telecom sector

Data services to be next big revolution: Sibal


September 6th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Data services will be the next big revolution after voice services, Minister of Communications and IT Kapil Sibal said Thursday."India is at the threshold of ... Read more...

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Court sets aside 200 SMSes cap on personal communications (Lead)


July 13th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday set aside an order of the telecom sector regulator capping SMSes at 200 per day per person for personal communications.The ... Read more...

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Court sets aside 200 SMSes cap


July 13th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday set aside the order of the telecom sector regulator capping SMSes at 200 per day per person for personal communications.The ... Read more...

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EGoM on telecom approves spectrum mortgaging (Lead)


July 12th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom Thursday approved "in principle" the proposal to allow telecom firms to mortgage spectrum to raise funds ... Read more...

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Keste to expand India operations with $2.5 mn investment


July 12th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 12 (IANS) Keste, the US-based Oracle software solutions and development company, plans to expand its India operations with an investment of $2.5 million.The company, which has its Indian ... Read more...

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2G: Court notice to CBI on Raja’s plea (Lead)


July 9th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday issued notice to the CBI on former communications minister A. Raja's plea to dismiss charges against him in the 2G ... Read more...

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2G case: Court to hear Raja’s plea to dismiss charges Monday


July 8th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court will Monday hear former communications minister A. Raja's plea to dismiss charges against him in the 2G spectrum case on grounds ... Read more...

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Reliance unit launches subsea cable service in Iraq


July 2nd, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Reliance Globalcom, a unit of Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group, Monday said it has launched a subsea cable service in Iraq that will substantially increase the war-ravaged ... Read more...

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India, Russia target $20 bn trade by 2015


June 21st, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, June 21 (IANS) India and Russia have set a target to increase bilateral trade to $20 billion by 2015 from around $9 billion in 2011, Commerce and Industry ... Read more...

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Congress defends Chidambaram, slams BJP for sensationalism


May 10th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Defending Home Minister P. Chidambaram over allegations that he or his son had financially benefitted from a telecom deal in 2006, the Congress Thursday ... Read more...

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Telenor’s India unit posts $806mn quarterly loss


May 8th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Norway-based Telenor's India unit Tuesday reported an operating loss of 4.68 billion Norwegian kroner ($806 million) burdened by a huge impairment charge on its Indian ... 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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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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Sam Pitroda to Hamid Ansari - who will be India’s next president?


April 20th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 IANS) With less than three months to go before President Pratibha Patil's term ends, a slew of possible successors are doing the rounds. But with the ... Read more...

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TRAI says no need for exit policy


April 18th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) In a major setback for telecom operators, especially those who want to shut operations in India, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Wednesday said ... Read more...

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SSTL’s quarterly net loss rises to Rs.1,197 crore


April 11th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL), which operates under the MTS brand, Wednesday said its net loss increased to Rs.1,197 crore during the fourth quarter that ended ... Read more...

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Some positives in budget, says India Inc; displeased with taxes


March 16th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The budget for 2012-13 elicited mixed response from India Inc Friday, with some appreciating the government's efforts at fiscal consolidation and incentivising growth while others ... Read more...

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‘Telecom bills to rise following service tax hike’ (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


March 16th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Bills for mobile phones are expected to rise following a two percent hike in service tax proposed in the union budget, service provider Bharti ... Read more...

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‘Telecom bills to rise following service tax hike’


March 16th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
N0ew Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Bills for mobile phones are expected to rise following a two percent hike in service tax, Bharti Airtel said Friday."Service tax gos up from ... Read more...

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Sistema gives India 6 months to settle 2G licences row


February 28th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow/New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Russian conglomerate Sistema Tuesday put the Indian government on notice, saying it would initiate proceedings as per the provisions of the bilateral investment treaty if ... Read more...

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Over 11,000 calls to National Consumer Helpline in January


February 17th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The National Consumer Helpline (NCH) received 11,301 calls during January, an official said Friday.In addition to these telephonic complaints, 575 complaints were received through the ... Read more...

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India eases M&A; norms for telecom industry (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Mergers and acquisitions in India's telecom sector will now be easier as the government Wednesday announced new norms for the industry which it said would ... Read more...

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India eases merger norms in telecom sector


February 15th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India Wednesday announced new norms for the telecom industry, making mergers and acquisitions (M&As;) easier in the sector that is set to enter a phase ... Read more...

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Private telecom important in disaster management: Pilot


February 15th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Minister of State for Communication and Technology Sachin Pilot Wednesday called for cooperation from the private telecom sector in disaster management preparedness."We want the private ... Read more...

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2G: PM holds meet to discuss apex court verdict fallout (Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday held a crucial meeting with key cabinet colleagues to discuss the 2G issue in the wake of the apex ... Read more...

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PM holds meet to discuss 2G verdict fallout


February 11th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday met union ministers Pranab Mukherjee, Kapil Sibal and Salman Khurshid to discuss the fallout of the apex court verdict ... Read more...

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Manmohan to meet key ministers over 2G verdict


February 9th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to hold a meeting with his key ministers in the next few days to discuss the Supreme Court ... Read more...

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Norwegian minister meets Sibal, discusses Telenor issue (Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Continuing with the diplomatic drive to secure state-owned Telenor's $3 billion investment in India, a key Norwegian minister met Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday and ... Read more...

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Indian banks can absorb 2G licence losses: Fitch Ratings


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) The Indian banking sector should be able to weather the loan losses from the cancellation of second generation (2G) spectrum licences by the Supreme Court ... Read more...

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TRAI seeks initial response on 2G spectrum auction by Feb 15


February 3rd, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) India's telecom sector regulator Friday released a pre-consultation paper on allocation of airwaves in the 2G band across 22 circles by auction.It asked all stakeholders ... Read more...

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Salient features of Indian telecom sector


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Following are the salient features of the Indian telecom sector which was jolted Thursday by the Supreme Court order cancelling 122 telecom licenses given out ... Read more...

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MNP likely to see more takers following SC ruling


February 2nd, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) A mass switchover by mobile users is likely in the telecom sector as customers would now plan to port in to different networks following the ... Read more...

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2G licence cancellation to affect banks


February 2nd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Major lenders including State Bank of India and Punjab National Bank have lent money to most of the telecom firms whose 2G licences will ... Read more...

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Clear norms will allow telcos to function more efficiently


February 1st, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Telecom operators would be able to function more efficiently if there is clarity in regulatory and tax issues, a study said Wednesday.It urged the government ... Read more...

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India’s first Startup Village at Kochi


January 18th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Jan 18 (IANS) The country's first Public Private Partnership (PPP) telecom business incubator - 'Startup Village' - will be set up at KINFRA Park in Kalamassery near here.Startup ... Read more...

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