Telecom service provider, Uninor has shut down its operations in the Mumbai telecom circle on Sunday after the Supreme Court of India said in an order that companies whose licenses were cancelled and which did not get their licences renewed to stop operations immediately.
India's apex court has said that the companies whose permits were cancelled by an order in the previous year and have not been able to get renewed licences, must stop their operations immediately. The apex court had scrapped the validity of all 122 spectrum licenses that were granted to firms during the former communications minister A Raja's time in office.
The SC had directed the telecom service providers who have not won spectrum in the auction will have to stop operations immediately. The new order is also applicable to the companies that did not participate in the auction and whose licenses were cancelled earlier.
Uninor has said that it was not able to obtain a temporary license and has to stop its operations in the circle in the country's financial capital. The company had had 1.8 million subscribers till November 2012andhad continued operations in Mumbai. The company had earlier stopped its operations in other circles after its licenses were cancelled.