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High court reserves order on spectrum allocation

india Updated: Feb 28, 2008 18:20 IST

The Delhi High court on Thursday reserved its order on a petition filed by GSM operators challenging the central government's decision to allow use of dual technology in mobile telephony and allocate radio spectrum required for wireless communications.

Judge Gita Mittal reserved the order after hearing both parties.

In its petition, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) had requested the court to quash the department of Telecommunication's Oct 18 and 19 decisions to permit the use of dual technology and acceptance of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's recommendation for adoption of an enhanced subscriber-linked criteria for allocation of additional radio waves.

The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) Dec 12 had refused to stay the allocation of spectrum.

COAI has also challenged TDSAT's order before the Delhi High Court.