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Supreme Court Cancelled 122 Telecom Licenses

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 A two judge bench of the Supreme Court is delivered the verdict that 122  telecom licenses should be canceled immediately. cancellation procedure  should be completed within 4 months. As many as 122 telecom licenses issued  lately in 2008 by former telecom minister A Raja.

justice AK Ganguly says 122 telecom licenses should be canceled within period of 4 months.

21 licenses of Videocon,  9 licenses of idea cellular,  22 of Uninor , 21 of MTS, 3 of Tata Docomo, 13 of Etisalat DB  and 21 of Loop has been canceled, that means Videocon, Uninor, Etisalat, and Loop mobile will lose their licenses from almost all telecom circles, and not able to operate their services.

The petitioners.swami has sought cancellation of 122 licenses of 11 telecom companies,  including Loop Telecom, Sistema, Uninor, Etisalat and Videocon among others.

However cancellation of 122 telecom licenses will affect after 4 months there after these license will be reallocated after proper auction procedure.

List of 122 cancelled 2G Telecom licenses  :

1. Jammu & Kashmir – Tata Docomo.
2. Assam – Tata Docomo.
3. North East – Tata Docomo
4. Assam – Idea Cellular Ltd.
5. Punjab – Idea Cellular Ltd.
6. Karnataka – Idea Cellular Ltd.
7. Jammu & Kashmir – Idea Cellular Ltd.
8. North East – Idea Cellular Ltd.
9. Kolkata – Idea Cellular Ltd.
10. West Bengal – Idea Cellular Ltd.
11. Orissa – Idea Cellular Ltd.
12. Tamil Nadu (including Chennai) – Idea Cellular Ltd.
13. Delhi – Spice Communications Ltd.
14. Andhra Pradesh – Spice Communications Ltd.
15. Haryana – Spice Communications Ltd.
16. Maharashtra – Spice Communications Ltd.
17. Andhra Pradesh – Cheers Mobile (Etisalat DB)
18. Gujarat –Cheers Mobile (Etisalat DB)
19. Haryana – Cheers Mobile (Etisalat DB)
20. Karnataka – Cheers Mobile (Etisalat DB)
21. Kerala – Cheers Mobile (Etisalat DB)
22. Maharashtra – Cheers Mobile (Etisalat DB)
23. Punjab – Cheers Mobile (Etisalat DB)
24. Rajasthan – Cheers Mobile (Etisalat DB)
25. Tamil Nadu (including – Chennai) –Cheers Mobile (Etisalat DB)
26. Uttar Pradesh (East) – Cheers Mobile (Etisalat DB)
27. Uttar Pradesh (West) – Cheers Mobile (Etisalat DB)
28. Delhi – Cheers Mobile (Etisalat DB)
29. Mumbai – Cheers Mobile (Etisalat DB).
30. Orissa – S Tel Ltd.
31. Assam – S Tel Ltd.
32. Jammu & Kashmir – S Tel Ltd.
33. North East – S Tel Ltd.
34. Bihar – S Tel Ltd.
35. Himachal Pradesh – S Tel Ltd.
36. Andhra Pradesh – Videocon
37. Assam – Videocon
38. Bihar – Videocon
39. Gujarat – Videocon.
40. Haryana – Videocon
41. Himachal Pradesh – Videocon
42. Jammu & Kashmir – Videocon
43. Karnataka – Videocon.
44. Kerala – Videocon.
45. Kolkata – Videocon.
46. Madhya Pradesh – Videocon.
47. Maharashtra – Videocon.
48. North East – Videocon.
49. Orissa – Videocon.
50. Rajasthan – Videocon
51. Tamilnadu (including Chennai) – Videocon.
52. Uttar Pradesh (East) – Videocon.
53. Uttar Pradesh (West) – Videocon.
54. West Bengal – Videocon
55. Delhi – Videocon
56. Mumba i – Videocon
57. Bihar – Loop mobile
58. Gujarat – Loop mobile
59. Himachal Pradesh – Loop mobile
60. Kerala – Loop mobile
61. Kolkata – Loop mobile
62. Punjab – Loop mobile
63. Rajasthan – Loop mobile
64. Uttar Pradesh (East) – Loop mobile
65. Uttar Pradesh (West) – Loop mobile
66. West Bengal –Loop mobile
67. Andhra Pradesh – Loop mobile
68. Delhi – Loop mobile.
69. Haryana – Loop mobile
70. Karnataka – Loop mobile
71. Maharashtra – Loop mobile.
72. Orissa – Loop mobile.
73. Tamil Nadu (including Chennai) –Loop mobile.
74. Assam – Loop mobile.
75. Jammu & Kashmir – Loop mobile.
76. Madhya Pradesh –Loop mobile.
77. North East – Loop mobile.
78. Bihar – Allianz Infratech (P) Ltd.
79. Haryana – Adonis Projects Pvt. Ltd.
80. Madhya Pradesh – Allianz lnfratech (P) Ltd.
81. Himachal Pradesh – Adonis Projects Pvt. Ltd.
82. Punjab – Adonis Projects Pvt. Ltd.
83. Rajasthan – Adonis Projects Pvt. Ltd.
84. Uttar Pradesh (West) – Adonis Projects Pvt. Ltd.
85. Andhra Pradesh – Aska Projects Ltd.
86. Kerala – Aska Projects Ltd.
87. Bihar – Nahan Properties Pvt. Ltd.
88. Uttar Pradesh (East.) – Nahan Properties Pvt. Ltd.
89. Gujarat – Volga Properties Pvt ltd.
90. Madhya Pradesh – Volga Properties Pvt Ltd.
91. Maharashtra – Volga Properties Pvt Ltd.
92. Jammu & Kashmir – Adonis Projects Pvt. Ltd.
93. Karnataka – Aska Projects Ltd.
94. Kolkata – Azure Properties Ltd.
95. Delhi – Hudson Properties Ltd.
96. Assam – Nahan Properties Pvt. Ltd.
97. North East – Nahan Properties Pvt. Ltd.
98. Orissa – Nahan Properties Pvt. Ltd.
99. West Bengal – Nahan Properties Pvt. Ltd.
100. Tamil Nadu (including Chennai) Uninor& Cheers mobile.
101. Mumbai – Uninor
102. Madhya Pradesh – MTS
103. Mumbai – MTS
104. Bihar – MTS
105. Gujarat – MTS
106. Himachal Pradesh – MTS
107. Kerala – MTS
108. Kolkata – MTS
109. Punjab – MTS
110. Uttar Pradesh (East) – MTS
111. Uttar Pradesh (West) – MTS
112. West Bengal – MTS
113. Andhra Pradesh – MTS
114. Delhi – MTS
115. Haryana – MTS
116. Karnataka – MTS
117. Maharashtra – MTS
118. Orissa – MTS
119. Tamil Nadu (including Chennai) – MTS
120. Assam – MTS.
121. Jammu & Kashmir – MTS
122. North East – MTS

