The board of the national telecom regulator agreed yesterday to allow both state telecom enterprises and private mobile operators to handle second-generation (2G) mobile services during the one-year transition period after their concessions end next month.
The decision by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is likely to end a dispute with CAT Telecom.
CAT threatened to take legal action against the NBTC if it allowed mobile operators to handle customers on the 1800-megahertz spectrum for networks with concessions due to expire on Sept 15. The state telecom enterprise insisted it has the right to handle 2G mobile service during a one-year transition after the expiration.
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