Aircel has filed a petition with the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) seeking an additional 1.8 MHz of airwaves in Delhi, Mumbai and Rajasthan, Economic Times Reports.
The hearing on Aircel’s plea will come up on July 3. Earlier on Monday, RCom which was allotted 4.4 Mhz spectrum in 2008 in all the circles has approached the Telecom Dispute Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) seeking GSM spectrum up to 6.2 Mhz.
Last week, a panel of ministers headed by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee decided to sell up to 13.75 MHz of spectrum in the 1,800 MHz band in the upcoming auctions.
In its petition, Aircel has asked the court to declare DoT's actions as a 'breach of terms of the licence' and award damages for the 'loss suffered due to withholding and non-grant of spectrum by DoT.' Aircel had got start up spectrum of 4.4 MHz bundled with the licence in 2007 and was entitled to get additional spectrum based on subcriber linked criteria set by the telecom department.