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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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Latin American firm gains control of Dutch telecom


June 29th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 29 (IANS/EFE) Latin American wireless giant America Movil has gained effective control over KPN after increasing its stake in the Dutch telecom to 27.7 percent.This latest move ... 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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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’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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Tata Teleservices loses 4.4 mn subscribers in November


January 9th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Tata Teleservices lost 4.4 million subscribers in November, official data showed Monday even as the total number of mobile phone subscribers in India rose to ... Read more...

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GSM subscribers’ usage minutes down 1.45 percent


November 9th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The minutes of usage (MOU) per subscriber for GSM services declined by 1.45 percent during the first quarter ended June 30 at 344 as against ... Read more...

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India’s mobile subscriber base crosses 865.7 mn


October 20th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The number of mobile phone subscribers in India rose to 865.7 million in August with Idea Cellular alone adding 2.33 million subscribers, official data showed ... Read more...

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Indian telecom sector received Rs.48,220 crore FDI


October 19th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India's telecom sector received foreign direct investment (FDI) of Rs.48,220 crore in the last 11 years - 8 percent of the total FDI the country ... Read more...

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Colas to consumer goods firms piggyback on Durga Puja


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 2 (IANS) From virtual puja platforms to attractive promotional offers to eye-catching advertisements, corporates are going all out to rake in the moolah during Durga Puja.Banking on ... Read more...

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India now has 858.4 million mobile phone subscribers


September 9th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) India now has 858.4 million mobile phone subscribers, with 6.67 million connections added in July, according to official data released Friday.The Telecom Regulatory Authority of ... 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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India’s mobile subscriber base crosses 840 mn


July 7th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The number of mobile phone subscribers in India rose to 840.28 million in May with Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications alone adding 2.5 million subscribers, official ... 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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India’s 300 mn mobile phone ‘ghosts’ (Comment)


May 4th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
A few days ago, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the industry watchdog, said the country's mobile phone subscriber base had reached an astounding 812 million, adding 20 million ... Read more...

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Actual tele-density is 41 not 66 percent: Study


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The actual tele-density of the country stands at 41 percent with just 500 million-plus active mobile phone connections against the spurting 800 million figure projected ... Read more...

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India now has 811.59 mn mobile phone subscribers (Lead)


April 29th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) India, a nation of 1.21 billion, now has a staggering 811.59 million mobile phone subscribers, with 20.21 million connections added in March, official data released Friday ... Read more...

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India’s mobile subscriber base touches 811.59 million


April 29th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) The number of mobile phone subscribers in India rose to 811.59 million in March with the addition of 20.21 million connections, official data shows.According to the ... 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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Tata Tele crosses 77 million subscribers mark


September 13th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Tata Teleservices Monday said it has crossed the 77 million wireless subscribers mark by adding 2.1 million new subscribers in August. The company became the fourth largest wireless ... Read more...

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India gets 15 mn new telephone connections


September 23rd, 2009 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The growth in the addition to India's telecom subscriber base soared in August, after declining consistently since March. While March saw a record 15.87 million new phone connections ... Read more...

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Telecom, auto ad budgets fall, sales grow: Assocham


September 20th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Companies in the telecom and auto sectors have witnessed robust growth in turnover despite not increasing their advertisement budgets, according to the Associated Chambers of Commerce and ... Read more...

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Number of new telecom subscribers dips in April (Lead)


June 1st, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Indian telecom industry saw a dip in the number of new subscribers in April - 11.75 million telephone connections were added, compared to 15.87 million in ... Read more...

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Number of new telecom subscribers dips in April


June 1st, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Indian telecom industry saw a dip in the number of new subscribers in April - 11.75 million telephone connections were added, compared to 15.87 million in ... Read more...

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Telecom growth continues with 15.87 mn new connections


April 22nd, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Continuing the telecom growth story, India added 15.87 million telephone connections during March as compared to 13.82 million a month earlier, says the Telecom Regulatory Authority of ... Read more...

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India registers slight slowdown in new telecom connections


March 19th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) India's telecom operators managed to add 13.42 million new subscribers to the network in February, which was lower than the 15.26 million new connections during the previous ... Read more...

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Bharti Airtel posts 30 percent increase in Q3 profit (Lead)


January 22nd, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Telecom major Bharti Airtel Thursday reported a 30 percent increase in its cash profits to Rs.37.55 billion ($767 million) in the third quarter ended Dec 31 as ... Read more...

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Bharti Airtel posts 30 percent increase in Q3 profit


January 22nd, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Bharti Airtel Ltd. Thursday reported a 30 percent increase in its cash profits to Rs.37.55 billion ($767 million) in the third quarter ended Dec 31.The consolidated total ... Read more...

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India adds 10.66 mn telephone subscribers in December


January 21st, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) India's telecom industry continued its robust growth in December by adding 10.66 million new subscribers, an official statement said here Wednesday.The country registered 2.84 percent growth last ... Read more...

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India’s telecom industry earns Rs.371 bn revenue in Q2


January 13th, 2009 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Indian telecom sector continued its robust growth with the wireless market growing at 9.91 percent and churning revenues worth Rs.371 billion (Rs.37,196 crore) for the second ... Read more...

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US stocks end low on earning concerns


January 6th, 2009 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 6 (Xinhua) US stocks ended lower Monday as concerns about a decline in corporate profits overshadowed the prospect that President-elect Barack Obama's tax cut plan will help avert the ... Read more...

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Number of new phone subscribers dips in November


December 29th, 2008 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) In what should worry India's telecom industry, the country recorded a 1.06 percent dip in new telephone connections in November, according to official data released here Monday. ... Read more...

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Services sector will prop growth rate: Industry report


December 28th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Despite the global economic slowdown, some segments of India's services sector, including IT, education and organised retail, retained "high" growth rate of 10-20 percent this fiscal, an ... Read more...

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9.16 mn mobile subscribers added in August


September 24th, 2008 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Indian telecom industry continues to record an upward trend with mobile operators adding 9.16 million subscribers in August, making India the second largest wireless market in ... Read more...

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Over nine million phone connections added in July


August 25th, 2008 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) More than nine million phone connections were added last month, taking the number of phone users in the country to some 333.84 million, the telecom watchdog said ... Read more...

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