HC notice to Trai on spectrum allocation policy

HC notice to Trai on spectrum allocation policy
PTI
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First Published: Thu, Feb 05 2009. 04 59 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Feb 05 2009. 04 59 PM IST
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notice to telecom regulator Trai seeking its response on a petition challenging government’s recent policy on spectrum allocation, including the first-come-first-serve norm.
A bench comprising Chief Justice A P Shah and Justice Sanjeev Khanna expressed objections over the recent allocation of spectrum to non-telecom companies.
“We have read that the companies (non-telecom) were sold for thousands of crores after they were allocated spectrum by the government,” the court said.
The court made the observation while hearing two PILs challenging the policy followed by the government for allocating spectrum in 1996, including the recent first-come-first-serve policy.
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First Published: Thu, Feb 05 2009. 04 59 PM IST
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