Tata Tele joins Reliance to put 3G on hold

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 30 June 2010, 05:58 Hrs   |    3 Comments
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Bangalore: Tata Teleservices has joined Reliance Communications in demanding that the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) put the allocation of 3G spectrum on hold, till such time as the government creates a level playing field by allowing all operators to procure equipment from the vendor of their choice, regardless of the country of origin of that equipment regardless of the country of equipments reports Mini Joseph Tejaswi from Times of India.

Department of telecommunication is currently giving security clearance to applications for the procurement of equipment only from non-Chinese vendors based on a process of self-certification. A large part of Tata Teleservices existing 2G network runs on equipment made in China.

"All operators received the 3G licences on May 31, as also the commitment of spectrum allocation. Therefore, allowing sourcing of equipment from some vendors and not allowing others vitiates the principle of a level playing field," said the letter written by TTSL to DoT secretary P J Thomas.

Reliance communications has also made vociferous representations to the government on this issue.

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