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Rekindling hopes: Manmohan signals a course correction (News Analysis)


July 1st, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
When Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met with the senior officials from North Block earlier this week after taking charge of the finance ministry again, his speech was short and to ... Read more...

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Is Microsoft buying Nokia? (Lead, superseding earlier story)


June 7th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, June 7 (IANS) Finnish telecom giant Nokia, considered among the most trusted brands in India, is going through a bad patch with its shares at an all-time low, triggering ... Read more...

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‘Nokia regaining lost ground in handset market’


June 7th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 7 (IANS) Finnish telecom giant Nokia is regaining its lost ground in the global handset market, thanks to a strategy it adopted in 2011, said an official here. ... Read more...

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Is Microsoft buying Nokia?


June 7th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, June 7 (IANS) Finnish telecom giant Noika, considered among the most trusted brands in India, is going through a bad patch with its shares at an all-time low, triggering ... Read more...

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Airtel ranked best operator by Nigerian telecom regulator


May 11th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lagos, May 11 (IANS) Nigerian telecom regulator has ranked Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel's Nigerian unit -- Airtel Nigeria -- as the best operator for good quality of service.Of ... Read more...

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Telenor writes down remaining Indian assets worth $680 mn


April 30th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, April 30 (IANS) Norwegian telecom giant Telenor said Monday it has written down its remaining assets in India worth $680 million owing to the "increased uncertainty" in the country's ... Read more...

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Vodafone Foundation to provide education in 1,000 schools


April 26th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Vodafone Foundation, the charity arm of the telecom giant, Thursday pledged to provide learning solutions in 1,000 schools across India, a move that will benefit 50,000 ... Read more...

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Cell phone service restored after outage in Argentina (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, April 3 (IANS/EFE) Spanish telecom company Movistar said it restored both voice and data service to 16 million cell phone subscribers after a massive outage Monday."Movistar is analyzing ... Read more...

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Outage cuts cell phone service in Argentina


April 3rd, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, April 3 (IANS/EFE) An outage left about 16 million customers of Spanish telecom company Movistar without cellular phone service Monday in Argentina, sparking protests on social-networking sites.The company ... Read more...

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Government plea on Vodafone tax verdict dismissed (Second Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The government Tuesday suffered a setback as the Supreme Court dismissed its plea for a review in the Rs.11,218 crore ($2.2 billion) tax dispute ... Read more...

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Government’s plea for Vodafone verdict review dismissed (Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) In a setback for the government, the Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed its plea seeking a review of its verdict quashing the income tax order asking ... Read more...

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Government’s plea for Vodafone verdict review dismissed


March 20th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) In a setback to the government, the Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed its plea seeking the review of its verdict quashing the income tax order asking ... Read more...

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Spanish royal son-in-law diverted $7.5 mn: Prosecutors


January 3rd, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 3 (IANS/EFE) Spanish King Juan Carlos's son-in-law and one of his associates pocketed 5.8 million euros (around $7.5 million) while running a non-profit foundation, the office of the ... Read more...

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Spanish king’s son-in-law a suspect in corruption case


December 30th, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 30 (IANS/EFE) Inaki Urdangarin, son-in-law of Spain's King Juan Carlos, was named Thursday as a suspect in a judicial probe of a foundation he once headed.Fortythree-year-old Urdangarin, who ... Read more...

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Mexican telecom giant to invest $5.4 bn in Brazil


December 28th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Dec 28 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian subsidiaries of Mexican telecom giant America Movil are planning 10 billion reais ($5.4 billion) worth of new investment in 2012, a media report ... Read more...

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Bharti Airtel scrip falls after CBI raids


November 21st, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Shares of telecom giant Bharti Airtel Monday fell 4.43 percent in morning trade at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) following raids at its office by ... Read more...

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Bharti ties up with Japan firm for mobile internet


October 20th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Bharti Enterprises, parent company of India's telecom giant Airtel, Thursday said it has entered into a joint venture with Japan-based internet company Softbank Corp to ... Read more...

