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  • To focus more on data services in future: Idea's Kapania Jan 27, 2014 09:12 PM IST

    To focus more on data services in future: Idea's Kapania

    Idea Cellular, the country's third largest telecom operator, reported 4.5 percent growth in net profit and 4.6 percent in revenues on sequential basis, missing analysts' expectations

  • New SUC regime to have minimal impact on auctions: COAI Jan 27, 2014 08:08 PM IST

    New SUC regime to have minimal impact on auctions: COAI

    In a bid to entice telecom companies for the upcoming 2G auctions, the empowered group of ministers (EGoM) has lowered SUC to a maximum of 5% of average revenues.

  • Hopeful of launching 4G services in next 2-3 yrs: Idea Jan 14, 2014 06:23 PM IST

    Hopeful of launching 4G services in next 2-3 yrs: Idea

    Himanshu Kapania of Idea Cellular is hopeful that the government policies would help the overall growth for the sector.

  • Bullish on wireless biz, Idea looks to expand customer base Jun 13, 2013 01:45 PM IST

    Bullish on wireless biz, Idea looks to expand customer base

    Idea Cellular's strategy of focusing on rural markets will pay off in the long term.

  • Operators' duel short-lived; Indian telecom will soar: KPMG Apr 05, 2013 10:49 PM IST

    Operators' duel short-lived; Indian telecom will soar: KPMG

    Speaking to CNBC-TV18, Jaideep Ghosh, telecom partner, KPMG says that the apex court‘s decision will definitely impact the revenues of Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular. "But," he adds, "the low penetration levels offer immense opportunity and regulatory clarity could go a long way towards a sustained exploitation of this opportunity."

  • Auction needs relook, reserve price too high: Harish Salve Feb 25, 2013 10:47 PM IST

    Auction needs relook, reserve price too high: Harish Salve

    The government's 2G auction plans get a blow. There are no takers for the 900 megahertz GSM spectrum in the upcoming auctions in March as Vodafone, Bharti Airtel and Idea have decided not to participate.

  • RIL may enter voice mkt; telecom needs consolidation: Kotak Feb 20, 2013 04:15 PM IST

    RIL may enter voice mkt; telecom needs consolidation: Kotak

    Rohit Chordia, Kotak Institutional Equities, says that given the data off take we have seen in the last two or three years, since 3G networks was rolled out, and the limited success that Bharti has seen with its 4G rollouts in a few cities, he feels it will be logical to assume that RIL will enter the voice market.

  • To see strong growth in overall minutes market share: Idea Feb 05, 2013 04:20 PM IST

    To see strong growth in overall minutes market share: Idea

    On the sidelines of the HSBC India Investor Conference, Himanshu Kapania, MD of Idea Cellular told CNBC-TV18, India continues to be a strong voice market. He further added it would be speculative right now to comment on revision of headline tariff.

  • Telcos declining, average price realisation may rise: Idea Nov 27, 2012 11:27 AM IST

    Telcos declining, average price realisation may rise: Idea

    Himanshu Kapania, MD, Idea Cellular, says that the number of operators in the market is declining and we expect the overall industry average price realization to go up, then only Idea price realization would go up.

  • Wrong to see 2G auction impact on fisc deficit: Sanjeev Aga Nov 12, 2012 07:00 PM IST

    Wrong to see 2G auction impact on fisc deficit: Sanjeev Aga

    Sanjeev Aga, former CEO of Idea Cellular said, it is wrong to look at the impact of 2G auction on fiscal deficit. He also believes that the way the auction has panned out is not very desirable.

  • One-time fee indicates auction is poor fundraiser: Ambit Nov 08, 2012 02:24 PM IST

    One-time fee indicates auction is poor fundraiser: Ambit

    Ankur Rudra of Ambit Capital explains to CNBC-TV18 that the Cabinet approval of the one-time fee is an indicator that the government has realised that auction of spectrum is not a very viable route to raise revenue.

