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  • India may have 88 million 5G connections by 2025: GSMA Jun 05, 2019 07:29 PM IST

    India may have 88 million 5G connections by 2025: GSMA

    There were reportedly close to 750 million unique subscribers at the end of 2018 and expected to reach almost 920 million by 2025.

  • No plans to review margin rules; ASM for benefit of retail investors: SEBI chief Jul 25, 2018 05:40 PM IST

    No plans to review margin rules; ASM for benefit of retail investors: SEBI chief

    Ajay Tyagi feels that a robust margin system is important for protecting the interests of retail investors.

  • 2G service quality of 3 telcos below Trai norms in Dec quarter Apr 05, 2017 07:05 PM IST

    2G service quality of 3 telcos below Trai norms in Dec quarter

    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.

  • BSE to phase out weekly and monthly price bands for stocks Mar 13, 2017 11:10 AM IST

    BSE to phase out weekly and monthly price bands for stocks

    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.

  • SC dismisses DoT plea for stay on TDSAT order on Punjab circle Oct 03, 2016 06:58 PM IST

    SC dismisses DoT plea for stay on TDSAT order on Punjab circle

    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.

  • Telecom sector's revenue growth lowest in last 6 yrs: COAI May 30, 2016 09:32 PM IST

    Telecom sector's revenue growth lowest in last 6 yrs: COAI

    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 to cross 500 million internet users in 2016: Prasad May 05, 2016 12:20 PM IST

    India to cross 500 million internet users in 2016: Prasad

    "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.

  • Top telcos' GSM mobile customers base hits 774 mn: COAI Apr 12, 2016 08:32 PM IST

    Top telcos' GSM mobile customers base hits 774 mn: COAI

    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.

  • Don't levy Swachh Bharat Cess on telecom services: COAI Jan 18, 2016 09:35 PM IST

    Don't levy Swachh Bharat Cess on telecom services: 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.

  • GSM mobile operators add 64.9 lakh subscribers in Dec: COAI Jan 15, 2016 09:42 PM IST

    GSM mobile operators add 64.9 lakh subscribers in Dec: COAI

    The GSM subscriber base stood at 74.91 crore at the end of November, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said.

  • Telcos add 96 lakh GSM subscribers in Nov to reach 74.9 cr Dec 18, 2015 09:07 PM IST

    Telcos add 96 lakh GSM subscribers in Nov to reach 74.9 cr

    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.

  • Aircel to boost infra in East to minimise call drops Dec 01, 2015 11:00 AM IST

    Aircel to boost infra in East to minimise call drops

    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.

  • BSNL launches special tariff vouchers for Diwali Nov 06, 2015 08:45 PM IST

    BSNL launches special tariff vouchers for Diwali

    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.

  • GSM subscriber base rises to 733.14 mn in September: COAI Oct 16, 2015 09:08 PM IST

    GSM subscriber base rises to 733.14 mn in September: COAI

    The GSM subscriber base at the end of August stood at 726.10 million, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said.

  • Videocon Telecom Q2 operating loss narrows to Rs 47 crore Oct 13, 2015 06:39 PM IST

    Videocon Telecom Q2 operating loss narrows to Rs 47 crore

    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.

  • Airtel selects Ericsson as LTE network supplier for Gabon Jul 27, 2015 02:26 PM IST

    Airtel selects Ericsson as LTE network supplier for Gabon

    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

  • 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.

  • Government should vacate unused spectrum: COAI Jun 26, 2015 05:30 PM IST

    Government should vacate unused spectrum: COAI

    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.

  • Rel Comm-Sistema M&A not a win-win move Jun 17, 2015 04:19 PM IST

    Rel Comm-Sistema M&A not a win-win move

    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.

  • Mobile subscriptions in India likely to touch 1.4bn by 2020 Jun 16, 2015 04:40 PM IST

    Mobile subscriptions in India likely to touch 1.4bn by 2020

    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.

  • Telecom Comm finalises views on spectrum trading norms Jun 12, 2015 08:10 AM IST

    Telecom Comm finalises views on spectrum trading norms

    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.

  • Idea Cellular's Himanshu Kampania becomes COAI chairman May 29, 2015 10:02 PM IST

    Idea Cellular's Himanshu Kampania becomes COAI chairman

    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.

  • Telcos gross revenue rises 9.5% in Oct-Dec 2014: Trai May 10, 2015 01:27 PM IST

    Telcos gross revenue rises 9.5% in Oct-Dec 2014: Trai

    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.

  • CAG flags financial gap of Rs 31,000 cr in telecom sector May 09, 2015 03:32 PM IST

    CAG flags financial gap of Rs 31,000 cr in telecom sector

    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 aims Rs 500cr revenue by utilising land bank in FY16 May 03, 2015 04:51 PM IST

    BSNL aims Rs 500cr revenue by utilising land bank in FY16

    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.

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