Telecom operator Uninor closed its operations in Mumbai on 17 February 2013 following a Supreme Court order. The apex court had ordered immediate closure of the company after it cancelled 22 licences of Uninor in Februray 2012. Temporary licences, too, have not been permitted by the Supreme Court.
The majority stakeholder of the company, Telenor participated in the November 2012 auction through new entity Telewings Communications and won spectrum in six circles. Telenor is now in the process of transferring business of Uninor in Maharashtra and Goa, Gujarat, UP East, UP West, Bihar and Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh service areas, to Telewings Communications.
According to Uninor statement, its operations in these service areas will continue as fresh spectrum for 20 years has already been secured.