Scramble for supremacy in telecom sector casting its shadow on govt

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As the telecom sector moves towards consolidation in terms of players as is reflected in the proposed mergers of Idea with Vodafone and of Telenor with Airtel, the onus is on the government to look clean and let a fair competition take place. This has become more important in view of the rumor mills working at full capacity to show a split in the functioning of the Telecom Department and the Regulator -Trai. It is widely believed that while the former’s acts are biased in favor of one telecom company, the latter is seen favoring the opposite party. Whatever, the fact is that the consolidation may lead to making a lot of jobs redundant. It’s the demand of the political economy that a minimum inconvenience is done to the people.
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