Indian govt cut revenue estimate from telecom to Rs 44,300-cr, no sale of spectrum likely next fiscal

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The Indian government has cut revenue expectation from the telecom sector by 55% to Rs 44,342.2 crore for 2017-18. The revenue estimates however doesn’t include any estimated proceeds from sale of any bandwidth, indicating no sale of spectrum next fiscal.…

February 2nd, 2017 8:14 PM 1Comment

Vodafone-Idea Cellular combined entity will have a more balanced subscriber mix: Fitch

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The combined entity of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular will have a more balanced subscriber mix, as the current second largest telco is strong in urban areas whereas the Aditya Birla Group telco focuses more on the rural mass market,…

February 2nd, 2017 4:16 PM 5Comments

Trai finalizes decision on Reliance Jio’s free offer; to convey it to top telcos

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has reportedly taken a decision on top telcos like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular’s representations against the free offers of Reliance Jio. The regulator on Wednesday informed the Delhi High Court…

February 2nd, 2017 2:02 PM 15Comments

Aditya Birla Group-owned Grasim denies rumor of making large investment in Idea Cellular

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Aditya Birla Group-owned Grasim Industries, which owns 4.75 per cent share in Idea Cellular, has denied the rumor that it would be making a large investment into the telecom operator as part of the latter’s planned merger with Vodafone Group’s…

February 2nd, 2017 12:30 PM 0Comment

Union Budget: India to allocate Rs 10,000 crore for BharatNet expansion, brings incentive schemes for manufacturing

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The Indian government will allocate Rs 10,000 crore for the expansion of BharatNet project in fiscal year 2017-18 to provide high speed broadband connectivity in more than 1,50,000 gram panchayats through wifi hot spots and access to digital services at…

February 1st, 2017 5:55 PM 2Comments

Oppo’s Latest A57 is Aimed to Take on Selfie Enthusiasts with its 16MP Front-Facing Camera

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Oppo, the Chinese smartphone vendor, has been focusing on selfie-centric smartphones for quite some time. As yet another addition to the lineup - Oppo has launched the Oppo A57 smartphone. The main feature of the Oppo A57 that is highly…

February 1st, 2017 7:19 AM 2Comments

Ensure Vodafone-Idea merger not an outcome of a forced situation created by unfair playing field: Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal

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India’s top telco Bharti Airtel’s managing director and CEO Gopal Vittal welcomed the proposed alliance between Vodafone India and Idea Cellular, which are the country’s second and third largest telcos. “We welcome the news of the proposed alliance between Vodafone…

January 31st, 2017 5:06 PM 40Comments

Data war: Bharti Airtel is now offering 4GB of 4G Data at Rs. 149 as part of segmented offer

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Bharti Airtel has been on a roll ever since the inception of Reliance Jio. The company has been aggressively offering new benefits for their consumers. Already, the operator is offering several goodies for the customers and now here’s another offer…

January 31st, 2017 2:13 PM 83Comments

All-India subscriber base increases by 8.18 Million, Idea added maximum number of subscribers : COAI

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Continuing its upward journey, the Indian telecom industry posted another month of growth by adding 8.18 million mobile subscribers in the mobile telephony market in December 2016. In the data released by COAI, the association of mobile telephony service providers…

January 31st, 2017 1:44 PM 5Comments

Vodafone moves to Delhi High Court against Trai for permitting Jio’s free offer

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Vodafone on Monday approached the Delhi High Court against the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India for allegedly failing to stop violation of tariff orders and regulations by Reliance Jio. The country’s second largest telecom operator has also claimed that the…

January 30th, 2017 7:07 PM 35Comments

Idea Cellular to launch VoLTE in all 4G circles this year, says managing director

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Idea Cellular, the country’s third largest telecom operator, will launch voice over LTE services for customers in all of its 4G circles within this calendar year, according to the company’s managing director Himanshu Kapania. The Aditya Birla Group Company also…

January 30th, 2017 5:50 PM 19Comments

Idea transforms from a pure play telco to an integrated digital solutions provider with new services to take on Jio, Airtel

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Idea Cellular on Monday launched Idea Music Lounge, Idea Movie Club, and Idea Game Spark, kicking off its transformation from a pure play mobile operator to an integrated digital services and solutions provider to compete with the likes of Reliance…

January 30th, 2017 4:20 PM 7Comments