Govt to take action against operators who offer 3G using EVDO technology

The government of India will take action against wireless
service providers who are offering 3G services using EVDO technology.

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 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.

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