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TRAI recommends easing spectrum caps
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Airtel gets first nod for TTSL takeover
UIDAI approves new re-verification methods as deadline nears
Vodafone tax arbitration hearing scheduled for February 2019
Vodafone, Idea agree tower sale to ATC; Idea revenue down 19.6% y-o-y
RCOM to switch off voice services on 1 December
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Airtel to shut down 3G network by 2021; fibre business transferred to Telesonic
DOCOMO exits TTSL; RCOM/STTL finally complete poorly-timed merger
Airtel books 76.5% drop in profit amidst ‘financial stress’ from competition
One foot in the grave: RCOM plots exit from wireless market
RCOM reportedly set to bow out of wireless business
RCOM/SSTL merger gets final approval from DoT
Price war cools as Jio raises prices; operators seek vendor tie-ups to convert 2G users
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
Airtel agrees to acquire Tata mobile businesses in cash-free deal
Tata Teleservices reportedly taking steps towards closure
RCOM/Aircel merger collapses amidst regulatory uncertainty
Idea, Airtel seek stay on IUC reduction
Govt to prepare 2020 5G roadmap as cellcos, vendors gear up for next-gen
TRAI slashes IUC; Airtel claims move tips scales in favour of Jio
Airtel to spend USD5bn on networks in bid to squeeze struggling cellcos
Ta-Ta to Tata? TTSL mulling closure
RCOM faces disruption from Ericsson petition; drives migration to 4G in Gujarat
Cabinet approves BSNL tower spin-off
Airtel launches VoLTE services in Mumbai
BSNL to deploy 40,000 new BTS
BSNL to launch 4G services soon, VoLTE to follow in FY17-18
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
Airtel completes TDN takeover, TRAI opens consultation for spectrum auction
Indian govt issues Hutchison tax demand for USD5bn
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
BSNL appeals for licence extension
RCOM books USD190m Q1 net loss
Singtel quarterly net profit down 5.6%, impacted by Bharti Airtel
Vodafone/Idea merger gets conditional approval from SEBI
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
BSNL looking to 5G in HP
No plans for MTNL/BSNL merger, says minister
TRAI issues recommendations on service closures
DoT introduces new hurdle for RCOM/Aircel merger
Idea begins to reap dividends from aggressive pricing strategy
Airtel registers 14% fall in revenue amidst price disruption in India
CCI approves Idea/Vodafone merger; Nextra denies ACT acquisition claims
Airtel and Jio trade accusations over IUC rules
Govt approves new budget for BharatNet, greenlights second phase
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
BSNL plans fibre upgrade
Airtel unveils Project Next, plots VoLTE launch by year-end
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Airtel and Tata in talks over potential mega-merger
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Pre-paid segment faces disruption over introduction of GST
RCOM reportedly looking to return 1800MHz spectrum
UL amendment to give operators more freedom over equipment installation
TTSL to seek debt restructuring; MTNL appeals for licence extension
RCOM fast-tracks real estate monetisation plans to cut debt
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
DoT cuts expected revenue by 37% amidst ‘severe financial stress’ in sector
TRAI launches apps to crowdsource data collection
Antitrust watchdog clears Airtel’s Telenor takeover
RCOM given until end-2017 to reduce debt; Aircel/RCOM unit to be dubbed Aircom
TRAI launches consultation on mobile data speeds
Airtel/Telenor merger gets thumbs up from SEBI, NSE and BSE
Losses widen for RCOM amidst price war
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
CCI approves NTT DOCOMO buyout
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Tata seeks green light from CCI for DOCOMO buyout
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Idea reports first annual net loss since 2007
