DoT freezes unified access applications – Following a spate of new applicants for licences to start telecom services, the department of telecommunications (DoT) on Monday put a freeze on new unified access service (UAS) licence applications from October 1 until further orders.

Aircel to invest $2.5bn for pan-India roll out – Aircel will invest US$2.5bn to have a presence in all the 23 telecom circles by 2009. Currently Aircel is present in 9 circles and has already received the licence to operate in another 14 circles. The roll-out, however, will depend on the allocation of spectrum by Department of Telecommunication (DOT).

Bharti Airtel gets DTH licence; to invest Rs1500m in Phase I – Bharti Airtel has received a licence to start DTH services and announced an investment of Rs1500m in the first phase to launch nation-wide operations.