Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
10-December-2010 17:20 IST
Bailout of Mobile Firms
As per Unified Access Service (UAS) License condition, the date of registration by Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC)/ Telecom Enforcement Resource and Monitoring (TERM) of Department of Telecom is to be treated as date of meeting the roll out obligation in the case prescribed coverage criteria is met for roll out obligation on testing. Most of the new licensees who got UAS Licences in 2008 have registered with TERM cells of Department of Telecom (DoT) for testing and issuance of test certificates of meeting the roll out obligation. In the competitive environment, garnering of the subscribers depends on various factors, which include the business strategy of individual operators.

No request has been received from new telecom operators who got licences in 2008 by DoT regarding their surrender of UAS license alongwith the spectrum.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Communications & Information Technology, Shri Sachin Pilot in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.