Category: Mobile Operator

Vodafone, Airtel, BSNL, Idea Offer Free Data, and More

Telecom operators are leaving no stone unturned to woo consumers at Diwali, popularly known as the festival of lights in India. Soon after Vodafone announced a special Diwali offer that will offer users 100MB of free data on November 11, Idea and Bharti Airtel have also come with offers for their subscribers. Idea Cellular has […]

Telecom Firms Gear Up for Deals as Competition Heats Up

India’s crowded telecoms sector is preparing for a long-awaited shake-up as highly indebted players jostle for access to costly airwaves and brace for the launch of a deep-pocketed new rival backed by India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani. Ambani owns oil-to-retail conglomerate Reliance Industries, which is expected to begin offering fast data services across India by […]

Aircel to Launch 3G Services in 61 Towns in Bihar by Year-End

India’s leading private telecom service provider, Aircel, Thursday announced an aggressive expansion plan of its 3G network in Bihar by adding 61 new towns to its network by December this year, an official said. For expanding its 3G services, Aircel will set up 600 towers across Bihar to provide seamless connectivity to its constantly growing […]

Nokia Reports Stronger-Than-Expected Profits for Q3

Nokia, the world’s No. 3 network equipment maker, on Thursday reported stronger-than-expected profits as growth in China offset weaker demand in North America and Europe, and announced a new shareholder return plan. The Finnish company said it would return EUR 4 billion (roughly Rs. 28,689 crores) to shareholders in the coming years through dividend payments […]

Government Notifies Operators of Spectrum Trading Norms

The government on Tuesday notified the much-awaited spectrum trading norms, more than a month after the cabinet nod, thus allowing telecom service providers to start to trade airwaves that in turn will help in service quality improvement. According to the guidelines, spectrum trading will be allowed only between two access service providers, holding Cellular Mobile […]

Reliance Communications to Partner Reliance Jio to Launch 4G Services

Reliance Communications Ltd (RCom), controlled by tycoon Anil Ambani, will partner with Reliance Industries Ltd’s telecom subsidiary to launch fourth-generation (4G) mobile phone services by year-end, the company’s chairman said on Wednesday. Reliance Industries is controlled by Anil Ambani’s brother Mukesh Ambani, one of the richest businessmen in the country. RCom is the latest operator […]