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Cell phone radiations not carcinogens: COAI

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 22:14

Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), the umbrella body of the GSM operators, Friday launched a nationwide public awareness campaign to dispel the myths that radiation from mobile tower antennae and handsets cause cancer.

GSM users up by 1.78 million in Aug: COAI

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 22:14

Total number of GSM subscribers as of August 2013 was at 674.41 million. Bharti Airtel has maximum subscribers with 192.22 million users.

COAI welcomes DoT advisory to states on mobile towers

Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013, 19:44

The DoT has asked the states to refrain from sealing mobile towers or disconnecting power supply to them without the permission of its unit, TERM cell, on account of radiation related issues.

National guidelines for telecom towers in two months: Official

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 19:27

In a bid to standardise the installation and execution of telecom towers across the country, a set of guidelines will be brought into effect in the next two months, a telecom department official said Thursday.

Mobile subscriber base grew by 0.47% in May: COAI

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 19:51

Mobile subscriber base of GSM operators in India like Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and others grew marginally by 0.47 percent cumulatively to 66.75 crore in May, as per the data released by industry body COAI.

COAI calls for auctioning entire spectrum, questions delay

Last Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013, 17:09

Telecom industry body COAI Friday said the government should auction the entire spectrum available with it at a realistic reserve price as early as possible for quick roll-out of broadband services.

COAI alleges bias in allowing ISPs to offer voice services

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 19:58

Telecom operators body COAI has charged the telecom department with trying to give "undue benefits" to Reliance Industries by allowing companies having ISP licences to offer voice calls by paying a small fee of Rs 1,658 crore each.

GSM subscribers down over 9 mn to 663.78 mn in Nov: COAI

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 14:35

The total subscriber base at the end of October was 672.80 million users.

Muted response to spectrum auction due to high price: COAI

Last Updated: Monday, November 12, 2012, 19:39

"The limited amount of spectrum, contrary in our opinion to the Supreme Court ruling, was guaranteed to have a very detrimental impact on the auction.

GSM operators lost 7.1 million subscribers in August: COAI

Last Updated: Friday, September 14, 2012, 20:51

GSM operators including Airtel, Vodafone and Idea lost a total of over 7.10 million subscribers in August this year, bringing down the total subscriber base in the country to 671.95 million, Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) said Friday.

Rs 14 K cr base price will lead to 37-49 p call rate hike: COAI

Last Updated: Monday, August 06, 2012, 23:54

Telecom industry body COAI Monday claimed that the Rs 14,000 crore base price fixed by Cabinet for auction of telecom spectrum will lead to 37-49 paise per minute increase in call tariffs.

India adds 7.27 million GSM subscribers in May

Last Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2012, 14:32

India's GSM subscriber base grew by 1.08 percent in May, adding 7.27 million mobile phone users, with Bharti Airtel alone signing up over 2.01 million customers, according to data released by Cellular Operators Association of India.