Uninor has shut it’s operations in Mumbai following the Supreme Court’s order which had asked those operators to shut their operations immediately, whose permits were cancelled and they didn’t participate in the 2G auctions held in November last year or failed to acquire spectrum in the auctions.
122 licenses cancelled last year by the Supreme Court of India after it found out that the licenses were distributed in a “totally arbitrary and unconstitutional” manner. Out of the total 122 licenses, 22 cancelled licenses belonged to Uninor. Having failed to secure license in the Mumbai circle in the recently concluded spectrum auctions, Uninor had no other choice but to shut it’s operations in the Mumbai region.
The company continuing to operate in six circles which include- Maharashtra and Goa, Gujarat, UP East, UP West, Bihar and Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh as Uninor had acquired fresh spectrum for a period of 20 years in these circles, in the November auctions.