Uninor on Tuesday approached that Supreme Court against the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) recommendations on 2G spectrum auction.
Uninor which is a joint venture between Norwegian telecom major Telenor and India's Unitech Wireless is set to lose 22 spectrum licences allotted in 2008 following the apex court’s February 2 verdict.
“Today, we sought the Supreme Court's permission to file an interim application to bring this to the court's attention. The court has allowed us to file an application and stated that it is open to hearing our arguments, ”Uninor said in a statement.
Uninor which filed an application in the apex court is of the view that the new TRAI recommendations would leave a large chunk of spectrum, which will create artificial scarcity and a sharp rise in its price.
"Whatever comes back to the government after cancellation of the 122 telecom licences in 22 circles must be auctioned and the government must not keep anything back, "said senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi appearing for Uninor.
Uninor said that TRAI’s recommendations are not in line with the Supreme Court verdict.
The bench said "If you think the government is violating the Supreme Court's order, you know the remedy of filing contempt."
Uninor on Monday said that it would participate in auction if the TRAI recommendations are accepted.