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  • Elon Musk's Starlink promises higher internet speed as it tests system upgrades Feb 25, 2021 10:00 AM IST

    Elon Musk's Starlink promises higher internet speed as it tests system upgrades

    SpaceX's Starlink is a low-earth satellite constellation that has the ability to provide a broadband internet connection to even the remotest corners of the world.

  • TRAI may reduce 5G spectrum price if government directs: Report Feb 24, 2021 02:05 PM IST

    TRAI may reduce 5G spectrum price if government directs: Report

    While the highly anticipated 5G is still in the planning phase, the first auction in about four years will kick off on March 1 for the fourth-generation (4G) mobile networks.

  • Mobile number portability requests rise as customers relocate, work from home Feb 23, 2021 06:50 PM IST

    Mobile number portability requests rise as customers relocate, work from home

    As per the monthly subscription report released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, the requests for changing the network provider shot up since the time the lockdown was lifted in the country.

  • Airtel to offer hybrid solutions for remote and office work models: Report Feb 22, 2021 03:27 AM IST

    Airtel to offer hybrid solutions for remote and office work models: Report

    CPO Adarsh Nair also hinted at Airtel launching "adtech in a big way" in order to "monetise demand for digital services from premium customers."

  • Vodafone lost 5.7 million customers in December, India's telecom base too shrinks Feb 19, 2021 02:16 PM IST

    Vodafone lost 5.7 million customers in December, India's telecom base too shrinks

    The highest growth rate in mobile subscriber base was recorded in Jammu and Kashmir, while the biggest decline was recorded in Punjab at 3.34 percent.

  • Telecom tariff hikes likely as industry needs higher ARPU: Analysts Feb 18, 2021 09:09 PM IST

    Telecom tariff hikes likely as industry needs higher ARPU: Analysts

    Elevated debt levels and high obligations including DoT payables in the form of spectrum auction instalments, AGR dues and quarterly revenue share necessitate substantial ARPU expansion.

  • 5G trial approvals from DoT likely in two weeks: Report Feb 18, 2021 11:53 AM IST

    5G trial approvals from DoT likely in two weeks: Report

    The DoT had received 16 applications for 5G field trials in January 2020.

  • Vodafone Idea to scrap 3G services by FY22, will focus on 4G for revenues: Report Feb 16, 2021 09:08 AM IST

    Vodafone Idea to scrap 3G services by FY22, will focus on 4G for revenues: Report

    Its 2G services, which consists of the largest subscriber base, will continue.

  • DoT says 5G trials to begin in 2-3 months after Parliamentary IT panel questions delay: Report Feb 09, 2021 09:08 AM IST

    DoT says 5G trials to begin in 2-3 months after Parliamentary IT panel questions delay: Report

    The Panel also asked for reasons for the delay given that TSPs had submitted their applications in January 2020, and added that trials “are an essential prerequisite for building 5G ecosystem”

  • 5G to roll out in India by early-2022; parliamentary panel pulls up DoT for delay Feb 08, 2021 09:27 PM IST

    5G to roll out in India by early-2022; parliamentary panel pulls up DoT for delay

    The Standing Committee on Information Technology pulled up the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for delay in the launch of 5G services when several countries have commercially rolled out the next-generation technology.

  • Strong performance by Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel to buoy telecom industry growth for FY21: Fitch Ratings Feb 05, 2021 03:06 PM IST

    Strong performance by Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel to buoy telecom industry growth for FY21: Fitch Ratings

    EBITDA or earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization is a measure of a firm's broad financial performance. Among other highlights, Fitch expects industry monthly ARPU (average realisation per user) to grow by 5-10 percent in 2021-22 as 2G and 3G customers gradually upgrade to pricier 4G plans.

  • Centre has challenged Vodafone’s award in Singapore Court, confirms CBDT chairman Feb 03, 2021 11:58 AM IST

    Centre has challenged Vodafone’s award in Singapore Court, confirms CBDT chairman

    The government is also examining the Cairn order related to retrospective amendment of tax laws, CBDT Chairman PC Mody said.

  • BSNL officers group says telco should be “off” divestment list as revival possible: Report Feb 02, 2021 10:05 AM IST

    BSNL officers group says telco should be “off” divestment list as revival possible: Report

    The concern comes after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her Union Budget speech on February 1 said the government has asked the planning body to review its divestment list, adding that the Centre would retain “bare minimum” public sector utility (PSU).

