New Auction For Freed Up Licenses Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has announced (pdf) that it will be conducting a separate round of auctions for licenses in the 1800MHz spectrum that freed up due to the Supreme Court order earlier this month and were not included in the upcoming 2G spectrum auction. The organization however noted that the details of the auction is still being worked out and a separate notice inviting application (NIA) will be issued shortly. Last week, Supreme Court had issued an order directing all operators who did not win spectrum in the November auctions to close down services immediately. Following this, telecom operator Uninor was forced to shut down its operations in Mumbai immediately. Airtel And Vodafone Challenge Government's Auction Plans Bharti Airtel and Vodafone India have approached the Delhi High Court to challenge the government's plan to auction the 900MHz spectrum band,…
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