TDSAT directs fixed line duo to pay part of fine for ILD licence violation

13 Dec 2011

India’s Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has ordered fixed line operators Bharti Airtel and Tata Communications to pay 10% of a INR500 million (USD9.31 million) fine that has been levied against each of them for alleged violation of the terms of their respective international long-distance (ILD) licences. According to the Indian Economic Times, the tribunal has directed the two telcos to pay INR50 million each to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) within two weeks; the regulator imposed the fine after both provided international private lease circuits to SingTel, allegedly violating the terms and conditions of their ILD concessions.