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Idea working with handset-makers for cheaper mobile phones

Idea working with handset-makers for cheaper mobile phones

Faced with the latest challenge of ultra-cheap 4G feature phone from Reliance Jio, Idea Cellular today said it is working with handset makers to bring down the cost of handsets.

Telecom M&As mean better spectrum utilisation, services: Government

Telecom M&As mean better spectrum utilisation, services: Government

On the planned merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular, the minister said that the scheme of merger and approval by NCLT has not yet been submitted.

Vodafone-Idea merger transactions expected to be completed in 2018

Vodafone-Idea merger transactions expected to be completed in 2018

A day after the Competition Commission of India gave its nod to the Vodafone India-Idea Cellular merger, both companies in a joint statement said other statutory approvals were expected to come soon and the transaction will be completed during 2018.

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.

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`.

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.

Reliance Jio tops 4G mobile speed chart in June: Trai

Reliance Jio tops 4G mobile speed chart in June: Trai

Reliance Jio has again emerged as the fastest 4G mobile service provider with an average download speed of 18.8 megabit per second (mbps) in June, according to regulator Trai.

Airtel, Vodafone needle Trai on network tests; Jio says non-issue

Airtel, Vodafone needle Trai on network tests; Jio says non-issue

Telecom operators Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular have questioned regulator Trai's timing of recent paper on refining mobile network test rules, calling it a 'disguise' after the damage was done by Reliance Jio.

Govt policy should allow telcos to cover costs: Idea

Govt policy should allow telcos to cover costs: Idea

Idea Cellular on Friday said at the IMG meeting that it supports lower data prices but the government policy framework should allow operators to recover their network costs.

Reliance Jio accuses Big 3 of cartelisation, says industry margins fine

Reliance Jio accuses Big 3 of cartelisation, says industry margins fine

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio on Monday asserted that the margins in the telecom sector remain "healthy" even as it accused the big three operators of "cartelisation".

Idea Data Jackpot Offer: Get 10 GB monthly data for 3 months at just Rs 100

Idea Data Jackpot Offer: Get 10 GB monthly data for 3 months at just Rs 100

Customers can enjoy 10 GB data per month for first three months under the offer.

Government will look into telecom regulator's proposal to penalise 3 companies: Minister

Government will look into telecom regulator's proposal to penalise 3 companies: Minister

The government will look into the proposal of the Indian telecom regulator on penalising three companies for not providing adequate points of interconnections (PoI) to industry newcomer Reliance Jio and will take a decision at the proper time.

Trai defends penalty on Airtel, Vodafone, Idea in RJio case

Telecom regulator Trai on Wednesday stoutly defended its recommendation of Rs 3,050 crore penalty on Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular for their alleged failure to provide adequate points of interconnect (PoIs) to newcomer Reliance Jio for completing phone calls.

Jio battle: Airtel urges DoT to reject TRAI's Rs 3,050 crore fine on 3 telcos

Sticking to its earlier stand, the Indian telecom regulator on Wednesday recommended penal action against three operators -- Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular -- for not providing adequate points of interconnections (PoI) to newcomer Reliance Jio.

 Rs 400 crore loss to exchequer in licence fee payment by incumbent telecom players: Jio

Rs 400 crore loss to exchequer in licence fee payment by incumbent telecom players: Jio

The payment of advance licence fee for the last quarter (January-March) of 2016-17 by three telecom service providers --Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular -- has resulted in a loss of Rs 400 crore to the government, Reliance Jio has claimed.

Sebi seeks clarification over Idea-Vodafone merger

Sebi seeks clarification over Idea-Vodafone merger

Market regulator Sebi has sought clarification from Aditya Birla Group firm Idea Cellular regarding its proposed merger with Vodafone Plc's Indian unit.

Reliance Jio impact: Vodafone reports 10.2% dip in operating profit in FY17

Reliance Jio impact: Vodafone reports 10.2% dip in operating profit in FY17

Vodafone India on Tuesday reported a 10.2 percent decline in FY17 operating profit to Rs 11,784 crore on margin contraction primarily impacted by the competitive pressures after the entry of Reliance Jio.

Jio case: CCI seeks probe report on telcos in 2 months

Jio case: CCI seeks probe report on telcos in 2 months

The Competition Commission has directed its investigation arm to complete, in 60 days, the probe against incumbent operators and the industry association for colluding to deny network connectivity to newcomer Reliance Jio.

Idea Cellular tanks over 8% on March quarter loss

Shares of Idea Cellular on Monday tumbled over 8 percent after the company reported a consolidated loss of Rs 325.6 crore in the three months to March 2017.