  • Spectrum fee: See no material impact on stocks, says IIFL Nov 08, 2012 02:17 PM IST

    Spectrum fee: See no material impact on stocks, says IIFL

    The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today has approved a one-time spectrum charge on all existing telecom operators. GV Giri of IIFL does not see any material impact on stocks

  • 900MHz auction between Nov'12 to May'13: Telecom Secy Nov 02, 2012 05:09 PM IST

    900MHz auction between Nov'12 to May'13: Telecom Secy

    Chandrashekhar further added that the reserve price for 900 MHz to be fixed by the EGoM and the auction will be first focusing on 1,800MHz. The 900 MHz auction is to held between November 2012 and May 2013, he informed.

  • Participation in 2G auction along predictable line: Experts Oct 19, 2012 06:52 PM IST

    Participation in 2G auction along predictable line: Experts

    Telecom operators like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Tata Teleservices and Telenor today submitted application for participating in the 2G spectrum auction. Gopal Jain, Senior Advocate feels the companies who have applied for auction are along predictable lines. He feels the 2G auction is unlikely to move up to the benchmark of 3G auction.

  • See improvement in rate realisation ahead: Idea Cellular Aug 28, 2012 12:39 PM IST

    See improvement in rate realisation ahead: Idea Cellular

    Himanshu Kapania, managing director of Idea Cellular says, for the last two quarters, there has been a decline in the revenue per minute. According to him, going forward, there would be improvement in the rate realisation.

  • Idea will rebid for 2G spectrum based on pricing: MD May 25, 2012 11:31 AM IST

    Idea will rebid for 2G spectrum based on pricing: MD

    Himanshu Kapania, managing director, Idea Cellular believes that the current recommendations are aggressive and retrograde. They will push the growth of telecom sector far behind.

  • TRAI recos very arbitrary: Idea Cellular Apr 26, 2012 08:32 PM IST

    TRAI recos very arbitrary: Idea Cellular

    The Idea management is taking a hardline on the TRAI's recomendations. Himanshu Kapania, managing director, Idea Cellular says that the recommendations are inconsistent and regressive. Kapania says that Idea will continue to agitate against the cancellation of its licence by the Supreme Court, reports CNBC-TV18‘s Kritika Saxena.

  • Happy with SC ruling; await April 13 outcome: Telecom Secy Apr 04, 2012 10:12 PM IST

    Happy with SC ruling; await April 13 outcome: Telecom Secy

    Telecom Secretary R Chandrasekhar tells CNBC-TV18 that they will wait for Supreme Court’s ruling on their review petition before proceeding with the 2G auction process.

  • TRAI's calculated price of $1 bn/MHz unreasonable: IIFL Nov 24, 2011 10:45 AM IST

    TRAI's calculated price of $1 bn/MHz unreasonable: IIFL

    The Department of Telecom indicated that it could be accepting TRAI’s recommendation of a one-time payment for excess spectrum. GV Giri, telecom analyst at IIFL spoke to CNBC-TV18 about the prospects for the sector going ahead.

  • Tariff hike impact to be seen over 1 year: Idea Cellular Sep 09, 2011 11:50 AM IST

    Tariff hike impact to be seen over 1 year: Idea Cellular

    According to Himanshu Kapania, managing director of Idea Cellular, the rate hike in the telecom sector will impact customers over a one year period, not immediately.

  • No plans to monetise towers in short-term: Idea Jun 28, 2011 10:54 AM IST

    No plans to monetise towers in short-term: Idea

    In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Himanshu Kapania, managing director of Idea Cellular said that it's too premature to believe that pricing power is being given back to telecom operators.

  • Few telecom wrinkles still pending: Aditya Birla Grp Apr 27, 2011 09:36 AM IST

    Few telecom wrinkles still pending: Aditya Birla Grp

    In a CNBC-TV18 exclusive, the chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, Kumar Mangalam Birla reiterated the group’s commitment to telecom. He said its retail strategy was being reworked and that it was looking forward to a foray into the banking space.

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