India Telecom News


Idea offers new deals for customers buying
Mumbai, Jan 19 : Fostering 4G uptake across India, Idea Cellular, a wireless broadband operator, has partnered with the leading e-commerce portal Flipkart, to offer a range of new deals to its customers who upgrade to 4G handsets. Read Full Story

RIL plans to invest another Rs. 30,000 crore into Jio Infocomm
New Delhi , Jan. 15 : Reliance Industries is planning to invest a sum of Rs. 30,000 crore into Reliance Jio Infocomm to further its development and improve its signal strength. Read Full Story

Idea Cellular to raise Rs. 500 crore via non-convertible debentures
New Delhi , Jan 13 : Telecom operator Idea Cellular on Friday announced its plans to raise Rs. 500 crore through issuance of non-convertible debentures. Read Full Story

BSNL Launches 'Sanchar Aadhar' for Aadhar Based eKYC and Digital Customer Engagement
Chandigarh , Jan.13 : BSNL the national carrier, having the largest network across India with highest rural penetration recognizes the need to deliver consistent and personalized digital engagement to their customers. Read Full Story

Idea Cellular announces data and calling plans for customers who switch to 4G
New Delhi, Jan.11: Idea Cellular has announced exciting plans offering huge data benefits and unlimited calling. The offer is available to both existing and new Prepaid and Postpaid customers. Read Full Story

Vodafone SuperNet 4G launched in Guwahati
Guwahati, Jan 6 : Vodafone India, one of India's leading telecommunication services providers, has announced the launch of its Vodafone SuperNetTM 4G service in Assam. Read Full Story

Aircel launches exclusive audio content created by noted filmmaker Vikram Bhatt on mobile
Hyderabad, Jan 4 : Aircel, one of India's leading innovative telecom providers, on Wednesday announced the launch of an exclusive audio service that will provide variety of stories created by noted film maker Vikram Bhatt on the mobile. Read Full Story

Airtel offers free data for 12 months to customers who switch to Airtel 4G
Kolkata, Jan 3 : Bharti Airtel on Tuesday announced a special offer under which, it will offer free data for 12 months, worth up to Rs 9000, to customers who switch to Airtel 4G. Read Full Story

Aircel-Maxis deal: SC notice to CBI, ED on attachment of Aircel's assets
New Delhi, Dec. 16 : The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on a plea seeking to attach Aircel's assets. Read Full Story

SC issues notice to Centre on Aircel Cellular's plea
New Delhi , Sept.2 : The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to Centre on Aircel Cellular's plea against the Madras High Court's decision upholding payment of One Time Spectrum Charges (OTSC) of Rs. 3,273 crores to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). Read Full Story

Reliance Jio offers three-month free services as part of inaugural offer
Mumbai, Sep 1 : Reliance Jio services, which will commence from Monday, Sep 5, will be absolutely free for everyone until December 31, 2016, as part of the 'Jio welcome offer', announced Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani, according to media reports. Read Full Story

Airtel expands 4G footprint in Bengal, launches services in Baharampur
Baharampur, Aug 30 : Bharti Airtel , a telecommunications services provider, on Tuesday launched its 4G services in Baharampur. Read Full Story

Idea cuts 67 pct rates on 4G, 3G BIG Internet Packs
New Delhi, July 18 : Continuing with its efforts to drive mobile internet penetration and adoption across the country, Idea Cellular announced slashing the rates of its 4G, 3G BIG Internet packs by up to 67 percent, providing more value to heavy internet users who consume data packs of 2GB to 10 GB. Read Full Story

Idea launches 'Internet for All' initiative
New Delhi, June 22 : India's third largest national mobile operator Idea Cellular announced an 'Internet for All' program that empowers all the Idea prepaid consumers and retailers to give one month of free Internet access to Internet non-users. Read Full Story

