Executives are quitting as a top-level management rejig takes place at Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecom service provider both in terms of subscriber base and revenue. However, the company says all is well and this will not have any impact on the firm, Manoj Gairola reports.
The government-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has accused Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular of forming a cartel in 2010 for bidding in the auction for 3G spectrum. This is part of the affidavit filed by the company in the Supreme Court in the ongoing 3G roaming case, reports Manoj Gairola.
Vodafone India today launched roaming packs for its pre-paid customers across the country, wherein incoming calls will be charged at 30 paise per minute and outgoing calls will be charged at 90 paise per minute while roaming.
The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Centre and TRAI on a plea seeking direction to fix cost-based tariff as cap for SMSes. The notice was issued on a plea alleging telecom operators were charging “arbitrary” rates.
The government has set up a group of ministers (GOM) to look into the matter of reviving and revitalising loss-making public sector units Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigma Ltd (MTNL).
The joint parliamentary committee (JPC) draft report on 2G scam has brought more problems for Bharti Airtel and Vodafone India on the issue of additional spectrum allotment at low spectrum fee during the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) regime.
Globally, India is recognised as a software powerhouse. But that is only half the story. The aura around the country’s software comes largely from IT services, wherein software products are distant second and a neglected cousin. Vivek Sinha reports. Products eye a positive future
The government has sought the views of its top law officer — the Attorney General — on the legal viability of hammering out an out-of-court settlement with British telecom giant Vodafone on its Rs. 11,200-crore tax dispute. Nagendar Sharma and Gaurav Choudhury report. The retro effect
A consortium of private equity funds including Samena Capital is in advanced stage of negotiations for acquisiton of Anil Ambani Group firm Reliance Globalcom Ltd.
The draft JPC report on 2G scam has questioned NDA's decision to grant concessions to telecom companies on licence fee despite protests by then telecom minister Jagmohan and says the then government had to "forego" over Rs. 42,000 crore in offering migration package to cellular operators.
Tata Teleservices has become the first company to surrender excess spectrum as it did not want to pay the price for airwaves beyond the mandated 2.5 Mhz at market rates.
SC today deferred the hearing on the pleas of Sunil Bharti Mittal and Ravi Ruia till Thursday challenging the summons issued to them as accused in a graft case related to allocation of additional 2G spectrum in 2002.
If you thought your credit history is assessed only when you go out to buy a house, think again, as many telecom service providers are to track the creditworthiness of their customers and fix the threshold limits for their bills. HT
Telecom operator Uninor incurred expenses of around Rs. 48 crore towards shutting down Mumbai operations in February.
Bharti Airtel today said its customers travelling to the US can have up to five hours of free incoming calls and make outgoing calls for Rs. 20 per minute through special international roaming packs.