3G scam of 20000 crores coming?! High court questions government!


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Norms violated to get 3G licenses: Petition - The Times of India

Delhi High Court sought a reply from the central government on a petition alleging that some telecom operators gained a back-door entry into the 3G arena, causing a loss of around Rs.20,000 crore to the exchequer.

Ofcourse, currently this does not seem to be scam by Government employees! This seem to be scam by operators via illegal entries to un-licensed area!

The petitioner alleged that the telecom operators entered into a criminal conspiracy to cheat the government and defraud it of huge revenue.

But question is, do ministers know this? Did they deliberately ignore the violation (if any)

"The DOT is keeping silent on the violations of licence conditions and on loss of more than Rs.20,000 crore to the national exchequer. Despite the representations, no response was received from the DoT and the TRAI,"

Why DoT and TRAI are silent (if petitionar is to be believed). Why cant they atleast respond stating that there is no violation of terms.


3G: HC seeks Centre’s response on ‘violations’ - Indian Express

It said that DoT, TRAI and ministries of Home and Finance knew of the violations but failed to curb them, causing huge losses to the exchequer as well as posed a security risk for the nation.


TRAI has already served notice to all three companies.

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Govt Earned Rs 67719 crore from 3G Auctions.

Its not exactly scam, instead its loss to Govt of Rs 32000 crore because of their mutual agreements


Also See this.

Business Line : Industry & Economy / Info-tech : Bharti Airtel, Vodafone say 3G roaming deals are legal


OMG !!! DOT will be in huge trouble now. These 3 operators had done some mastermind things and tricked the 3G License.

“The roaming arrangement is not spectrum sharing because the equipment and network belong to the operator which owns the spectrum. It would have been a case of spectrum sharing had operators put their own equipment and network on someone else's spectrum,” said an industry analyst.

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[h=1]Telecom department to ask for termination of Bharti, Idea, Vodafone and Aircel 3G agreement[/h]The telecom department plans to ask mobile phone companies to terminate 3G-roaming agreements, a move that will prevent telcos from providing high-speed data facilities on a pan-India basis and deprive customers from accessing them in areas where their operators don't have permits

Telecom department to ask for termination of Bharti, Idea, Vodafone and Aircel 3G agreement - The Economic Times


I had read a similar article earlier.The main player behind this was BSNL IIRC, since they have a pan India licence, but because of the increased competiton due to these agreements, werent able to use it


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What is wrong with TRAI? Why are they so hell-bent on destroying internet connectivity in India rather than improving it? :crying:


Cancelling the mutual agreement Won't work out, already the wireless internet condition in India is worst and doing this they would literally Mess up the things. May be in Future we may hear 4G Scam! Mera Bharat Mahan!


Light Reading India - 4G/LTE - BSNL to Gain Over 3G Roaming Mess? - Telecom Blog

Government-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) has also vehemently opposed the roaming agreements between the three operators since it kills its own business interests. BSNL is the only operator to have 3G spectrum in the entire country except in the metro cities of Delhi and Mumbai. However, it can collaborate with the other Government-owned operator Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL) to offer 3G in these two cities. :WTF?? They can do it but not pvt operators?
Effectively, this means that if the 3G roaming deals are not approved of, BSNL would become the only operator in a position to offer pan-India 3G services making it extremely difficult for private operators. (See India's 3G Auction Ends, Raises $14.6B.)