Mobile internet services suspended in Jammu
Jammu, June 15 : The mobile internet services in Jammu were suspended on Wednesday after violence erupted in the region following the alleged desecration of Aap Shambu temple in Janipura area. Read Full Story

TRAI changes norms for submission of accounts by service providers
New Delhi, June 12 : The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued changed norms for submission of accounts by service providers, clubbing reports of various segments into seven heads from the eleven earlier. Read Full Story

BSNL offers special combo voucher for Ramzan
Kolkata, June 6 : Telecom service provider BSNL offers promotional combo voucher 786 during the holy month Ramzan festival. Read Full Story

Idea slashes 4G/3G night surfing data prices by up to 50 pct
New Delhi, May 17 : Idea Cellular, India's fastest growing telecom operator has introduced an affordable range of 4G/3G night data packs for night surfers, which will enable data usage and will save up to 50 percent of their cost. Idea also announced the unique Day and Night Twin pack which offers 30 percent discount to customers as compared to existing data packs. Read Full Story

Relief to telecos as SC dubs TRAI's regulation on call drops 'unreasonable'
New Delhi, May 11 : In a sigh of relief for the telecos, the Supreme Court on Wednesday stroked down the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's call drop penalty regulation, which made it mandatory for the telecom companies to compensate consumers for call drops, stating that the directive is ultra virus, unreasonable and manifestari arbitrary. Read Full Story

NTT Communication to improve telecom services in India, ASEAN
Jakarta, Mar 29 : Indonesia, a growing populous nation in Southeast Asia, witnesses a steadily economic growth over the last decades. The country attracts multinational companies to invest in manufacturing and financial sector. Read Full Story

Call drop penalty: SC asks TRAI to consider amending penalties
New Delhi, Mar. 17 : The Supreme Court of India on Thursday asks the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to consider amending penalties proposed on cell companies for call drops and inform it about what steps it would be taking. Read Full Story

BSNL to install 50 'zero base' mobile towers
New Delhi, Mar.14 : State-owned telecommunications company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has planned to install fifty 'zero base' mobile towers to ensure better communication. Read Full Story

FreeCharge aims for seven million transactions a day by end of 2016
Bangalore, Feb.17 : Digital payment platform FreeCharge is well on its way to achieving seven million transactions a day by end of 2016. Currently, recording a million transactions a day, the company has witnessed this phenomenal growth in about four months since the wallet launch. Soon after the wallet launch FreeCharge also introduced new categories like bill pay and metro recharge. Read Full Story

FreeCharge partners with ePaisa, strengthen payments at offline stores
Bengaluru, Feb.12 : FreeCharge, one of India's digital payment platform on Friday announced its partnership with ePaisa. This partnership will enable customers with easy payment options through the FreeCharge wallet giving them the access to a varied set of offline merchants across retail, food and beverages, wellness, travel and entertainment. Read Full Story

Vodafone all set to launch 4G in Mumbai
New Delhi, Feb 9 : After acquiring 4G (LTE) spectrum in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Kerala and Karnataka circles in the February 2014 auctions, Vodafone India, the second largest mobile network operator, is now set to launch its high-speed 4G services in Mumbai following the roll-out in Delhi-NCR last week. Read Full Story

TRAI bans 'differential pricing' for India
New Delhi, Feb. 8 : In a setback to Facebook's free internet scheme, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today ruled out differential pricing, saying that no company via any offer could charge discriminatory tariff for data on the basis of content effective immediately. Read Full Story

Mobile users in India to rise to 990 Million by 2020: Report
New Delhi, Feb. 5 : American multinational technology company that designs, manufactures and sells networking equipment Cisco systems in a report has projected the rise in the number of mobile users to 990.2 million, covering about 71 percent of the country's population by 2020. Read Full Story

Vodafone India rolls out 3G services on its own network for customers in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Jan 20 : Vodafone India, one of India's leading telecommunications service providers, has begun a phased roll-out of Superfast 3G services on its own 3G network in Bengaluru. Read Full Story

