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Draft Telecom Bill: Centre to take spectrum back if telcos fail to pay dues

The draft telecom bill also recognised that the spectrum is a valuable resource and provided for the assignment of the spectrum for the public good

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The draft telecom bill has cleared the air around doing away with the inconsistencies in the ownership of spectrum for corporates under stress, according to industry experts. If the ailing telecom company fails to pay the dues to the government, it can take back the spectrum, a report by Economic Times (ET) added. 

According to the bill, the value of the spectrum cannot be sold back to creditors under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). 

Experts said that the bill has also clarified the regulations of OTT platforms. "Telecom operators had been petitioning to seek a level playing field with

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First Published: Sep 27 2022 | 1:04 PM IST

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