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AGR case: Telecom companies can use spectrum but not own it, says SC

Jio tells court it has paid Rs 195 crore dues

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The apex court had sought spectrum sharing details of all the bankrupt entities and observed that Jio had been using RCom spectrum for the past four years and was liable to pay the AGR dues

Megha Manchanda New Delhi
The Supreme Court (SC) said on Wednesday telecom firms only have a right to use spectrum and it is not an asset they own. This observation was made by the apex court in the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) case.

Advocate Harish Salve, who represented Reliance Jio, said spectrum is recorded as an asset by virtue of being purchased in an auction and sale of airwaves can only take place with nod of the department of telecommunications (DoT) when the resolution is approved. “There is no other right that can be claimed on spectrum beyond this. Spectrum is not something one can

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First Published: Aug 19 2020 | 1:31 AM IST

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