Jio begins FTTH trial; CCI orders probe over PoI complaint
Airtel books 37% fall in full year profit
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Court clears Tata to pay USD1.2bn settlement
BSNL to enlist VNL, HFCL for rollout in unserved areas of North Eastern Region
Jio widens net loss, plans rollout of 100,000 new LTE sites
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
DoT starts process for next spectrum auction
TRAI starts work on proof of concept for RoW policy
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Jio accuses lead trio of breaking tariff, MNP rules
Airtel, Vodafone increase pressure over Jio freebies
TRAI tells Jio to cancel three-month unlimited offer, 15-day Prime extension
MTNL proposes sale of real estate assets to reduce debt
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Jio launches new freebie offer, converts 72m users to Prime service
ACT to invest USD185m on expansion; BharatNet falls short of 100,000 gram panchayat target
MTNL to spend USD62m on Delhi network expansion
TRAI says commission’s concern with government revenue ‘inconsistent’ with policy objectives
Jio Prime sign-ups hits 50m mark, says official
Telecom minister reports on health of mobile sector
Tikona to focus on fixed broadband after offloading 4G spectrum
Cellcos ordered to re-verify more than 1bn subscribers by Feb-18
Airtel agrees to buy Tikona 4G business
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
BSNL strengthens networks in extremism-affected zones with additional towers
Idea and Vodafone agree to merger, set to create India’s largest mobile provider
RCOM/Aircel merger passes CCI hurdle, Airtel in talks for TDN’s 2300MHz spectrum
Committee recommends BSNL/MTNL merger
TDSAT asks TRAI to re-examine Jio offers; SEBI greenlights RCOM/Aircel merger
BSNL outlines plans to replace 2G base stations, launch 4G services
Regulators play blame game whilst key DoT roles left fallow
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Govt to auction spectrum annually, draws up policy for 5G spectrum
Midweek M2M: IoT and machine-to-machine developments
Tata agrees to DOCOMO arbitration award
Jio enlists Airspan, Cisco for network upgrades
Telenor to exit India market through Airtel merger
Commission questions TRAI inaction
Jio continues freebie offer with ‘Jio Prime’
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Tata joins the queue for consolidation, Vodafone/Idea merger announcement due shortly
Airtel augments LTE network in Goa, Maharashtra with 1800MHz spectrum
Jio hits 100m subscriber mark
BSNL to complete North East rollout by December 2018
Competition and spectrum liberalisation costs drive RCOM into the red
Newcomer’s freebies hit Idea bottom line
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
TRAI sides with Jio on controversial promotions
Midweek M2M: IoT and machine-to-machine developments
Telenor considers joining RCOM/Aircel/SSTL merger
Idea expanding LTE to 20 circles; planning VoLTE launch
Vodafone confirms tie-up talks with Idea
Tata mulled bankruptcy for TTSL, opted for M&A instead
Airtel feels pressure from new rival as profit drops 66% q-o-q
Idea to raise USD300m for 4G network expansion
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
TRAI issues recommendations on in-building infrastructure
Airtel considering offloading African units, acquiring Telenor India
Jio to continue aggressive offer; Airtel, Vodafone upgrade networks
BSNL to plug 4G gap with Wi-Fi in Kerala, government plots Wi-Fi rollout
TRAI seeks AG opinion on Jio promotions
Videocon completes mobile market exit with shutdown in Punjab
BSNL introduces new services, Airtel rolls out DC upgrade in Delhi
Jio planning USD4.4bn spend on networks
Jio soft-launches FTTH in Mumbai
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Vodafone mulls India merger
Supreme Court threatens to cancel Aircel spectrum licences
Vodafone to expand 4G to 2,400 towns, Idea considering unlimited data plans
TRAI publishes second net neutrality consultation paper
Airtel, Telenor India in ‘advanced’ merger talks, report claims
