Delhi HC issues notice to Vodafone on Matrix Cellular’s plea


NEW DELHI: November 18, 2011 – The Delhi High Court has issued notices to senior executives at Vodafone, after Matrix Cellular had filed a contempt petition stating that the mobile phone company had not restored services to it.


Last month, Vodafone had terminated its contract with Matrix. Following this, Matrix had approached the Delhi High Court alleging that Vodafone has stolen its corporate identity and hijacked its business.


Matrix had contended that for two months from such termination, Vodafone could not introduce any changes to the consolidated subscriber base, which belonged to it. The court had then directed both parties to put in place an interim arrangement restoring the business of Matrix Cellular for a period of two months.


Matrix, in its contempt petition, said Vodafone had failed to follow the court’s directions. The Delhi High Court has asked Vodafone to respond by November 23.


Vodafone executives did not comment and said they had not received any notice. But Vodafone said it had terminated its contract with Matrix as per the terms of the agreement to protect the interest of its subscribers.


Matrix executives say they have about 65,000 customers in Delhi, who would decide if they wanted to stay with it, in which case the subscriber must port the mobile number to another operator, or move to Vodafone, following the expiry of the 60-day termination notice.


VODAFONE FINED Rs 50 CR FOR BULK CONNECTIONS TO MATRIX


The telecom department has slapped a Rs 50-crore penalty on Vodafone for giving out bulk connections to Matrix Cellular, which in turn rented out these SIMs to thousands of customers in Delhi. The issue relates to 2007, when the telecom department had found that Vodafone had rented over 10,000 SIMs to Matrix.


In its notice to Vodafone, a copy of which was reviewed by ET, the telecom department has charged that Matrix used its own Customer Application Forms, had its own tariffs, hid subscriber details from Vodafone and had also not followed instructions on subscriber identity verifications, in violation of existing norms. (ET)

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