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Debt-laden Videocon Industries Ltd is planning to raise nearly Rs.300 billion by selling its stakes in oil blocks in Brazil. Videocon group chairman Venugopal Dhoot has rubbished rumors doing the rounds on the social media that he may flee India. “I am very much in India and have no intention to ever go out of […]

Ericsson will invest strongly to remain competitive in India as it believes success in the fiercely competitive market can be a template for success in other markets, chief executive Borje Ekholm told Kalyan Parbat in Barcelona. Ekholm, who assumed the reins at the Swedish telecom gear maker over a year ago, said in an interview […]

Bharti Infratel’s transition to an independent telecom tower company and higher rentals on the back of data-driven expansion by telecom companies is expected to improve its return ratios and operational performance. Analysts believe the fall in its share price (down 31 per cent sine the October 2017 high) is unwarranted for a cash-generating business with […]

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecom service provider, is in advanced stages to set up a digital innovation lab in Bengaluru to work on emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality as part of its broader strategy to develop strong in-house technology capabilities. Telco, which is currently transforming […]

Union Budget today proposed an overall allocation of around Rs 14,500 crore for the 2018-19 fiscal to augment telecom infrastructure projects, which include an alternate communication network for defence services, in the country. Unveiling the Union Budget in Parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocated Rs 10,000 crore for expansion of telecom infrastructure managed by the […]

Vodafone said on Friday it was in talks with John Malone’s Liberty Global about buying some of the cable company’s assets in the continental European countries where they both operate, chief among them being Germany. It said it was not in discussion with Liberty Global regarding a merger of the two firms.”Vodafone confirms that it […]

Embattled Reliance Communications (RCom) is laying a 68,000 K.M. undersea cable to carry data across Europe and Asia, to be built at a cost of $600 million. System, which will connect its base in India with Italy to the West and Hong Kong on the East, is expected to treble revenues in five years for […]

Central government has initiated projects worth Rs.10,700 crore to improve telephone connectivity in North East by December 2018. Sanctioned amount is 1/8th of the total investment planned by Department of Telecom (DoT) which is likely to be enhanced to Rs. 15,000 crore for North East. As part of the initiatives, the government is rolling out […]