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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, […]

NCLAT asked the Anil Ambani-controlled firm to pay Ericsson Rs.5.5 billion by the end of September National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) stayed the May 15 order of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) in Mumbai, which had admitted Reliance Communications (RCom) and two of its subsidiaries for insolvency proceedings. NCLAT asked the Anil Ambani-controlled […]

Bharti Airtel (Airtel) and Amazon India on Friday announced a partnership in which customers can buy 4G smartphones or upgrade to an advanced 4G smartphone of their choice at an affordable price starting at Rs.3,399. As part of the partnership, a total cashback of Rs.2,600 will be available on over 65 Amazon exclusive 4G smartphones […]

Vodafone India today posted operating profit of Rs.9,805 crore for the financial year 2017-18, ended March 31. UK based group had reported an operating loss of around Rs 30,690 crore for 2016-17 on account of Vodafone Group’s cutting down the valuation of its Indian business by taking gross impairment charge of €4.5 billion. Vodafone India, […]

Merger between Bharti Airtel and Telenor India has been finally approved by the Department of Telecom (DoT) on Monday. “All the assets of DoT pertaining to Telenor India, including the unified licence having authorisations for national long distance, international long distance, Internet service provider category ‘A’ and access services in the licensed service areas of […]

Telecom department has unveiled the broad contours of the next telecom policy which will aim to attract investments worth $100 billion by 2020 in the digital communications sector, create four million additional jobs and enhance the sector’s contribution to 8% of India’s GDP from about 6% in 2017, while adhering to the principles of net […]

Telecom major Bharti Airtel has geared up for massive expansion of its ‘future-ready’ network in Madhya Pradesh (MP) and Chhattisgarh (CG) considering that the rural teledensity in these two States is below the national average. “Rrural teledensity in MP and CG has been well below the national average of 60 per cent. It is 40 […]

Upcoming Idea Cellular-Vodafone India merger may put as much as 14 per cent of telecom tower company Bharti Infratel’s tenancies and revenue at risk if duplication of all their base stations is removed, analysts said. “We estimate 14%of Infratel’s tenancies/revenues could have an Idea-Vodafone overlap, and therefore, could be at risk if the merger is […]

Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular (along with its subsidiary ABTL, “Idea Group”) and Vodafone Group on Wednesday said that they have agreed to merge Vodafone’s, Idea Group’s and Providence Equity Partners’ respective shareholdings in Indus Towers Ltd (“Indus Towers”) into Bharti Infratel creating a combined company that will own 100 per cent of Indus Towers. Combination […]