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CCI decision soon on probe into telecom players' cartelisation

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is looking into whether the mobile operators acted as a cartel during the recent airwave auction that had elicited tepid response, but is yet to order a formal investigation into the matter.

No cartelisation by telecom operators: Vodafone

"How can there be a cartel of 12 players? If 12 operators did not participate in the auction then it is an industry view not cartelisation," Vodafone India MD and CEO Marten Pieters said.

CAG accuses telecom operators of forming cartels

CAG in a note to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) said cartelisation by telecom firms in the last two auctions had resulted in spectrum valued at thousands of crores being wasted.