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Telecom stocks rise day after draft policy


October 11th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) Telecom scrips were on the rise Tuesday, a day after the draft national telecom policy proposed new norms which, among others, will allow companies to share ... Read more...

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Industry welcomes draft National Telecom Policy 2011


October 10th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The draft National Telecom Policy 2011 Monday unveiled by Communications Minister Kapil Sibal garnered huge applause by the industry, but concerns were expressed on issues ... Read more...

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Airtel deal with Nokia Siemens for expansion in Africa


September 29th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Telecom giant Bharti Airtel Thursday said it has signed an agreement with Nokia Siemens Networks to expand its second generation (2G) network and deploy third ... Read more...

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Bharti Airtel gets license for 2G, 3G services in Rwanda


September 8th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Telecom giant Bharti Airtel said Thursday it has been awarded a license by Rwanda's telecom regulator to operate 2G and 3G GSM mobile services in ... Read more...

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Airtel pays Rs.1,177.5 crore licence, spectrum charges


August 24th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Telecom giant Bharti Airtel became one of the largest contributor in terms of revenue through licence fees and spectrum usage charge to the government by ... Read more...

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Bharti Airtel to sponsor Indian F1


August 18th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Telecom giant Bharti Airtel Thursday announced that it will be the title sponsor for the first Formula One sporting event in India Oct 30. It ... Read more...

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Reliance Communications hikes call tariffs by 20 percent


August 14th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Reliance Communications, a part of the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group, has increased call tarrifs for its CDMA and GSM connections by 20 percent in selected ... Read more...

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Tech Mahindra partners Airtel in seven African countries


August 12th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Aug 12 IANS) Tech Mahindra, a leading Indian IT outsourcing company with global footprints, has started customer care services in seven African countries as a partner of telecom giant Bharti ... Read more...

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Bharti Airtel appoints new CEOs


August 10th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Telecom giant Bharti Airtel Wednesday said it has appointed two new chief executive officers (CEOs) for its broadband and direct-to-home services."Both these verticals are part ... Read more...

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India now has 851.7 mn mobile phones


August 8th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) India, a country of 1.2 billion people, now has 851.7 million mobile phone subscribers, with 11.41 million connections added in June, according to official data ... Read more...

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I-T authorities can dissect any takeover deal: Apex court


August 4th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday said income-tax (I-T) authorities can go behind a deal to ascertain whether it is a genuine and legal transaction or something ... Read more...

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Nothing colourable in takeover, Vodafone tells apex court (Lead)


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday was told that there was nothing colourable in telecom giant Vodafone's transaction with Hutchinson International Ltd. for acquiring its Indian arm ... Read more...

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Nothing colourable in takeover, Vodafone tells apex court


August 3rd, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday was told that there was nothing colourable in telecom giant Vodafone's transaction with Hutchinson International Ltd. for acquiring its Indian arm ... Read more...

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Idea, Vodafone end one paisa tariff


July 28th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Taking a leaf from telecom giant Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone also increased tariffs on their pre-paid plans in select regions while Bharti expanded its ... Read more...

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After Airtel, small operators may increase tariff


July 24th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Small telecom operators will heave a sigh of relief with telecom giant Bharti Airtel's raising tariffs by over 20 percent as others can now follow ... Read more...

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Vodafone India quarterly revenue rises 8.9 percent


July 22nd, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Telecom service provider Vodafone has earned a revenue of about $1.49 billion (Rs.6,639.7 crore) for the first quarter of the 2010-11 fiscal from its India ... Read more...

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Bharti Airtel inks managed services deal with Ericsson


July 21st, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Telecom giant Bharti Airtel Thursday said it has signed a five-year managed services agreement with Ericsson for its Africa operations."As per the agreement, Ericsson will ... Read more...

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Bharti Airtel in deal with IBM for IT solutions to African employees


July 12th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Telecom giant Bharti Airtel Tuesday said it has signed a 10- year agreement with IBM to provide IT solutions to its employees across 16 African ... Read more...

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