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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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Government may allow foreign players to bid alone in 2G auction


September 6th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The government may allow foreign players to participate in the upcoming 2G auction without an Indian partner and form a joint venture later, a senior ... 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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Cabinet okays Rs.14,000 crore spectrum reserve price (Lead)


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The cabinet Friday approved Rs.14,000 crore as the reserve price for the 2G spectrum auction fixed by the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom, ... Read more...

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Cabinet okays Rs.14,000 crore as spectrum auction base price


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) The cabinet Friday approved Rs.14,000 crore as the reserve price for the 2G spectrum auction fixed by the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom.The cabinet, ... Read more...

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EGoM defers decision on one-time spectrum fee issue


July 24th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom Friday deferred a decision on the one-time spectrum fee to be paid by incumbent telecom operators."No decision ... Read more...

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Idea Cellular quarterly net profit rises 32 percent


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Telecom service provider Idea Cellular Monday posted a 32 percent rise in net profit at Rs.234 crore during the quarter ended June 30 against Rs.177.3 crore ... Read more...

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Bharti adds 2 mn subscribers in May, India total now 929 mn


July 5th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The number of mobile phone subscribers in India rose to 929.37 million in May with Bharti Airtel alone signing two million new subscribers, says official ... 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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TDSAT gives split verdict on 3G roaming pacts


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) Tuesday gave a split verdict in the 3G roaming case in which mobile operators had challenged ... 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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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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Idea Cellular slashes 3G tariffs by 70 percent


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) After Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular became the second operator to have slashed its 3G tariffs in order to draw demand.The operator slashed its tariffs on ... Read more...

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Re-farming of spectrum will harm incumbents: Assocham


May 19th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The telecom regulator's proposal for an immediate re-farming of spectrum will adversely affect the profits of established service providers, an industry lobby said Saturday.Telecom ... Read more...

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GSM players to contest TRAI theory of minor tariff hike


May 7th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The heads of some telecom firms will meet Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday to contest the regulator's contention that there would be only a minor ... Read more...

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Idea Cellular biggest gainer of mobile number portability


May 6th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Idea Cellular has been the biggest gainer of mobile number portability (MNP) service with a net addition of 3.32 million customers as on March 31 ... Read more...

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India’s mobile subscriber base reaches 919.17 million in March


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The number of mobile phone subscribers in India rose to 919.17 million in March with Bharti Airtel alone signing 2.5 million of the 8 million ... Read more...

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Private telcos owe BSNL Rs.550.88 crore


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Private telecom players such as Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone owe state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) Rs.550.88 crore as inter-connect usage charges (IUC), ... Read more...

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Uninor to file interim application in Supreme Court


May 1st, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Uninor will file an interim application in the Supreme Court to bring to the apex court's attention its plea against the recommendations of the telecom ... Read more...

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Idea Cellular quarterly net profit falls 13 percent


April 26th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Telecom service provider Idea Cellular Thursday reported a 13 percent decline in net profit for the quarter ended March 31 at Rs.238.98 crore owing to higher ... 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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KP, Jayawardene will boost Daredevils: Sehwag


April 9th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag said the return of Sri Lankan Mahela Jayawardene and Englishman Kevin Pietersen will give his side the much needed ... Read more...

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2G: Companies knew date of LOIs issuance beforehand, claims witness


March 30th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) A prosecution witness in 2G spectrum allocation scam Friday told the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court that various telecom companies knew the date ... 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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Court issues summons to telecom firms over number portability


March 21st, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi March 21 (IANS) A Delhi court Wednesday issued summons to three big telecom firms and their seven top officials for allegedly violating the telecom regulation on number portability.Chief ... Read more...

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Uninor leads India to 903.73 mn mobile subscribers


March 6th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The number of mobile phone subscribers in India rose to 903.73 million in January with Uninor alone signing 2.49 million new subscribers, official ... 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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3G roaming: High court dismisses DoT plea (Lead)


February 23rd, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday dismiised a plea seeking a stay on a tribunal order that restrained by the Department of Telecom (DoT) from imposing ... Read more...

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3G dispute: Court refuses to stay TDSAT order


February 23rd, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday refused to stay an order of telecom tribunal TDSAT restraining the Department of Telecom (DoT) from enforcing a ban on ... Read more...

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Idea Cellular seeks clarification on licence cancellation


February 21st, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Telecom service provider Idea Cellular, whose nine licences stand cancelled following an apex court verdict earlier this month, Tuesday said it has filed an application ... Read more...

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Will find way out of Supreme Court verdict: Birla


February 14th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Aditya Birla group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla Tuesday said the Supreme Court's order cancelling 2G licences is unfortunate and his telecom service provider Idea Cellular will ... Read more...

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Networks hope to acquire more users, spectrum


February 3rd, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court cancelled 122 telecom licenses, most of the old telecom networks were cautiously optimistic Friday about garnering more users ... Read more...

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Stocks of firms with tainted phone licenses fall further


February 3rd, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) Stocks of firms that face cancellation of telecom licences after the Supreme Court order continued to rule in the red Friday, with investors expecting their ... Read more...

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