India Telecom News

ATC Telecom acquires tower business of Vodafone, Idea Cellular for Rs. 78.5 bn
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Nov 13 : Vodafone India and Idea Cellular Limited have separately agreed to sell their respective standalone tower businesses in India to ATC Telecom Infrastructure Private Limited for an aggregate enterprise value of Rs. 78.5 billion. Read Full Story

5G roadmap: Data usage levels to grow eight-fold by 2022
New Delhi , Sept 30 : With the growing data usage among the Indian consumers, the total mobile data traffic is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 40 percent, from 1 EB of data consumption by the end of 2016 to almost 8 EB of data per month by 2022. Read Full Story

Telecom Industry expected to generate 4 Million jobs in India-Manoj Sinha
New Delhi : The Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha said that India is currently the second largest telecommunication market in the world with over 1.2 billion subscriber base and approximately 450 million internet users. Read Full Story

Trai slashes interconnect charges from 14 paise to 6 paise a minute from Oct 1
New Delhi , Sept. 19 : The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on Tuesday slashed the interconnect usage charge (IUC) from 14 paise minute to 6 paise per minute, which will become effective from October 1. Read Full Story

Mobile subscriptions as of August recorded at 948.54 million: COAI
New Delhi , Sep 19 : Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) on Tuesday announced a total of 948.54 million mobile subscriptions at the end of August 2017, with maximum numbers including that of Reliance Jio Infocomm. Read Full Story

Idea achieves footprint of 2.6 lakh cell sites across the country; 50 pct on broadband network
New Delhi , Sep 14 : Telecom operator Idea Cellular has achieved a major milestone in its network growth journey. Read Full Story

India to have 600 million broadband connections by 2020.
New Delhi, July 28: The Minister for Communications Shri Manoj Sinha said that as per information provided by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), there were 422.19 million broadband subscribers and the internet penetration (internet subscriber per 100 populations) was 32.86pc in the country as on 31st March 2017. Read Full Story

New Telecom Policy will be Application driven rather than Connectivity driven-Manoj Sinha
New Delhi, July 12: The Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha today said that his Ministry is working on a new Telecom Policy which will be application driven as compared to National Telecom Policy, 2012 which was connectivity driven. Read Full Story

Vihaan Networks bags North East connectivity project of BSNL
New Delhi , Apr 27 : Indigenous telecom equipment manufacturer Vihaan Network Limited (VNL) bagged Rs. 1648 crore telecom infrastructure project of state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd for providing connectivity in over 4000 villages in remote areas of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. Read Full Story

Wireless connectivity in India has experienced 90 percent growth: TRAI Chairman
New Delhi , Apr. 8 : Wireless connectivity in India has experienced stupendous growth of almost 90 percent in recent times, claimed Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman Ram Sevak Sharma while stressing on the importance of enhancing the quality of broadband services in the country. Read Full Story

Reliance Jio garners 72 million customers, Ambani extends Prime offer
Mumbai, Mar 31 : Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio has registered over 72 million Jio customers in one month, who have signed up for the Jio Prime offer. Read Full Story

Ericsson collaborates with IIT Delhi to launch '5G for India' program
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : Ericsson and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly roll out a '5G for India' program. Read Full Story

Aircel announces new offers for customers
Hyderabad, Mar 9 : With holidays and festive season round the corner, Aircel, one of the innovative telecom brands in India, has yet again come up with an incredible offer for its new customers by giving them the most affordable and economical calling and data benefits. Read Full Story

Reliance Jio announces unlimited benefits for 12 more months with Rs.99
Mumbai, Feb 21 : Reliance Jio Infocomm on Tuesday announced that it will start charging customers with new tariff plans while existing ones will stand a chance to enroll with 'Jio Prime Membership' programme which comes with several special benefits. Read Full Story

Idea introduces new Private Recharge feature
Bangaluru, Feb 21 : Telecom operator Idea Cellular has introduced the new 'Private Recharge' feature in its V-Topup system of recharge. Read Full Story

BSNL finalising partnership with Informark Korea for Wimax Mifi hotspots, launch in Kerala
New Delhi , Feb.21 : Infomark Korea, a company with a global reputation for manufacturing 3G/4G mobile communication devices as well as wearable products is finalising a partnership with BSNL for production of WiMax mobile routers in the Kerala telecom circle. Read Full Story

Jio crosses 100 million customer base, Mukesh Ambani launches Prime offer
Mumbai, Feb 21 : : Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday that Jio, the company's telecom arm, has crossed 100 million customer base in 170 days of its launch. Read Full Story

Mukesh Ambani announces 100 million subscriber base of Jio; launches Jio Prime for early customers
New Delhi , Feb 21 : Reliance Industries chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday announced that Reliance Jio, which has achieved unprecedented level of acceptance in the world, has crossed a subscriber base of 100million in record time. Read Full Story

Idea launches 4G services in UP West
New Delhi , Feb 20 : Telecom operator Idea Cellular on Monday announced the launch of world class 4G services in UP West Telecom circle. Read Full Story

Idea set to launch slew of apps to take on Reliance Jio
New Delhi , Jan. 27 : Telecom operator Idea Cellular is set to launch a variety of apps across movies, TV, music, games and others next week as part of its bid to transform into a full-fledged digital services company, in competition to the new entrant- Reliance Jio Infocomm. Read Full Story

BSNL announces pre-paid scheme; to offer free calls for 30 min a day at Rs. 149
New Delhi , Jan 24 : To compete with the private players in the telecom sector, state-owned BSNL on Tuesday announced a pre-paid scheme under which new subscribers can make 30 minutes of free voice calls; both local and STD. Read Full Story

SC gives Centre two weeks to set up mobile subscriber verification mechanism
New Delhi , Jan. 23 : The Supreme Court on Monday gave the Centre two weeks of time to implement a mechanism to ensure proper verification of all mobile phone subscribers while issuing SIM cards. Read Full Story

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


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