DoT is likely to direct the three incumbent operators to stop offering 3G services in those circles where they don't have airwaves
BANGALORE, INDIA: Top telecom operators - Bharti Airtel, Vodaphone and Idea - are in for a trouble in the illegal 3G roaming service case.
The additional solicitor general has recommended to the department of telecommunications (DoT) that it can initiate action against three operators for violation of licence conditions.
The recommendation follows a split judgement by TDSAT after which the DoT had to approaching the Law Ministry for its opinion.
Following the recommendation, the DoT is likely to direct the three incumbent operators to stop offering 3G services in those circles where they don't have airwaves.
Media reports quoting a internal note by DoT stated that "The first step should be to stop the services being illegally provided otherwise 'unjust enrichment' will continue."
All the three operators had challenged government's directive to stop offering 3G services beyond their licensed zones through mutual roaming pacts.