Telcos gross revenue rises 9.5% in Oct-Dec 2014: Trai

The monthly average revenue per user (ARPU) of GSM operators increased by 5.8 percent year-on-year to Rs 118.

GSM operators want reconfiguration of 800 Mhz band

GSM mobile operators' body COAI has said that the 800 MHz band, used for CDMA services, be "reconfigured" as EGSM 900 Mhz band for better utilisation of radiowaves and higher auction revenues.

Telecom Commission to meet on Jan 25, EGoM on Jan 27

Eight telecom service providers, including 7 GSM operators have applied to participate in spectrum auction scheduled to start from February 3.

Airtel, Vodafone, RJIL, 5 others apply for spectrum auction

Eight telecom operators including Vodafone, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio Infocomm Wednesday applied for spectrum auction slated for February 3, raising hopes that the government would garner more than Rs 11,343 crore from it.

GSM operators add 16.6 lakh rural users in October: COAI

The total rural teledensity stood at 41.70 percent as on September 2013.

COAI welcomes DoT advisory to states on mobile towers

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.

Mobile companies add 3.57 million GSM users in June: COAI

Subscriber additions by Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and other GSM operators in India grew 0.54 percent to 671.13 million in June, data released by industry body COAI showed today.

Mobile subscriber base grew by 0.47% in May: COAI

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.

Vodafone challenges govt's move to auction its 900MHz spectrum

Vodafone had in December last year sought extension of its licence period for Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata circles, which are coming up for renewal in November 2014.

Vodafone seeks licence extension for Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata

Vodafone India on Thursday said it has sought extension of its licence period for Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata circles, which are coming up for renewal in November 2014.

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

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

Govt to auction spectrum held by telcos in 900 MHz band

Government will auction the spectrum being held by incumbent GSM operators in 900 MHz band whose licence are coming up for renewal in November 2014, Telecom Secretary R Chandrashekhar said Thursday.

GSM operators add 240,000 subscribers in Oct: COAI

Arresting the two-month fall, total subscriber base of GSM operators rose by about 240,000 to 671.91 million users in October, telecom industry body COAI said Thursday.

Airtel, Videocon to bid for spectrum; RIL, Sistema stay away

Airtel, Vodafone, Videocon and Tata Teleservices are among the telecom biggies who applied Friday to bid in the upcoming spectrum auction, but Reliance Industries and Russia's Sistema surprised by staying away.

GSM operators lose 1.9 mn subscribers in Sept: COAI

GSM operators including Airtel, Vodafone and Idea continued to lose subscribers with 1.9 million users opting out in September, bringing down the user base to 671.67 million, COAI) said on Friday.

GSM operators lost 7.1 million subscribers in August: COAI

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.

GSM operators add 1.70 million users in July

Led by country's largest mobile player Bharti Airtel, GSM operators added 1.70 million new users (net) in July to take the total subscriber base to 679.05 million.

Spectrum price: Industry says call rates to go up by 30p/min

GSM operators body COAI, which counts Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular among its members, said the move will impact tariffs by 30 paise per minute on an average.

GSM operators add 4.64 mn subscribers in June, Bharti leads

GSM operators added 4.64 million new subscribers in June taking their total user base to 677.35 million.

Reserve price of spectrum major concern: COAI

The telecom industry hopes that the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) which meets Monday is able to take a decision on at least the reserve price of spectrum, industry panel for GSM operators COAI said Saturday.