Airtel fastest in downloads, Jio tops 4G availability

Airtel has excelled in the download speed experience category by scoring 9.6 mbps, followed by Vodafone (7.9 mbps), Idea (7.6 mbps), Jio (6.7 mbps) and 3G-only BSNL (3.1 mbps).

Oct 22, 2019, 22:57 PM IST

Govt to release inflation index for 10 services as trial in June

The move will help track inflation in these services, which will also include ports, postal, insurance, banking, transportation and air travel.

May 08, 2018, 17:38 PM IST

Jio effect? Idea Cellular posts net loss of Rs 1,285 crore in Q3

The telecom major revenue hurt by sharp cut in interconnection fees that operators pay each other.

Jan 24, 2018, 13:44 PM IST

CCI approves Indus Towers' share transfer to Vodafone shareholders

The proposed combination is an intra-group transfer of 42 percent shares of Indus Towers from the telecom operator to the Vodafone India shareholders, in proportion to their shareholding in the firm, as per the notice.

Dec 05, 2017, 18:18 PM IST

Govt starts BharatNet Phase 2, aims 100% connectivity by 2020

The telecom ministry expects to complete the first phase of the project covering over 1 lakh panchayats by the end of December.

Nov 13, 2017, 23:15 PM IST

IUC row simmers, Jio says COAI had no business airing views

He said COAI's responsibilities included ensuring facts are placed on record to inform the discourse.

Jul 27, 2017, 18:27 PM IST

Kashmir unrest: Telecom companies directed to reduce data speed

Meanwhile, two terrorists are still holed up inside the building of the Delhi Public School in Panta Chowk, Sringar and counter-terror operations are underway.

Jun 25, 2017, 00:10 AM IST

Online hiring activity sees 7% rise in May: Report

Online hiring activity registered a seven per cent year-on-year growth in May driven by sectors like telecom/ISP and banking/financial services, insurance (BFSI), according to the Monster Employment Index.

Jun 01, 2017, 17:18 PM IST

Online hiring activity up 4% in March: Report

Online recruitment activities registered a six percent growth in February and a four percent growth in March, primarily led by sectors such as telecom and internet service provider and banking, financial services and insurance, says a report.

Apr 05, 2017, 20:30 PM IST

Parliamentary panel suggests BSNL-MTNL merger

A Parliamentary panel has suggested merger of state-run telecom firms BSNL and MTNL for their long-term survival.

Mar 16, 2017, 22:25 PM IST

Govt's idea to auction spectrum every year progressive: Mittal

The government's proposal to auction spectrum every year has got a backer in Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal, who however has said there is no need for sale of airwaves in coming fiscal.

Mar 02, 2017, 10:20 AM IST

Govt to seek TRAI views on auctioning spectrum every year

The government is looking at making spectrum auction an annual event and will reach out to sectoral regulator Trai for its recommendations, Telecom Secretary JS Deepak on Tuesday said.

Feb 28, 2017, 16:06 PM IST

Telecom companies to launch new way of recharging prepaid mobiles without unveiling number

Telecom companies to launch new way of recharging prepaid mobiles without unveiling number. Watch this special segment and get to know more here.

Feb 24, 2017, 19:50 PM IST

Reliance Jio to Delhi HC: TRAI held its free offers perfectly legitimate

Reliance Jio on Tuesday told Delhi High Court that telecom regulator TRAI has held that its free offers to subscribers was perfectly legitimate.

Feb 15, 2017, 10:30 AM IST

Economic Survey 2017: Policy making constrained due to bureaucratic caution

Policy making in certain areas like telecom and banking has been severely constrained due to "abundant caution in bureaucratic decision-making", the Economic Survey said on Tuesday.

Jan 31, 2017, 16:54 PM IST

Telecom subscriber base reaches 1078 million in September, Jio provides main boost

Telecom subscriber base reached 1074.24 million, 1.98 percent rise, at September end with Jio providing the main boost.

Dec 09, 2016, 23:38 PM IST

Reliance Jio acquires 269.2 Mhz spectrum for Rs 13,672 crore

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio has made committment of Rs 13,672 crore for 269.2 Mhz of airwaves in the spectrum auction that ended Thursday.

Oct 06, 2016, 23:33 PM IST

Idea to shell out Rs 12,798 crore to buy spectrum

Telecom operator Idea Cellular will shell out Rs 12,798 crore for buying 349.20 MHz of spectrum in the just concluded auctions.

Oct 06, 2016, 23:22 PM IST

Spectrum auction ends with bids worth Rs 65,789 crore, 60% of airwaves unsold

There were no takers for the expensive 700Mhz and 900 Mhz bands during the course of the five days. The 700MHz band alone was expected to fetch Rs 4 lakh crore for the government.

Oct 06, 2016, 20:53 PM IST

Reliance Jio hits back at Airtel, says rival responsible for call drops

Hitting back at Airtel's allegations of being "under-prepared", new player Reliance Jio Tuesday said it had given projections of its required number of points of interconnection to the rival three months in advance.

Sep 27, 2016, 21:09 PM IST