Supreme Court stays unified licence award

Thursday 18 April 2013 | 03:54 CET | News
Nepal's Supreme Court has stayed the government's move to issue a unified telecommunications licence. One day after the government issued a unified licence to Smart Telecom, the court stayed the decision as two petitions were filed against the issue of the licence, eKantipur.com reports. The petitions argue the current board of regulator Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) does not have the authority to issue licences without a chairman. The Supreme Court also halted the implementation of the new spectrum policy as it has a provision relating to unified licensing. The NTA recently

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Companies: Smart Telecom / United Telecom / UTL
Countries: Nepal
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