telecom operators

Net Neutrality: TRAI bats for unrestricted internet access, telcos say narrow view

Net Neutrality: TRAI bats for unrestricted internet access, telcos say narrow view

The regulator has exempted content or services that telecom operators provide within their own network without adversely impacting public Internet.

Nov 28, 2017, 23:18 PM IST
TRAI recommendations on net neutrality likely in a month

TRAI recommendations on net neutrality likely in a month

Telecom regulator Trai on Wednesday said it is expected to issue recommendations on the controversial issue of net neutrality in about a month.

Aug 30, 2017, 14:33 PM IST
Trai gets tough on call drops; slaps penalty of upto Rs 10 lakh

Trai gets tough on call drops; slaps penalty of upto Rs 10 lakh

Telecom regulator TRAI on Thursday issued stringent guidelines to curb call drops along with a penalty of up to Rs 10 lakh on service providers if they fail to meet the benchmark for three consecutive quarters.

Aug 18, 2017, 15:44 PM IST
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.

Jul 26, 2017, 17:17 PM IST

Jio effect: Airtel Q1 net profit tanks 75% to Rs 367 crore

The country's largest telecom company Bharti Airtel on Tuesday posted 74.89 per cent plunge in consolidated net profit to Rs 367 crore for the June quarter of the current fiscal, hit hard by the disruptive pricing of newcomer Reliance Jio.

Jul 25, 2017, 20:15 PM IST
India tops list of countries plagued by spam calls: Truecaller

India tops list of countries plagued by spam calls: Truecaller

Troubled by spam calls from banks offering loans or rival operators doling out more data coaxing you to switch You are not alone. India tops the list of countries most affected by spam calls, says a report.

Jul 13, 2017, 20:00 PM IST
Airtel accuses Reliance Jio of predatory pricing; big 3 telcos meet IMG

Airtel accuses Reliance Jio of predatory pricing; big 3 telcos meet IMG

India's largest telecom company Bharti Airtel on Friday accused newcomer Reliance Jio of predatory pricing and demanded that operators be paid more for calls terminating on their networks as also the right to retain customers through incentives.

Jun 16, 2017, 20:53 PM IST
60% people facing frequent call drops: DoT Survey

60% people facing frequent call drops: DoT Survey

Nearly 60 percent people are still facing frequent call drops, with most of them experiencing problem indoors, found a survey by the Department of Telecom (DoT).

Apr 26, 2017, 23:05 PM IST

Mobile subscriber base reaches 895.25 million in March

The mobile subscriber base of seven telecom operators, including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, increased by 5.68 million in March to reach 895.25 million, according to industry data.

Apr 21, 2017, 19:55 PM IST
MTNL to offer 2GB data a day, unlimited on-net calls for Rs 319

MTNL to offer 2GB data a day, unlimited on-net calls for Rs 319

Joining the tariff war, state-run MTNL will offer 2GB of 3G data per day and unlimited calling within its network for Rs 319 from April 1.

Mar 30, 2017, 21:33 PM IST

Needy expat workers get new phones as Singapore to scrap 2G

A Singapore migrant welfare group has started distributing 3G-enabled mobile phones to cash- strapped foreign workers days before the city-state shuts down its 2G network.

Mar 22, 2017, 20:03 PM IST
Bharti Airtel seen most aggressive to match Jio Prime offer: Report

Bharti Airtel seen most aggressive to match Jio Prime offer: Report

As Reliance Jio moves to open up its prime membership from April 1, Bharti Airtel is seen to be the most aggressive rival to match its prices, a research report has said.

Mar 17, 2017, 19:51 PM IST
Ericsson unveils new platform to accelerate 5G

Ericsson unveils new platform to accelerate 5G

Swedish communication technology firm Ericsson on Thursday introduced "5G platform" to accelerate the path to next generation wireless services.

Feb 16, 2017, 14:40 PM IST
Trai to start drive test for call drops, network issues in January; to include Jio

Trai to start drive test for call drops, network issues in January; to include Jio

In order to assess call drop and other network issues of various telecom operators, telecom regulator Trai will start with drive tests in January. The drive will also include the latest entrant Reliance Jio.

Dec 29, 2016, 18:19 PM IST
Govt plans to launch soon toll free number '1955' for call drops

Govt plans to launch soon toll free number '1955' for call drops

In order to take feedback of telecom subscribers on call drops, government is planning to soon come out with a tool free number.

Dec 19, 2016, 19:47 PM IST
India's biggest auction of telecom spectrum worth Rs 5.63 lakh crore starts

India's biggest auction of telecom spectrum worth Rs 5.63 lakh crore starts

Leading operators, including Reliance Jio, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Bharti Airtel, are in the fray for frequencies that are crucial for next-generation telecom services.

Oct 01, 2016, 09:26 AM IST
India's biggest auction of telecom spectrum to start tomorrow

India's biggest auction of telecom spectrum to start tomorrow

India`s biggest auction of telecom spectrum kicks off on Saturday with seven operators in fray for a total of 2,354.55 MHz across seven bands, towards which a reserve price of Rs 5.66 lakh crore ($85 billion) has been fixed by the government.

Sep 30, 2016, 15:11 PM IST
 RJio says COAI voting norms skewed in favour of 3 operators

RJio says COAI voting norms skewed in favour of 3 operators

Reliance Jio on Sunday fired a fresh salvo at the cellular operators body COAI alleging that its rules including voting norms are "overwhelmingly biased and lopsided" and framed to serve vested interests of three incumbent operators - Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea.

Sep 25, 2016, 17:21 PM IST
Auction: RCom, Aircel to bid separately, 5 others also in fray

Auction: RCom, Aircel to bid separately, 5 others also in fray

Telecom operators Reliance Communications and Aircel, which announced their merger about a week ago, will bid separately in the upcoming mega-spectrum auction where all the seven applicants have made it to the final list of bidders.

Sep 23, 2016, 19:38 PM IST
Call drops reducing; auctions to improve services: Telecom Minister

Call drops reducing; auctions to improve services: Telecom Minister

The call drop menace has reduced over the last two months, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said today even as he cautioned operators that the service quality has to improve further or they will be "out of the sector" that has an "open and competitive market".

Sep 09, 2016, 17:46 PM IST