Vodafone India issued a statement saying it will be taking all required actions including a legal one against DoT, with regard to the extension and continuity of its licenses in Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata. This, is as per the provisions of policy and license and repeated assurances by DoT, previously.
The 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum was allocated to Vodafone, as part of the license, till 2014 . The telecom operator believes that it has the rights for the extension and continuity of the license (According to NTP 99 policy and license itself).
Vodafone had filed extension applications for the 3 metro circles with DoT in December 2012. However, the telecom operator did not receive any acknowledgment from DoT. Thus, it decided to file a petition with Delhi High Court for consideration of the license extension applications. High Court instructed DOT to consider the extension application and give Vodafone an effective hearing.
DoT rejected Vodafone's applications for extension without due consideration of the substantive points that were raised.
Vodafone will take legal action against DoT, as the rejection of application could potentially effect millions of customers in the 3 circles. Vodafone says it's willing to pay a fair and reasonable price for the extension of its licenses.