telecom services

MTS launches two Android phones for below Rs.5,000


August 31st, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL), operating its telecom services under the MTS brand in India, Tuesday launched two Android-based smarphones -- MTAG 3.1 and ... Read more...

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Rs.5,434.5 crore FDI in telecom sector


August 24th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The telecom sector has witnessed an inflow of Rs.5,434.5 crore (Rs.54.3 billion/approx $1.118 bn) in foreign direct investment (FDI) during the current financial year (2011-12), ... Read more...

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Special attention to IT sector: Gilani


August 5th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 5 (IANS) Pakistan was paying special attention to the IT sector, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said while inaugurating a project that helped provide telecom services to ... Read more...

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CBI favoured Tata, Datacom: Balwa (Lead)


August 2nd, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa Tuesday accused the CBI of covering up the role of Datacom and Tata Teleservices in the 2G spectrum ... Read more...

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Videocon got 2G licence through forgery: Balwa


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Videocon chairman Venugopal Dhoot got the licence and start-up spectrum for second generation (2G) telecom services through forgery, Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa alleged ... Read more...

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Telecom services industry grew 15 percent in 2010-11


July 24th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) In the midst of scams involving award of 2G spectrum coming to light last year, the Indian telecom services industry grew almost 15 percent to ... Read more...

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Sun TV shares down after Maran quits union cabinet (Lead)


July 7th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) The shares of Sun TV Network, one of south India's largest media and entertainment companies, took a beating of as much as five percent intra-day ... Read more...

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Maran closeted with party colleagues, set to fly to Chennai


July 7th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Soon after resigning as textiles minister, Dayanidhi Maran, the latest political heavyweight under the scanner in the 2G spectrum scandal, was closeted with party ... Read more...

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Sun TV shares down after Maran quits as textiles minister


July 7th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) The shares of Sun TV Network, one of south India's largest media and entertainment companies, were down over 5 percent Thursday, after reports that textiles ... Read more...

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Corporate Affairs ministry gives clean chit to Loop Telecom


June 17th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has given a clean chit to Loop Telecom saying that the company was not an associate of Essar as ... Read more...

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Boom in Indian telecom industry to continue


June 12th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Revenues of the Indian telecom industry, that includes telecommunication services and handset markets, is likely to reach Rs. 2,88,832 crore or $63 billion in 2012, ... Read more...

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Sistema Shyam Teleservices reports Rs.666.4 crore net loss


June 7th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL), the joint ventures of Russia's Sistema and Shyam group of India, Tuesday reported a net loss of Rs.666.4 crore during the ... Read more...

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MTNL, BSNL in talks to synergise services


May 18th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) State-run Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) Wednesday said it was in talks with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd to offer customers a pan-India service, adding that ... Read more...

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Telecom towers at police stations to link troubled areas: Sachin Pilot (Interview)


April 17th, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The government proposes to install telecom towers at police stations under an innovative scheme to ensure phone connectivity in troubled areas like those under Maoist ... Read more...

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Public Accounts Committee quizzes telecom honchos on 2G matter (Roundup)


April 5th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Tuesday quizzed the top brass of Reliance Telecom, Telenor, S-Tel and Etisalat on matters related to the allotment of ... Read more...

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Public Accounts Committee quizzes Ambani (Lead)


April 5th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Tuesday continued quizzing people, including industrialist Anil Ambani, on matters related to the allotment of scarce telecom spectrum by ... Read more...

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Public Accounts Committee questions more people in 2G probe


April 5th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Tuesday continued questioning people, including industrialists, in its probe into the allocation of scarce telecom spectrum by former communications minister ... Read more...

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Sistema Shyam issues over 547 mn shares to Russian government


March 30th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL), a joint venture between Sistema of Russia, the Russian government, and the Shyam Group of India, Wednesday said it ... Read more...

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SSTL launches mobile broadband services in Andhra


March 23rd, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 23 (IANS) Sistema Shyam Teleservices Limited (SSTL) Wednesday launched its high-speed mobile broadband service MBlaze in Andhra Pradesh.SSTL's chief sales officer Atul Joshi said the broadband service was ... Read more...

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Reliance Communications gets $665 mn from Chinese bank


March 17th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Reliance Communications Thursday said it has received $665 million from China Development Bank as the first instalment of a $1.93 billion loan to finance ... Read more...

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Reliance Communications inks $1.9 bn loan deal with Chinese bank


March 9th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Reliance Communications Wednesday said it has concluded all necessary formalities with the China Development Bank for a $1.93-billion loan facility to finance its third generation ... Read more...

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Telecom operators discuss spectrum issues with Sibal


March 8th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday met different telecom operators to discuss various issues related to second generation (2G) spectrum."A range of issues were discussed. There ... Read more...

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Raja to depose from jail via video-conferencing (Second Lead)


March 1st, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Former communications minister A. Raja was Tuesday exempted from going to court from Tihar Jail for hearings in the 2G spectrum scam. He will attend the trial ... Read more...

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Raja to depose from jail via video (Lead)


March 1st, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Former communications minister A. Raja was Tuesday exempted from going from Tihar Jail to court for hearings in the spectrum scam. He will attend the trial through ... Read more...

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2G loss calculation depends on methodology: PM


February 16th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) With figures from different sources varying widely, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said calculation of the loss to the exchequer from the allocation of second generation ... Read more...

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NDA regime first deviated on spectrum policy: Sibal (Roundup)


February 4th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Blaming the previous Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government for the current mess over telecom spectrum allotment, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Friday said deviations in policy had ... Read more...

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DMK backs Raja but remains wedded to Congress (Roundup)


February 3rd, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK came out in support of its tainted leader A. Raja Thursday even as he was sent to CBI custody for his involvement in ... Read more...

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DMK supports Raja, says arrest doesn’t make him guilty (Lead)


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) Maintaining that a person was innocent until proven otherwise, Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK Thursday came out in support of its leader and former union communications minister A. Raja ... Read more...

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Raja’s arrest to fool people: Jayalalithaa


February 3rd, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa Thursday reiterated her charge that the arrest of DMK leader and former communications minister A. Raja was meant to fool people."The arrest by the ... Read more...

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DMK backs Raja, says arrest doesn’t make him guilty


February 3rd, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK Thursday came out in support of its former communications minister A. Raja and said his arrest in the 2G spectrum allocation scam did not ... Read more...

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Raja’s arrest leaves many questions unanswered: Jayalalithaa (Lead)


February 2nd, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 2 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday termed the arrest of DMK leader and former communications minister A. Raja as "a half-baked action" and said it "leaves many questions ... Read more...

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Raja’s arrest won’t impact Tamil Nadu alliances, say parties


February 2nd, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai Feb 2 (IANS) DMK leader A. Raja's arrest for his role in the 2G spectrum scam may not throw up any changes in the current or prospective electoral alliance formations in ... Read more...

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CBI announces arrest of Raja, aides


February 2nd, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday formally said that former union communications minister and DMK leader Andimuthu Raja and his former aides R.K Chandolia and Siddharth ... Read more...

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CBI arrests A. Raja (Timeline)


February 2nd, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Disgraced DMK leader A. Raja was arrested here Wednesday by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his role in the controversial allocation of airwaves for ... Read more...

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Raja’s arrest leaves many questions unanswered: Jayalalithaa


February 2nd, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai Feb 2 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday termed as a half-baked action the arrest of DMK leader and former communications minister A. Raja in the 2G spectrum scam, and ... Read more...

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