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Idea Cellular News
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.
Idea-Vodafone merger gets go-ahead from Sebi, exchanges
Mon, Aug 07, 2017
The go-head from Sebi and the exchanges will allow the the $23 billion merger deal between Idea Cellular and Vodafone India to go ahead.
Reliance Jio average 4G speed tops TRAI MySpeed test for seventh month in a row
Thu, Aug 03, 2017
Mukesh Ambani-backed Reliance Jio has recorded the highest average 4G download speed in July.
Jio phone: Idea flags net neutrality worries; to launch its own handset
Sun, Jul 30, 2017
"One of the concerns is about net neutrality. It will not allow most of the apps which a customer prefers and the choice of apps may not work because it is forcing consumers to use an individual operator's apps," Himanshu Kapania, the managing director of Idea Cellular Limited, the third largest telco operator, said in an analyst call.
Reliance Jio effect: Idea Cellular registers net loss of Rs 815 crore in Q1
Thu, Jul 27, 2017
Vodafone Rs 244 vs Reliance Jio Rs 309: We compare
Wed, Jul 26, 2017
Zeebiz analyses tariff plans of Reliance Jio and Vodafone to give you an ‘all you need to know’ about these plans.
Idea Cellular hopes to complete merger with Vodafone India by 2018
Tue, Jul 25, 2017
In May, Idea Cellular and Vodafone India had approached CCI regarding the proposed merger and were awaiting the fair trade regulator's nod in this regard.
Vodafone offers 70GB data, unlimited voice calls for Rs 244
Tue, Jul 25, 2017
Now Vodafone has launched a new plan offering 70GB data. Zeebiz tells you all about it.
Competition Commission of India approves Idea Cellular-Vodafone India merger plans, report says
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
In March, Aditya Birla Group's telecom arm, Idea Cellular had informed the regulatory bodies that its board of directors have approved the merger of Vodafone India and its wholly-owned subsidiary Vodafone Mobile Services with itself.
No need for floor price for telecom services as of now: Trai
Sat, Jul 22, 2017
The decision came after Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Chairman R S Sharma along with senior regulatory officials met representatives of all telecom companies for a detailed discussion on the issue.
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.