November 10th, 2015 3:11 PM 21 COMMENTS

Idea teases its 4G LTE services with a ‘4G is coming’ banner

Aditya Birla Group controlled Idea Cellular has started teasing the launch of its 4G LTE services with a new banner on their website. The banner states that "4G is coming soon”. A few weeks back, Idea announced that they will launch the 4G network based on FDD-LTE standard in 300 cities starting in December till the first half of the next year. Primarily Idea, the third largest telecom operator by... Read More

November 21st, 2014 3:54 PM 24 COMMENTS

Vodafone and Airtel woo Loop’s subscribers, start offering attractive benefits

With Loop Mobile set to close operations from November 29th, 2014, leading telecom companies like Vodafone and Airtel have started targeting its customers. Loop has 3 million subscribers in Mumbai. Both the telecom giants are offering free porting facilities and attractive introductory offers to attract as many subscribers. Recently the telecom regulator had also asked Loop Mobile users to take facility at least a week before November 29, after which the... Read More

November 20th, 2014 12:27 PM 3 COMMENTS

TRAI asks Loop Mobile subscribers to opt for number portability at least a week before November 29

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has asked all subscribers of Loop Mobile to avail mobile number portability to avoid last minute rush. Telecom regulator also asked to Loop Mobile users to take facility at least a week before November 29, after which the Mumbai-based firm will not be able to offer telecom services. The company had to buy spectrum afresh to continue its operations but it did not participate in... Read More

November 4th, 2014 5:03 PM 2 COMMENTS

A separate exit policy to be framed by DoT for telecom sector

The Department of Telecommunication (DoT) is currently working on framing an exit policy for the telecom sector in the country. The new policy will allow the companies to exit the sector without losing out on the value of assets that they have accumulated over a period of time. Currently, there are a slew of regulatory approvals and guidelines which come into play regarding the transfer of assets of a company... Read More

October 14th, 2014 11:33 AM 36 COMMENTS

Loop Mobile Starts Informing Subscribers Of Forced Port Out To Airtel

Loop Mobile has started informing its subscribers through a text message that they will be shifted to Bharti Airtel. Here's the screenshot of the SMS being sent to Loop Mobile Subscribers. The development is rather surprising considering that the Loop Mobile - Airtel merger is facing issues from the government. Bharti Airtel and Loop Mobile had signed a definitive agreement in June 2014, where Airtel would acquire Loop Mobile’s subscribers... Read More

October 2nd, 2014 12:31 PM 8 COMMENTS

TRAI Directs Loop Mobile To Inform Subscribers Of Its Closure

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has directed Loop Mobile to inform its subscribers about the closure of its services in Mumbai area, either in writing, SMS or email. This notice needs to be sent within 10 days.  Besides this, Loop Mobile is also directed to furnish the compliance report with regard to the direction within 15 days of the issue of this direction. Loop Mobile's license expires in November... Read More

September 30th, 2014 12:15 PM 68 COMMENTS

Airtel – Loop Mobile Deal Hampered by DoT, What it means to Loop Customers ?

The Department of Telecom (DoT) could hamper the Airtel-Loop merger after all, as it will soon start sending out notices to Loop Mobile's subscribers to switch to another operator before the company's permit expires in November. Bharti Airtel and Loop Mobile had signed a definitive agreement in June 2014, where Airtel would acquire Loop Mobile's subscribers and assets for a rumoured Rs 700 crore price tag. However, the government fears... Read More

June 18th, 2014 2:13 AM 8 COMMENTS

Vodafone unblocks incoming calls from Loop Mobile Numbers, after settling interconnection charges

Finally after 24 hours Vodafone India has resorted all calls from Loop mobile, Vodafone has blocked incoming calls from loop mobile yesterday citing non payment of interconnection charges. They have even sent out SMS to its customers citing about restoration of services. Loop Mobile has operations only in Mumbai circle and has around nearly 3 million subscribers which was impacted due to this issue. An operator is liable to pay... Read More

February 18th, 2014 11:00 AM 173 COMMENTS

Its Official Loop Mobile’s Subscribers in Mumbai Now to be part of Airtel

Loop Mobile today announced a strategic agreement for their operations in Mumbai service area with Airtel. The proposed association will undergo seamless integration once definitive agreements are signed, and is subject to regulatory and statutory approvals. The agreement will ensure continuity of quality services with wider network coverage with strong retail presence. The proposed transaction will bring together Loop Mobile’s 2G/EDGE enabled network supported by 2,500 plus cell sites, and Airtel’s... Read More

January 16th, 2014 1:02 PM 14 COMMENTS

Loop Mobile Appeals to TDSAT on the right of extension of license without participating in the auction

Loop Mobile has appealed to TDSAT to extend its license and in the process be given the Right of First Refusal for the 900MHz of spectrum that it holds in Mumbai . This is in line with its earlier individual application demanding the right to retain the allotted spectrum by paying the market determined price without participating in the auction process . Loop Mobile feels it has right of extension... Read More

September 2nd, 2013 1:38 PM 49 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel in Talks to Acquire Mumbai’s Oldest Loop Mobile

Mumbai's oldest mobile operator Loop Mobile is in talks with Bharti Airtel for possible merger, as Loop's main promotor Dubai based Khaitan Holdings Group looks to exit the telecom sector. Earlier Loop was in talks with Telenor, Aircel and Idea Cellular. Loop Mobile, earlier known as BPL Mobile is serving the metro since 1995 and currently serves nearly 3 million subscribers with 4th spot. Loop generated a gross revenue of... Read More

July 12th, 2013 4:29 PM 20 COMMENTS

Loop Mobile Launches National Roaming and Free Incoming Call Plan for Rs.47 and 64

Mumbai oldest GSM Mobile Service Operator Loop Mobile today join the bandwagon of  "Free Roaming" and announced the launch of new National Roaming Plan (Roam India) and Free Incoming Call Plan (S-Roam India) for its prepaid customers in Mumbai circle Rs.47 and Rs.64. Loop Mobile Mumbai's new Free Incoming Call Plan dubbed 'Special Roam India pack' as comes for Rs.64 with validity of 180 Days + Rs.2 as daily rental... Read More

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