Tata Teleservices last week moved the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) seeking additional spectrum for GSM services before the proposed spectrum auction.
Tata Teleservices filed two petitions before TDSAT last week for allocation of additional spectrum. The pleas are scheduled to come for hearing tomorrow before a bench headed by Chairman S B Sinha, according to PTI.
Earlier on June 11, Reliance Communications (RCom) which was allotted 4.4 Mhz spectrum in 2008 in all the circles had approached the Telecom Dispute Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) seeking seeking GSM spectrum up to 6.2 Mhz.
RCom which was expecting to get additional spectrum the subscriber linked criteria and without paying any additional fee said that it is entitled to the entire 6.2 Mhz under the licence agreement signed with the Government. The company has sought direction on DoT to fulfil its contractual obligations before proceeding with the auction process.
Aircel also filed a petition with the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) last week 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 subscriber linked criteria set by the telecom department.