Airtel launches V-Fiber in Mumbai
Airtel 4G available in 22 circles following Assam launch
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Telenor to expand narrowband-LTE network to ten more towns
Telenor in talks with Idea Cellular over potential sale
M2M Monthly: a guide to recent machine-to-machine and IoT developments
MTNL quarterly net loss widens to USD114m
Jio grabs 52m users in 83 days, extends contentious free offer
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Airtel launches LTE in Jharkhand, LTE-A in Tamil Nadu
Govt allows demonetisation exemption for pre-paid mobile top-ups
Idea to roll out 4G in nine new circles by March 2017
Airtel completes acquisition of Aircel airwaves in Andhra Pradesh
Ministry eases network deployment with new RoW rules
Vodafone India expanding 4G from nine to 17 circles by March
BSNL applies for 5MHz of 700MHz spectrum
Connect Broadband to launch 1Gbps fibre service ‘very soon’
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
TRAI orders ISPs to provide 512kbps minimum download speed
Airtel books 3.4% revenue growth on back of continuing subscriber expansion
Competitive pressures eat into Idea top line
TRAI recommends USD157m fines over Jio interconnect issue
Slow progress of BharatNet saw just 29% of budget spent over five year-period
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Airtel taps Nokia for 4G expansion
Airtel launches VDSL vectoring service, bolsters broadband offerings
BSNL outlines plans for USD375m investment in H2
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Spectrum auction nets USD9.9bn despite conservative bidding
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Vodafone expands 3G network in Madhya Pradesh
TRAI considers action against incumbents over RJIL call failure rate
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
DoT clears seven cellcos for auction
No interest for India’s North East 2G project
Vodafone gets USD7bn infusion from parent
Telenor, Tikona in Indian merger talks, sources say
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Seven weigh-in for spectrum auction
RCOM claims more than 25 million 3G/4G users in run up to SSTL, Aircel mergers
RCOM and Aircel ink merger deal
TRAI weighs in on Jio interconnect fight
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Jio launches full commercial services
RJIL kicks off price war but warns of foul play
Airtel, Vodafone and Telenor expand, upgrade 4G networks
DoT delays spectrum auction to 1 October
Airtel launches new data offer to fend off Jio
Airtel upgrades 9,000 sites under Open Network initiative
Govt rules out intervention in DOCOMO/Tata dispute
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Singtel Group to pay USD659m for 7.39% Bharti Telecom stake
Govt lines up Bharat Net deployment in Varanasi
Singtel Group net profit stalls in Q2
DoT suspends spectrum trading until conclusion of auction
India demands unpaid licence, spectrum fees
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Mobile data boosts Idea top line
DoT sets date for spectrum auction
Cabinet green lights new spectrum usage price floor
Airtel books 7.9% y-o-y increase in revenue
Commission sets 3.0% floor for SUC
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
ACT launches fibre services in Delhi
Telenor India rules out participation in spectrum sale
Govt spins off DeitY from communications ministry
Airtel completes acquisition of Aircel spectrum in six of eight circles
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
BSNL to roll out 2,000 new towers in Chhattisgarh
Sistema to purchase Russian govt stake in SSTL
TTSL expected to relaunch talks on spectrum trading
Arbitration court awards damages to DOCOMO in TTSL case
Idea planning to plug gaps in spectrum holdings
Cabinet approves USD80bn spectrum sale, defers decision on SUCs
Tower Talk: a guide to the week’s major cell site developments
BSNL to roll out 40,000 hotspots
Vodafone gears up for Gujarat 4G launch
Prasad rejects calls for greater powers for TRAI