How will these verdict affect mobile subscriber?

Virtually there will be no effect on normal consumer  as they have option of Mobile number portability by which they can retain their existing number with other mobile company. Consumer including MTS, Etisalat and Videocon in certain telecom circle forced to port their number to other telecom operators as these licenses will be cancelled within period of 4 months.

2G Spectrum Scam : The Rs 1,76,000 crore loot in telecom by the UPA govt
1) What is spectrum? What is its relation with mobile phone services?
Spectrum is airwaves. Each operator is assigned a set of frequencies. In normal basic
telephone service, a pair of wires is used for communication. But in case of
mobile/wireless communications, airwaves are used instead of wires. These
spectrum/airwaves are licensed by the Government. It is allocated in Mega Hertz
(MHz) in telecom licenses. 4.2 MHz is given as start-up spectrum, which is topped up
by 1.8 MHz to make it 6 MHz (4.2 + 1.8 MHz), and so on.

2) What was the role of the former telecom minister A Raja in this scam?
He played multiple tricks to ensure that the spectrum is allocated to its favourite
companies.

3) ) If the government recovers the money from the operators/cancels licenses, will it
lead to a rise in tariff?
No. There is already enough competition in the market. When the cancelled licenses
are re auctioned, then again the new operators, in order to get market share, will
reduce their tariffs. Even at high level of Entry Fee decided through auction, there is
no possibility of any hike in tariff. Even now also, the original new licensees got the
spectrum for cheap but sold it for a very high premium, yet the tariff was never
increased. Payment of Entry Fee is viewed as an opportunity cost to get into this
lucrative business.


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