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Reliance Jio launches new postpaid and prepaid plans for iPhone 8, 8 Plus

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 …

Lower high claims on telecom revenues

A 57% cut in the interconnect usage charge (IUC), the fees telecom companies originating calls pay those receiving calls, has divided the industry …

Reliance Jio says won’t derive any benefits from IUC cut

MUMBAI: Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) has denied that the lowering of interconnect usage charge (IUC) would benefit the new entrant and in fact called …

LG launches Q6+ for Rs 17,990 in India

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 …

Trai’s IUC cut: What brokerages are saying about telecom stocks

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (Trai) move to cut interconnect usage charges by 57% is likely to negatively impact incumbent telecom …

Looming bankruptcy: Ericsson stays firm, seeks dues from Reliance Communications

MUMBAI: The first round of talks between Ericsson and Reliance Communications (RCom) have been inconclusive, with the Swedish equipment maker …

BSNL trying to take on Reliance Jio by offering 1 GB data daily, calling at Rs 249?

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 …

No direct benefit for customers as TRAI slashes IUC rates: Experts

NEW DELHI: The telecom regulator, which sent the industry into a tizzy with its decision to slash interconnection usage charges (IUC), justified the …

Vodafone calls Trai move to cut IUC retrograde, to help only Jio

NEW DELHI: UK based Vodafone Group’s India arm termed as “retrograde” a move by the telecom regulator to cut interconnect usage charge (IUC) to 6 …

IUC rate cut completely non-transparent, benefits only Reliance Jio: Bharti Airtel

MUMBAI: Market leader Bharti Airtel said it was it was “extremely disappointed” with the slash in interconnect usage rates which will benefit only …

Scrap mandatory approval from power-telecom panel: Solar companies

BENGALURU: Solar developers have petitioned the Ministry of Power, pointing out that setting up projects within the timelines set for them would be a …

Bharti Airtel plans to spend over Rs 32,000 crore in next two fiscals

NEW DELHI: Bharti Airtel plans to spend more than Rs 32,000 crore in the next two fiscal years to expand its network and gain 3-4 percentage points …

Vodafone, BSNL aim to protect voice customers via feature phone deals with Lava, Intex, Micromax

NEW DELHI: Vodafone India and state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) are roping in domestic handset vendors to offer spruced up deals on …

JPMorgan Says These Four Challenges Will Shape The Indian Telecom Recovery

Deep in debt, India’s telecom operators are facing four “moments of truth”, according to JPMorgan Research.<p>Many investors say a recovery in the …

Data deluge over, Reliance Jio speeds are increasing, says OpenSignal

After the discontinuation of freebies and upgrdation of network capacity, the Reliance Jio speeds are gradually increasing, says a report. Analyzing …

Idea Cellular launches a series of brand campaign around 4G

MUMBAI: Idea Cellular has launched a series of brand campaign with the message ‘No Ajnabee with Idea 4G’.<p>This was a series of television commercial …

SES urges Bharti shareholders to reject Telenor deal

Telecom war being fought over quality & new services

MUMBAI: Competition in India’s telecom industry is entering a new phase with top players increasingly betting on quality of service and new targeted …

Micromax launches 4G VoLTE smartphones Bharat 3 and Bharat 4 starting Rs 4499

NEW DELHI: Homegrown handset maker Micromax has launched two new 4G VoLTE smartphones – Bharat 3 and Bharat 4 at Rs 4499 and 4999 respectively.<p>The …

Apple to launch iPhone 8, 8 Plus in India at 6 pm on September 29

KOLKATA: Apple is advancing the time of its India launch for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus to 6 pm on September 29 to ensure the widest possible …

Vodafone inks feature phone deal with Lava

NEW DELHI: Vodafone India has entered into a tie-up with Lava to offer complete cash back worth Rs 900 to its customers on the purchase of new …

Aircel denies report on bankruptcy filing

NEW DELHI: GSM telecom operator Aircel ​Friday denied a report and said that it had no plans to file for banckruptcy.<p>“It is business as usual at …

Telecom stocks ring in weak market; Bharti Infra, Tata Comm up 3% each

NEW DELHI: Decent gains in Himachal Futuristic Communications (up 5.88 per cent), Bharti Infratel (up 3.15 per cent) and Tata Communications (up 2.64 …

DoT, Tata Communications close to sealing deal to hive off, monetize land parcel

NEW DELHI: The government and Tata Communications are close to settling a 15-year old real estate dispute through a deal that will see around 773 …

Telcos look for more time to implement new call drop norms

NEW DELHI: Telecom companies have asked for more time to implement stricter rules aimed at preventing call drops, the regulator said. “They have not …

As a wave of disruption hits India, most domestic companies are running for cover

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 …

Bharti Airtel misrepresenting facts to create policy bias: Reliance Jio

NEW DELHI: In escalation of war of words, Reliance Jio today dismissed Bharti Airtel’s charges, saying the latter is attempting to create policy bias …

Vodafone adds 500 new sites in UP-West to expand 4G footprint

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 …

Idea Cellular gives two ideas to calculate interconnect usage charge

MUMBAI | NEW DELHI: Idea Cellular has suggested two methods to the telecom regulator to determine the interconnect usage charge (IUC), a bone of …

Accelerated network investments by Airel, Vodafone & Idea driving revenue, tenancies growth for tower cos

NEW DELHI: Accelerated network investments by telecom operators like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular are driving growth in revenue and …