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Declining mobile subscriptions show uncertainty in telecom industry: COAI


September 9th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The decline in the number of mobile subscribers depicts the uncertainty the telecom market is witnessing right now and calls for a concrete policy by ... Read more...

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One-time fee for extra spectrum under consideration: Sibal


August 24th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Friday said the levy of one-time charges against the excess spectrum allotted to the telecom operators is under consideration of the ... Read more...

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SC dismisses Swamy’s plea against Chidambaram (Second Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) In major relief for Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, the Supreme Court Friday rejected Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy's plea to make him co-accused along ... Read more...

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SC rejects Swamy’s plea against Chidambaram (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) In a major relief to Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, the Supreme Court Friday rejected Janata Party president Subramaniam Swamy's plea to make him co-accused ... Read more...

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India adds 1.7 mn GSM subscribers, Uninor loses 1.1 mn (Lead, Correcting headline)


August 16th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Telecom service provider Uninor lost 1.1 million subscribers even as the country's GSM subscriber base grew by 0.25 percent in July adding 1.7 million new ... Read more...

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1.7 mn GSM subscribers in India, Uninor loses 1.1 mn


August 16th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Telecom service provider Uninor lost 1.1 million subscribers even as the country's GSM subscriber base grew by 0.25 percent in July adding 1.7 million new ... Read more...

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Telecom tariffs to rise 37 to 49 paise at Rs.1,400 crore reserve price: COAI


August 6th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Telecom tariffs would rise 37 to 49 paise per minute led by the cabinet's decision to fix the reserve price for the 2G spectrum auction ... Read more...

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2G case: Ex-official says Raja took policy decisions


July 31st, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Being the then telecom minister, A. Raja was the "final authority" to take decisions on policy matters, former department of telecommunications (DoT) official A.K. Srivastava ... Read more...

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Kerala: Industry majors to support IT product start-ups village


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 23 (IANS) Top IT and telecom executives have pledged institutional and technological support to foster next generation telecom and internet start-ups at the Kochi-based Startup Village.Based at ... Read more...

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TRAI’s revised tariff analysis flawed: COAI


July 13th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) Friday lashed out the telecom regulator's analysis effects on costs, tariffs and financial returns, saying it was flawed ... Read more...

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MVAS to create Rs.48,000 crore business opportunity by 2015


July 6th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Mobile value added services (MVAS) are expected to create a Rs.48,000 crore business opportunity by 2015 owing to increasing mobile Internet penetration. All that is ... Read more...

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TDSAT’s split verdict on 3G roaming pacts; Telcos to move Supreme Court (Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) Tuesday delivered a split verdict in the 3G roaming case in which mobile operators had challenged a ... Read more...

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Reserve price of spectrum major concern: COAI


June 30th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) The telecom industry hopes that the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) which meets Monday is able to take a decision on at least the reserve ... Read more...

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India adds 7.27 million GSM subscribers in May


June 21st, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) India's GSM subscriber base grew by 1.08 percent in May, adding 7.27 million mobile phone users, with Bharti Airtel alone signing up over 2.01 ... Read more...

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No decision on 2G pricing, EGoM favours refarming spectrum


June 5th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) Tuesday failed to decide on a reserve price of the 2G spectrum but concluded that a minimum of ... Read more...

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EGoM to take final call Tuesday on spectrum pricing


June 4th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) An empowered group of ministers (EGoM) led by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will meet Tuesday to take a final call on key issues of 2G ... Read more...

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India adds 6.5 million GSM subscribers in April


May 25th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) India's GSM subscriber base grew by 0.98 percent in April, adding 6.50 million mobile phone users, with Bharti Airtel alone signing up over 2.01 million ... Read more...

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Telecom tariffs may rise by 90 paise in metros: Study


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Telecom tariffs will rise by 90 paise a minute in metros and 20-34 paise on an average across the country if the sector regulator's recommendations ... Read more...

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Cellular operators ’shocked’ at TRAI’s recommendations


May 14th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) Monday said it was "shocked" and "aghast" at the regulator's move to largely stick on to its proposals ... Read more...

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Call rates can rise 100 percent, warn telecom operators


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Telephone tariffs will go up 100 percent hitting customers hard if the government accepts the sector regulator's proposals on spectrum auction, service providers warned Thursday."Our ... Read more...

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Telecom shares plunge on 2G spectrum price hike move


April 24th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The share prices of telecom firms fell sharply Tuesday, a day after the regulator proposed a high reserve price for the 2G spectrum to be ... Read more...

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TRAI sets high base price for 2G auction, operators cry foul (Lead)


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Monday recommended to the government a much higher base price for the 2G spectrum auction that will be ... Read more...

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India adds 6.87 mn GSM subscribers in March


April 20th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India's GSM subscriber base grew by 1.04 percent in March with addition of 6.87 million mobile phone users, with Bharti Airtel alone signing up over ... Read more...

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Customers to pay Rs.1 more on every mobile recharge above Rs.20


April 19th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Thursday approved hiking the processing fee for mobile recharges above Rs.20 by 50 percent which is likely to ... Read more...

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TRAI had no information about spectrum, court told


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) A former chief of India's telecom regulator Thursday told the court hearing the 2G scam case that the panel had no authentic information about ... Read more...

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Smaller operators add customers despite Supreme Court’s order


March 22nd, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) India's GSM mobile phone base grew with an addition of 8.77 million connections in February 2011 to have total of 656.86 million users with smaller ... Read more...

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India adds 8.44 mn GSM subscribers in January


February 24th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) India's GSM subscriber base grew by 1.32 percent in January with addition of 8.44 million mobile phone users, of whom Uninor alone signed up over ... Read more...

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Spectrum will be sold only through auction: Pilot


February 6th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 6 (IANS) The Indian government has decided that spectrum (radio waves) would hereafter be sold only through auction and not on first-come-first-serve basis, Minister of State ... Read more...

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Telecom market dominated by older players, users wont get affected: TRAI


February 2nd, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court order cancelling 122 licences, issued during the tenure of then communications minister A. Raja, will not have much of an impact on ... Read more...

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Customers won’t be troubled by cancellation of 2G licences


February 2nd, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Even though the Supreme Court Thursday ordered cancellation of 122 telecom licences, customers will not be affected much as firms have been given four months ... Read more...

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Robust growth in telecom amid shadow of 2G case (2011 in Retrospect)


December 24th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) The legal tangle involving the allotment of airwaves for second generation (2G) telephony may top people's memory as far as this industry goes in ... Read more...

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GSM operators add 6.7 million new users in November


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) India's GSM mobile phone base grew by a marginal 1.1 percent in November 2011 adding 6.7 million new subscribers.Data furnished by Cellular Operators Association of ... Read more...

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Uninor on top as India’s GSM base grows 1.15 percent


November 21st, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) India's GSM mobile subscribers base grew 1.15 percent in October with an addition of over 7.12 million subscribers. The share new telecom operator Uninor alone ... Read more...

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GSM operators add 6.5 mn subscribers in September


October 19th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) India's GSM mobile subscribers base grew 1.07 percent in September with the addition of over 6.5 million subscribers. Uninor alone signed 1.92 million users.The total ... Read more...

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GSM subscribers growth down 30 percent in August


September 22nd, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) GSM subscribers net addition declined 30 percent with an addition of just 5.34 million subscribers in August compared to 7.65 million subscribers during July.According to ... Read more...

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