Indian Supreme Court bars Bharti Airtel from adding new 3G connections, existing subscribers will continue to receive services



The Supreme Court on Thursday has shaken the ground for major telecom operators in India. The SC ruling stated that Bharti Airtel, Idea and Vodafone cannot continue adding new 3G customers till further notice. In case of Vodafone and Idea, the court has however allowed the two telecom companies party to the 3G roaming case.

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There are no restrictions for existing customers as they can continue to avail the current services. However, in case of Bharti Airtel the court has ruled them to stop adding new customers in seven circles. The SC bench was led by CJI which issued notices to all parties and BSNL to submit their views on the subject before the court in four weeks. The next hearing for the case is scheduled on May 9 for final hearing.

Source: ET, NDTV, TOI


Published by Bhavesh Kumar

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