Shyam Telelink obtains pan-India CDMA spectrum

1 Sep 2008

Shyam Telelink has been allocated CDMA spectrum allowing it to launch commercial services across India, Telecom Tiger is reporting. Shyam, which is owned by Russian conglomerate Sistema, will join Reliance Communications (RCOM) and Tata Teleservices as one of only three privately owned operators to receive pan-Indian CDMA spectrum. The operator has also successfully bid for GSM licences in all Indian circles; it is currently awaiting spectrum allocation. New GSM licensees including Datacom, Unitech, Loop Telecom and Swan have been allocated start-up spectrum, but this has been largely restricted to the southern circles in the country.