BSNL planning fixed, mobile network upgrades
RCOM and Aircel to agree on merger terms in early July
Tower Talk: a guide to the week’s major cell site developments
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
TRAI to petition for greater powers
Defence Ministry to relinquish INR30bn of 1800MHz, 2100MHz frequencies
BSNL open to sharing 2500MHz spectrum for ‘Project Loon’
Airtel completes acquisition of Videocon spectrum
India’s spectrum auction pushed back to September
RCOM and Aircel extend merger talks
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
RCOM starts to migrate CDMA users to LTE
Supreme Court nixes call drop compensation rules
Tower Talk: a guide to the week’s major cell site developments
Telenor completes overhaul of 10,000 sites
Bharti Airtel books 8.4% topline growth
Telenor warns of potential India exit
TRAI open to altering dropped call rules
Tower Talk: a guide to the week’s major cell site developments
DoT clears path for spectrum liberalisation
Reliance winds back price war threats
India rules out retrospective tax on spectrum
Airtel agrees acquisition of Aircel 4G spectrum
Tower Talk: a guide to the week’s major cell site developments
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Telenor to complete 4G rollout by end-March 2017, considers exit from India
RCOM set to migrate CDMA customer base to 4G network
DoT to reduce spectrum usage charge to 3% for July auction
Vodafone choosing Indian IPO arrangers, report says
Aircel, BSNL sign nationwide 2G roaming pact
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
BSNL plans 4G rollout in 14 circles
MTNL scoops USD65m refund for airwaves; BSNL merger due in three to four years
RJIL stresses investment and technology amidst speculation of further delays
Vodafone moves ICJ to appoint arbitrator
Vodafone agrees to take over YOU Broadband
Commission greenlights introduction of VNOs
Tower Talk: a guide to the week’s major cell site developments
DoT considering withholding some 700MHz airwaves over sale concerns
Airtel acquiring Videocon’s 1800MHz spectrum in six circles
Idea's 4G coverage reaches ten circles
BSNL lines up 2,700km fibre rollout in Assam
Fibre ‘over-rated’ says Idea Cellular MD
CAG accuses six cellcos of hiding USD6.9bn of revenues over three years
RCOM shareholders approve SSTL merger
TDSAT backs SSTL on spectrum reconfiguration
Supreme Court halts regulator until it hears call drop issue
Cellcos fined for breaking user verification rules, ordered to begin call drop compensation
RCOM, Aircel to merge wireless operations
Court supports TRAI decision on dropped call compensation
India's cellcos install 65,000 new sites to combat call dropping
Telenor in talks for nationwide expansion, trialling 4G on narrow spectrum band
Antitrust watchdog greenlights RCOM/SSTL merger
Commission approves interim measure for spectrum liberalisation
BSNL mulling closing down WiMAX systems in certain areas
TRAI confirms rising call drop rate
Idea selects Ericsson for 4G rollout and network transformation
Tax office issues Vodafone with fresh tax demand, threatens to seize assets
DoT eases network sharing rules, plans new requirements for handsets
TRAI looks to set interconnect charges for VoIP
TRAI implements net neutrality regulations
Vodafone India: IPO unlikely to take place this year
Vodafone India gears up for Mumbai 4G launch
GSMA calls for ‘reasonable’ reserve prices for spectrum
Idea Cellular rolls out 4G to Bangalore, further expansion planned
Bharti Airtel posts 22% drop in quarterly net profit
Airtel lines up Aircel 4G spectrum deal
TRAI makes spectrum price recommendations, sets INR114.9bn price tag for 700MHz
Idea growth slowed by pricing pressure
Subscriber losses hit RCOM top line
Vodafone India looks to acquire YOU Broadband, rolls out 3G network in Rajasthan
RCOM pays liberalisation fee for 800MHz airwaves
RCOM and RJIL sign 800MHz spectrum sale/sharing and ICR deal
Idea launches LTE in three new circles, maps out expansion plans
Court grants RCOM reprieve in spectrum usage case
