DoT likely to terminate 6 Idea Cellular licences


Nov 9, 2010
The Telecom Ministry is likely to terminate the licences of Idea Cellular in six circles, including Delhi, Karnataka and Punjab, and impose an additional Rs 300 crore penalty on the company for violating roll-out obligations.

"The Department of Telecom will soon send notice to Idea Cellular

asking them to stop their services in six service areas in Karnataka, Punjab, Maharashtra, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi. The department has also imposed a fresh penalty of Rs 300 crore on the company for missing out roll-out obligations," a source close to the development said.

Of these six licences, four belong to Idea in the Punjab and Karnatka service areas and four licences are of Spice Communications, which was acquired by Idea, he said.

Source:: DoT likely to terminate 6 Idea Cellular licences - Hindustan Times

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