Supreme Court has ruled that Airtel, Vodafone and Idea cannot accept new 3G subscribers in circles where they are offering services through roaming agreements.
Indian government claims that these agreements are illegal as these companies are not allowed to offer 3G services outside the circles where they have acquired the rights for.
These companies have signed on deals with each other to offer 3G services to their customers on roaming.
Supreme Court would give its judgment next month. Until then, these companies can continue to offer 3G services to existing subscribers.
Airtel has been offering 3G services in seven different circles through these agreements.