Friday, December 24, 2004

Undersea cable wars brewing in India - huge bandwidth at stake ...

Looks like finally a lot of folks are really starting to notice the bandwidth problem in India.

Flag, VSNL spar over bandwidth

MUMBAI, DECEMBER 22: TATA group company VSNL, one of the original investors in the Flag Cable Systems in 1995-1996, has been accused by Flag Telecom Ltd, a Reliance company, of artificially restricting access on Flag Europe Asia (FEA) cable and preventing the ability to respond to market demand.


As another article points out, WTO GATS provisions are being invoked on this hoarding !

VSNL violates WTO norms

MUMBAI: VSNL has been accused of restricting access on Reliance group-owned FLAG Europe Asia cable, which is in direct violation of WTO's General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS).


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