New telecom rules likely by June 2012: Ministry
"To facilitate wider consultation, the time period for giving feedback was extended by a month. Now the comments will be consolidated and further consultation will happen, which will take a little more time," a telecom ministry official said.
India is overhauling its decade-old telecom rules after the sector was hit by a massive licensing scandal that a state auditor said could have cost the government up to $39 billion in revenue.
The country will let cellular carriers share airwaves and allow for consolidation in the crowded 15-player market that has also been battered by ferocious competition, the government said in a draft telecoms policy released in October.
Telecom Secretary R Chandrashekhar said last month the policy was likely to be unveiled in January.