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India regulator wants 69 telecom licences cancelled-TV

November 18, 2010 5:02 by

India’s telecoms regulator has recommended to the government the cancellation of 69 telecoms licences allocated to companies, citing delay in rolling out services, two TV channels reported on Thursday.

The licences the regulator wanted to be cancelled included eight held by Telenor’s  India unit and five by seventh-ranked mobile firm Aircel, the NDTV channel said.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India had recommended for immediate cancellation of two of Etisalat’s 15 licences in India and was looking into the other 13, the channel said on its website.

(Writing by Devidutta Tripathy; Editing by Aradhana Aravindan)

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  1. Driving School on November 20, 2010 9:46 am

    This sounds fair enough, providing these companies have held these licences for some time and have not made any progress in terms of providing services.
    Perhaps these cancelled licences can be resold to companies who are able to develope and bring them into use.


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