July 21st, 2020 12:37 PM 1 COMMENTS

Supreme Court Reserves Order on Granting Additional Time for Telcos to Pay AGR Dues

The Supreme Court of India on Monday reserved its order on the petitions filed by the telecom players in India seeking additional time for the payment of the statutory dues. The apex court in October, 2019, said that the statutory dues need to be calculated by adding the non-telecom revenues in Adjusted Gross Revenues (AGR). The judgement in October ended a 14 year battle between the operators and the government... Read More

January 29th, 2020 6:46 PM 1 COMMENTS

After Vodafone Idea and Airtel, Tata Tele Services Also Starts Arranging Funds for AGR Dues

The telecom industry as a whole has been under a lot of distress because of the new Supreme Court decision of the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR). The major distressed telecom companies in this have been Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel. However, there is another company which is although not functional but is still bearing the burden of the AGR dues and have to look after them. The company that we... Read More

June 14th, 2019 1:47 PM 1 COMMENTS

Trai Asks Tata Teleservices to Refund Unspent Account Balance of Subscribers

After the coming of Reliance Jio into the telecom sector back in 2016, the other telecom operators faced heavy competition and some ceded to it very early on. Some of the names in this data tariff war which could not survive the financial wrath included Aircel and Tata Teleservices. Although Aircel decided to wrap up its operations and slipped into insolvency, Tata Teleservices did not meet such an unfortunate fate... Read More

January 22nd, 2019 10:37 AM 5 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel and Tata Tele Merger Receives NCLT Approval

The National Company Law Tribunal has approved the merger of loss-making telecom firm Tata Teleservices with Bharti Airtel, according to an exchange filing on Monday. The merger is subject to the approval of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). Both the parties will now approach the telecom department for the approval of the merger and the clearance might take a while. "Hon'ble National Company Law Tribunal, New Delhi, Principal Bench, vide... Read More

January 21st, 2019 1:55 PM 9 COMMENTS

Tata Docomo Starts Offering Rs 165 Prepaid Plan With Unlimited Calling, 56 Days Validity and 4GB Data

Tata Docomo has merged its operations with Bharti Airtel. After the data tariff war, the telecom operator was holding onto its fair share of subscribers which Airtel included in its massive existing subscriber base. Given the merger, Bharti Airtel and Tata Docomo’s plans have been growing similar and the moves being made by the telcos are also the same as the operators are working in sync. Tata Docomo is also... Read More

December 20th, 2018 9:27 PM 7 COMMENTS

Tata Docomo Rs 88 Prepaid Plan Comes With Unlimited Voice Calling Benefit for 28 Days

Tata Docomo, the soon-to-be-merged entity of Bharti Airtel has recently removed talk time recharges for prepaid users following the footsteps of other private telcos. With the removal, Tata Docomo introduced a Rs 23 prepaid plan which extends your account validity by 28 days. However, the telco is not stopping right there as it has now introduced an entry-level prepaid plan of Rs 88 which not only provides unlimited voice calling... Read More

December 20th, 2018 5:55 PM 14 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel and Tata Teleservices Merger Deal Receives Clearance from NCLT Mumbai Bench

In its bid to strengthen 4G network capacity and to bridge the gap in subscriber base between the telecom leader, Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel made the move to acquire the Tata Teleservices’ consumer mobility business last year. However, the acquisition was pending clearance from the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). In the latest revelation made by ET Telecom, the Mumbai bench of the NCLT has finally approved the Sunil Bharti Mittal... Read More

December 1st, 2018 1:48 PM 33 COMMENTS

Tata Docomo Joins the Minimum Prepaid Recharge Club, Removes All Talk Time Vouchers

The prepaid sector in India has been stifled with a new problem lately. With the telecom operators vying to increase their revenue, average revenue per user (ARPU), and weeding out non-paying customers, the subscribers of these telcos have donned a sour attitude because they aren’t happy with the introduction of minimum recharges just for the sake of keeping their incoming and outgoing calls up and running. The situation was also... Read More

November 23rd, 2018 10:20 AM 8 COMMENTS

Tata Docomo Unveils 5 New Prepaid Recharge Plans With Talk Time, Data Benefits

Tata Docomo has been off the radar for a while now, but that doesn't mean the telco will no more bring new tariff plans. In-line with Airtel's prepaid tariff lineup, Tata Docomo, the soon-to-be-merged entity of Bharti Airtel has launched five prepaid plans bundling talk time, data and rate cutter benefits. Airtel is calling these plans as Smart Recharges, while Docomo has listed them under 'Combo Prepaid Vouchers' section, alongside... Read More

October 22nd, 2018 9:32 PM 6 COMMENTS

Tata Sons Reduces its Entire Investment of Rs 28,651 Crore in Loss-Making Tata Teleservices

Tata group holding company Tata Sons has written off its entire investment of Rs 28,651.69 crore in loss-making telecom arm Tata Teleservices, according to a regulatory filing. Tata Sons are in the process of transferring the consumer mobile business of Tata Teleservices to Bharti Airtel and hiving off the enterprise segment to merge with the group's networking arm Tata Communications. "The company has considered it appropriate to write off the... Read More

October 12th, 2018 9:33 AM 1 COMMENTS

Tata Docomo Silently Revises Rs 179 Prepaid Plan With 39.2GB Data and Unlimited Voice Calling

Tata Docomo users across the country will soon be part of Bharti Airtel's network and most of them are already using services from the latter under ICR agreement. Once the Airtel merger completes, users will be able to recharge via Airtel's website itself, like how Telenor users are now recharging their mobile numbers. But right now, Docomo prepaid users have to recharge on Tata Docomo website itself and the telco... Read More

August 30th, 2018 9:38 AM 11 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel Shareholders Favours Merger Proposal With Tata Teleservices

Shareholders of Bharti Airtel has approved the proposed merger with Tata Teleservices, according to the company. The merger which is now looking for the approval from National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) is expected to be finished by the end of March 2019. In a regulatory filing, Airtel revealed that 99.97% of shareholders voted in favour of the merger. "The special resolution to approve the proposed composite scheme of arrangement between... Read More

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