Top five telecom honchos met the top ministers of the government including Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal also, to concern the Trai’s auction proposals, but being disappointed with no results, they decided to step up with a possible 100 per cent hike in mobile tariffs.
Their step is a warning for the government as if the recommendations of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) are implemented; then there will be definite 100% hike in tariffs, instead of 30 %. Read the rest of this entry…
Highlighting the controversial spectrum issue, a meeting is likely to be held by four top profile telecom companies’ executives with Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday, discussing the proposal recommendations of TRAI in spectrum auction.
The chiefs of Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Telenor, are to be presented in the meeting to put their concerns in front of R Chandrashekhar, secretary, Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Read the rest of this entry…
After cancelling all 122 licences under the Supreme Court’s verdict in February, it ordered government to conduct auction spectrum procedure within four months.
As per SC direction, Trai on Monday proposed its recommendations for this.
By allowing all service providers new as well as existing to freely part in auction of pan-India second generation (2G) spectrum for a licence, Telecom regulator Trai has announced the reserve price for 1 MHZ of spectrum in the 1800 megahertz band of Rs 3,622.18 crore. Read the rest of this entry…
This month may be Kolkata’s Airtel citizens experience 4G service technology as Bharti Airtel has reportedly said that it has tie up with ZTE Corporation to manage its 4G network in Kolkata that support video streaming and high-definition video conferencing.
Talking to reporters, Bharti Airtel CEO Sanjay Kapoor said, “According to industry estimates, by 2016, six per cent of all mobile connections will have 4G connection, which would create 36 per cent of the total mobile data traffic, thus paving way for the ensuing data revolution.”
The telecom maker ZTE will make possible for Airtel to go as per plan to allow its subscribers enjoy high-speed wireless internet access. Read the rest of this entry…
Bharti Airtel offered a good and beneficial 1-day Bridge DataRoamUnlimited scheme to postpaid users under which they will get unlimited data usage whether in case of roaming across Asia Pacific for USD 10 per day.
According to Bridge DataRoamUnlimited plan, users will charge with a flat rate data roaming on a daily basis. Decision of launching this unlimited international data roaming plan is seeking to advance planning of covering the entire customer segment that needed fastest internet access as TD-LTE, a 4G mobile broadband technology will be launched later this year. Read the rest of this entry…
Govt’s new Telecom Policy sets 8% fee
The investors of telecom firms have a good news that now all the past months hurdles that dogged telecom sector have now being removed after Govt’s new telecom policy new telecom policy welcomed as a step forward.
A new telecom policy will have some norms of a uniform licence fee and making spectrum tradable at market-linked rates, to which the government should move with some exceptions in the right direction.
The policy has dealt with some recommendations of the sector regulator like restriction on 3G Spectrum sharing is one such area. As per key policy measures, telcos operating will be allowed to share 2G spectrum and all future allocation of airwaves will only be through auctions. And Future licences will be delinked from spectrum and companies must buy bandwidth at market rates. Read the rest of this entry…
HDFC Bank, Bharti Airtel and M&M are the losers as the BSE Sensex slipped as much as 0.3 per cent early on Wednesday.
Rakesh Gandhi, Sr Technical Analyst of LKP Securities Ltd , reported ,”The 50-share Nifty index closed near its important support level of 4780 and if the index sustains above this level it will add further to the momentum.”
Indicating the current movement of Nifty, He further said, “From here, the current up move could once again weaken only if Nifty breaks below 4680 and from a trading perspective one can use declines to buy and exit if this level is broken on closing basis.”
According to the Sensex report, HDFC Bank Ltd by 1.3% down, Bharti Airtel with 1.8% and M&M by 1.7%, are leading losses at the time when the 30-share BSE index was trading 0.3% lower at 15,888.16 points. Read the rest of this entry…
Once again a big fire broke out in Bharti Airtel centre at Malad around 2.30am. This is the second case in 3 years that disrupted the Airtel telecom services.
First time a fire broke out at Peninsula tower in July 2008 and it had taken a month to restore the network snag.
On the basis of data, around estimated 36 lakh customers are across the state’s western region. And they all were missed by the services.
A source reported that no harmful incident was happened and no one injured in this accident. A short-circuit said to be the cause of the fire. Read the rest of this entry…
Today, the three most leading telecom company Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea will have to give their response to DoT telecom department, after receiving cancellation of 3G roaming notice on yesterday.
Time period that has given by Telecom Ministry to these three telecom firms is of 24 hours , and they must respond to its notice by 3pm on Today, either in its favour or not .
The actual fact is that Airtel, Vodafone and Idea are having 3G services on each other airwaves but not have 3G spectrum in that circles, because they could not succeed in getting spectrum in the auction held last year.
So in ruled out of license norms, the DOT will not be allowed service operators to offer services like this. Read the rest of this entry…
According to the fresh reports, Bharti Airtel, India’s one of the leading mobile phone carrier, has recently announced that the company has reached a landmark of around 50 million customers in Africa, where it acquired mobile operations in 15 nations in a $9 billion deal in June 2010.
At present, the company operates in total 19 nations across Asia and Africa and is the world’s fifth-biggest mobile operator by subscribers.
In the meantime, Bharti Airtel has an internal goal to have 100 million customers in Africa by the end of March 2013.
While talking to media, the joint managing director and CEO (International), Manoj Kohli said, ““This milestone demonstrates our commitment to Africa. We have made significant investments in our operations and brought world-class IT, networks and customer care partners.” Read the rest of this entry…