February 7, 2012 9:53 AM GMT
Sounds to me like a lot of the Indian operators affected by this are making pretty thinly veiled threats to exit the country.
They typically mention stuff like "we're making every effort to keep operating in India," which at face value sounds great, but is where I get the impression they're actually saying "we don't need to operate here really, y'know."
What would happen if these foreign-backed operators ducked out of the market? I'm guessing there wouldn't be a mass 2G outage, and that a raft of 'new' local players will spring up. Welcome some more rational thoughts on the matter though.