  • 5G core network should be Indian; permission for trials soon: Ravi Shankar Prasad Jan 28, 2021 05:36 PM IST

    5G core network should be Indian; permission for trials soon: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    The minister said that the testbed is ready for 5G and the government will soon grant a permit for trials.

  • Airtel demos live 5G service over commercial network in Hyderabad; says network 5G ready Jan 28, 2021 02:57 PM IST

    Airtel demos live 5G service over commercial network in Hyderabad; says network 5G ready

    The full impact of the 5G experience, though, would be available to Airtel customers when adequate spectrum is available, and government approvals are received.

  • Wireless subscriber base rose to 1,148.58 million in July-September quarter Jan 21, 2021 06:56 PM IST

    Wireless subscriber base rose to 1,148.58 million in July-September quarter

    The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,160.52 million at the end of the June quarter to 1, 168.66 million at the end of the July-September quarter.

  • Telcos to filter unregistered businesses, SMS templates to control spam messages: Report Jan 21, 2021 04:04 PM IST

    Telcos to filter unregistered businesses, SMS templates to control spam messages: Report

    Entities with unique header IDs on the telcos’ distributor ledger technology platform have time till January 31 to submit templates of all possible content they wish to send customers

  • Government to sell 26.12% stake in TCL to raise Rs 8,000 crore: Report Jan 21, 2021 12:37 PM IST

    Government to sell 26.12% stake in TCL to raise Rs 8,000 crore: Report

    The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management has invited bids for the OFS from merchant bankers-cum-selling brokers till February 3.

  • Telecom tower companies will be allowed to share active infrastructure soon Jan 19, 2021 02:19 PM IST

    Telecom tower companies will be allowed to share active infrastructure soon

    DCC to consider TRAI recommendations on Enhancement of Scope of Infrastructure Providers at next meet

  • Tata Communication Q3 PAT seen up 385% YoY to Rs. 283.9 cr: ICICI Direct Jan 14, 2021 08:32 PM IST

    Tata Communication Q3 PAT seen up 385% YoY to Rs. 283.9 cr: ICICI Direct

    Net Sales are expected to increase by 1.5 percent Y-o-Y (down 2.4 percent Q-o-Q) to Rs. 4,294.1 crore, according to ICICI Direct.

  • Sterlite Technologies Q3 PAT seen up 61% YoY to Rs. 84.7 cr: ICICI Direct Jan 14, 2021 08:32 PM IST

    Sterlite Technologies Q3 PAT seen up 61% YoY to Rs. 84.7 cr: ICICI Direct

    Net Sales are expected to increase by 5 percent Y-o-Y (up 8.9 percent Q-o-Q) to Rs. 1,263.2 crore, according to ICICI Direct.

  • Approvals received for relevant downstream investments post FDI nod from DoT: Airtel Jan 12, 2021 08:14 PM IST

    Approvals received for relevant downstream investments post FDI nod from DoT: Airtel

    Bharti Airtel further said it is initiating the process to revise its foreign investment limit, as notified to its depositories, to 100 percent with immediate effect.

  • AGR dues | Tata Teleservices moves SC seeking recalculation: Report Jan 12, 2021 10:08 AM IST

    AGR dues | Tata Teleservices moves SC seeking recalculation: Report

    TTSL has in its appeal to the apex court said DoT’s demand “exceeds its deemed revenue and adds up to more than the book balance”

  • COVID-19 impact | Broadband subscribers reach 735 million as India works and studies from home Jan 11, 2021 08:08 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Broadband subscribers reach 735 million as India works and studies from home

    As per the latest data furbished by TRAI, the broadband subscriber base has risen to 735 million at the end of October 2020 indicating a 7 percent increase in the subscriber base in 6 months since the onset of the pandemic.

  • BSNL, MTNL turn EBITDA positive in first half of FY21: Telecom Department Jan 11, 2021 06:20 PM IST

    BSNL, MTNL turn EBITDA positive in first half of FY21: Telecom Department

    The Department of Telecom (DoT) also said that the process for spectrum allocation for 4G services to Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) on pan-India basis, including Delhi and Mumbai, has been initiated and funds have been provisioned in FY2020-21.

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