S Tel Defies Security Request
The DoT has reportedly cited (unspecified) security concerns as the reason for its order.
But S Tel, which had just 506,179 customers in three circles (service areas) –- Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, and Orissa -- at the end of January, wants full details of these security concerns, and a chance to address them, before it takes any action. (See S Tel Launches in India, Batelco Ups Stake in India's S Tel, and A Guide to India's Telecom Market.)
— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading