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GSM subscriber base crosses 781 mn; 2 mn added in Aug

GSM subscriber base crosses 781 mn; 2 mn added in Aug

GSM telecom operators such as Airtel, Vodafone and Idea together added 2.09 million subscribers in August, taking the mobile subscriber base to over 781 million.

India mobile subscriber base to top 500 mn; fastest growing market in world

India mobile subscriber base to top 500 mn; fastest growing market in world

India is set to have more than half a billion (500 million) unique mobile subscribers, or actual individual subscribers, by 2015-end, thanks to affordable devices, easy tariff and digital literacy drives, a study by GSM telecom players global body GSMA said on Thursday.

GSM telecom operators add 41.4 lakh subscribers in June: COAI

The GSM subscriber base increased marginally in June with telecom operators adding 41.4 lakh users to take the overall base to 72.03 crore.

Government should vacate unused spectrum: COAI

Government should vacate unused spectrum: COAI

The Cellular Operators Association of India, a body of GSM and CDMA mobile service providers, today said that the government should take steps to vacate the unused spectrum lying with various agencies under it.

GSM mobile base rises 1.4% in Feb to reach 69.7 cr users: COAI

GSM mobile operators added 95.94 lakh more subscribers in February, taking the overall user base to 69.70 crore at the end of the month, industry body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said Monday.

Govt bans import of mobile handsets with fake, duplicate identity nos

Government has prohibited imports of all kind of mobile handsets with fake or duplicate unique identity numbers, a move that will help security agencies in tracking callers using different SIM cards.

GSM mobile operators add 82.1 lakh subscribers in Nov: COAI

GSM mobile operators added 82.1 lakh users in November taking their overall subscriber base to 67.02 crore at the month end.

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.

4G helped recovery of Europe''s mobile industry

Europe`s rapid transition to 4G service has helped the recovery of the mobile industry, according to a new GSM Association (GSMA) report "Mobile Economy: Europe 2014", published Monday.

DoT panel suggests Rs 3,646 cr/Mhz price for CDMA band

A DoT panel has suggested a base price of Rs 3,646 crore per Mhz for the auction of CDMA spectrum, 17 percent higher than what the regulator Trai has recommended.

GSM telcos add 3.79 million rural subscribers in October: COAI

The rural subscriber base stood at 307.54 million at the end of September, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said.

Telephone user base rises to 94.29 cr in Apr-June qtr: TRAI

The telephone subscriber base in the country rose 1.07 percent in April-June quarter to reach 94.29 crore at the end of June 2014, sectoral regulator TRAI said on Friday.

GSM players add 48.5 lakh users in July: COAI

GSM based telecom players added 48.5 lakh new subscribers in July to take the total user base to 74.44 crore, industry body COAI said Thursday.

Spectrum auction expected in Feb; govt eyes minimum Rs 9.35K crore

Spectrum auction for GSM and CDMA mobile services may be held in February from which government plans to raise at least Rs 9,355 crore.

Spectrum bids reach Rs 56,190 cr after 40 rounds of auction

Government has received bids worth Rs 56,190 crore from telecom companies after 40 rounds of bidding on the sixth day of the ongoing spectrum auction Saturday for 900 Mhz and 1800 Mhz bands.

Don't mandate only BSNL/MTNL connections for govt staff: COAI

GSM industry body COAI has written to Department of Telecom (DoT) not to implement a proposal of "mandating only" BSNL and MTNL connections for government staff and enterprises as it would be "anti-competitive".

GSM body endorses Trai's recommendations on spectrum charges

GSM industry body COAI has endorsed sectoral regulator Trai's suggestions to implement a flat spectrum usage charge (SUC) on operators, even as Reliance Jio Infocomm has raised issues over the proposal.

RCom raises pre-paid mobile call rates by 33%

Reliance Communications has raised basic rates for both GSM and CDMA pre-paid mobile-to-mobile calls by 33 percent to 2 paise per second from 1.5 paise per second.

GSM mobile user base down to 655.59 mn in Feb

The subscriber count stood at 657.56 million at the end of January 2013.

High spectrum price, legal issues barriers to bidding: COAI

High reserve price for spectrum and legal issues were among the reasons that led to telecom operators in India staying away from the second round of airwaves sale, a top official of GSM industry body COAI said Wednesday.