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No legal bar on 4G auction: SC

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14 January, 2018 13:20 PM



No legal bar on 4G auction: SC

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The Supreme Court on Sunday cleared the way a High Court order that halted the auctioning of 4G spectrum for the telecommunication industry over alleged breaching Clauses 4.2 and 4.06(3) of broadband wireless guideline of 2008.

Led by Acting Chief Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, a five-member bench of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has passed the order today.

The bench came up with the order after disposing of a petition filed by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) seeking a stay on the HC order.

On January 11, Supreme Court stayed until January 14 the High Court order that halted the auctioning of 4G spectrum for the telecommunication industry.

The Chamber Judge has also sent the matter to Appellate Division full bench for further hearing.

The writ stated that Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission's (BTRC) recently published circular which has breached the Clauses 4.2 and 4.06(3) of broadband wireless guideline of 2008.

In response, the court also issued a rule seeking an explanation from the BTRC why the circular should not be declared illegal.

The telecom regulatory body was scheduled to issue 4G license on February 14 after holding of spectrum auction for three different bands on February 13.


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