The Hindu Business Line: Bharti Airtel has said that companies that hold 2G spectrum should have the first right of refusal on spectrum, before it is put up for auction. More here Frankly, that seems fair, given the investment in building networks based on the spectrum that they had. Mint: A department of telecom panel is going to fine Idea Cellular Rs 600 crore for its merger with Spice. Both had spectrum in six of the circles, and the DoT panel has said that M&A guidelines were violated. More here. Frankly, for a business of the scale of telecom, a Rs 600 crore penalty for violating government policy seems inordinately low. To give you some context, Idea made Rs 1743.8 crore cash profit last quarter. Why would government policy be taken seriously from here on? Business Standard: MTNL will invest…
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