Bharti Airtel and Videocon deals for 6 region for telecom

Bharti Airtel and Videocon has made a deal for 6 region for telecommunication.

India may have 50 crore Internet subscribers next year: Prasad

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said Internet subscribers may reach the 50 crore mark in the country next year. 

Telecom sector share in GDP marginally up at 1.94% in FY15

Contribution of telecom sector revenue to gross domestic product (GDP) increased marginally to 1.94 percent in 2014-15, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.  

Telecom firms must ensure better service: Prasad

Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday asked the telecom service providers to improve infrastructure, stressing that giving good quality services is their responsibility.

Call drop: COAI blames delay in clearances for poor services

Call drop: COAI blames delay in clearances for poor services

Telecom industry on Monday blamed "delay" in getting clearances from the authorities for installation of mobile towers and increasing data usage by subscribers for the call drop problem.

Telecom bodies approach DoT on sealing of towers

The telecom industry on Tuesday sought intervention of the Department of Telecom (DoT) on sealing of mobile towers by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), which is "leading to call drops".

S African telecoms regulator in spat over Tata-led Neotel sale

South Africa's telecom industry has locked horns with the regulator of communications over its approval of the sale of Tata-led company Neotel to the country's biggest mobile operator Vodacom.

Idea Cellular's Himanshu Kampania becomes COAI chairman

The Cellular Operators Association of India held its annual general meeting yesterday and elected the new leadership as well as designated its executive council for the new term, it said in a statement.

Huawei plans to sell Honor smartphones via retail outlets

"Huawei has approached a leading south India based mobile phones retail store, which has few outlets in north India, for selling Honor phones," said an industry source.

Airtel in talks to buy Augere Wireless for Rs 150 cr

This acquisition will give Airtel hold of additional 20 Mhz broadband wireless spectrum which Augere acquired for Rs 124.66 crore.

Reliance Jio may start ops with "disruptive offers": Bernstein

Faster data (if priced appropriately) is likely to prove very attractive in data constrained India, Free voice would also be attractive.

Tata Communications ties up with China Telecom Global

As per Cisco on global mobile data traffic, mobile video will generate more than 69% of mobile data traffic by 2019.

Nokia inks IT infra deal with HP, Microsoft and Telefonica

As part of the partnership, HP will provide an array of IT services, while Microsoft will be the key enabler for transferring the IT services.

Uninor suffers Rs 127 cr operating loss in Q1

The company saw a decline in ARPU in local currency by 7% to Rs 98 in the first quarter on an annual basis.

'Spectrum payment to push up telcos' debt to Rs 3.5 lakh crore'

About 11 percent remained unsold which also included 800 Mhz, 1800 Mhz and 2100 Mhz (3G) band.

Develop products needed by industry: Telecom Secy to C-DOT

Garg said India is importing about Rs 50,000 crore worth of electronic products while the exports are just in the range of Rs 20,000-Rs 25,000 crore.

Exempt telecom goods made in SEZs from basic customs duty: COAI

GSM industry body COAI has suggested that telecom goods manufactured in the country in special economic zones (SEZs) should be exempted from basic customs duty.

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.

COAI seeks 5 year extension in 4G network roll out deadline

Telecom industry body COAI has requested the Department of Telecom to extend deadline for roll out of 4G services to 2020 citing various hurdles mainly delay in development of technology and regulatory procedures.

China Mobile to have 250 million 4G customers next year?

China's 4G is powered by the homegrown Time-Division Long-Term Evolution (TD-LTE) technology, one of the two major international standards in the mobile telecom industry, the other being Frequency Division Duplex (FDD-LTE).