In another turn of events related to regulatory issues over intra-circle 3G roaming services, the Department of Telecommunication has filed a contempt case in the Delhi High Court against Idea Cellular for providing 3G services to new subscribers in the six zones of ongoing 3G network conflict, where it did not hold the license for the same. Also Read - Vodafone drops free Amazon Prime membership with Rs 399 postpaid plan: A look at alternatives
As a part of the legal proceedings in the 3G roaming controversy, the Delhi High Court had earlier sent notices to Idea along with two other major cellular service providers to not to provide 3G services to new subscribers in circles where they have been allegedly illegally using intra-circle roaming pacts to provide 3G services.
However, despite these lines set by the judiciary, Idea continued to provide 3G services to new subscribers. The government has considered this as Idea s willful and deliberate move against the court’s ruling.