The Indian government said on Wednesday that it has decided to allow MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators) to offer mobile services in the country.
The MVNOs' entry into the Indian mobile market is expected to increase competition and lower prices for customers, analysts said.
Detailed guidelines for MVNOs will be issued by the country's Department of Telecommunications (DoT) after it receives responses from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on some issues, the government said.
MVNOs rent rather than own the radio spectrum or the infrastructure required to provide the service. The MVNO is a natural progression toward enhancing free-market principles and contributing to the efficient use of existing telecom infrastructure, said TRAI in a report last year to the DoT.
Source : Yahoo News via PC World