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The Jio effect? Vodafone India gets Rs 47,700-cr war chest

The Jio effect? Vodafone India gets Rs 47,700-cr war chest

Rediff.com23 Sep 2016

This equity capital infusion is the country's largest-ever FDI.

Big 3 telcos not allowing consumers to port: Jio

Big 3 telcos not allowing consumers to port: Jio

Rediff.com16 Sep 2016

Jio says it has completed mobile number portability testing and is certified MNP-compliant

Interconnect port: RJio plans to take older telcos to court

Interconnect port: RJio plans to take older telcos to court

Rediff.com8 Sep 2016

Trai calls both Jio and incumbents for a meeting to discuss the issue

After 100 days of reform, life gets easier for telcos

After 100 days of reform, life gets easier for telcos

Rediff.com1 Sep 2016

Telecom Secretary J S Deepak has resolved the toughest issues facing the sector, but his real test will be in delivering on the govt's Digital India dream

Reliance AGM to focus on Jio's road map

Reliance AGM to focus on Jio's road map

Rediff.com29 Aug 2016

RIL is also set to file its tariff plans, which will mark the company's intent to commercialise Jio's operations, with the regulator this week

Singtel buys out Temasek from Bharti for $659 mn

Singtel buys out Temasek from Bharti for $659 mn

Rediff.com19 Aug 2016

After the transaction with Temasek, Singtel will hold 47.39 per cent in Bharti Telecom.

RCom plans to promote app-to-app calling

RCom plans to promote app-to-app calling

Rediff.com18 Aug 2016

For Rs 39, customers can talk for 300 minutes anywhere in India and worldwide

India has only 3% share in world mobile revenue

India has only 3% share in world mobile revenue

Rediff.com12 Aug 2016

India has average monthly spends of $4 per user; it is over $20 in other Asian markets

Telecom operators blast Rel Jio, say its free calls are choking them

Telecom operators blast Rel Jio, say its free calls are choking them

Rediff.com10 Aug 2016

Letter to telecom secretary alleges Jio is masquerading full-blown services in the guise of a trial; no word from Reliance.

Slow 4G run rate casts shadow on telecom sector

Slow 4G run rate casts shadow on telecom sector

Rediff.com6 Jul 2016

A year after Bharti Airtel launched 4G services, there are only 6.5 mn users in the country

Vistara aims for foreign skies in two years

Vistara aims for foreign skies in two years

Rediff.com21 Jun 2016

Vistara has accelerated fleet expansion plan from June 2018 to earlier, open to talks with Boeing as well.

Trai's approach to net neutrality is flawed: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Trai's approach to net neutrality is flawed: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Rediff.com6 Jun 2016

Decisions of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) have been under scrutiny for a while.

Telcos contest call-drop test drive, accuse Trai of bad faith

Telcos contest call-drop test drive, accuse Trai of bad faith

Rediff.com3 Jun 2016

Telcos say tests were done in the known problematic areas of Delhi-NCR, where operators face issues in obtaining cell sites.

How TRAI has gone back on net neutrality

How TRAI has gone back on net neutrality

Rediff.com1 Jun 2016

Its pre-consultation paper has been silent on the issue of closed electronic communication network, a loophole telcos can exploit to offer discriminatory pricing.

With 3G speeds good enough, do we need 4G?

With 3G speeds good enough, do we need 4G?

Rediff.com13 May 2016

After initial success, data use is stagnating and getting consumers to spend additional money for high-speed internet is proving to be difficult for telcos.

How good is the Reliance Jio service?

How good is the Reliance Jio service?

Rediff.com10 May 2016

Trial offer is only by invite as of now, but is expected to be extended soon to select customers of Reliance Digital Express.

'We are at our best when we set the pace'

'We are at our best when we set the pace'

Rediff.com10 May 2016

'If you look at voice and data realisations in India, they are the lowest in the world.'

Love her, hate her, but you can't ignore her!

Love her, hate her, but you can't ignore her!

Rediff.com6 May 2016

How a trainee copywriter turned nto the most popular girl on the Internet.

Bharti Airtel to consider share buyback

Bharti Airtel to consider share buyback

Rediff.com24 Apr 2016

Bharti has been expanding its spectrum portfolio and now owns 4G data across all 22 circles in India

RJio brings high-speed subsea cable network to India

RJio brings high-speed subsea cable network to India

Rediff.com19 Apr 2016

The network has been built by six telcos to handle high bandwidth demands of emerging technologies and applications.

