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DoT discusses network roll-out issues with telcos

Operators have been asked to submit their views by tomorrow afternoon

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A day after the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) deferred a decision on network roll-out obligations, the Department of Telecom today discussed the issue with leading telecom operators like , , and .

According to official sources, "EGoM wanted that we should look at possibility of enhanced roll-out obligation. EGoM wants operators should cover 20% of block level headquarters by the end of second year and 30% by third year."

Operators have been asked to submit their views by tomorrow afternoon, the sources added.

, whose licences were cancelled, have been opposing network roll-out condition recommended by Trai and this issue was one of the agendas for EGoM meeting held yesterday.

However, the EGoM deferred decision on network roll-out obligations.

Today's meeting was attended by Uninor Managing Director Sigve Brekke, MTS India President and CEO Vsevolod Rozanov, Vodafone India Resident Director T V Ramachandran, and representatives from Airtel, Tata Teleservices and Reliance Communications, they added.

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