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Details of 122 2G licences cancelled by SC

Details of 122 2G licences cancelled by SC

The apex court said that the 122 licences for 2G spectrum were granted in an arbitrary and unconstitutional manner.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday cancelled all 122 telecom licences allotted under the 2G spectrum on or after January 10, 2008. While cancelling the licences the Supreme Court ruled that 85 out of the 122 licences were outside the eligibility criteria for allocation.

The apex court said that the 122 licences for 2G spectrum were granted in an arbitrary and unconstitutional manner.

Here are the details of the licences that were allotted to nine telecom firms after 2008:

- Unitech Wireless Ltd (Uninor) was granted 22 licences all over India.

- Loop telecom was granted 21 licences all over India except Mumbai.

- Siestema Shyam was granted 21 licences all over India except Rajasthan.

- Tata telecom was granted three licences in Assam, Jammu and Kashmir and Northeast.

- Etilsalat DB was granted 15 licences in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh East and Uttar Pradesh West.

- S-Tel was granted six licences in Assam, Northeast, Bihar, Orissa, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir.

- Videocon was granted 21 licences all over India except Punjab.

- Idea was granted nine licences in Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kolkata, Northeast, Orissa, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

- Spice (Idea) was granted four licences in Andhra Pradesh, Delhi,Haryana and Maharashtra.

These licences will be cancelled in four months from now and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) must go in for a fresh issue of licences during this period, the apex court observed.


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