There were reportedly close to 750 million unique subscribers at the end of 2018 and expected to reach almost 920 million by 2025.
Ajay Tyagi feels that a robust margin system is important for protecting the interests of retail investors.
Telecom operators Aircel, Reliance Communications and Airtel did not meet regulator TRAI's various quality norms for 2G services in multiple licence areas for the quarter ended December 2016.
To align the periodic price bandrnmechanism with the new graded surveillance measures (GSM)rnframework, the BSE has decided to do away with weekly andrnmonthly price limits for securities listed on its platform.
The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea of Department of Telecom (DoT) seeking a stay on a TDSAT order and asked it to tell the bidders of GSM spectrum for the Punjab circle that the matter was sub-judice.
At the event, COAI announced new leadership team. Bharti Airtel MD and CEO for India and South Asia Gopal Vittal was elected Chairman, taking over from Kapania.
"India has grown to around 400 million Internet users. If we take Trai numbers then it is somewhere close to 332 million. As per service providers, they were telling me that up to date it is 402 million. We were to have 500 million users by 2017, I feel it will happen this year itself," Prasad said while launching Digital Desh Drive 2.
The GSM subscriber base of leading telecom operators in the country reached 773.92 million in March-end, with telecom major Airtel adding maximum number of customers, according to COAI.
The government had imposed SBC at a rate of 0.5 percent on provision of all taxable services with effect from November 15. Further, it was clarified that the credit of SBC cannot be availed and the cess cannot be paid by utilising credit of any other duty or tax.
The GSM subscriber base stood at 74.91 crore at the end of November, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said.
Country's top operator Bharti Airtel added 28 lakh new subscribers in November to take its base to over 24 crore with a market share of 32.14 percent.
Virad Kaul said Aircel would also roll out 4G services in RoB by December. He declined to comment about Kolkata circle where it does not hold 4G spectrum. Vodafone would launch the services from December in the circle along with Airtel which is already offering it.
The STV of Rs 35 provides 20 paise per minute calls to any network for all local and STD voice call with a validity of 2 days whereas STV of Rs 48 provides 80 minutes of calls to any network (local and STD) with a validity of 3 days.
The GSM subscriber base at the end of August stood at 726.10 million, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said.
The company posted consolidated revenue growth of over 27 percent at Rs 621 crore in the reported quarter as compared to about Rs 488 crore registered in the same period a year ago.
Bharti Airtel on Monday said it has selected Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson as its supplier for deployment of a new LTE network in African nation Gabon. plier for Gabon
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.
The Cellular Operators Association of India, a body of GSM and CDMA mobile service providers, on Friday said that the government should take steps to vacate the unused spectrum lying with various agencies under it.
Sistema-RCom is a merger mandated by the weaknesses of both parties - Sistema due to the loss of licences and sub-optimal operations, and RCom due to excessive debt.. It will be tough to make it work even if one party buys out the other; it could be even tougher if the company has two promoters.
The India appendix of the Ericsson Mobility Report, released today, shows key trends and forecasts on mobile traffic, subscriptions, consumer behaviour and technology uptake in the country. GSM/EDGE subscriber base is expected to peak in 2015 and likely to decline thereafter as subscribers migrate to 3G services, the report said.
Call drops may become fewer and consolidation moves among telecom companies get a fillip as the telecom department has given its final clearance to long-awaited rules on sharing and trading of airwaves.
The Cellular Operators Association of India held its annual general meeting on Thursday and elected the new leadership as well as designated its executive council for the new term, it said in a statement.
The combined gross revenue of operators was at Rs 58,385 crore in the same period of 2013, according to the TRAI's performance indicator report.
The DoT though failed to implement TRAI's recommendations to levy spectrum usage charge for the combined total of spectrum allocated in different technologies (GSM and CDMA) in specific bands without any reason on record.
BSNL has set a target of generating Rs 500 crore revenue from utilising land bank, although the estimates for revenue realisation from other initiatives could not be ascertained.