Jul 31, 2015 10:31 PM IST
There's been a major reshuffle in the list of top 100 brands in India and that's only natural, with e-commerce and next-generation brands grabbing eyeballs and mind-space. But CNBC-TV18's Priya Sheth reports that in all the tohubohu, the Tata Group remains unruffled at the number-one spot.
- Jul 23, 2015 02:01 PM IST
The Ministry had disallowed the group from taking part in the auction process on the basis of absence of clearance from the Union Home Ministry.
- Jul 22, 2015 08:33 PM IST
The GSM subscriber base stood at 71.62 crore at the end of May, 2015, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said in a statement.
- Jun 15, 2015 08:45 PM IST
"From today no more roaming charges on #BSNL. a step towards realising dream of One Nation-One Number. A promise kept," Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted on Monday.
- Jun 10, 2015 06:33 PM IST
The offering announced under 'Five States, One Rate' scheme requires no separate recharge or pack activation and will be activated by default with effect from June 11, 2015.
- Jun 08, 2015 11:33 AM IST
The Sun Network had already moved the Madras High Court seeking interim relief in the Sun FM matter and the court has granted it a stay till the petition is disposed of. It is expected to move the court again in the Sun TV Network issue.
- Apr 15, 2015 04:11 PM IST
The GSM subscriber base stood at 69.70 crore at the end of February. COAI, which represents telecom players like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Aircel said the data does not include GSM subscriber number of Reliance Communications and Tata Teleservices. It has also stopped reporting the GSM numbers of state-run BSNL.
- Apr 07, 2015 07:17 PM IST
The company, which acquired Nokia's handset division last year for USD 7.2 billion, has only one 4G-compatible device, Lumia 638 (priced at about Rs 6,800), in the Indian market.
- Apr 01, 2015 09:25 PM IST
CBI had alleged in the court that Dayanidhi Maran had "pressured" and "forced" Chennai-based telecom promoter C. Sivasankaran to sell his stakes in Aircel and two subsidiary firms to Malaysian firm Maxis Group in 2006.
- Mar 31, 2015 10:20 PM IST
The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), which represents all telecom companies that won spectrum in recent auction, contested the analysis shared by Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and seconded by Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg that there will an impact of only 1.3 paise per minute on call rates.
- Mar 31, 2015 05:23 PM IST
Also, others telecom firms such as Reliance Jio and Tata Teleservices that won airwaves in the recent spectrum auction have committed to pay by evening today. Airtel has paid about Rs 5,000 crore while Idea Cellular deposited around Rs 2,000 crore as part payment for spectrum they acquired in auction last week.
- Mar 30, 2015 06:39 PM IST
Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, however, had said recently that as per an analysis shared with him by an expert, "the yearly load on telecom operators is going to be about Rs 5,300 crore...and 1.3 paise per minute call".
- Mar 26, 2015 06:28 PM IST
Ideal Cellular, which provides mobile services using GSM technology, bid a maximum of Rs 30,306.98 crore to buy spectrum in the 900 megahertz, 1800 MHz and 2,100 MHz bands.
- Mar 26, 2015 02:12 PM IST
At the base price fixed by the government, its value was Rs 65,463.40 crore. About 11 percent remained unsold which also included 800 Mhz, 1800 Mhz and 2100 Mhz (3G) band.
- Mar 16, 2015 09:31 PM IST
The move by Maran brothers came a month after the Supreme Court on February 9 had disallowed them from approaching Delhi High Court against the special court's order summoning them as accused in the case arising out of probe into the 2G spectrum allocation scam.
- Mar 13, 2015 05:31 PM IST
According to a research report by Barclays, the spectrum payments by telecom operators will have a limited impact on their balance sheets in near term as the payments are on a deferred basis.
- Mar 05, 2015 12:27 PM IST
The biggest ever spectrum auction of 2G and 3G airwaves began on Wednesday on a high note with operators making bids worth an estimated Rs 60,000 crore after six rounds of bidding in all the four bands.
- Mar 03, 2015 08:55 AM IST
According to sources, the mock auction was successful and the actual auction process will start as planned from March 4.
- Feb 22, 2015 02:49 PM IST
Based on the reserve price, the government estimated to garner over Rs 82,000 crore from the sale of radiowaves for providing 2G as well as 3G services. At the minimum or auction start price for the 2,100 Mega-Hertz band or 3G spectrum, government would garner at least Rs 17,555 crore
- Feb 16, 2015 06:09 PM IST
Eight telecom companies have applied for participating in the auctions, including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Reliance Communications. The licences of four companies are coming up for renewal in certain circles
- Feb 16, 2015 05:33 PM IST
Today is the last day to submit the applications. Most of the spectrum being put up for the auction is presently held by Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Reliance Telecom.
- Dec 21, 2014 04:31 PM IST
Telecom industry body COAI has requested the Department of Telecom to extend deadline for roll out of 4G services to 2020 citing various hurdles mainly delay in development of technology and regulatory procedures.
- Dec 11, 2014 11:33 AM IST
"Both the Marans have been questioned and their statements recorded under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. They could be summoned again," sources said.
- Nov 28, 2014 08:32 PM IST
Country's second largest telecom operator Vodafone has been penalised over Rs 6 lakhs for charging customers on new tariff without informing regulator TRAI in time, as per details presented in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question.
- Nov 25, 2014 07:09 PM IST
Idea Cellular has been the biggest net gainer of mobile subscribers though MNP service, as per data till October, 2014 presented in the Lok Sabha.