Telecom operator Uninor not to lay off jobs, cut salaries

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New Delhi, Feb 6: Telecom operator Unionor, after  the Supreme Court verdict to quash 122 telecom licences, has ruled out fears that it would slash jobs or cut salaries.

"Uninor services are continuing. This means we will continue to serve our 36 million customers, work with our 22,000 partners and keep building our presence in the market.

"It is the Uninor team that has made the company by far the most successful new operator and it is this team that will continue to do so in the months to come," said a company spokesperson.

Uninor is a joint venture between Telenor of Norway and Unitech. Telenor holds 67.25% ownership in the company.

"There will not be any impact whatsoever in compensations resulting from any of these developments," said the spokesperson when asked about the salaries getting impacted, cost cutting efforts.

"Every single member of the top management is today in one of the circles, engaging with the employees and meeting trade partners in the market. Starting today, over 1,000 Uninor employees are in the market - at shops and distribution points - registering our presence and ensuring we keep building the momentum we have developed," said Unionor spokesperson asserting that the business was usual.

The Supreme court verdict, which advocated the cancellation of 122 licences also included telecom operator-Uninor.

"The Uninor service has not been stopped. We continue to operate in all our markets. The matter regarding the ruling is out of the courts and with the Government now. So we are looking to the Government to arrive at a fair solution. We expect that the intention will remain of bringing new competition to benefit Indian customers," said the company spokesperson.

Further confirming the fact that Uninor was not closing its operations, he said, "Uninor service has not been stopped. We continue to operate in all our markets."

Meanwhile, Sigve Brekke, CEO, Uninor, said that the company was looking forward to be a part of 2G auction if that was the only option left in a bid to protect its investments.

"India should allow only 2008 participants in new sale," he said at a press conference on Monday.

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