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  • The AGR verdict: Vodafone Idea faces existential crisis Sep 01, 2020 01:10 PM IST

    The AGR verdict: Vodafone Idea faces existential crisis

    The AGR ruling has huge ramifications for the two of the three largest telecom operators in India: Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea (VIL)

  • UVARCL, highest bidder for Reliance Communications, is largely unknown: Report Jan 17, 2020 02:04 PM IST

    UVARCL, highest bidder for Reliance Communications, is largely unknown: Report

    IT has put in the highest bid for RCom and Reliance Telecom. Interestingly, the same company put in the highest bid for Aircel’s assets in 2019

  • TRAI calls for consultations over floor price for mobile call & data rates Dec 18, 2019 08:35 AM IST

    TRAI calls for consultations over floor price for mobile call & data rates

    If adopted, this will likely hike prices further and end free calling and cheap data plans as telecos would have to adhere to the set minimum. Till date, calls and data prices were unregulated.

  • CoS panel formed for telecom bailout has been disbanded: Report Nov 26, 2019 01:52 PM IST

    CoS panel formed for telecom bailout has been disbanded: Report

    When asked if a new inter-ministerial panel would be constituted to address the issue, a government source said no.

  • MTNL sets December 3 as deadline for employees to opt for VRS Nov 04, 2019 10:29 PM IST

    MTNL sets December 3 as deadline for employees to opt for VRS

    In a notice sent out by MTNL to employees, the company mentioned "all regular and permanent employees of 50 years and above as on January 31, 2020" are eligible to opt for the scheme.

  • Bharti, Vodafone should be hauled up for wilful legal disobedience, dues collected Nov 01, 2019 06:40 PM IST

    Bharti, Vodafone should be hauled up for wilful legal disobedience, dues collected

    Not only did the incumbents use dues owed to the government in funding this expansion, they also risked the financial health of PSU banks and their investors by not providing for liabilities on their balance sheets

  • Telecom judgement: Promoters and parents of incumbents need to infuse equity Oct 25, 2019 07:07 PM IST

    Telecom judgement: Promoters and parents of incumbents need to infuse equity

  • What is eSIM technology and how will it impact the telecom sector? Jul 17, 2018 08:01 PM IST

    What is eSIM technology and how will it impact the telecom sector?

    eSIM modules are soldered onto the circuit board, thereby rendering a dedicated SIM card tray obsolete.

  • From August 1, Airtel users can carry forward unused data into next billing cycle Jul 11, 2017 07:23 PM IST

    From August 1, Airtel users can carry forward unused data into next billing cycle

    The users do not have to lose out on unused data at the end of their billing cycle as it will be added to their account in the next cycle.

  • New Telecom Policy in works, public consultation soon: Manoj Sinha Jul 06, 2017 06:11 PM IST

    New Telecom Policy in works, public consultation soon: Manoj Sinha

    The upcoming policy will look at areas like technology innovation and security as well as plug "loopholes", the Technology Minister promised but did not elaborate on the specifics.

  • India added 60 million new internet users in 2016: TRAI Jul 04, 2017 07:03 PM IST

    India added 60 million new internet users in 2016: TRAI

  • Ericsson sees growth in business despite tough times for telcos May 23, 2017 03:25 PM IST

    Ericsson sees growth in business despite tough times for telcos

    Asked if it has seen any dent to the pricing power while negotiating deals with the telcos, he said the company sees continued investments and operators continue to be interested in modernising and increasing capacities.

  • Vodafone moves Trai against Jio Summer Surprise offer Apr 10, 2017 08:27 PM IST

    Vodafone moves Trai against Jio Summer Surprise offer

    Telecom operator Vodafone today complained to Trai that Reliance Jio is still "luring customers" to subscribe the 'Summer Surprise' offer despite the regulator finding it in violation of norms.

  • More users go digital as pricing war heats up amidst telcos Apr 04, 2017 06:16 PM IST

    More users go digital as pricing war heats up amidst telcos

    New entrant Jio has initiated a price war leading to prices for data plans – including for 4G -- falling in a big way. This has led to a shift in the way people consume data.

  • Airtel's Mittal calls for global spectrum share via one network Feb 28, 2017 03:15 PM IST

    Airtel's Mittal calls for global spectrum share via one network

    After killing domestic roaming, Airtel's Sunil Mittal has radical plans to shake up global telecom industry. Mittal suggests that mobile operators should increase sharing of resources such as spectrum to ease the burden on telecom companies.

  • TRAI issues a consultation paper to define promotional offers Feb 17, 2017 07:17 PM IST

    TRAI issues a consultation paper to define promotional offers

    With the consultation paper, TRAI aims to bring more clarity in interpretation of its principles as the existing features are not well defined in the tariff order.

  • Idea stock may slip, more pain for telcos this year: Analysts Feb 11, 2017 06:47 PM IST

    Idea stock may slip, more pain for telcos this year: Analysts

    Idea cellular, which is Aditya Birla group‘s flagship telecom venture has posted one of the worst quarterly results since its listing. It has clocked in losses of Rs 385.5 crores in the third quarter. Prakash Diwan of Altamount Capital says that the stock will slip when the market opens on Monday morning.

  • Idea best fit for Voda, subscriber base may reach 380 mn: CLSA Jan 20, 2017 04:00 PM IST

    Idea best fit for Voda, subscriber base may reach 380 mn: CLSA

    A recent CLSA report says that Idea Cellular is the best fit for Vodafone India and it may topple Airtel from its top position.

  • Telcos will see subdued Q3 & Q4 due to Jio offer: Experts Dec 01, 2016 05:43 PM IST

    Telcos will see subdued Q3 & Q4 due to Jio offer: Experts

    The news of Reliance Jio extending its free services has hit the telecom stocks hard. In conversation with CNBC-TV18, analysts talk about the impact of this announcement on other big players in the telecom sector.

  • Telcos must improve service or face action: Telecom Min Oct 25, 2016 09:54 PM IST

    Telcos must improve service or face action: Telecom Min

    Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said action will be taken against telecom firms that fail to provide quality services to consumers.

  • Top telcos get DoT notice on alleged revenue under-reporting Aug 11, 2016 01:54 PM IST

    Top telcos get DoT notice on alleged revenue under-reporting

    The Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has served notices to top telecom companies acting on a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) alleging under-reporting of revenues, reports CNBC-TV18.

  • Facing issues with telecom towers installation: AUSPI May 11, 2016 03:02 PM IST

    Facing issues with telecom towers installation: AUSPI

    Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India (AUSPI) Secretary General Ashok Sud said that it still doesn't have the approvals of putting up towers in a place like Delhi, where the already rooted towers are under the fear of sealing.

  • DoT asks telcos to align spectrum spots by June 15 May 04, 2016 09:14 PM IST

    DoT asks telcos to align spectrum spots by June 15

    In a move that gives telecom operators opportunity to provide quality service and high speed mobile internet, the Department of Telecom has asked companies to align their spectrum frequencies by June 15.

  • See pressure on credit profiles of telcos: Ind-Ra Feb 19, 2016 01:00 PM IST

    See pressure on credit profiles of telcos: Ind-Ra

    Tanu Sharma, telecom analyst, India Ratings & Research, says despite the fact that telcos are already debt-laden, they will have to increase investment to tackle the call drop problem and strengthen infrastructure further.

  • 'Telcos should not be allowed to act as Net gatekeepers' Jan 23, 2016 01:25 PM IST

    'Telcos should not be allowed to act as Net gatekeepers'

    Chandrasekhar, who interacted with start-up entrepreneurs and young professionals here, said telcos remain the biggest threat to Net neutrality and thus, start-ups.

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