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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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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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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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India’s mobile subscriber base reaches 893.84 mn


January 30th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The number of mobile phone subscribers in India rose to 893.84 million in December with Idea Cellular alone signing 2.39 million new subscribers, official data ... Read more...

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BSNL, MTNL lost subscribers post mobile number portability


August 5th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) State-owned telecom operators Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) have lost over 5,84,261 and 55,605 customers respectively as on June ... Read more...

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India adds 8.58 million GSM subscribers in June


July 18th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India's GSM subscriber base grew by 1.45 percent in June with the addition of 8.58 million mobile phone users, of whom Bharti Airtel alone signed ... Read more...

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BSNL offers mobile coverage to Amarnath pilgrims (Lead)


June 23rd, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The over three lakh pilgrims to the Amarnath shrine this year need not worry about keeping in touch with their kin. The BSNL is ... Read more...

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Airtel, Vodafone added 2.45 mn subscribers each in May


June 20th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Telecom giants Bharti Airtel and Vodafone added 2.45 million subscribers each in May, industry data showed. The month saw a net addition of 9.53 million ... Read more...

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India added 11.11 mn GSM subscribers in April


May 20th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) India's GSM subscriber base grew by 1.95 percent in April with the addition of 11.11 million mobile phone users, of which Bharti Airtel alone signed ... Read more...

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Indian telecom JV reels under step-motherly treatment in Nepal


January 18th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 18 (IANS) Nepal's first private telecom operator continues to reel under the stepmotherly treatment meted out to it by deposed king Gyanendra's regime in 2005, with its business ... Read more...

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India has 706 million mobile connections: TRAI


December 27th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) India's mobile phone market added 18.98 million new subscribers to its network in October, taking the total number of connections to 706.69 million, official data has showed.According ... Read more...

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Market induced reduced tariff lowered BSNL, MTNL revenues: Pilot


November 29th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) State-owned telcos Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) were forced to reduce their tariffs due to intense market competition and this led ... Read more...

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Shipping Corp, ITI scrips rise on stake sale, quota extension


October 6th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 6 (IANS) The scrips of state-owned companies Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) and ITI rose Wednesday after the government approved a stake sale in the shipping major and assured ... Read more...

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India now has over 650 million mobile phone connections (Lead)


September 8th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) India's mobile phone market continued to expand at a robust pace with total connections estimated at 652.42 million as on Aug 1, thanks to 16.92 million new ... Read more...

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TRAI says mobile number portability by Oct.31


August 12th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.12 (ANI): Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman J.S. Sarma on Thursday announced that citizens of the country would have access to mobile number portability (MNP) from October 31."There ... Read more...

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Mobile number portability will be rolled out from Oct 31


August 12th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The telecom regulator Thursday said mobile number portability (MNP) will be implemented nationwide from Oct 31, ruling out any further delay. The MNP is a service that allows ... Read more...

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India’s home secretary to meet telecom operators on BlackBerry security


August 10th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) India's Home Secretary G.K. Pillai will chair a meeting Thursday with officials of telecom companies offering BlackBerry services on security concerns over possible misuse of encrypted data ... Read more...

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2G spectrum allotment followed TRAI norms: Raja


August 9th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Telecom Minister A. Raja Monday denied allegations of corruption in the allotment of second generation (2G) spectrum in 2008, saying the government had followed recommendations of the ... Read more...

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MCD adopts ‘zero tolerance’ against debris on roads


July 15th, 2010 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Wednesday warned other civic agencies against digging up the capital's roads, except where required for Commonwealth Games projects, and said accumulation ... Read more...

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All Games projects to be completed by July 15: MCD


June 30th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) All projects related to the Commonwealth Games, including the face-lift and landscaping of roads, will be completed by mid-July, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) said Wednesday. "The ... Read more...

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India’s broadband airwaves auction to fetch $8.6 billion (Roundup)


June 11th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) With the auction of airwaves for broadband services concluding Friday after 117 rounds over 16 days, the government is set to reap yet another bonanza of $8.6 ... Read more...

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Indian telecom JV survives fire scare in Nepal


June 4th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 4 (IANS) United Telecom Ltd (UTL), a joint venture between three Indian companies and a Nepali firm, survived a fire scare Friday when a blaze in a building housing its ... Read more...

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India adds 16.9 million telecom users in April: TRAI


May 28th, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) India added 16.9 million mobile phone users in April taking the total number of telephone subscribers in the country to 638.05 million for the month, data from ... Read more...

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Government asks 3G auction winners to pay by May 31


May 21st, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Indian government Friday approved the results of the auction of spectrum for third generation (3G) telecom services and asked the winning firms to make payments by ... Read more...

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GSM operators add 11.18 million users in April: COAI


May 21st, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) India's GSM operators, excluding Reliance Communications, added 11.18 million mobile users in April, expanding the subscriber base to 433 million, data provided by cellular operators association of ... Read more...

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India’s 3G telecom airwaves auction fetches $15 bn (Roundup)


May 19th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Sakshi Gulati New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Indian exchequer is set to swell by Rs.67,718.95 crore ($15 billion), with the conclusion Wednesday of auctions for the crucial airwaves for third ... Read more...

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India’s 3G airwaves auction concludes, to fetch some $15.5 bn


May 19th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) After 34 days, India Wednesday concluded its auction of airwaves for private players to start third generation (3G) telecom services in the country, with the exchequer set ... Read more...

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Revenue from 3G auction reaches Rs.66,802.48 crore


May 18th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Indian government's provisional revenue from the sale of third-generation (3G) airwaves Tuesday reached Rs.66,802.48 crore ($14.7 billion) and the nationwide licence price was Rs.16,531.34 crore ($3.6 ... Read more...

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Revenue from 3G auction crosses Rs.65,000 crore mark


May 17th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Indian government's provisional revenue from the sale of third-generation (3G) airwaves Monday crossed the Rs.65,000 crore ($14.2 billion) mark and nationwide licence price reached over Rs.16,000 ... Read more...

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3G auction: Delhi attracts highest bid at over Rs.3000 cr


May 15th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) India Saturday concluded 172 rounds of an auction to award spectrum for third generation (3G) telecom services in the country, with the government's provisional revenue from the ... Read more...

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Revenue from 3G auction now over Rs.62,000 crore


May 14th, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The government's provisional revenue from the sale of third-generation (3G) airwaves Friday reached Rs.62,253.83 crore ($13.7 billion) and nationwide licence price was Rs.15,416.56 crore ($3.4 billion) after ... Read more...

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One-time levy won’t hurt operators’ profits, asserts TRAI


May 14th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) India's telecom watchdog Friday said its recommendation to the govenment to collect a one-time levy from operators holding second generation (2G) radio spectrum beyond 6.2 mega hertz ... Read more...

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Revenue from 3G auction crosses Rs.60,000 crore mark


May 13th, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The government's provisional revenue from the sale of third-generation (3G) airwaves Thursday crossed the Rs.60,000-crore ($13.3 billion) mark after India concluded 162 rounds of an auction to ... Read more...

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Revenue from 3G auction at Rs.58,416 crore


May 12th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Surpassing targets, the Indian government's provisional revenue from sale of third-generation (3G) airwaves Wednesday reached Rs.58,415.72 crore ($12.9 billion) and the nationwide licence price touched Rs.14,466.02 crore ... Read more...

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Revenue from 3G auction nears Rs.55,000 crore-mark


May 10th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) India Monday concluded 148 rounds of an auction to award spectrum for third generation (3G) telecom services in the country, with the government's provisional revenue from the ... Read more...

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