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  • India's brand wars: Tata Group continues to be #1 Jul 31, 2015 10:31 PM IST

    India's brand wars: Tata Group continues to be #1

    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.

  • HC interim order permits Sun to take part in FM auction Jul 23, 2015 02:01 PM IST

    HC interim order permits Sun to take part in FM auction

    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.

  • GSM telecom operators add 41.4 lk subscribers in June: COAI Jul 22, 2015 08:33 PM IST

    GSM telecom operators add 41.4 lk subscribers in June: COAI

    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.

  • BSNL starts offering free roaming across India Jun 15, 2015 08:45 PM IST

    BSNL starts offering free roaming across India

    "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.

  • Aircel cuts roaming rates in South, offers free incoming Jun 10, 2015 06:33 PM IST

    Aircel cuts roaming rates in South, offers free incoming

    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.

  • 33 channels of Maran-owned Sun TV may go off-air Jun 08, 2015 11:33 AM IST

    33 channels of Maran-owned Sun TV may go off-air

    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.

  • GSM mobile operators add 81.9 lk subscribers in March: COAI Apr 15, 2015 04:11 PM IST

    GSM mobile operators add 81.9 lk subscribers in March: COAI

    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.

  • Microsoft to bring more 4G phones Apr 07, 2015 07:17 PM IST

    Microsoft to bring more 4G phones

    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.

  • Aircel-Maxis deal: ED attaches Rs 742cr assets of Marans Apr 01, 2015 09:25 PM IST

    Aircel-Maxis deal: ED attaches Rs 742cr assets of Marans

    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.

  • Mobile call, service rates can go up by 12-15%: COAI Mar 31, 2015 10:20 PM IST

    Mobile call, service rates can go up by 12-15%: COAI

    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.

  • Airtel, Idea, Vodafone partly pay their upfront amount Mar 31, 2015 05:23 PM IST

    Airtel, Idea, Vodafone partly pay their upfront amount

    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.

  • Telcos may hike rates to recover spectrum cost: Moody's Mar 30, 2015 06:39 PM IST

    Telcos may hike rates to recover spectrum cost: Moody's

    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".

  • Spectrum bids won't result in high call rates: Prasad Mar 26, 2015 06:28 PM IST

    Spectrum bids won't result in high call rates: Prasad

    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.

  • Spectrum payment to push up telcos debt to Rs 3.5 lakh cr Mar 26, 2015 02:12 PM IST

    Spectrum payment to push up telcos debt to Rs 3.5 lakh cr

    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.

  • Aircel-Maxis case: Marans challenge court's jurisdiction Mar 16, 2015 09:31 PM IST

    Aircel-Maxis case: Marans challenge court's jurisdiction

    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.

  • Mobile tariffs will go up but not immediately: COAI Mar 13, 2015 05:31 PM IST

    Mobile tariffs will go up but not immediately: COAI

    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.

  • Spectrum auction resumes with bidding in all four bands Mar 05, 2015 12:27 PM IST

    Spectrum auction resumes with bidding in all four bands

    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.

  • DoT successfully concludes mock auction of spectrum Mar 03, 2015 08:55 AM IST

    DoT successfully concludes mock auction of spectrum

    According to sources, the mock auction was successful and the actual auction process will start as planned from March 4.

  • After coal, spectrum auction may fetch over Rs 1 lakh cr Feb 22, 2015 02:49 PM IST

    After coal, spectrum auction may fetch over Rs 1 lakh cr

    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

  • Rel Jio enters spectrum war; aggressive bid seen in 900 MHz Feb 16, 2015 06:09 PM IST

    Rel Jio enters spectrum war; aggressive bid seen in 900 MHz

    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

  • Airtel, Vodafone, 2 others apply for spectrum auction Feb 16, 2015 05:33 PM IST

    Airtel, Vodafone, 2 others apply for spectrum auction

    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.

  • COAI seeks 5 yr extension in 4G network roll out deadline Dec 21, 2014 04:31 PM IST

    COAI seeks 5 yr extension in 4G network roll out deadline

    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.

  • ED questions Maran brothers in Aircel-Maxis laundering case Dec 11, 2014 11:33 AM IST

    ED questions Maran brothers in Aircel-Maxis laundering case

    "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.

  • Voda, Airtel fined most for tariff and MNP rules violations Nov 28, 2014 08:32 PM IST

    Voda, Airtel fined most for tariff and MNP rules violations

    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.

  • RCom, Tata Tele top net losers of subscribers under MNP Nov 25, 2014 07:09 PM IST

    RCom, Tata Tele top net losers of subscribers under MNP

    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.

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