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India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani plans to build Reliance Jio Hubs, a one-stop shop for all consumer items sold by Reliance Industries Ltd and its units ranging from electronics to groceries, to provide people living in small towns their 1st mall-like shopping experience. Aim is to leverage the strengths of units Reliance Retail Ltd’s physical […]

Board of Vodafone Idea Ltd. (VIL) has approved the merger of its unit Aditya Birla Telecom Ltd. (ABTL) with itself, moving a step closer towards monetizing the company’s 11.15% stake in Indus Towers to pare debt. In a statement to the stock exchanges on Monday, Vodafone Idea said , “the move would strengthen the financial […]

Himachal Futuristic Communications (HFCL) has received an advance purchase order worth around Rs.611 crore from the Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL). Order is for survey, procurement, supply, trenching, laying, installation, testing and maintenance of optical fibre cable (OFC), accessories and GPON equipment in Madhya Pradesh under BharatNet Phase-II (for MP-1 Package) network. Under this project, around […]

A consortium of handset maker Micromax and telecom major Reliance Jio has bagged a Rs 1,500-crore order from Chhattisgarh government to distribute 50 lakh smartphones to women and students in Chhattisgarh. Under the project, 45 lakh smartphones are being given to women and the remaining will be distributed to college students in the state, Micromax […]

Bharti Airtel has partnered with Irdeto to secure all content offered on its DTH-platform, Airtel Digital TV. As part of this strategic partnership, Irdeto will deploy its security solutions to secure the linear channels offered on the set-top-box and the content offered on Airtel’s hybrid Android TV platform. In a statement, Sunil Taldar, CEO, Airtel […]

This is the second content partnership Airtel has announced in the country in as many weeks. Last week, it announced a long-term content and distribution partnership with Zee Entertainment Enterprises. Airtel and Netflix have announced an expansion of their partnership in India through which subscribers of select Airtel Postpaid and V-Fiber home broadband plans will […]

Debt-laden Reliance Communications (RCom) has completed the sale of its fibre and related infrastructure assets worth Rs. 3,000 crore to Reliance Jio Infocomm. With the successful completion of the fibre monetisation transaction, Anil Ambani group company has transferred 1.78 lakh km of fibre to RJio, the company said in a statement. Earlier on August 23, […]

Reliance Jio Infocomm is now India’s second-largest telco by revenue market share, dislodging Vodafone India and closing the gap with market leader Bharti Airtel on this score, helped by strong performance in the rural mobile markets and aggressive pricing that has left rivals struggling. Less than 2 years since starting 4G services, Mukesh Ambani-controlled Jio’s […]

ITI along with consortium partners Aksentt Tech Services and Karvy Data Management Services had participated in MahaNet-I under Bharat Net Phase-II project in Maharashtra for packages A and C for selection of project implementation agency. Ccompany was declared as the lowest (L1) bidder for both the packages. Ccompany has now received letter of intent (LoI) […]