Vistara bats for equitable allocation of slots

Vistara bats for equitable allocation of slots

Rediff.com1 Apr 2016

'A formula can be reached so that everyone gets a fair share.'

Bharti-Videocon deal may cool down auction fever

Bharti-Videocon deal may cool down auction fever

Rediff.com26 Mar 2016

Govt's revenue estimates may take hit on spectrum sharing, trading deals

Operators can look at network sharing to deliver high-quality service: Paolo Colella

Operators can look at network sharing to deliver high-quality service: Paolo Colella

Rediff.com21 Mar 2016

The telecom sector is in the midst of another major shift as voice gives way to data.

In 4G battle, spectrum deal may push Airtel to centre stage

In 4G battle, spectrum deal may push Airtel to centre stage

Rediff.com19 Mar 2016

These circles account for 23 per cent of Bharti's revenues and armed with additional spectrum, it will eat into rivals' share

'Vistara looks at doubling flights by summer'

'Vistara looks at doubling flights by summer'

Rediff.com8 Mar 2016

'There are smaller cities, which are very attractive to fly'.

The sinking story of telecom companies in India

The sinking story of telecom companies in India

Rediff.com18 Feb 2016

Despite low tariffs, voice usage is not growing.

RCom, Aircel to pare debt to Rs 20,000 cr ahead of merger

RCom, Aircel to pare debt to Rs 20,000 cr ahead of merger

Rediff.com31 Dec 2015

RCom is expected to have a 50% stake, Aircel 40% and MTS 10%

Reliance to launch Jio for its employees on December 27

Reliance to launch Jio for its employees on December 27

Rediff.com21 Dec 2015

Reliance will launch Jio, pan-India 4G service, for its employees on December 27, marking Dhirubhai Ambani's birth anniversary.

Reliance Jio kicks off with free SIM cards, data to employees

Reliance Jio kicks off with free SIM cards, data to employees

Rediff.com8 Dec 2015

The company is offering its own devices under the brand name Lyf along with other brands to employees at a 25 per cent discount.

Global brokerages remain overweight on India

Global brokerages remain overweight on India

Rediff.com26 Nov 2015

With inflation down, the government's twin deficits are largely under control.

RJio targets 100 million customers in 12 months

RJio targets 100 million customers in 12 months

Rediff.com29 Oct 2015

RJio is targeting the existing base of high-value customers.

To play long innings in banking, Vodafone needs to do a few things

To play long innings in banking, Vodafone needs to do a few things

Rediff.com14 Oct 2015

While some are relatively new in this business, Vodafone, which has 1.8 million touch points in the country, has been offering basic banking and payment services through its pre-paid mobile digital semi-closed wallet called M-Pesa since 2012.

Reliance Jio's launch hits a roadblock

Reliance Jio's launch hits a roadblock

Rediff.com30 Sep 2015

The much-awaited soft launch of Reliance Jio's next-generation mobile services has been delayed by another month.

Making too much out of Volkswagen episode: Motherson Sumi's Sehgal

Making too much out of Volkswagen episode: Motherson Sumi's Sehgal

Rediff.com23 Sep 2015

Volkswagen was not the largest carmaker in the US and that North America accounted for merely 1-1.5 per cent of its total sales.

The truth about spectrum shortage in India

The truth about spectrum shortage in India

Rediff.com17 Sep 2015

Chinese telcos hold 60-100 MHz of spectrum, while Indian companies hold 13-15 MHz of spectrum.

Airtel is 4G ready but few hurdles may come in the way

Airtel is 4G ready but few hurdles may come in the way

Rediff.com3 Sep 2015

Airtel's 4G service runs on 2,300 MHz long-term evolution (LTE) spectrum in all nine circles, which is difficult to access while indoors.

Meet the 3 big players making waves in telecom space

Meet the 3 big players making waves in telecom space

Rediff.com28 Aug 2015

The telecom sector's adjusted gross revenues have grown 13.2% year-on-year in the June quarter.

Is cellphone tower radiation damaging your health?

Is cellphone tower radiation damaging your health?

Rediff.com27 Aug 2015

Here's all you need to know about radiation from mobile towers and phones.

China-driven pain may continue to hurt global economy

China-driven pain may continue to hurt global economy

Rediff.com25 Aug 2015

The financial and commodity markets will continue to roil, as China's growth moderates and readjustments are made.

Ahead of beta launch, RJio to bring out 4G handsets in Sep

Ahead of beta launch, RJio to bring out 4G handsets in Sep

Rediff.com19 Aug 2015

Reliance Retail will also sell Wi-Fi dongles.

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