From April 1, Airtel will offer free incoming calls and SMSes while roaming across India, and there will be no extra charges on on outgoing calls and data while outstation.
In yet another consolidation in telecom industry, India‘s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel informed the bourses on Thursday that it will acquire Telenor India assets. The move comes at a time when new entrant Reliance Jio has acquired 100 million users and the market is awaiting response on a potential Vodafone-Idea merger.
"COAI delegation came to meet me and they have expressed some concerns. I told them that Government does not work with bias... Our work is not to stop anyone or allow anyone... For us, consumer is prime most," Sinha said
Himanshu Kapania, Chairman of the Cellulars Operators Association and MD and CEO of Idea Cellular made a pitch for a common national tower policy and said that there was a need to check illegal use of spectrum if the call drop menace needs to be done away with.
In the press conference held Friday, telecom service providers said they do not want all applications to be brought under a licensing regime.