New Delhi | December 12, 2013 23:24 (IST)
The next round of 2G spectrum auction will start on January 23, according to the schedule in the 'Notice Inviting Application' released by the Department of Telecom (DoT) on Thursday.
New Delhi | December 11, 2013 22:04 (IST)
Telecom operators owe government Rs 17,980.77 crore as licence fee and spectrum charges, but the outstandings are under litigations, Minister of State for Communications and IT Milind Deora informet Parliament on Wednesday.
New Delhi | December 11, 2013 21:06 (IST)
Global credit rating agency Fitch has upgraded outlook for the Indian telecom sector from 'negative' to 'stable'.
New Delhi | December 10, 2013 21:58 (IST)
The British telecom major is facing a tax liability of over Rs 11,200 crore, along with interest, on its 2007 acquisition of Honk Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa's stake in Indian telecom major Hutchison Essar.
December 10, 2013 17:21 (IST)
The cooperation is aimed at avoiding duplication of infrastructure, wherever possible, and to preserve capital and the environment, press statement said. This will also provide redundancy in order to ensure seamless services to customers of the respective parties, it added.
New Delhi | December 09, 2013 20:45 (IST)
The Cabinet on Monday fixed the minimum price for selling telecom spectrum at up to half the rate set at the previous auction to net at least Rs 48,000 crore in revenue from the sale planned in January, according to a top official.
New Delhi | December 09, 2013 19:12 (IST)
Vodafone, which entered India in 2007 by buying Hutchison Whampoa's local cellular assets in an $11 billion deal, directly and indirectly owns a combined 84.5 percent of Vodafone India, the country's No.2 telecoms company by users.
New Delhi | December 08, 2013 16:48 (IST)
Calling itself a long-term player in India, UK-based telecom company Vodafone Group has said the country is moving in the right direction on the regulatory front though issues like spectrum usage charges and the tax case were still a concern for the company.
New Delhi | December 08, 2013 16:47 (IST)
Accepting industry demand, the Department of Telecom (DoT) has amended the unified telecom licence to do away with the clause which operators claimed mandated 'forced migration' to the new regime.
New Delhi | December 05, 2013 20:26 (IST)
Videocon Telecom, the operator of mobile phone services in four circles, on Thursday announced a special tariff voucher offering a 50 per cent cut in outgoing roaming call rates.
New Delhi | December 05, 2013 17:32 (IST)
The new rules bar holding stake in competitors as both Vodafone India, a subsidiary of the UK-based group and Bharti Airtel offer telecom services in India.
New Delhi | December 05, 2013 16:25 (IST)
The Department of Telecom (DoT) is likely to issue within 20 days a notice inviting applicants for the sale of 2G spectrum in the third round of auctions planned to be held in January, Telecom Secretary M F Farooqui said on Thursday.
New Delhi | December 05, 2013 00:17 (IST)
GSM mobile operators added 16.6 lakh new subscribers in rural areas in October to take the overall base in such areas to 27.43 crore, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said on Wednesday.
New Delhi | December 04, 2013 21:50 (IST)
Vodafone Group Plc plans to invest $3 billion in Indian networks in the next two years, chief executive Vittorio Colao said on Wednesday.
New Delhi | December 04, 2013 16:48 (IST)
Telecom operator Vodafone has contested allegation levelled on it by international SIM card provider Matrix Cellular that the telecom major misrepresented facts in the SIM renting case of 2007 in which Department of Telecom and Intelligence Bureau found various irregularities.
New Delhi | December 03, 2013 21:33 (IST)
The Empowered Group of Ministers, headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram, on Tuesday approved the much-awaited guidelines on telecom mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and decided on the quantum of 2G spectrum to be auctioned in January 2014, according to sources.
New Delhi | December 03, 2013 19:44 (IST)
The British telecom major is facing a tax liability of over Rs 11,200 crore, along with interest, on its 2007 acquisition of Honk Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa's stake in India's telecom major, Hutchison Essar.
New Delhi | December 03, 2013 15:25 (IST)
As per the penalty slab released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, there will be no penalty on telecom operators up to 50 complaints received against them in a week.
New Delhi | December 02, 2013 15:37 (IST)
American companies show more interest in selling aircraft and defence equipment to India than in investing in its manufacturing sector which needs to be developed to reduce the country's import dependence in areas such as electronic goods, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said on Monday.
New Delhi | November 29, 2013 23:04 (IST)
State-owed telecom operator BSNL, in partnership with Pantel Technologies, has launched an entry-level feature phone, Bharat Phone, for Rs 1,799.