Favoritism in Airtel’s BWA deals

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is in the habit of ignoring law when it comes to dealing with violations by Bharti Airtel. Instead of strict action as per the prevailing guidelines, its lackadaisical approach has given huge benefits to Bharti Airtel at the cost of government revenues. This article covers several cases of violations / favoritism related to Bharti Airtel’s acquisitions of certain companies which had procured the BWA spectrum during the May 2010 auction.