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Merger with BSNL desirable for strong pan-India play: MTNL CMD

Merger with BSNL desirable for strong pan-India play: MTNL CMD

The merger of BSNL and MTNL is "desirable" for operational synergy and even the fiercely- competitive telecom market necessitates such a combination for a stronger pan-India play, a top MTNL official has said.

Reliance Jio offer Vs 3 best competing plans – Here's what other telecoms are offering

Reliance Jio offer Vs 3 best competing plans – Here's what other telecoms are offering

Let's compare three telecom companies that can give a tough competition to Reliance Jio's new offer.

India's richest man shakes up telecoms market

India's richest man shakes up telecoms market

Buyouts, mergers and quick exits -- as India`s richest man shakes up the country`s ultra-competitive mobile market, telecommunications companies are scrambling to either consolidate or cut their losses and run.

Bharti Airtel-Telenor deal: Key things you should know

Bharti Airtel-Telenor deal: Key things you should know

Bharti Airtel is buying Norwegian Telenor`s India unit driven by upstart rival Jio`s disruptive pricing. The deal involves many strategic angles. 

Airtel shares rise 11% on Telenor India acquisition

Airtel shares rise 11% on Telenor India acquisition

Shares of Bharti Airtel soared 11 percent on Thursday reaching one-year high after the telecom operator said it will acquire the business of Telenor India for an undisclosed sum in all seven circles where it holds spectrum.

Sensex regains 29,000-mark; Nifty inches closer to 9,000-level

Sensex regains 29,000-mark; Nifty inches closer to 9,000-level

The Sensex reclaimed the 29,000-mark in mid-session trade Thursday on sustained buying by domestic institutions amid robust foreign fund inflows and expiry of derivative contracts.

Bharti Airtel, Telenor tie-up to bolster additional spectrum network

Bharti Airtel, Telenor tie-up to bolster additional spectrum network

Bharti Airtel, Telenor tie-up to bolster additional spectrum network

Sensex rises; Bharti Airtel strikes 18-month high

Sensex rises; Bharti Airtel strikes 18-month high

The Sensex rose to a 5-1/2-month high on Thursday, heading for a sixth consecutive session of gains with IT stocks leading the rally, while Bharti Airtel hit an 18-month high on its plan to buy Telenor India.

Telcos meet TRAI; allege tariff order violation by RJio

Charging new entrant Reliance Jio of violating tariff order, incumbent operators such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone on Fri met regulator Trai on the issue -- a new front in the ongoing war between the two sides over the points of interconnection.

Telenor will not participate in spectrum auction, loss widens

Telenor India will not participate in the upcoming spectrum auction which is in line with its earlier announcement indicating exit from the country.

Telenor hints at India exit, runs up Rs 2,530 crore operating loss

Telenor hints at India exit, runs up Rs 2,530 crore operating loss

Posting a huge operating loss of 3,100 million Norwegian Krone (around Rs 2,530 crore) for its Indian telecom business, Telenor Wednesday hinted at exiting India if it fails to procure spectrum at reasonable rates.

Get 1GB of 4G data at Rs 149, 2GB at Rs 249 on Telenor

Get 1GB of 4G data at Rs 149, 2GB at Rs 249 on Telenor

Telenor has sharpened its pitch, saying it will offer lowest tariff in high-speed mobile segment.

Telenor to be 4G ready by fiscal-End

Telenor to be 4G ready by fiscal-End

Telecom operator Telenor India, which positions itself as the most affordable network, expects to have 4G services ready in six circles by the end of this fiscal.

Will launch 4G in 5-8 cities within 6 months: Telenor

Will launch 4G in 5-8 cities within 6 months: Telenor

Norwegian telecom firm Telenor Tuesday said it will launch 4G services in 5-8 cities in India within 6 months and is in talks with other operators to increase its spectrum holding through trading.

Call drops to 4G: Full spectrum of bad, good for telecom

Call drops to 4G: Full spectrum of bad, good for telecom

The telecom service providers that participated in the marathon auctioning were: Idea Cellular, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Reliance Communications, Reliance Jio, Tata Teleservices, Telenor and Aircel.

Telenor sees 50% of subscribers using data services by 2017

Telenor sees 50% of subscribers using data services by 2017

 Norwegian telecoms firm Telenor expects more than half of its subscribers to use data services on their mobile devices in the country by 2017, up from 22 per cent now.

Telenor to add 950 new mobile sites in Bihar, Jharkhand

Telecom operator Telenor Tuesday said it will be adding 950 new mobile sites covering over 3,380 rural areas and upgrade the existing 3,235 sites in Bihar and Jharkhand.

Telenor India's Sept-qtr operating loss widens to Rs 287 crore

Norwegian mobile operator Telenor today reported widening of operating loss at its Indian unit at 373 million Norwegian krone (about Rs 286.21 crore) for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.

Uninor changes name to Telenor, expands call drop refund plan

Uninor changes name to Telenor, expands call drop refund plan

Telecom operator Uninor on Wednesday changed the brand name to Telenor, the name of its parent company, while extending call drop reimbursement offers to all calls made from its network, in a move to position itself as "the most affordable service provider" in the country.

Only 6% mobile users in India over 50 years of age: Telenor

Even though India has over 96 crore mobile subscribers, only 6 percent of them are over 50 years of age, indicating that senior citizens are not fully receiving the benefits of mobile Internet, says a survey.