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COAI awaits Govt guidelines before forming stratergy

COAI will "engage in a constructive dialogue with Govt" after guidelines on unified licence are notified.

business Updated: Nov 06, 2003 18:12 IST

Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) on Thursday said it would await guidelines on Unification of licences in basic and cellular services before finalising the strategy but pointed out that it would engage in a "constructive dialogue" with the government.

"The COAI executive council discussed government's decision to unify licences in basic and cellular services, but observed that the details of the guidelines are not yet available. So we are not able to engage in any meaningful discussion. We will await the guidelines," COAI director general TV Ramachandran said.

Ramachandran said that after the guidelines were notified, COAI members would discuss the matter amongst themselves and then "engage in a constructive dialogue with government."

On whether COAI would go for an appeal against government's decision to unify licences, he said "no view has been taken on this, as we have inadequate details about the decision in absence of notification of guidelines"