Gurgaon, Oct 26 : India will have almost one billion unique mobile subscribers by 2020 and already now is the worlds second largest smartphone market, overtaking the US in first half of 2016 with an installed base of 275 million devices, a GSMA study revealed on Wednesday.
New Delhi, Oct 26 : Bharti Airtel on Wednesday launched an affordable 10-day validity pack for international roaming with unlimited incoming calls, available for popular destinations, a company statement said.
Chandigarh, Oct 21 : Electromagnetic field (EMF) emissions from mobile towers in the country are much below the strict norms enforced by the Department of Telecom (DoT), a senior officer said here on Friday.
New Delhi, Sep 23 : Idea Cellular on Friday said it has now provisioned 1,865 ports to Reliance Jio for access, from the 565 earlier -- a 230 per cent increase in capacity.
New Delhi, Sep 23 : Bharti Airtel has launched a 4G data pack that offers free data for 90 days, a company statement said here on Friday.
New Delhi, Sep 20 : Vodafone India on Tuesday launched for its prepaid customers the 'Vodafone Flex' service which has no pre-fixed quotas for voice, data or SMSes, a company statement said here.
New Delhi, Sep 13 : Should interconnection charges -- or the payment made for mobile phone calls from the network of one operator to another -- be scrapped?
New Delhi [India], 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).
New Delhi, Sep 2 : Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Transsion Holdings, which entered the Indian market with its itel Mobile brand, has been ranked sixth in the overall feature phone segment in the first quarter of operations in India.
Mumbai, Sep 2 : 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.
Mumbai, Sep 1 : At a time when the Indian telecom sector is in stress, with the upcoming spectrum auction expected to add to the burden, the startling Reliance Jio announcement of zero tariff for domestic voice calls in perpetuity, with sharply lower data rates, has aroused questions about the revenue model and profitability of the new player.
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.
New Delhi, Aug 31 : Domestic smartphone-maker Intex technologies on Wednesday announced its partnership with Reliance Jio for making the Jio Preview Offer available on its 4G smartphones.
New Delhi, Aug 30 : Domestic mobile manufacturer Videocon smartphone on Tuesday announced its association with Reliance Jio to make Jio Preview offer available on all its 4G handsets.
Baharampur, Aug 30 : Bharti Airtel , a telecommunications services provider, on Tuesday launched its 4G services in Baharampur.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : In order to bring down the cost of internet usage for its prepaid users, Bharti Airtel has announced two internet packs, a company statement said here on Monday.
New Delhi, Aug 28 : Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Sunday announced the launch of its 'India with Airtel' bouquet of services offering end-to-end connectivity solutions for foreign companies looking to set up businesses in India.
New Delhi, Aug 19 : The Indian telecom watchdog on Friday issued a consultation paper on spectrum usage charges (SUC) for Internet service providers (ISP) and commercial very small aperture terminal service providers.
New Delhi, Aug 18 : Reliance Industries has strongly refuted the claims of the Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) that its members are providing sufficient inter-connection points for Jio's 4G services, saying the reality was that such access was grossly inadequate.
New Delhi, Aug 17 : The Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) has rejected Reliance Jio's request for additional point of interconnect from its member companies, saying the optimal link has already been provided.
New Delhi, Aug 14 : State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) on Sunday extended to its landline customers the facility of making free unlimited calls on any network on the Independence Day on Monday.
New Delhi, Aug 13 : State-run telecom service provider BSNL will provide unlimited free calls from its landline to any network's mobile and landline on all Sundays across India from Monday.
New Delhi, July 29 : Hit by lower subscriptions in urban areas, the total number of telephone users in India declined from 1,059.29 million at the end of April 2016 to 1,058.03 million at the end of May 2016, showing a monthly fall in growth rate of 0.12 per cent, official data published by the sector regulator showed here on Friday.
New Delhi, July 28 : Aiming to address customer grievances at a faster pace, the telecom regulator on Thursday issued a consultation paper where it sought opinions from stakeholders on whether setting up an ombudsman will help in the redressal mechanism.
New Delhi, July 19 : After Idea Cellular and Bharti Airtel slashed their internet tariff, Vodafone India is also planning to follow their lead and make an announcement in this regard within a couple of days, a top company official said on Tuesday.
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.
New Delhi, July 6 : Supporting net neutrality, telecom and internet service providers have sought net equality with common rules for the same services to connect a billion citizens across India.
New Delhi, July 6 : Telecom regulator TRAI has said it will soon float a consultation paper to decide on the service quality norms for mobile data.
