India telecom

Nearly 1.5 lakh jobs at risk due to financial strain on telcos

Nearly 1.5 lakh jobs at risk due to financial strain on telcos

Facing the axe are between 20,000-25,000 direct jobs, many of which will be due to planned mergers between incumbent players.

Oct 05, 2017, 19:17 PM IST
Call drop rate rises to 24.59% for April-June period: TRAI

Call drop rate rises to 24.59% for April-June period: TRAI

Trai said worst affected cells call drop rate increased to 24.59 percent during the April-June.

Nov 24, 2015, 15:32 PM IST

Telecom Commission finalises views on spectrum sharing, trading norms

Inter-ministerial panel Telecom Commission (TC) today said it has finalised its view on the much awaited spectrum sharing and trading guidelines, which will be sent to the Cabinet for final approval by month-end.

Jun 11, 2015, 15:57 PM IST

Vodafone India invests Rs 115 crore in MP-CG circle in FY15

Telecom major Vodafone India on Thursday said it has invested over Rs 115 crore in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh circle in the last fiscal to ramp up services.

May 21, 2015, 16:17 PM IST

Telcos may hike mobile rates to recover spectrum cost: Moody's

Indian telecom operators are expected to gradually increase rates to recover Rs 1.1 lakh crore they bid for spectrum in the auction that concluded last week, Moody's said on Monday.

Mar 30, 2015, 16:19 PM IST

Telcos seek fresh pre-bid conference for 3G

The demand to conduct pre-bid conference was supported by most of the telecom operators, including Airtel, Vodafone and Aircel.

Jan 13, 2015, 20:27 PM IST

Telecom firms eye internet data for big bucks; prices up

As more telecom players firm up plans for charging on such services TRAI may soon come out with regulations for messaging and calling applications.

Dec 30, 2014, 14:10 PM IST

Govt to give full support for BSNL's revival: Telecom Minister

BSNL, which was formed in 2000, was in the pink of financial health.

Aug 08, 2014, 13:29 PM IST

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.

Aug 01, 2014, 16:09 PM IST

MTNL, BSNL face total debt of over Rs 21,000 cr

The total debt of state-run telecom companies MTNL and BSNL has increased to Rs 21,208 crore at the end of June 2014.

Jul 11, 2014, 16:33 PM IST

Cisco chief meets Prasad; talks on transparent taxes

Cisco Chairman John Chambers held a meeting with Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Jun 28, 2014, 12:56 PM IST

Define clear roadmap for telecom spectrum, GSMA to government

India now has around 900 million connections, both voice and data.

Jun 27, 2014, 15:56 PM IST

BSNL Kerala circle profit to touch Rs 400 crore

BSNL's Kerala circle is expected to register a profit of about Rs 400 crore for the 2013-14 fiscal even as the telecom giant is struggling at the national level.

Apr 24, 2014, 14:21 PM IST

India should not embrace protectionist policies: US telecom

Furthermore, TIA said it encourages India to continue to adopt global standards rather than mandatory national standards, which will inhibit India?s long-term growth.

Apr 12, 2014, 13:28 PM IST

India to witness data explosion in mobile telephony: Ericsson

With prices of 3G enabled mobile handsets falling coupled with availability of more spectrum in the segment, India is likely to witness a data explosion.

Apr 02, 2014, 15:37 PM IST

Telecom panel to discuss towers in Naxal areas in March-end

"The DoT committee studying the subject is expected to submit its report next week. The Telecom Commission should probably meet in last week of this month," a Department of Telecom (DoT) official said.

Mar 16, 2014, 15:42 PM IST

DoT plans to continue with upper penalty limit of Rs 50 cr

The Department of Telecom plans to continue with Rs 50 crore as upper penalty limit for operators for any violation of licence conditions, even as it is working on new rules to rationalise such fines.

Jan 09, 2014, 18:31 PM IST

Telephone users down to 90.45 cr in Oct: Govt

At the end of the same month last year there were 93.51 crore phone users in the country.

Dec 18, 2013, 16:12 PM IST

CBI books Dayanidhi Maran, BSNL officials

The agency which had registered the enquiry into allegations in 2011 had wrapped up its probe in July.

Oct 01, 2013, 22:05 PM IST

GSM players add 17.8 lakh users in August: COAI

The GSM subscriber base stood at 67.26 crore at the end of July this year.

Sep 17, 2013, 15:42 PM IST