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Aircel & Tata Docomo Cancel 3G Intra Circle Roaming Agreement: Report

Telecom operators Aircel and Tata Docomo have scrapped an agreement for providing 3G services in each other's circles, following the Department of Telecom's announcement that these arrangements were illegal, reports The Hindu Business line. The report cites an industry source to confirm the development and quotes that the 3G Intra-Circle Roaming (ICR) arrangement between the two telcos was operational for about 40-50 days on a pilot basis and was scrapped after the Government deemed them illegal.  Recently, Telecom Secretary, R Chandrashekhar had said that the department had received inputs from all concerned agencies, and the verdict was unanimously against permitting 3G intra circle roaming arrangements. He had said that the Government was planning to take action against the erring operators. In October, the Indian Telecom Regulator had sent a letter to Chandrashekhar, highlighting that telecom operators had started offering 3G services in areas…

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