Reliance Communications rose 2.43% to Rs. 149.45 after striking 52-week high of Rs. 151.25 in intraday trade today. Bharti Airtel (up 1.56%), Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) (up 6.5%) and MTNL (up 2.38%).
Gainers from other sectors were Dr Reddy's Lab 1.97% followed by TCS 1.52%, ITC 1.46%, BHEL 1.45%, M&M 1.45%, Tata Power 1.40%, NTPC 1.22% and RIL 1.10%.
The BSE benchmark Sensex resumed higher at 19,928.95 and firmed up further to 19,970.02. But, it declined afterwards to 19,915.11 before quoting at 19,929.14 at 1030hrs, still showing a gain of 77.91 points of 0.39% from its last close.
The NSE 50-share Nifty also moved up by 19.90 points or 0.33% to 5,975.15 at 10:30am.
Asian shares were mostly lower in their early trade on caution as two-day congressional testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke begins today. Key benchmark indices in China, Japan, Taiwan and Singapore were down 0.34% to 0.58% while indices in Hong Kong, South Korea and Indonesia were up 0.23% to 0.81%.