March 05, 2015 19:17 (IST)
The ongoing telecom spectrum auctions, which fetched over Rs 60,000 crore for the government on the very first day, are likely to intensify competition among major telecom players, leading to higher tariffs, and will also increase the gap between top operators and smaller ones, says a report.
March 04, 2015 23:43 (IST)
The latest auction of radio wave frequencies for telecom networks got off to strong start on Wednesday, with the government receiving bids worth about Rs 61,700 crore ($9.9 billion), according to bidding data.
March 04, 2015 18:58 (IST)
Reliance Jio, the telecom arm of Mukesh Ambani-led RIL, is in the fray.
March 04, 2015 15:26 (IST)
Telecom companies are likely to commit $13 billion or over Rs 80,000 crore in the ongoing spectrum auction with Idea Cellular being the "most exposed" in the race as a bulk of its licences is getting expired soon, global ratings agency Fitch has said.
March 03, 2015 22:22 (IST)
Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Tuesday pitched for a hike in mobile and data tariffs, at least in small quantities, as it gears for the biggest ever spectrum auction beginning on Wednesday.
March 03, 2015 16:05 (IST)
The government plans to sell 380.75 MHz of spectrum in three bands -- the premium 900 MHz band, 1800 MHz and 800 MHz, besides 5 Mhz in the 2100 Mhz band across 17 out of 22 telecom areas in the country.
New Delhi | March 03, 2015 14:49 (IST)
The two companies will also work on a joint strategy for procurement of 4G devices including smartphones, Bharti Airtel said in a statement.
March 03, 2015 12:34 (IST)
Trai said that Department of Telecom had issued the national numbering plan 2003 wherein the number 111 to 115 have not been allocated for any type of services and have been kept as 'spare'.
March 02, 2015 22:08 (IST)
He, however, added that India is "a great country" and is emerging as the second biggest market for Vodafone.
February 28, 2015 19:17 (IST)
BMR & Associates Partner Mahesh Jaising said the step is a welcome move.
February 28, 2015 17:14 (IST)
Government plans to impose customs duty at 10% on specified telecom products
February 25, 2015 18:02 (IST)
Bharti Airtel, Indias largest telecom operator, will on Thursday sell up to 72.5 million shares in its tower unit Bharti Infratel through which it could raise over Rs 2,600 crore.
February 25, 2015 17:15 (IST)
Mobile Number Portability (MNP) currently allows consumers to change their service provider while retaining the same number only within a telecom circle, which in most cases, is limited to a State.
February 24, 2015 18:33 (IST)
Long distance domestic telephone calls are set to become cheaper as regulator TRAI today slashed a network charge that one operator pays to another for carrying the call by about 50 per cent to 35 paise a minute.
February 22, 2015 17:47 (IST)
For the entire amount of spectrum put on auction, an earnest money deposit (EMD) of Rs 12,000 crore could have been enough but telecom operators have deposited Rs 20,435 crore, which shows that fierce bidding is likely in the auction, official sources told PTI.
February 22, 2015 12:58 (IST)
"About 85 per cent market is going to remain offline even after five years however hard we try to push e-commerce.
February 22, 2015 12:51 (IST)
The panel has also been asked to recommend best possible business models that can be leveraged to rope in the private sector.
February 22, 2015 12:09 (IST)
BSNL has invested about Rs 4,000 crore in the latest network expansion (phase 7). It is expected to be completed by June 2015.
February 20, 2015 16:41 (IST)
The industry is also keen on tapping the potential of 'Make in India' initiative.
Mumbai | February 20, 2015 14:42 (IST)
Companies from Tata Consultancy Services Ltd to Wipro Ltd are all joining Infosys Ltd in investing in new, high-end technology, industry watchers say. Earlier this week Infosys bought US automation specialist Panaya Inc for $200 million.