Idea strengthens data footprint with its own 3G network rollout in Kolkata
New Delhi, Dec 12 : Idea Cellular, one of the largest telecom operators in the country, has announced the launch of its own 3G services in Kolkata metro on 2100 MHz spectrum band that was acquired through auction earlier this year. Read Full Story

Idea strengthens data footprint with its own 3G network rollout in Kolkata
New Delhi, Dec 12 : Idea Cellular, one of the largest telecom operators in the country, has announced the launch of its own 3G services in Kolkata metro on 2100 MHz spectrum band that was acquired through auction earlier this year. Read Full Story

Tata Docomo offers new plan at Rs 201
Hyderabad, Aug 17 : Tata Docomo, the unified brand of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL) , announced the launch of an exciting new plan at Rs 201, for its pre-pay GSM customers. Read Full Story

Tata docomo unveils unique plan for its pre-paid customers
Kolkata, August 11 : Tata Docomo announced the launch of a new plan at Rs 201 for its Pre-paid GSM customers in Kolkata on Tuesday.
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Aircel introduces free calling on data recharge
Kolkata, July 23 : Aircel, a telecom service provider, on Thursday launched a new product, offering free Voice calling on Data recharges to its customers across the country. Read Full Story

Tata Docomo reduces local, STD outgoing tariffs while roaming
Hyderabad: July 17 : Tata Docomo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL) announced the launch of new exciting roaming plans for its post-pay and pre-pay customers across all circles.
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Tata Docomo set to launch National Mobile Number Portability from today
New Delhi / Kolkata, July 3 : Tata Docomo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL), has announced the launch of National Mobile Number Portability (MNP). Read Full Story

Nationwide mobile number portability from today
New Delhi, Jul 3 : Much awaited Nationwide mobile number portability will be rolled out on Friday. Mobile number portability will allow users to keep existing mobile phone number even when after switching to a different city. Read Full Story

Tata Docomo all set to launch National Mobile Number Portability from July 3
New Delhi / Kolkata, July 2 : Tata Docomo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL) has announced the launch of National Mobile Number Portability (MNP) from Friday.
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Idea becomes gains trust of 2 Cr customers in MP, Chhattisgarh
Indore, June 29 : Mobile operator in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, Idea Cellular, has recorded over 2 Crore customers on its network in the region. Read Full Story

BSNL, Army operationallse highest mobile tower in eastern Ladakh
Udhampur, June 26 : The highest mobile tower in Eastern Ladakh at an altitude of 16000 feet has been operationalised on Friday in a joint effort by the BSNL and the Indian Army.
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Vodafone launches free 3G Data with Samsung smartphones, tablets for Mumbai
Mumbhai, June 24 : Telecommunications service providers Vodafone India continued its endeavour to boost adoption of 3G data has launched an exclusive free 3G DATA offer in Mumbai.
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Aircel launches 'Ramzaan Mubarak Offer'
Kolkata, June 22 : Celebrating the month of Ramzaan, Aircel has launched 'Ramzaan Mubarak Offer' for the festive occasion offering voice calling and data benefits. Read Full Story

Aircel introduces free roaming in South with 'Five States, One Rate'
Kolkata, June 10 : Aircel on Wednesday announced the launch of its innovative offering for South-'Five States, One Rate'. Read Full Story

Free national roaming on BSNL from June 15
New Delhi, June 2 : The state-run telecom Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited will offer free national roaming from June 15. Read Full Story

Tata Docomo reduces national roaming tariffs for its customers
Kolkata, May 2 : Tata Docomo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL), has announced the revised roaming tariffs on National Roaming effective May 1. Read Full Story

Vodafone reduces national roaming tariffs for customers
New Delhi, Apr 30 : Telecommunications service provider Vodafone India has announced the revised roaming tariffs on National Roaming effective May 1, after the telecom regulator has slashed ceiling rates. Vodafone customers will now pay less for both local and STD calls on National Roaming. Read Full Story