RCOM and SSTL seek permission for merger
RCOM, RJIL to sign 850MHz pact
DoT sets price for RCOM to liberalise spectrum
MoD to return 150MHz of spectrum within three months
Airtel completes Augere takeover
RCOM and Aircel enter into mobile merger talks
Court rejects cellcos’ appeal on call drop order
Vodafone 4G network to cover metros by March 2016
RJIL to make LTE available to employees on 27 December
Vodafone launches 4G, holds talks with RCOM over sharing 3G spectrum
Industry groups challenge regulator on call drop compensation
NTT to launch data network
DoT set to reorganise 1800MHz spectrum into contiguous blocks for 4G use
RCOM inks tower sale deal
Vodafone invests USD75m in eliminating call drops in Delhi
Telecom minister: no plans to disinvest BSNL/MTNL
RCOM prepares to switch off 900MHz network in three circles
Airtel to spend USD9bn over three years on network modernisation
TRAI proposes changes to spectrum cap rules
Idea to purchase Videocon 4G spectrum in two circles
Vodafone to pay USD300m for merger licence
RJIL gives incumbents breathing room with further delays
Singtel’s Q2 profit, revenue wobble on currency movements
Vodafone outlines plans to invest INR130bn in India
RCOM to take over SSTL mobile business through share swap deal
Airtel concludes tower sale
Bharti Airtel books top line growth of 4.3%
RCOM looking to ink 2G ICR deal
ATC agrees Viom acquisition
TRAI instructs cellcos to compensate users for dropped calls
Hathway Cable to spin off broadband arm
Eaton mess: Airtel/Eaton leaseback deal collapses
Videocon plotting demerger to simplify mobile exit in four circles
Tikona to launch LTE in H1 2016
High Court rules in favour of Vodafone in transfer pricing case
MoD spectrum swap to free up 15MHz of 3G spectrum by December
RCOM close to completing Infratel sale
Uninor rebrands as Telenor India
Aircel to deploy 13,000 new sites, launch 4G for retail users by year-end
TDSAT rejects Loop refund plea
Govt expected to charge INR30bn for RCOM/SSTL tie-up
Govt green-lights spectrum trading rules
BSNL to launch 4G by March 2016
ATC to complete Viom takeover
Cellcos get cold feet over spectrum sharing
Bharti Airtel selects Ericsson to roll out 4G in Delhi; inks additional 3G contract
National broadband network to be delayed by two years
Vodafone India to launch 4G by end-2015
Airtel snaps up Augere for extra airwaves
RCOM shortlists bidders for Infratel stake
RCOM registers 0.3% y-o-y revenue growth
RJIL, RCOM to share spectrum, Videocon looking for sharing partner
India approves spectrum sharing rules
TRAI introduces new consumer protection rules
BSNL gets cabinet approval to spin off towers into separate company
Industry calls for auctioning of L-band spectrum
Staff reduction to help bolster Airtel Africa’s books
Industry calls for two-year wait before 700MHz sale
DoT plots next spectrum auction
Idea books 16.4% revenue growth on subscriber expansion
Airtel in talks with Orange over sale of four African units
India’s BSNL to set up new USD3bn tower business
Bharti in talks to acquire towers from Vodafone, Idea for USD1.6bn
Vodafone India to launch its own 3G service in Kerala
MTNL shuts down delist rumours
‘One nation, one number’ comes into effect
Full MNP set to launch tomorrow
Telcos pledge USD65bn investment as part of Digital India Week
Airtel enlists Nokia for 3G rollout
RCOM sees interest for 51% stake in Infratel
SSTL breaks even in six circles
No reform for M&A rules, says DoT official
Airtel scraps tower sale deals in Tanzania, Chad
RCOM and SSTL in exclusive merger talks
RJIL pushes back LTE launch to December
Videocon postpones 4G launch over handset cost
Bharti forges ahead with mobile data price increases
Cellcos begin to follow Idea’s lead with data price increases
Idea bucks trend with data price hike
SSTL plots move to LTE
DoT to seek cabinet approval of spectrum policy by end-June
Jio granted reprieve in Jaipur tower litigation
RCOM books revenue dip in FY2015, despite Q4 growth
Vodafone offloads Bharti stake for USD200m
Idea looking to offload towers
