Since the start of the so called ‘telecom revolution’ in the 1990s, all the decisions taken by the government have been in support of the private companies. From allotting the mobile licences only to the private companies leaving aside the DOT and also MTNL, changing the Licence charges to the Revenue Sharing System to the present allotment of 3G and BWA Spectrum, the Government always helped the private companies overtly and covertly. 2G allotment scam is only a small part of it.
Now the private companies Airtel, Vodafone and Idea have been caught illegally providing 3G services in circles where they have not got licence. As per the licence agreement, any company can give 3G service only in those circles where it had got the 3G licence. But the above three companies made a cartel, auctioned for separate circles by paying less amount than PAN India and now is providing services all over India.
TRAI has stated that this is against the licence terms. DOT has also stated that this is illegal. But why no action is taken against these erring companies? It means that the interests of the private companies are more important to the government than implementing the laws of the land! This has to be strongly protested, exposed and defeated.