SingTel denies providing services to Indian customers without licence

SingTel has defended itself against accusation of providing services illegally to Indian customers.

In a statement today, the Singapore telco said that based on media reports, the Central Bureau of Investigation in India had registered a case against it and two other Indian telcos, for allegedly providing international long distance services to Indian customers without a licence.

There have been no official charges brought against it.

"SingTel denies and will actively defend itself against the allegation. As a long term strategic investor, SingTel respects and conducts its business according to applicable laws in the countries it operates in."

The company said it is renowned for its high corporate governance and transparency standards.

It added that it has been assisting the relevant Indian authorities in preliminary enquiries and will continue to render its full co-operation.