Etisalat abandons Indian ambitions - report

Etisalat decides against bidding for spectrum in new 2G auction
Etisalat is wary of investing in India after having its fingers burned in the 2G spectrum scandal.
Etisalat is wary of investing in India after having its fingers burned in the 2G spectrum scandal.


The UAE’s Etisalat Group has decided not to bid for spectrum in an Indian state auction scheduled for November, according to Reuters.

Etisalat and Bahrain’s Batelco Group were among a number of international telecom operators to close down their Indian operations earlier this year, after India’s high court revoked their mobile licences in the wake of the country’s 2G spectrum scandal.

India is planning to stage fresh 2G spectrum auctions in November, but international operators appear to be wary of investing.

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