LAW ET JUSTICIA LAW REVIEW

VOLUME 1 ISSUE 1

EXISTENTIAL CONUNDRUM OF THE TELECOM SECTOR VIS-À-VIS THE DISPUTE OF ADJUSTED GROSS REVENUE AND DISRUPTION OF COMPETITION

AUTHORED BY:

Mr. ANANT PRATAP SINGH CHAUHAN, 

Student

Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

CO-AUTHORED BY:

Ms. VARALIKA MENDIRATTA, 

Student

Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

ABSTRACT

The telecom industry in India has seen in the recent years, what could be called as a revolution for the consumers but a disaster for the industry itself. Since the beginning of the price war back in 2016, numerous companies have gone out of business and due to recent developments, few of the remaining may follow.

In 2018, the Hon’ble Supreme Court gave the verdict in favour of the government in relation to the Adjusted Gross Revenue dispute which arose in the year 2005 as the telecom companies approached the Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT). The present situation is that the telecom companies have registered the highest losses ever and in telecom oligopoly may soon turn into a duopoly or monopoly as the telecom industry becomes less and less lucrative with time, coupled with the failure of Government telecom companies like Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. and Mahanagar Telecom Nigam Ltd.

The purpose of this paper is to study the telecom licensing framework of India and comparing the same with that of other countries. Further, the judgement of the Supreme Court in relation to the AGR dispute would also be discussed along with its repercussions on the telecom industry while drawing contradictions with the competition law and discussing the probable future of the telecom industry in India.

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