Videocon one of the premier groups in telecom industries was earlier running its GSM services in 18 circles and won back 6 of its 17 circles (excluding Punjab) in the recent spectrum auction & again told to its entire customer to port from all 16 circles which includes Mumbai circle to port from its own network to other network using MNP.
As per Hon’ble Supreme Court’s order, Videocon services will not be available from Jan 19, 2013 (00.00 hour). Please use your available balance and port out than”. as told by Videocon.
Currently Videocon operates in some circles like UP East, UP West and Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu (including Chennai), Punjab (with Hfcl Infotel Ltd), Haryana, Mumbai, Gujarat, Kerala, and Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh. But in circles like Tamil Nadu, Mumbai & Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab and Kerala, Videocon is running services commercially.
Recently Videocon has won 1800 MHz auction in 6 circles like Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradedsh , UP – East, UP – West. But it failed to obtain spectrum for some circles like Mumbai . But in Punjab Videocon will continue its GSM service under mutual agreement with HITL (Hfcl Infotel Ltd).
Trai on 17 th Dec 2012 prescribed a 15 day guidelines to the all mobile service providers who’s licences had quashed by SC, to inform their subscribers about the closer of mobile service in the respective circles and also send text messages or provide this information in writing to all their customers in those circles where they failed to retain spectrum and renew their licenses.