DoT for fresh legal view on spectrum for Tata Tele

DoT for fresh legal view on spectrum for Tata Tele

The Department of Telecom may seek fresh legal opinion on the Cabinet decision to allocate a spectrum slot to Tata Teleservices Ltd (TTSL) on the basis of 2001 rate of about Rs 1,658 crore per Mhz.

“We may seek the opinion of the Attorney General in light of TDSAT judgement, whether TTSL is entitled to allotment of initial spectrum of 4.4+4.4 Megahertz in the Delhi service area as per their licence agreement, as approved by Cabinet,” an official source said.

The TDSAT on January 31, 2014 had decided against allocating additional spectrum to TTSL as interpreted by the DoT, sources said. Under the present permit, the company is entitled to get both GSM and CDMA spectrum.