Keeping competition alive

The Competition Commission of India (CCI), in a recent study, assessed the level of competition in the telecom sector and came up with recommendations to ensure growth in an industry that has faced significant financial stress. While such a study may not be a core mandate for the anti-trust body, which looks at “dominance” benchmarks to determine if there is any violation of the Competition Act, it is part of its advocacy objective. From that perspective, the CCI study is timely as it comes ahead of the telecom auction process, which is starting in March. In an encouraging sign, th.....

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