 Crore in Respectively, Bharti Airtel,Idea Cellular, Vodafone India, & had entered The intra-circle roaming pacts (3G ICRA). Which they shared 3G spectrum Into circles in which they did not Personally own If spectrum,

In September 24, 2013, the Supreme Court has asked Bharti Airtel and other private operators to approach telecom tribunal TDSAT with its plea against a DoT order asking it to stop providing intra-circle 3G roaming service outside licensed circles by entering into pacts (3G ICRA) with other service-providers.

After this verdict on 3G ICRA by TDSAT, Rajan Mathews, director general, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said that “TDSAT order now gives telcos a stronger case in terms of penalty and operators can now remove contingency liabilities set aside for 3G pacts. This judgment also benefits customers who will have more choices now besides operators, who can now freely invest in network coverage. We hope DoT does not challenge TDSAT’s order on 3G pacts in Supreme Court.”

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April 30, 2014 9:18 pm 9:18 PM
@Ash you people simply quarral without any reason here. What Saurabh said to you was well under the limit of decency specified here. Regarding some words, they are used against BSNL not for you. He is a polite person. What you guys are going are commenting without any studies or home work which really annoys us a lot. Like for example you say ICRA is illegal. Yes, sure its illegal but legal in license terms and that the avoid group exploits. If i get millions of rupees for doing nothing then i will happily accept it as i am not… Read more »
May 9, 2014 9:22 pm 9:22 PM


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April 30, 2014 7:44 pm 7:44 PM
Pls observe the posts of Sourabh throgh out this thread. He is attacking the critics all over…”childish, foolish, enlighten urself” and uses indecent words like “bulsht”… I started this confrontation voluntarily to initiate a change. Now, govt vs AVOID issue….I side with govt and I know each party has its on issue. While stating that only BSNL network is poor, I know that’s a sectorian view. In different circles, only market leaders keep better quality, while the under dogs have poor coverage n QoS. What ant Airtel nw in Kerala n Voda nw in Tamilnadu? The issue of Call Centre… Read more »
April 30, 2014 9:32 pm 9:32 PM

I agree that discussion should be unbiased,
if anyone has problem with Govt. then by writing comments here will not give any results. if someone wants really a change in Govt system then go by proper channel. “Government of India” is for all Indians.