TRAI Asks DoT To Cancel Licences of Telcos That Missed Service Rollout

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today asked Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to cancel CMTS/UAS licences given to telecom operators including Cheers Etisalat DB (Swan- Cheers Mobile), Loop Telecom, Uninor, Videocon, MTS (Sistema-Shyam) and Aircel that have not met network roll-out conditions set by the authority.

TRAI has recommended cancellation of 20 licenses of Loop Telecom, 15 of Etisalat DB, 11 of MTS/Sistema Shyam, 10 licenses of Videocon, 8 of Uninor, 10 of and 5 licenses of Aircel.

Earlier The Comptroller and Auditor General of India’s report revealed that most of new operators, who obtained the initial 4.4 Mhz spectrum in 81 service areas during the period Apr 2008 to Jan 2009, failed to roll out the commercial telecom services in any service area till Dec 31st 2009. The report also slamming the Telecom Ministry for irregularity and impropriety in giving licences to new players in 2008, causing a loss of a whopping Rs 1.76 lakh crore to the exchequer.

According to the CMTS/UAS licencing conditions, the licencees/operator were required to roll out the telecom/mobile services in 90% of service areas/circles in metros and 10% in district headquarters within 12 months of the date of award of licenees.

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Shyam
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Yeah Loop should be banned………if they are not intrested to start means just give up and giv chance to other companies……. they should not give time anymore…

abhijit
abhijit

Shoeb :

Kaushik Roy :
LOOP SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY BANNED
THEY TAKING TOO MUCH TIME TO LAUNCH
IN THIS RATE THEY WILL CONTINUE TESTING FOR NEXT 20 YEARS

i STRONGLY AGREE WITH YOU. BAN LOOP, LOOP SHOULD BE THE FIRST TO GET LIFETIME BAN AND ALSO MUST GET FINED. USELESS LOOP JUST WASTING TIME.

YEH TOW………. HONA HI THA…….YE TOW……1DIN……..HONA HI THA.

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