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‘Decision on 3G roaming after discussion with telcos’

Telecom minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday said decisions related to issues such as 3G roaming would be made only after discussions with the industry and in accordance with the law.

india Updated: Nov 29, 2011 22:34 IST

Telecom minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday said decisions related to issues such as 3G roaming would be made only after discussions with the industry and in accordance with the law.

“Everything in life must be done with discussion and debate. What doesn’t happen in Parliament should happen. Even issues with respective industry must all be discussed and debated,” said Sibal.

He was reacting to questions on the telecom operators’ opposition to the government over several issues including 3G roaming and repeated imposition of Rs 50 crore penalty by department of telecom (DoT) under various norms.

“I will meet with the industry players soon to discuss the 3G roaming issue,” he said.

The issue pertains to the pact among service providers, including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Essar and Idea Cellular, for providing a 3G roaming network on a pan-India basis.