02:48 am - Friday 18 August 2017

RCom’s petition dismissed by the TDSAT.

By Parvina Purkayastha - Mon Aug 20, 2:01 pm

“This approach of the government is discriminatory and leads to non-level playing field among the similarly placed UAS licensees," - RCOM official

Telecom Disputes Satellite Appellate Tribunal has dismissed Reliance Communication’s petition against government’s July 3rd circular that it would allot two blocks of 1.25Mhz to existing GSM operators in the proposed auction, while CDMA players can bid for one only block.

Justice S.B Sinha, chairman TDSAT said, “The impugned guidelines in our opinion, being not final, cannot be held to be conclusive and binding on the parties hereto. We, therefore, are of the opinion that this petition is not maintainable at this stage.”

RCom called DoT’s approach discriminatory. “This approach of the government is discriminatory and leads to non-level playing field among the similarly placed UAS licensees,” RCom said in its petition.

The bench said that Rcom can approach it in future if any cause of action arises in it. It said that guidelines issued by the government for the proposed spectrum auction were not final and the government may ‘modify terms and conditions at any point of time and before the commencement of auction process’.

 

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