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Spectrum war: RCom files caveat in Delhi HC

The company files a caveat to ensure the court hears its side in the event of rival GSM-based operators challenging TDSAT's decision on new licences and spectrum allocation.

business Updated: Dec 14, 2007 12:29 IST

Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications is believed to have filed a caveat in the Delhi High Court to ensure the court hears its side in the event of rival GSM-based mobile operators challenging telecom tribunal TDSAT's decision on new licences and spectrum allocation.

Although Cellular Operators Association of India, the GSM players lobby, has not yet approached the High Court, sources in the know of the developments said that CDMA mobile operator RCom has filed a caveat as a precautionary step.

Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Authority had on December 12 refused to stay the government's process of awarding new licences and allocating airwaves to mobile firms, a decision which existing GSM players say would hurt them.

Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Essar and Idea Cellular are the major GSM players in COAI, but it is learnt that there is no consensus within the lobby group over moving the High Court.