Aircel, owned by Malaysia’s Maxis, and its units have debt of Rs 50,000 crore which includes Rs 19,889 crore owed to operational lenders, such as Ericsson.
RCom moved the SC last week, after the Bombay HC dismissed its appeal against an arbitration tribunal ruling to bar the sale or transfer of its assets without prior permission.
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The Anil Ambani-led telco in late December struck a deal to sell most of its spectrum, fibre, towers and switching nodes to Jio, promoted by Anil’s elder brother Mukesh.
Mobile subscribers have benefited in the past quarters as Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone India sought to match new entrant RJio’s low tariff plans.
“Rcom has not paid dues for call centre services from January to September , 2017,” said legal counsel for Avaya, Abhishek Adke.
Market leader Bharti Airtel said it has got the largest share - around 50% nationally - of port-ins from Aircel customers in the last couple of weeks.
Rcom is in the process of selling its tower and optic fibre assets to Jio for Rs 8000 crore, of which Rs 5,000 crore would be for the towers and land alone.
Ericsson had earlier told the tribunal that RCom had not paid them their dues for the past two years and only few post-dated cheques were given.
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