Sistema, a majority partner in Sistema Shyam Tele-ventures Ltd, has sent a legal notice to the government threatening to take action against it under the Indo-Russian treaty. The company was issued licences to run CDMA-based mobile services. There were no takers for the CDMA spectrum, hence, no question of jumping the queue arose. In a letter to the Communications minister, the company has claims that it received the licences as per the existing laws of the land, voiding the case for cancellation.
Norway-based Telenor, a majority share holder in Uninor, has also threatened to take action under the bilateral investment treaty.
Bycell, a Russia-based company has also sent a legal notice to the government. It was not issued licences even though it was on the top of the list.