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Reliance Retail, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) today acquired 16% stake in USA-based KaiOS Technologies Inc (KTI) for cash aggregating to USD 7 million. Cmpany acquired 19,04,781 shares of KTI, mobile operating system provider, at USD 3.675 per share, Reliance Retail said in a statement.The aforesaid investment has potential synergies with the company’s […]

Reliance Industries shares hit an all-time high on Thursday, breaching $100-billion mark for market capitalisation, a feat achieved by company only once before in 2007. RILN joins Tata Consultancy Services in $100-billion market cap club, leading leader-board for India’s most-valued companies. “RIL AGM clearly laid out the management’s resolve to grow the consumer-facing businesses at […]

Based on existing rules for cyber cafes, Trai had recommended that a new set of players to be called Pubic Data Office Aggregator (PDOA) should be allowed to resell internet services Telecom operators have opposed public wifi model recommended by the sector regulator Trai, saying it will adversely impact debt ridden industry and compromise national […]

Shares of Idea Cellular were up 4.49% at Rs. 57 a piece in early morning trading hours on Tuesday, on the back of telecom department giving conditional nod to its merger with Vodafone India. Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Monday approved the largest M&A deal in the sector, which will displace Bharti AirtelNSE 0.64 % […]

Proposed merger is expected to give breather to both debt-ridden firms Idea and Vodafone, from cut-throat competition in market. Telecom department is likely to approve the merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular today that will create the country’s largest mobile service operator with proposed name of Vodafone Idea Ltd. “DoT is expected to clear […]

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) and European telecoms regulator group BEREC have jointly backed an open internet while calling for effective regulation of electronic communications even as net neutrality rules officially expired in the USA earlier this week. Trai and BEREC (Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications) inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) […]

Country’s largest telecommunications services provider Bharti Airtel (Airtel) on Wednesday said that it has partnered with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to boost broadband penetration in rural India by piloting Broadband Experience Centres riding on BharatNet infrastructure. Under the partnership, Airtel has set up three Broadband Experience Centres in three villages inGhazipur, Gorakhpur and Varanasi […]

Schemes are for a promotional period of 90 days for new customers. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) today launched its FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) broadband scheme in an attempt to take on the “latest telecom player’s” proposed foray into fibre connected broadband service,. Calcutta Telephones, the Kolkata circle of BSNL unveiled two combo plans of Rs 777 […]

15-20% of revenues earned from the ads will go to customers as reward points, remaining 80% will go be shared between BSNL and Infomo. State-run BSNL has partnered with a mobile advertising platform Infomo wherein customers will get reward points for allowing advertisements while making or receiving calls or sending SMSes. The reward points can […]

Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has cleared 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) in Idea Cellular, paving the way for the merger of the carrier with Vodafone India, which will create India’s No 1 telecom company by customers and revenue market share, replacing Bharti Airtel. Approval is for total foreign investment upto 100% in Idea Cellular Ltd, […]