Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
14-December-2011 13:43 IST
Violation of Licencing Norms
Shri Milind Deora, the Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology informed Lok Sabha today in a written reply that recently it has been brought to the notice of the Government that some telecom service providers are providing evolution Data Optimize (EVDO) service/3G services in some of the circles/service areas unauthorizedly. The matter is under examination.

The reply further stated that Telecom Regulator Authority of India (TRAI) has intimated that in their opinion, private mobile operators who are providing 3G services in those service areas where they have not been allocated the 3G spectrum using intra circle roaming arrangements is, prima facie, a violation of the terms and conditions of license. TRAI has further intimated that if the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) finds that these service providers are in violation of CMTS/UAS license terms and conditions, it may take appropriate actions as per terms and conditions against the service providers in the concerned service areas. The matter is under examination, the Minister informed.