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Idea, Vodafone lose customers, Airtel adds users in July

The subscriber base of Bharti Airtel reached 28.12 crore in July.

Telecom's share in NPAs up, Jio triggered tariff cut: Survey

The survey said Jio's pricing scheme "forced incumbent telecom firms" to cut voice call rates and cost of 1 GB data to average USD 1.9 during January-March 2017.

HUL, Asian Paints and Bharti Airtel among Forbes' 100 most innovative companies

HUL, Asian Paints and Bharti Airtel among Forbes' 100 most innovative companies

Three Indian firms -- Hindustan Unilever, Asian Paints and Bharti Airtel -- are among Forbes' list of the world's 100 most innovative companies, where Salesforce.Com has replaced Tesla Motors on the top position.

Bharti, Vodafone top in list of towers exceeding radiation limit

Bharti, Vodafone top in list of towers exceeding radiation limit

"During the audit carried out by TERM Cells, total 284 numbers of BTSs installed on various mobile towers by various TSPs have been found exceeding the prescribed EMF radiation limits as on June 30, 2017," telecom minister Manoj Sinha said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

Airtel sells 6.7 crore Bharti Infratel shares for Rs 2,570 crore

Airtel sells 6.7 crore Bharti Infratel shares for Rs 2,570 crore

Bharti Airtel via its wholly owned subsidiary Nettle Infrastructure Investments divested 67.53 million shares of its subsidiary Bharti Infratel through a secondary share sale in the stock market.

Airtel plans to sell 3.7% stake in Bharti Infra for Rs 2500 crore

Airtel plans to sell 3.7% stake in Bharti Infra for Rs 2500 crore

Bharti Airtel's consolidated net debt at the end of June 2017 was Rs 87,840 crore.

Reliance Jio does it again, tops TRAI June test as fastest 4G operator

Reliance Jio does it again, tops TRAI June test as fastest 4G operator

As per the TRAI test results, Bharti Airtel's average 4G download speed was lowest at 8.91 mbps. The company has been claiming to be the fastest 4G service provider as per tests conducted by private broadband speed measuring firms.

Idea Cellular posts third straight loss amid price war

Idea Cellular posts third straight loss amid price war

Idea Cellular Ltd, India`s No. 3 telecoms firm, reported a third straight quarterly loss on Thursday, reeling in the wake of a price war wrought by upstart entrant Reliance Jio.

Reliance Jio effect: Airtel to roll out VoLTE service across India by March 2018

Reliance Jio effect: Airtel to roll out VoLTE service across India by March 2018

At present, Mukesh Ambani controlled Reliance Jio is the only operator in India offering voice on 4G network using VoLTE technology.

Jio effect: Airtel Q1 net profit tanks 75% to Rs 367 crore

The country's largest telecom company Bharti Airtel on Tuesday posted 74.89 per cent plunge in consolidated net profit to Rs 367 crore for the June quarter of the current fiscal, hit hard by the disruptive pricing of newcomer Reliance Jio.

TDSAT hearing on Reliance Jio free-offer case on August 18

TDSAT hearing on Reliance Jio free-offer case on August 18

The telecom tribunal will hear on August 18 the petition of Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular challenging the decision of Trai to allow free offers of Reliance Jio to continue beyond the stipulated 90 days.

Jio's cheap handsets may reverse India's revenue decline trend

Jio's cheap handsets may reverse India's revenue decline trend

Despite this move, the agency retained its negative outlook on the sector, which has been impacted hugely by the entry of Jio.

 Telecom stocks fall up to 3% after introduction of Jio phone

Telecom stocks fall up to 3% after introduction of Jio phone

Ambani on Friday announced the launch of a 4G-enabled feature phone priced at "effective" zero that bundles life-long free voice calls with dirt cheap data in a bid to woo 50 crore low-income users to his 10-month old Jio.

Airtel, Idea plunge on RIL's JioPhone announcement

Airtel, Idea plunge on RIL's JioPhone announcement

Stocks of telecom operators Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular tumbled after industrialist Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL) on Friday announced the launch of the JioPhone `intelligent smartphone`.

DoT to meet telcos, associations tomorrow on new policy

The meeting is expected to be chaired by Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan, and service providers as well as prominent industry bodies have been invited to place their ideas and inputs on the upcoming policy, said multiple sources.

Operators say rural telecom to suffer at nil IUC, Jio differs

Operators say rural telecom to suffer at nil IUC, Jio differs

Established operators such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone on Thursday contended that telecom infrastructure in rural areas largely depends on revenue from incoming calls, and lowering or removal of such charges will hamper services.

Major telcos push for doubling mobile call termination charge

Major telcos push for doubling mobile call termination charge

Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular on Tuesday sought doubling of interconnection usage charge (IUC), a key input for mobile rates, saying that incoming calls to their networks cost 30 paise per minute to complete.

Airtel plans Rs 2,000 crore customer interactivity programme

Airtel plans Rs 2,000 crore customer interactivity programme

Leading telecom operator Airtel has launched `Project Next`, a digital programme which, it says, will transform customer experience across all its services, with an investment of Rs 2,000 crore over the next three years.

'Reliance Jio eats into market share of large telcos in 2016'

'Reliance Jio eats into market share of large telcos in 2016'

Reliance Jio ended the year with 6.4 per cent market share, as per data by telecom regulator Trai. Leading telecom majors Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular saw their market shares shrinking in 2016.

Sunil Mittal takes home over Rs 30 crore in annual pay in Financial Year-17

Sunil Mittal takes home over Rs 30 crore in annual pay in Financial Year-17

The package was over 8 percent higher than the previous year, when Mittal had drawn Rs 27.8 crore.