Airtel and TATA get fined for violating ILD licence terms and conditions

The Telecom Ministry is said to have imposed a penalty of Rs 50 crore each on Bharti Airtel and Tata Communications for providing international private lease circuits to foreign company SingTel in violation of ILD licence terms and conditions.

airtel-tata-logo  Notices have been sent to both the companies for violating the terms and conditions of International Long Distance (ILD) licence, says the Department of Telecom (DoT).

DoT had earlier pulled up SingTel for violating ILD licence norms by acquiring and billing customers in India without a licence between 2005 and 2009, and had given a clean chit to Bharti Airtel and Tatas which had provided international private lease circuits to the foreign firm.