Telecom operators Stel and Etisalat DB will very soon stop their operations in India. This decision is after the cancellation of licenses by the Supreme court in the 2G spectrum scam issue. Stel has not yet officially come up with a statement that they are stopping their operations, but has directed their customers to port out from their network to other networks using MNP. Many Stel customers are now not having network to generate the UPC code to port out. So they have also started an online portal to generate UPC code. It seems Etisalat will also be giving 30 days time for its customers to port out to other networks. Stel had licenses for 6 circles and had 3G license for some circles. Etisalat had licenses for 15 circles. The official statement from Etisalat DB claims that this decision has been taken in order to protect the interests of all stakeholders and to avoid incurring further costs at this time of rapid change and continued uncertainty in the Indian telecommunications sector. Due to the quitting of these operators and customers are affected badly. Many will lose their balance at present available in their SIM. To generate UPC code online, Stel customers can visit the link


  1. By Abhimanyu Gupta


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