Idea reduces National Roaming tariffs by upto 40pc on calls
Mumbai, Apr 30 : Mobile operator Idea Cellular has announced a reduction in national roaming tariffs on Thursday. Read Full Story

Govt. asks BSNL to improve services
New Delhi, Apr. 28 : The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has been asked to improve services and ensure that better quality of signal is maintained specially in the border and extremism affected areas. Read Full Story

Idea Cellular offers call rates at Re.1 per min from India to Nepal
New Delhi, Apr 25 : In its efforts to support the disaster relief initiatives and enable people to reach out to their friends and family members in the earthquake impacted areas in the country of NepalEuro, Idea Cellular, has announced that all calls made from its network from anywhere in India to Nepal will be charged as per local rate. Read Full Story

Privatising BSNL and MTNL not on anvil: Ravi Shankar Prasad
New Delhi, Mar. 13 : Union Information Technology and Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Friday that there is no proposal to privatise public sector telecom giants BSNL or MTNL. Read Full Story

Tata Docomo launches 'Photon Max Wi-Fi Duo'
Kolkata, Feb 2 : After the grand success from Delhi and Mumbai, Tata Docomo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices Limited, now announced the launch of its new Advanced Wi-Fi Photon Max Wi-Fi Duo in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Aircel unites India with 10p/min STD
Kolkata, Jan 22 : Aircel, one of India's leading telecom players, Thursday launched industry's first unlimited STD proposition - Uniting India @10p. Read Full Story

Tata Docomo launches consumer offer
Hyderabad, Jan 14 : Tata Docomo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices, has launched a consumer offer for its valuable customers in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on the occasion of Sankranti and Republic day. Customers opting for any postpay GSM plan priced Rs 899 and above and Photon Plus/Max WiFi priced Rs 850 and above, will get Milton Water Flask (350ML) worth Rs 525 absolutely free. Read Full Story

Idea crosses 150 million subscribers across India
Mumbai, Jan 14 : Telecom operator Idea Cellular recorded over 150 million subscribers on its pan-India network as on Dec 31, 2014. Read Full Story

TRAI holds Open House Discussion on MWA
New Delhi, June 19 : The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Thursday held an Open House Discussion on Allocation and Pricing of Microwave Access (MWA) and Microwave Backbone (WB) RF Carriers. Read Full Story

TRAI releases consultation paper on tariff issues related to broadcasting
New Delhi, June 11 : Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) on Wednesday released a Consultation Paper on 'Tariff Issues Related to Broadcasting and Cable TV Services for Commercial Subscribers', inviting views and comments of the stakeholders. Read Full Story

MTS announces new offer
Kolkata, June 9 : Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL) that provides telecom services under the brand MTS, on Monday introduced a new paradigm in mobile phone tariffs by launching 'Offer Ka Sikander', where it announced free talk-time bundled with the SIM-card for the new voice customers. Read Full Story

Abhijit Kishore appointed head of AP operations for Tata Docomo
Hyderabad, May 7 : Tata Docomo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices Limited, on Wednesday announced the appointment of Abhijit Kishore as Mobility Business Unit (MBU) Head - Andhra Pradesh Circle for Tata Docomo. Read Full Story

Airtel launches 4G internet in Tricity
New Delhi, May 2 : Global telecommunications company Bharti Airtel Limited in association with Apple Inc., on Friday launched 4G on mobile in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula. Read Full Story

MTS launches 'Super Unlimited' data plans
Gurgaon, Mar 18 : Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL), that provides telecom services under the brand MTS, on Tuesday announced the roll out of prepaid and postpaid Super Unlimited data plans. Read Full Story

Airtel launches football pack
Kolkata, Jan 16 : Global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, BhartiAirtel on Thursday announced the launch of 'Airtel Football Pack' in West Bengal. Read Full Story

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