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TRAI recommends sharing of all telecom spectrum

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 17:28

In a move that could help companies significantly reduce cost of mobile services, telecom regulator TRAI today recommended allowing sharing of all categories of airwaves held by operators including spectrum allocated at old price of Rs 1,658 crore or assigned without auction.

Economic Survey 2013-14: Investments in telecom surged 4 times to $1.3 bn

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 15:27

The telecom sector attracted over 4-fold growth in foreign investments at USD 1.3 billion during the financial year 2013-14.

Small towns to see more hiring in telecom sector: Experts

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 16:03

It also helps the company in managing lower recurring cost in increments and physical infrastructure are also available at much lesser cost as compared to the metros, he said.

Fitch upgrades outlook of Indian telecom sector to 'stable'

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 22:30

Global credit rating agency Fitch Wednesday upgraded outlook for the Indian telecom sector from 'negative' to 'stable'.

Standard & Poor's upgrades Bharti Airtel to ‘positive’

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 21:02

Global credit rating agency Standard & Poor's Thursday upgraded outlook on Bharti Airtel to positive from stable, saying emerging clarity in Indian telecom regulatory environment reduces policy uncertainty.

Indian telecom subscriber base crosses 90 crore: TRAI

Last Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013, 13:31

This is the second time the subscriber base is breaching the 90 crore-mark. Earlier in June 2012, it had touched 96.55 crore. Since then the base has been shrinking steadily. The first time it crossed the 90 crore-mark was in September 2011.

Indian telecom subscriber crosses 90 crore-mark in May

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 19:41

Registering a marginal growth, Indian telecom subscriber base crossed 90 crore-mark in May this year after almost two years.

Cabinet approves 100% FDI in telecom

Last Updated: Thursday, August 01, 2013, 22:20

In a major reform push, government Thursday approved 100 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in the telecom sector, meeting a key demand of the fund-starved industry.

Indian telecom gear makers write to PM on delay in PMA policy

Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013, 17:07

Domestic telecom equipment makers have sought Prime Minister's intervention to help expedite the notification on Preferential Market Access policy that aims at boosting indigenous production.

SSTL to invest $200 mn in rolling out 4G services

Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013, 20:56

The Indian arm of Russian conglomerate Sistema said, however, that it will not start investing in the 4G LTE (long- term evolution) services this year.

Indian telcos plan lower investments than Asian peers: Fitch

Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013, 20:51

Fitch said it believes this (lower investment) is due to the weaker balance sheets of the Indian operators and raises the likelihood of capex needing to rise significantly over the medium term.

Telcos likely to post higher margins in Q4: Barclays

Last Updated: Friday, April 05, 2013, 21:12

Buoyed by increased revenue per minute and subscriber churn from smaller operators, telecom majors are expected to post higher revenues and margins in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal, says a Barclays report.