Mumbai, July 4 : Leading ratings agency Crisil on Monday said India's telecom operators will have to shell out Rs 1 lakh crore to buy spectrum in the forthcoming auction expected in the next 2-3 Amonths.
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.
New Delhi, June 22 : At a time when calls through Skype, Viber and Whatsapp are gaining popularity with every passing day, the Indian telecom watchdog on Wednesday issued a consultation paper on Internet Telephony seeking stakeholders' opinions on various matters ranging from additional entry fee, call termination charges to quality of service parameters.
New Delhi, June 22 : To connect millions of non-internet users, telecom operator Idea Cellular on Wednesday announced an "Internet For All" initiative that empowers Idea prepaid customers and retailers to gift free 100MB data for a month to non-internet users.
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.
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.
New Delhi, June 10 : The telecom service providers on Friday presented a 100-day action plan to the government on call drops and said collectively they will set up 70,000 base transceiver stations (BTS) within that time-frame.
New Delhi, June 7 : As preparations begin for the latest rounds of auction of airwaves, the Telecom Commission on Tuesday zeroed in on 1 per cent spectrum usage charge (SUC) for 2,500 MHz and 3 per cent for all the other bands.
New Delhi, June 7 : The Indian telecom regulator will soon ask service providers to give details of radio link timeout (RLT) or call masking technology used by them.
New Delhi, June 6 : The Indian telecom regulator on Monday issued a consultation paper seeking opinion of stakeholders whether telecom services be given access within buildings for better service quality.
Kolkata, June 6 : Telecom service provider BSNL offers promotional combo voucher 786 during the holy month Ramzan festival.
New Delhi, June 1 : Most telecom service providers failed to meet the call drop rate threshold of less than two percent in the national capital region (NCR) during a recent test drive, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) data revealed here on Wednesday.
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.
New Delhi, May 12 : The proposed 15 percent service tax on all spectrum allotment by the Centre and spectrum transactions between licensees will place the telecom industry in a precarious financial position, industry body Assocham said on Thursday.
New Delhi, May 11 : Telecom operators heaved a sigh of relief on Wednesday with the Supreme Court scrapping the watchdog's order on compensating subscribers for call drops even as the government assured mobile phone users that it will keep a check on service quality.
New Delhi, May 11 : Telecom operators heaved a sigh of relief on Wednesday with the Supreme Court striking down the watchdog's order to compensate subscribers for call drops, and said the real issues needed to be fixed now.
New Delhi, May 11 : As telecom operators heaved a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court struck down the watchdog's order on call drops on Wednesday, Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the government will continue to keep a check on service providers.
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.
New Delhi, May 11 : The Supreme Court on wednesday struck down a Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) notification obligating telecom service providers to compensate consumers for dropped calls.
New Delhi, April 26 : The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,043.29 million at the end of January 2016 to 1,051.88 million at the end of February 2016, showing a monthly growth rate of 0.82 percent, according ti data released by India's telecom regulator on Tuesday.
New Delhi, April 25 : Trying to avoid any controversy on net neutrality, Bharti Airtel on Monday has written to the telecom regulator seeking its permission for a deal the company is mulling with a "big global content provider" for video content.
Greater Noida, April 21 : The pace of digitisation is impressive but still a lot needs to be done, Telecommunications Secretary J.S. Deepak said here on Thursday.
New Delhi, April 20 : The Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) has requested the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) and the Telecom Commission to implement a uniform spectrum usage charge (SUC) across all bands for the industry, an official statement said here.
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Singapore, March 29 : Indian telecom tower companies are likely to see about 8-10 percent growth over the next one to two years as they look to sell the towers to fund capital expenditure and reduce debt, global rating agency Moody's said on Tuesday.
New Delhi, March 18 : The Indian telecom regulator said on Friday it will comply with the apex court's order asking it to consider technical reasons of call drops and if the proposed penalty can be amended.
New Delhi, March 17 : The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the telecom regulator TRAI whether it would relook its decision imposing penalty on the telecom service providers for call drops in the wake of its own technical paper endorsing the position taken by them.
New Delhi, March 17 : Taking a tough stand on call drops, Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said h,e along with top officials, will go around the national capital to take stock of the telecom services.
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.
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.
New Delhi, Feb 25 : With over 200 million mobile internet users in India, mobile phones captured 60 percent share of all shopping-related queries and over 50 percent share of all travel-related queries, a report released on Thursday said.
New Delhi, Feb 24 : Telecom service providers have installed 65,000 cellular sites in the last six months in 2G and 3G services across the country to arrest call dropping, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.