The top carriers have a small window – barely a week – before some courts take a break next week and resume much after the implementation date of Trai order.
The ruling gives some relief to the nation’s top telecom companies that suffered a blow just a few days back when the sector regulator cut the interconnect charge they are entitled to on calls made fr
Under the plan, 8,621 out of 9,190 unconnected villages are to be covered by installation of 6,673 mobile towers with a total outlay of Rs 5,336.18 crore.
Jio's partnership with Amazon comes at a time when the telecom operator is also the title sponsor of Amazon's arch rival Flipkart's Big Billion Days sale.
The Bombay High Court has pulled up CCI for breaching its jurisdiction while ordering a probe into allegations of cartelisation against Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular.
Smartphone leader Samsung announced that its Bixby intelligent interface will be available in India, allowing consumers to experience a smarter way to interact with their smartphones.
Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan and Electronics and IT Secretary Ajay Prakash Sawhney will also be part of the session.
GST was rolled out on July 1. Promotions by Amazon and Flipkart have generated demand, said Brian Bade, CEO of Reliance Digital, the country’s largest smartphone and electronics retailer.
The telecom regulator decided to slash IUC to 6 paise a minute starting October 1 from 14 paise now, and scrap it altogether from January 1, 2020.
Chipmakers, handset companies to app developers and telecom carriers are putting in money and efforts again in the segment, which has long been overlooked in the push towards smartphones.
Vodafone has filed a plea in the apex court contesting a Delhi High Court order that denied its request in the matter a few weeks ago, according to two people aware of the development.
SBI chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya said, "The telecom sector is undergoing a lot of stress and the bank is extra provisioning due to this."
Information Technology (IT) Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said 95 mobile manufacturing companies have set up their plants in the country.
The law enforcement agency, in its investigation, also found that the amount for FIPB approval was wrongly projected to conceal the facts.
Pradip Baijal, who retired in 2006 after a three-year term, said that telecom operators don’t stand a chance in court against the transparent decision of the regulator.
The JioPhone, rolling out this week for a refundable deposit of 1,500 rupees ($23.05), will cost at least 2,500 rupees ($39) to assemble, the sources told Reuters.
"The allegations in the Press note (ED) are a crazy mixture of falsehoods and conjectures," Chidambaram said in an official statement, and added that it cleverly skirts the issue of jurisdiction of th
NEW DELHI: Bharti Airtel’s 4G subscribers may soon be able to browse the internet and stream videos at average speeds of 30-35 Mbps, nearly three times the present day average 4G speed, with the No 1
Data usage on the network of telecom operators, excluding Reliance Jio, doubled in six months to 359 petabytes or about 37 lakh gigabyte per month at the end of June, as per extended Nokia Mbit report
The move to tap higher revenue comes amidst a bruising price war triggered by Jio’s entry in September last year, which has been hurting revenues and profits in the sector.
The technology, however, will help the market leader to expand existing network capacity by five to seven times using the existing spectrum by improving spectral efficiency.
NEW DELHI: Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio has launched Rs 799 plan postpaid and prepaid plans for customers buying the new iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. The Rs 799 plan provides 90 GB of data per mo
Revenue shares in lieu of licence and spectrum-use fees and IUC have been rendered obsolete by spectrum auctions and packetised data that have replaced closed circuits between the calling and called p
MUMBAI: Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) has denied that the lowering of interconnect usage charge (IUC) would benefit the new entrant and in fact called the cut ‘six years too late’, highlighting that it
NEW DELHI: LG Electronics on Wednesday launched an upgraded version of its ‘LG Q6’ device titled ‘LG Q6+’ with 4GB RAM and 64GB in-built storage for Rs 17,990 in India.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (Trai) move to cut interconnect usage charges by 57% is likely to negatively impact incumbent telecom operators such as Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular, bro
Ericsson said it expected Rs 550 crore to be paid upfront because RCom had promised them that amount in different stages of the process but failed to live up to it.
