Bharti Airtel to sell more than 5% stake in Bharti Infratel

Bharti Airtel to sell more than 5% stake in Bharti Infratel

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel will sell more than 5 percent stake in its tower arm Bharti Infratel through an open market block deal, as per media report.

Now, make landline and mobile calls at 19 paise per min

It claims to be 90 percent cheaper than the standard rate offered by most telecom operators.

DoT seeks bids from CA firms to conduct special audit

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has come out with a tender to select CA firms to conduct special audit of mobile operators from 2008 onwards.

Call drops: TRAI gives 15 days to telcos; govt warns of penalty

Warning telecom companies of penal action over the persisting call drops menace, regulator TRAI Wednesday said their performance will be reviewed after 15 days and it can "cross the bridge" if situation does not improve.

Call drops: TRAI gives 15 days to mobile operators for review

Call drops: TRAI gives 15 days to mobile operators for review

Seeking urgent steps by mobile operators to check call drops, regulator TRAI Wednesday said their performance would be reviewed after 15 days and warned it will "cross the bridge" if they fail to do the needful.

TRAI to float paper on tower-level tracking of mobile QoS

The move will help customers to determine which player is providing better services in an area which will help them in choosing an operator.

Facebook opens to more mobile operators to sign up to internet.org

Facebook has announced that it is making it easier for any mobile operator to sign up to internet.org to offer free internet access to basic online services marking the one-year anniversary.

Call drop: Submit report on issue by Jul 31, DoT tells telcos

Amid growing concerns over the call drop issue, the Department of Telecom (DoT) has asked all mobile operators to submit a report on action taken by them to address the problem by July 31.

Mobile users to get full number portability from today

Mobile users will be able to retain their numbers across the country with all operators gearing to launch the full Mobile Number Portability (MNP) service Friday to meet a deadline set by the government.

Mobile operators to roll out nationwide MNP on Friday

Other private players such as Uninor, Sistema Shyam Teleservices and Videocon will also roll out the service to meet the July 3 deadline fixed by the government.

GSM mobile operators add 6.35 mn subscribers in April: COAI

The GSM subscriber base rose by 0.90 percent to 711.55 million in April with mobile operators adding 6.35 million users during the month, industry body COAI said on Friday.

TRAI to announce new measures to check call drop menace

To check the call drop menace, telecom regulator TRAI will soon put in place a new set of 'service quality benchmarks', non-adherence to which may lead to stricter penal action against the mobile operators.

Net Neutrality: Telcos seek level playing field to be 'viable'

 Amid raging debate over Net Neutrality, mobile operators today said if they are not offered a level playing field with Net-based services such as Skype and WhatApp then their businesses would be viable only by raising data prices by up to six times.

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GSM mobile operators add 81.9 lakh subscribers in March: COAI

The GSM cellular subscribers' base rose by 1.17 per cent in March to reach 70.52 crore with mobile operators adding 81.9 lakh users during the month, industry body COAI said on Wednesday.

Callers must brace for higher tariffs post-auction: CARE

Some analysts have been saying that competitive pressures, especially the entry of Reliance Jio, would ensure that there would be minimum tariff hike.

Airtel expects TRAI to protect telcos sales amid OTT onslaught

Airtel expects TRAI to protect telcos sales amid OTT onslaught

Amid huge public outcry on the social media against these proposed charges, the company dropped the plan.

GSM mobile operators add 61.2 lakh users in September: COAI

The GSM subscriber base in the country rose marginally to 75.60 crore in September with mobile operators adding 61.2 lakh users during the month, industry body COAI said on Thursday.

'TRAI imposed Rs 50 lakh fine on nine telcos for poor service'

Telecom regulator TRAI has imposed cumulative penalty of Rs 50 lakh on nine mobile operators for failing to meet quality of service benchmarks in the second quarter ended June 2013, official sources said.

Priority is protecting customers' personal data: Apple

Asserting that its priority is to protect the personal data of customers, US tech major Apple today said it "does not collect or maintain a mountain of personal details about users" and that its iMessage and FaceTime applications are completely safe.