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Idea-Vodafone entity to get the show on the road by April?
Mon, Jan 15, 2018
The merger of Idea and Vodafone India that was scheduled for completion in March 2018 may start operations soon after in April.
How relaxing spectrum holding cap by telcos' can be a game changer
Thu, Jan 11, 2018
The administrative and financial body, Telecom Commission has cleared TRAI’s proposal to relax spectrum holding caps by the companies. Here's what changes.
2G scam case: Special CBI court acquits A Raja, 18 others
Thu, Dec 21, 2017
Special Judge OP Saini also acquitted 17 others including Shahid Balwa, Vinod Goenka, Asif Balwa, Rajiv Aggarwal, Karim Morani, P Amirtham and Sharad Kumar in the case.2G scam case: Special CBI court acquits A Raja, 18 others
Govt may allow 100% FDI in telecom via automatic route
Wed, Dec 20, 2017
The proposal is likely to be considered by the Telecom Commission, the apex decision making body of the Department of Telecom, at its meeting scheduled for tomorrow, they said.
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.
Reliance Jio seeks CCI nod for spectrum sharing with RCom
Tue, Jun 20, 2017
Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm has sought CCI approval for the proposed spectrum sharing deal with younger sibling's Reliance Communications.
Bharti Airtel posts 12% decline in revenues in Q4 due to competition from Jio
Tue, May 09, 2017
Annual consolidated revenues of Bharati Airtel in FY17 declined by 1.1%
AT&T bets on 5G with Straight Path Communications buy for $1.25 billion
Tue, Apr 11, 2017
The deal shows how wireless carriers may be increasingly willing to pay lofty prices for assets they view as critical to 5G, which is expected to boast higher speeds and more capacity.
Airtel to acquire Tikona 4G business; add 2300Mhz spectrum in five circles
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Bharti Airtel announced that it will acquire Tikona, Indian internet service provider’s 4G business, Aseem Manchanda reported on Thursday.
Idea Cellular approves Vodafone merger with itself
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
Vodafone will hold 45.1% of the combined company after transferring a stake of 4.9% to the promoters of Idea for Rs 3874 crore in cash.
Govt to seek TRAI views on annual auctioning of spectrum
Tue, Feb 28, 2017
Terming India as a "spectrum supermarket", Telecom Secretary J S Deepak today said the government plans to auction radiowaves every year to allow operators to pick and choose what they want.
A billion mobile connections but rural India is still not on network map
Mon, Feb 27, 2017
When you look at the numbers put up by Telecom Regulatory Authority India (TRAI) on February 17 the data showed that the country’s ‘wireless tele-density’ was at 112.396 crore as on December 31, 2016.
Spectrum or subscribers? The real reason why Airtel bought Telenor
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
Sudden intense competition in the already saturated telecom market in India has led to Bharti Airtel’s acquisition of Telenor’s India operations.
Bharti Airtel revenue market share to rise 2% with Telenor acquistion: Report
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
It said for Bharti, benefits from additional spectrum assets will offset the spectrum liabilities taken over.
Airtel expands 4G network to Maharashtra, Goa
Thu, Feb 16, 2017
Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced the ‘network roll-out’ of its 4G network across Maharashtra and Goa in over 400 towns in a pilot project.
Vodafone, Idea to weigh sale, trade of spectrum post merger
Fri, Feb 03, 2017
The soon to be merged telecom entity may trade its spectrum with other carriers to meet India’s antitrust rules, sources said on Friday. Both telecom are also considering selling of its existing spectrum in ‘private plans’ sources revealed under the conditions of anonymity.
Airtel's mobile tower arm Bharti Infratel posts 25% growth in Q3 net profit
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
Mobile tower company Bharti Infratel on Monday reported 25% increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 620 crore for the December quarter of the current fiscal. It had posted net profit of Rs 495 crore in the same period of last fiscal, 2015-16.
Reliance Jio's current debt at over Rs 49,000 crore
Mon, Jan 16, 2017
Reliance Jio has also deferred the spectrum payment liability of Rs 21,000 crore to the government.
DoT to work on new telecom policy from April 2017
Wed, Nov 02, 2016
The telecom ministry has issued technology neutral telecom licences under the NTP 2012 which was delinked from spectrum .
Can RCom and Aircel disrupt India's telecom market?
Fri, Sep 16, 2016
Tanu Sharma, Associate Director of India Ratings said, "The merger of the wireless business of RCom with Aircel is a key milestone in the ongoing consolidation in the telecom sector."