NEW DELHI: State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has come up with its disruptive offering to take on Reliance Jio where it will give unlimited local and STD calls from BSNL to BSNL coupled w
The telecom regulator, which sent the industry into a tizzy with its decision to slash interconnection usage charges (IUC), justified the move by saying it "will result in direct benefit to customers"
In a statement, a Vodafone India spokesperson said that the telco was considering its options on responding to the move from the telecom regulator which has came in Tuesday evening, amid financial st
"We are extremely disappointed with the latest regulation on the IUC, especially at a time when the industry is facing severe financial stress"
The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has noted that, according to the PTCC’s own website, the permission granting process could take at least 32 weeks.
Airtel invested Rs 15,000 crore, Vodafone Rs 8,300 crore and IdeaRs 8,000 crore to upgrade networks in the last financial year.
The move is aimed at ringfencing its voice-only user base from migrating to the Reliance Jio Infocomm-backed 4G featurephone, which will be available for grabs from September 21.
India’s telecom industry has seen intense competition, fuelled by the entry of Mukesh Ambani-backed Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. last year. Incumbent operators rushed to cut tariffs as Jio offered free
After the discontinuation of freebies and upgrdation of network capacity, the Reliance Jio speed are gradually increasing, says a report.
The company said that 4G penetration has led to a new, content-binging nation, hooked on to movies, music, TV and gaming on their smartphones.
Service providers are also expected to focus on new technologies like Internet of Things to target niche user base for early adoption, Satyajit Sinha said.
Bharti said: “We already have the accounting scheme certificate and fairness report from EY and we have bought the assets at fair value so impairment of assets is already taken care of.”
NEW DELHI: Homegrown handset maker Micromax has launched two new 4G VoLTE smartphones – Bharat 3 and Bharat 4 at Rs 4499 and 4999 respectively.
Apple India last Saturday organised a national trade meet in New Delhi where country head Sanjay Kaul and senior officials shared these details with leading retail partners.
The offer provides Vodafone customers a great opportunity to purchase a new Lava feature phone. Upon purchasing a Lava phone, Vodafone customers can avail cashback worth Rs 50 for 18 months on minimum
GSM telecom operator Aircel Friday denied a report and said that it had no plans to file for banckruptcy.
Decent gains in Himachal Futuristic Communications (up 5.88 per cent), Bharti Infratel (up 3.15 per cent) and Tata Communications (up 2.64 per cent) helped BSE Telecom index break the two-session losing streak on Friday.
The government and Tata Communications are close to settling a 15-year old real estate dispute through a deal that will see around 773 acres of land worth Rs 10,000-15,000 crore hived off into a separate company and sold.
Telecom companies have asked for more time to implement stricter rules aimed at preventing call drops, the regulator said. “They have not opposed it (new rules) but they have asked for more time. They want to put in some systems… We will examine their request,” said Telecom Regulatory Authority of India chairman RS Sharma.
Not too long ago, a leading Indian telco approached one of us to deliver a keynote address. The brief: to motivate executives in the wake of reddening bottomlines and imminent layoffs induced by the ‘Jio effect’.
Jio alleged that Airtel has continued to oppose introduction of any form of competition, be it mobile services by MTNL, WLL service by basic operators to Jio.
NEW DELHI: Vodafone India said that it has added over 500 new sites in UP-West to provide the better data experience to its 1.23 million subscribers in over 8000 towns in UP-West & Uttarakhand.
Reliance Jio, too, wrote to Trai on Thursday, to rebut Airtel’s assertions that it was exaggerating and distorting facts to get the IUC abolished.
The ratings agency said that the ongoing consolidation in the Indian telecom sector could turn out to be credit neutral for tower companies.
One of the reasons that IoT is particularly exciting for India is due to the job creation. It is estimated that about 10-15 million jobs will be created through IoT.
The unexpected move by TC gives hope to India’s older telcos such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, RCom and Tata Teleservices.
Airtel alleged that Jio was exaggerating and distorting figures of India’s older telecom operators, making false claims to mislead authorities.
New Delhi: India’s telecom subscriber base dipped marginally by 1.3 lakh to 121.07 crore in July, as per data published by regulator Trai today.
Reliance Communications is shshifting its subscribers to 4G in Gujarat circle, it said Thursday, as its 2G spectrum is set to expire this month end.
MUMBAI: Telecom equipment maker Ericsson petitioned the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) seeking the start of bankruptcy proceedings against Reliance Communications (RCom) and two of its subsidiar
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