Our mobile sector is facing one of its worst patches, thanks to the ever increasing inflation and over-enthusiastic 3G jumps by most of the big players in market in the recent past. After the relatively mild response received by 3G services despite their advertising blitzkrieg, some known names in the telecom industry are taking the easy way out to cut their losses – that is, by shifting the losses on us. In case some of you haven’t noted as yet, Vodafone mobile plan in postpaid domain has already taken a jump and that too without much ruckus.
It’s no surprise that the Mobile Number Portability services in India will now be in demand like never before, thanks to Supreme Court of India dealing a major blow to the dubious transactions in 2G spectrum allocation. Both small and big names have come under scanner and Idea, biggest MNP gainer till date, is set to loose its advantage due to this move by supreme Court. So what does that mean to you and me?
The Supreme Court of India delivered a strong verdict recently, cancelling all of the 122 licenses which were allotted during the shady 2G spectrum auction, and creating ripples amongst the industrial and political circles. TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) has been instructed to come up with new framework for the fresh allocation of licenses and it would mostly be modeled upon the recent 3G auction which fetched rich gains for the government.