News WrapGet Handpicked Stories from our editors directly to your mailbox

Telecom industry

Good News! Telecom sector to create 1 crore jobs by 2023, says Govt body

The telecom industry, which has been witnessing job losses due to consolidation, is expected to create over 10 million employment opportunities in the next five years.

Mar 25, 2018, 18:30 PM IST

Govt to approve mega merger after completion of Idea-Vodafone tower sale

ATC will pay a total of Rs 7,850 crore for purchasing Idea (Rs 4,000 crore ) and Vodafone's (Rs 3,850 crore) mobile towers.

Feb 25, 2018, 16:42 PM IST

Total mobile subscribers base grows to 988.49 million in Jan 2018: Report

Amongst the individual companies, Bharti Airtel Ltd continues to hold the top position, with 29.50% market share.

Feb 23, 2018, 19:37 PM IST

Mukesh Ambani calls Mittal a 'good friend' amid bitter telcos battle

Displaying bonhomie, Ambani and Mittal warmly shook hands as they entered the arena hosting the India Mobile Congress (IMC).

Sep 28, 2017, 00:08 AM IST

HC dismisses Vodafone's plea on Interconnection Usage Charges

The charges are currently determined in accordance with the Telecom Interconnection Usage Charges Regulations 2015.

Sep 05, 2017, 20:00 PM IST

With JioPhone, entry-level handsets to see more action in India

According to CyberMedia Research (CMR), 61.8 million mobiles were shipped in the second quarter of 2017, of which 54 per cent were feature phones, witnessing 9 per cent sequential growth. 

Aug 24, 2017, 14:33 PM IST

Mobile data war advances; Aircel offers 168GB data for 84 days against Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer

Aircel has recently launched two new offers which would provide 2GB data per day and unlimited calls with a validity of 84 days.

Aug 12, 2017, 16:08 PM IST

Declining telcos revenue may impact govt collections: Manoj Sinha

Revenue collection from telecom services in form of license fee and spectrum usage charges may be adversely impacted in the current fiscal if sales revenue of operators continues to decline, Union minister Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday.

Jul 26, 2017, 15:09 PM IST

Delhi tops internet readiness among states: IAMAI

Delhi has emerged as the top state in terms of internet readiness with a strong position in areas like e-infrastructure, e-participation, IT environment, government e-services, a report by industry body IAMAI said on Wednesday.

Apr 19, 2017, 17:38 PM IST

Mobile towers 'completely safe', insists COAI

Cellular association COAI on Wednesday sought to play down health concerns related to mobile towers, saying they emit a low level of radiation within the prescribed norms and are "completely safe".

Apr 12, 2017, 23:42 PM IST

Jio tariff plan just right to capture mass market: Analysts

The eventual tariff for Jio 4G services announced by Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, which has a surprise element of free domestic calls with no roaming charges, is just right to capture a large share of India`s telecom and data market pie, analysts maintain.

Sep 02, 2016, 12:51 PM IST

Indian telecom carriers face price target cut on Jio threat

India`s established telecom players saw their share prices dip further on Friday, after analysts slashed price targets on some of them, and warned that the launch of new rival Reliance Industries` Jio venture is set to be much more disruptive than earlier imagined.

Sep 02, 2016, 10:29 AM IST

Government defers mega spectrum auction by 2 days to Oct 1

Heeding to the industry's demand for starting spectrum auction from an auspicious date, government has deferred the mega sale of mobile frequencies by two days to October 1.

Aug 29, 2016, 21:41 PM IST

Telecom watchdog brings out app that helps consumers monitor data offered by operators; launch on July 5

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The telecom watchdog has come out with a mobile app that will help consumers monitor 3G or 4G internet speed on their smartphones.

Jul 02, 2016, 16:38 PM IST

Bharti Airtel and Videocon deals for 6 region for telecom

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

Mar 17, 2016, 15:25 PM IST

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. 

Dec 29, 2015, 16:41 PM IST

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.  

Dec 23, 2015, 18:17 PM IST

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.

Dec 14, 2015, 18:46 PM IST

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.

Dec 14, 2015, 18:40 PM IST

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".

Aug 18, 2015, 21:01 PM IST