2G Spectrum, 2011 Tamil Movie based on the current scam case in India involved the issue of 122 licenses by the ruling Congress-led UPA alliance of the 2G spectrum to 85 companies including many new telecom companies with little or no experience in the telecom sector at a price set in the year 2001.
The scam involved allegations regarding
* the under pricing of the 2G spectrum by the Department of Telecommunications which resulted in a heavy loss to the exchequer, and
* the illegal manipulation of the spectrum allocation process to favour select companies
The issue came to light after the auction of airwaves for 3G services which amounted to 67,719 crore (US$15.1 billion) to the exchequer. A report submitted by the Comptroller and Auditor General based on the money collected from 3G licenses estimated that the loss to the exchequer due to under pricing of the 2G spectrum was 176,379 crore (US$39.33 billion).