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Idea Cellular News
Reliance mulls plans to bring Jio IPO soon
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
Since Reliance Jio entered in September 2016, it has created a disruption in telecom market, damaging fortunes of other incumbent operators with free offers and sharply discounted plans.
Idea Cellular revises Rs 198 plan for prepaid customers
Fri, Dec 08, 2017
Revised Rs 198 plan of Idea has been updated in cities like Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh circles.
Reliance Jio improves 4G download speed, nearly 3 times faster than Vodafone
Wed, Dec 06, 2017
Reliance Jio recorded an all-time high average 4G download speed of 21.9 megabit per second on its network in September, over 2.5 times faster than that on rival Vodafone's network, according to the Trai data.
Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone and IDEA offer between 1GB to 3.5 GB per day; Check them out
Sun, Dec 03, 2017
It has become over one-year now for Mukesh Ambani's Rjio entry in telecom market, and the company still continues to get on the nerve of other incumbent operators.
Telcos change tactics to get you to link mobile with Aadhaar
Thu, Nov 23, 2017
From sending messages threatening ‘continued services’ to subscribers to now providing home re-verification services, mobile operators have changed their tactics.
Vodafone to explore ways to sell stake in Indus Towers
Wed, Nov 15, 2017
British telecom major Vodafone is open to exploring opportunities for sale of stake in Indian mobile tower firm Indus Towers -- its joint venture with Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular. If the plan fructifies, it is expected to create more value for the group.
BharatNet project's second phase receives good response from Telcos
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
This project has been executed by Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) namely Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL), which was incorporated on February 25, 2012 under Indian Companies Act 1956.
Idea Cellular Q2 loss widens to Rs 1,107 crore; shares fall 3% on BSE Sensex
Mon, Nov 13, 2017
Telecom carrier Idea Cellular Ltd posted its fourth straight quarterly loss on Monday, as it struggled with the aggressive pricing structure brought in by an upstart rival.
No question of scrapping discussion on spectrum auction: Trai
Sun, Nov 12, 2017
Chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), R S Sharma told PTI that the regulator is "duty-bound" to respond to matters referred to it by the government for recommendations, in this case on spectrum auction for various bands, pricing and other modalities.
Airtel’s shares touch 52 week high on Sensex in early trade
Tue, Oct 24, 2017
After the disruptor, Reliance Jio hiked tariff plans last week telecom stocks have been buzzing on D-Street.
Idea Cellular records highest 4G upload speed in September
Sun, Oct 08, 2017
Idea Cellular today said it achieved the highest 4G upload speed in September citing data compiled by telecom regulator Trai's My Speed App.
IUC will further deplete industry of investable funds: Idea Cellular
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
"The announced IUC will further deplete the industry of its investable funds beside creating inter-operator imbalances of high traffic assymmetries. The faultlines are already evident with the industry going through the stress," Kapania said while addressing the India Mobile Congress here.
Merger with Idea Cellular on track for completion in 2018, Vodafone CEO says
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
The merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular is on track and is expected to be completed in calender year 2018, a top Vodafone official said today. Vodafone India MD and CEO Sunil Sood said "absolutely", when asked if the merger of the two telecom firms is on course.
Airtel, Vodafone, Idea now ramping up their internet services to fend off competition from Reliance Jio
Fri, Sep 15, 2017
Telecommunication operators in India are gearing up network services. From providing nearly 3 lakh new sites to mulling over 5G technology with a South Korean operator, here's what Indian telcos are doing to better their services.
Idea Cellular demands separation of VoLTE, traditional calls for IUC
Fri, Sep 15, 2017
The company, in a letter to TRAI Chairman R S Sharma, said the current debate on interconnection usage charges (IUC) is around two types of networks -- prevalent TDM technology used for providing calling service on 2G and 3G networks and the latest VoLTE technology used for 4G network.
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.
Kumar Birla says keen to enter ARC business, awaiting RBI nod
Fri, Sep 01, 2017
The diversified Aditya Birla Group, which today successfully listed its amalgamated financial services arm Aditya Birla Capital, is planning to enter the asset reconstruction business as it sees this business as growth vertical.
How a 14 paise charge per call is redrawing battle lines between Reliance Jio and others
Tue, Aug 29, 2017
It has been Jio vs the telecom industry in the matter of IUC. Now Vodafone CEO, Vittorio Colao lashes out against the new entrant.
One-fourth of Reliance Jio’s subscribers inactive since January 2017
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Reliance Jio’s active subscriber base has been declining since its launch in September 2016. The company started charging for its services in March, 2017.
Better 4G, free calling helps Reliance Jio outpace all telecom operators in June subscriber additions
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
Jio net additions to subscribers continued to increase in June.