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Ericsson India files insolvency case against Reliance Communications

MUMBAI: Telecom equipment maker Ericsson petitioned the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) seeking the start of bankruptcy proceedings against Reliance Communications (RCom) and two of its subsidiaries over total unpaid dues of Rs 1,150 crore. The two subsidiaries are Reliance Infratel and Reliance Telecom.

RCom asks Gujarat subscribers to shift from 2G to 4G

Reliance Communications is sh​​shifting its subscribers to 4G in Gujarat circle, it said Thursday, as its 2G spectrum is set to expire this month end.

Telecom subscriber base dips marginally to 121 crore

New Delhi: India’s telecom subscriber base dipped marginally by 1.3 lakh to 121.07 crore in July, as per data published by regulator Trai today.

Airtel accuses Reliance Jio of trying to mislead Trai for third time in two months

Airtel alleged that Jio was exaggerating and distorting figures of India’s older telecom operators, making false claims to mislead authorities.

Suggest steps for greater relief to telcos: Telecom Commission to inter-ministerial panel

The unexpected move by TC gives hope to India’s older telcos such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, RCom and Tata Teleservices.

IoT to create 15 million jobs in India: Telecom Secretary

One of the reasons that IoT is particularly exciting for India is due to the job creation. It is estimated that about 10-15 million jobs will be created through IoT.

Accelerated network investments by Airel, Vodafone & Idea driving revenue, tenancies growth for tower cos

The ratings agency said that the ongoing consolidation in the Indian telecom sector could turn out to be credit neutral for tower companies.

Idea Cellular gives two ideas to calculate interconnect usage charge

Reliance Jio, too, wrote to Trai on Thursday, to rebut Airtel’s assertions that it was exaggerating and distorting facts to get the IUC abolished.

Vodafone adds 500 new sites in UP-West to expand 4G footprint

NEW DELHI: Vodafone India said that it has added over 500 new sites in UP-West to provide the better data experience to its 1.23 million subscribers in over 8000 towns in UP-West & Uttarakhand.

Bharti Airtel misrepresenting facts to create policy bias: Reliance Jio

Jio alleged that Airtel has continued to oppose introduction of any form of competition, be it mobile services by MTNL, WLL service by basic operators to Jio.

As a wave of disruption hits India, most domestic companies are running for cover

Most Indian firms stick to a business model and execute it repeatedly, although shoddily. Worse, they pay only lip service to corporate entrepreneurship.

Telcos look for more time to implement new call drop norms

In the new rules issued on August 18, Trai set penalties of up toRs 10 lakh per circle in a quarter on operators failing to meet voice quality benchmarks.

DoT, Tata Communications close to sealing deal to hive off, monetize land parcel

The government may raise around Rs 15,000 crore from monetising this land, as per some estimates. Tata Communications did not respond at the time the story was published.

Telecom stocks ring in weak market; Bharti Infra, Tata Comm up 3% each

NEW DELHI: Decent gains in Himachal Futuristic Communications (up 5.88 per cent), Bharti Infratel (up 3.15 per cent) and Tata Communications (up 2.64 per cent) helped BSE Telecom index break the two-session losing streak on Friday.

Aircel denies report on bankruptcy filing

"It is business as usual at Aircel. The company denies any move to file for bankruptcy under the Insolvency Act," Aircel spokesperson said.

Vodafone inks feature phone deal with Lava

The offer provides Vodafone customers a great opportunity to purchase a new Lava feature phone. Upon purchasing a Lava phone, Vodafone customers can avail cashback worth Rs 50 for 18 months on minimum recharge of Rs 100 in a calendar month.

Apple to launch iPhone 8, 8 Plus in India at 6 pm on September 29

Apple India last Saturday organised a national trade meet in New Delhi where country head Sanjay Kaul and senior officials shared these details with leading retail partners.

Micromax launches 4G VoLTE smartphones Bharat 3 and Bharat 4 starting Rs 4499

NEW DELHI: Homegrown handset maker Micromax has launched two new 4G VoLTE smartphones – Bharat 3 and Bharat 4 at Rs 4499 and 4999 respectively.

SES urges Bharti shareholders to reject Telenor deal

Bharti said: “We already have the accounting scheme certificate and fairness report from EY and we have bought the assets at fair value so impairment of assets is already taken care of.”

Telecom war being fought over quality & new services

Service providers are also expected to focus on new technologies like Internet of Things to target niche user base for early adoption, Satyajit Sinha said.

Idea Cellular launches a series of brand campaign around 4G

The company said that 4G penetration has led to a new, content-binging nation, hooked on to movies, music, TV and gaming on their smartphones.

Data deluge over, Reliance Jio speeds are increasing, says OpenSignal

After the discontinuation of freebies and upgrdation of network capacity, the Reliance Jio speed are gradually increasing, says a report.

JPMorgan Says These Four Challenges Will Shape The Indian Telecom Recovery

India’s telecom industry has seen intense competition, fuelled by the entry of Mukesh Ambani-backed Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. last year. Incumbent operators rushed to cut tariffs as Jio offered free services for the first six months, and then offered cut-rate data services. It also offered voice calls for free. The price wars left operators struggling to repay debt even as Reserve Bank of India urged banks to set aside higher provisions to deal with bad loans in the telecom sector.

Vodafone, BSNL aim to protect voice customers via feature phone deals with Lava, Intex, Micromax

The move is aimed at ringfencing its voice-only user base from migrating to the Reliance Jio Infocomm-backed 4G featurephone, which will be available for grabs from September 21.

Bharti Airtel plans to spend over Rs 32,000 crore in next two fiscals

Airtel invested Rs 15,000 crore, Vodafone Rs 8,300 crore and IdeaRs 8,000 crore to upgrade networks in the last financial year.