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DoT moves SC against TDSAT verdict on 3G roaming

Department of Telecom has moved the Supreme Court challenging tribunal TDSAT's judgement that allowed Airtel, Idea and Vodafone to offer 3G services under a roaming arrangement in areas where not all of them own 3G spectrum.

DoT to appeal against 3G intra-circle roaming in SC next week

TDSAT in April this year overturned a government ban on offering 3G mobile services beyond their licensed zones through roaming pacts.

DoT for appeal against 3G roaming pact, awaiting legal opinion

Even as the Department of Telecom is mulling allowing 3G spectrum sharing under new licensing regime, it is against 3G intra-circle roaming pact signed by operators like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular which are operating under old permits.

3G roaming pacts upheld; Rs 1,200 cr fine on 3 telcos quashed

The judgement brought relief to the three operators, who faced a penalty of Rs 1,200 crore for entering into pacts with each other to offer 3G services in regions where they did not win spectrum in the 2010 auction.

3G roaming dispute: TDSAT rules in favour of telecom operators

TDSAT has quashed all penalties imposed by Department of Telecom on Bharti Airtel, Idea and Vodafone.

3G row: SC asks Bharti Airtel to approach TDSAT

The apex court however, clarified that its interim order restraining Bharti Airtel from adding new customers via 3G roaming pacts would continue till December-end.

3G row: HC transfers pleas of Vodafone, Airtel, Idea to TDSAT

Delhi High Court Wednesday sent to telecom tribunal TDSAT separate pleas of Vodafone, Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular Ltd filed against DoT orders asking them to stop providing intra-circle 3G roaming service outside their licensed circles by entering into pacts with other service providers.

3G pacts: DoT mulls issuing notices to Tata Teleservices, Aircel

Earlier in December 2011, the DoT had issued notices to these two companies directing them to stop 3G roaming agreements immediately.

Vodafone asks DoT to withdraw show cause notice on 3G roaming

Objecting to the show cause notice issued to it on 3G intra-circle roaming, India's second largest telecom operator Vodafone Tuesday said the move will undermine investors confidence and impact future spectrum auctions.

3G roaming: SC to resume hearing today

The Supreme Court will resume hearing in the 3G intra-circle roaming case today.

No coercive steps against Vodafone, Idea for 3G: Centre to HC

The Centre Monday told Delhi High Court that it will not take coercive steps against telecom firms Vodafone and Idea which have been asked to pay penalty of Rs 550 crore and Rs 300 crore respectively for providing 3G facilities outside their circles without requisite licences.

3G: SC asks DoT not to take coercive steps against Airtel

The apex court also asked the parties to maintain status quo on the issue till the matter is heard on April 11.

DoT directs Airtel, Vodafone, Idea to end 3G roaming pacts

The government Friday ordered Vodafone, Idea and Airtel to stop 3G roaming services outside their licence areas within three days and imposed hefty penalties on the first two operators for violating the norms.

Govt awaiting operators reply on 3G roaming pacts

The government last month issued notices to telecom companies to stop offering third generation (3G) data services outside their licensed circles through roaming pacts with each other.

Govt to issue showcause notices to operators on 3G roaming

The DoT had last December asked the operators to terminate these roaming agreements calling them illegal.

DoT seeks legal opinion on TDSAT's split verdict on 3G roaming

The split verdict came on a petition filed by mobile phone companies challenging a government order asking them to stop offering 3G services beyond their licensed circles or zones under mutual roaming agreements.

Govt starts final arguments in 3G roaming case

Earlier, TDSAT had allowed the plea of state-owned telecom firm BSNL to be a party in the dispute.

3G roaming: TDSAT allows BSNL to be party with DoT

Telecom tribunal TDSAT has allowed state-owned BSNL to be a party to the ongoing dispute between private operators and the Department of Telecom (DoT) over the 3G roaming pact.

TDSAT adjourns hearing on 3G roaming controversy to Feb 16

The hearing on the 3G roaming controversy before the telecom tribunal TDSAT was Thursday adjourned even as the Department of Telecom contended the delay was leading to the operators taking advantage of the interim order.

Private telcos file caveat in SC and HC on 3G roaming

Apprehending that the government may appeal against the TDSAT order which dismissed its plea that the telecom tribunal has no jurisdiction over the intra-circle 3G roaming pacts, private operators have filed caveat in both the Supreme Court as well as the High Court.