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Telenor may bid for spectrum in Mumbai news
15 January 2013

Telenor's Indian subsidiary may decide to bid for spectrum in the Mumbai telecom circle in the upcoming auction in March and will continue to provide services in the city in line with the license extension announced by the Supreme Court.

The Indian subsidiary, which operates under Uninor brand name, will continue to scale down operations in Kolkata and West Bengal zones as planned earlier.

''Considering there will be a second spectrum auction in Mumbai and Telenor Group has stated that it may decide to participate in these auctions,'' the company said in a statement.

In the six circles of Uttar Pradesh (East), Uttar Pradesh (West), Bihar and Jharkhand, Andhar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat, Telenor Group has already secured a 20-year license and Uninor services will continue uninterrupted, it added.

On Monday, the Supreme Court extended the deadline to 4 February for existing operators of 2G spectrum to continue operations from the earlier 18 January.

"In the Kolkata and West Bengal circles where no additional 1800 Mhz spectrum auction is expected, services will continue to be scaled down as announced," it said.

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Telenor may bid for spectrum in Mumbai