Mumbai: Tata Teleservices has received 4.4 MHz start-up GSM spectrum in Tamil Nadu along with five new telecom players, company officials said.
Tata Teleservices. is the second major CDMA operator, after Reliance Communications, to get GSM radio frequency under the dual technology.
Reliance Communications has already been given spectrum in all the circles, making it first company to have both CDMA and GSM technologies for mobile services throughout the country.
Tatas have applied for pan-India GSM spectrum and is hoping to get the frequency in rest of the circles as and when the department of telecom (DoT) allocates it depending on its availability.
Tatas earlier claimed that the company has the first legitimate right to get GSM spectrum under dual technology ahead of Reliance Communications as they applied first after the policy of dual technology was made public.
However, the government considered Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communication's application for GSM spectrum ahead of others, including Tata Teleservices.