Said COAI counsel Manjul Bajpai, The very fact that our petition was admitted shows that there is merit in our appeal and it will be heard.
It may be pointed out that the COAI appeal was statutory in nature, which are admitted in most likelihood. However, the court could still have dismissed the case.
A bench comprising Justice S Rajendra Babu, Justice AR Lakshmanan and Justice GP Mathur issued notice on the interim prayer of the petitioners seeking stay of the WLL services saying it infringed the NTP-99 and their service agreement.
Meanwhile, the basic operators have said that since no stay has been granted by the Supreme Court, consumers of limited mobility services would not get affected. According to Association of Basic Telecom Operators (ABTO) secretary general SC Khanna, The decision of the Supreme Court not to grant any stay is to be welcomed.
The cellular operators, in their interim prayer, had requested the court to direct the centre not to give effect to the permission for limited mobility, direct WLL operators not to make functional the handsets outside the SDCA, and that third party rights should not be allowed to be created.