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Debt-laden Aircel expects things to get even 'more difficult'
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
The telecom firm is likely to file for bankruptcy at the National Company Law Tribunal.
Debt-laden Aircel to file for bankruptcy at NCLT
Mon, Feb 19, 2018
Malaysian parent company Maxis, run by businessman Ananda Krishnan, had earlier proposed a cash infusion to support the debt-laden company.
RCom's rise and fall, and the white knight
Fri, Dec 29, 2017
RCom shares recovered over 100% in the last one week following an assurance from Anil Ambani, the owner of the company, that it will reduce debt
Eyeing opportunity in data space in Tier 2, 3 TN cities: Aircel
Sun, Dec 10, 2017
Telecom operator Aircel would continue offering best value for money plans to customers and look at opportunities in the data space, particularly in Tier II and III cities of Tamil Nadu, a company official said.
Airtel, Reliance Jio, Aircel partner with Amazon to offer cashback on mobile recharges
Wed, Nov 22, 2017
Push for Amazon's mobile wallet and mobile recharges on operator's network has now taken the form of cashback offers. We tell you all about it.
RCom to shut voice calls from Dec 1, subs can port till Dec 31
Fri, Nov 03, 2017
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) in direction to all telecom operators said that RCom on October 31, 2017 intimated it that "RCL (Reliance Communications Limited) shall provide only 4G data services to its customers and as a result will discontinue to provide voice services to the subscribers... with effect from 1st December 2017."
Reliance Communications expands board; elevates Punit Garg to Executive Director
Mon, Oct 02, 2017
The Board of Directors of Reliance Communication has expanded its board by inducting senior executives.
Telecom subscriber base drops marginally to 121 crore
Thu, Sep 14, 2017
Only three operators -- Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and state-run BSNL -- reported subscriber additions in the month, while eight other operators including Idea Cellular and Vodafone, saw a decline.
Six telcos underreported revenue by Rs 61,064.5 crore: CAG
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Private telcos, including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea, understated revenues to the extent of Rs 61,064.5 crore during 2010-11 and 2014-15, leading to a "short payment" of Rs 7,697.6 crore to the government, the CAG said today.
Bharti Airtel's deals with Videocon, Aircel approved: CCI
Fri, Jun 30, 2017
Under the deal, Bharti Airtel was to acquire the spectrum of Videocon Telecommunications Ltd (VTL) in six circles. In this regard, both had entered into a definitive agreement last March.
Anil Ambani announces to take no salary or commission from RCom in FY18
Wed, Jun 14, 2017
Reliance Communications' (RCom) owner Anil Ambani announced on Wednesday that he has voluntarily decided to draw no salary or commission from the telecom company in the current financial year.
Delay in plans to offset debt led telecom industry to crisis
Mon, Jun 12, 2017
The telecom sector is currently Rs 3.60 lakh crore in debt is facing a lot of turmoil including degrading of companies by ratings agencies. Analysts speak about the causes and how Reliance Jio added to their problems.
Lenders have given us time till December, says RCom’s Anil Ambani
Fri, Jun 02, 2017
Moody's, ICRA downgrade RCom over debt concerns
Wed, May 31, 2017
RCom, controlled by billionaire Anil Ambani, has traditionally relied on short-term debt and covenant waivers from its banking relationships, but if these waivers are not received it could impact RCom`s $300 million bondholders "significantly", Moody`s said.
RCom shares fall further at nearly 8% in early trade on concerns about loan repayments
Tue, May 30, 2017
The shares of Anil Ambani-owned telecom company Reliance Communications (RCom) fell further by nearly 8% in the early morning trade on Tuesday on back of investor concerns over the company's ability to repay its loans.
RCom reports loss of Rs 948 crore in Q4 on disruptive pricing, competition
Sun, May 28, 2017
Anil Ambani owned telecom company RCom has reported a loss of Rs 948 crore for the fourth quarter (Q4) ended on March 31, 2017 on back of intense price war in the telecom sector due to the entry of Reliance Jio which has hurt the profitability and income of the company.
TRAI data: Over 60 lakh requests for Mobile Number Portability received in March
Fri, May 19, 2017
Mobile Number Portability rose to reach 60.3 lakh requests in March this year taking the total number of MNP to 27.27 crore. Interestingly enough newcomer Reliance Jio added 58 lakh new subscribers to its subscriber base in the same month.
Reliance Jio is now officially the fourth largest telecom company in India, grabs 10% share
Fri, May 19, 2017
Newcomer Reliance Jio has garnered 9.29% of the telecom market share, as per TRAI data. Its new subscriber additions in March were over 58 lakh and it took its total subscriber base to 10.86 crore.
Reliance Communication receives shareholder approval to demerge wireless business with Aircel
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Reliance Communication on Monday announced that it has received majority of its shareholders’ approval for the demerger of its wireless business into Aircel Ltd.
Subscriber base of 6 telcos rises 2.27 million in February
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
"...The number of mobile phone subscribers showed an increase to 817.42 million in February 2017. The net increase in subscriber base is 2.27 million in the month of February," the Cellular Operators Association of India said in a statement.