Thursday, 8 January 2009

Policy on MVNOs may be delayed – India

According to the Indian government, the policy on the entry of MVNOs in India will be delayed by at least one week. In December 2008, senior officials of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) had expected the MVNO policy to be issued before January 5, 2009. This happened to be the date for submission of applications for 3G spectrum as well, which has now been extended to January 15, further pushing back the auction process to January 30 instead of January 16.

According to DoT officials, the sub-committee assessing the matter has taken a little longer than anticipated in order to prepare/fine-tune the final policy document.