Vodafone tax arbitration sees further delays
Airtel launches free 4G trials in four cities
SSTL, RCOM in talks over potential joint venture
Lebara, Lycamobile considering India MVNO launch
Singtel’s fourth-quarter profits climb 4.6% on strong performances, home and abroad
Idea plans INR50bn investment plan, rules out launch of ‘still evolving’ 4G
Videocon outlines USD32.7m investment plan for Gujarat
CAG dresses down DoT for inaction and providing ‘undue benefit’ to operators
Telenor in Videocon takeover talks
RCOM planning tower sale
TRAI issues VNO recommendations
DoT pushes back MNP deadline
Indian boom offsets Airtel’s African slump
Subscriber expansion and data usage fuel 20% revenue growth for Idea
BSNL and DoT lock horns over INR3bn in unpaid fees, officials to discuss QoS issues with MPs
Indus to invest INR2.6bn in Punjab, Haryana expansion
Commission seeks clarity on TRAI spectrum recommendations
BSNL staff start two-day strike over government inaction
Tax office opens new front in dispute with Vodafone
MTNL picks up USD20m tax refund
TRAI lowers price ceiling for national roaming
Jio launches OTT messaging app, Jio Chat
Tata awards Huawei USD15m contract to upgrade wireline network
30 June 2015 tipped as date for India’s DoT to publish spectrum trading rules
Tata’s offer to buy DOCOMO’s stake in TTSL rejected by RBI
Japan’s Softbank heads up group eying possible USD1bn stake in India's Micromax
Minister claims spectrum costs will not lead to higher tariffs
India wraps up USD17.5bn auction
Idea launches 3G on 900MHz band in Delhi
RCOM disputes ‘excessive’ valuation for Infratel
Indus to convert Delhi street lights into telecom towers
Lenders get cold feet as spectrum bids reach stratospheric levels
TDSAT orders DoT to provide ‘clean’ spectrum
State-owned operators owed USD542m by subscribers
10% of Indian villages have no mobile coverage
Telenor in Tata tie-up talks
Spectrum auction hits USD15bn mark
RJIL running out of time for 4G launch; Airtel to double 4G network
Spectrum bids cross USD10bn mark
Spectrum auction draws bids of nearly USD10bn
RJIL receives slap on the wrist over Rajkot rollout
Bharti Airtel, China Mobile ink 4G collaboration pact; Airtel extends Ericsson managed services deal
Idea picks Ericsson for 3G overhaul in Delhi
NOFN reaches 5,000 villages, Andhra Pradesh to manage own NOFN
Airtel offloads Infratel shares for USD311m
Apex court to hear Vodafone appeal on MTRs
MNP due by 3 May
DoT restricts TTSL, Aircel bidding
Supreme Court rejects Idea plea to delay auction
TRAI axes fixed termination rates, lowers MTRs
Airtel, BSNL to ink 2G roaming pact
3G consumption overtakes 2G as mobile data surges 74%
Videocon announces USD193m 4G rollout plan
Jio puts cat amongst the pigeons
Eight cellcos weigh-in for spectrum battle; DoT calls on SC to shut down legal opposition to auction
Uninor announces expansion plans
Minister rejects Vodafone’s 3G plea for more spectrum
Uninor rolls out 750 new network sites in Gujarat
Bharti Q3 revenue up 5.8% despite Africa decline
Cabinet green-lights Commission price for 3G spectrum
Airtel enlists Nokia for 1800MHz FDD-LTE rollout, TD-LTE expansion
DoT delays spectrum sale until 4 March
3G success drives top line growth for Idea
GSMA warns against 3G spectrum price hike
MTNL planning intra-city fibre network
MoD agrees to vacate 3G spectrum but no sale in 2015, DoT says
Commission ignores TRAI, forges ahead with higher 3G price
Court ruling paves the way for SSTL ownership change
TRAI chews out DoT over 3G spectrum plans
Tata cleared for acquisition of DOCOMO stake
Videocon offer piques interest
Videocon could sell up to 49% for a good offer, founder says
Supreme Court rejects licence extension pleas
Telecom minister rules out BSNL/MTNL merger
Videocon outlines INR3.4bn investment after securing pan-India ISP licence
Commission rejects TRAI pricing for 3G spectrum
TRAI proposes cuts to licence fees
Govt green lights ‘largest ever’ spectrum auction
DOCOMO files for international arbitration over TTSL exit
Telenor moves in to acquire TTSL stake from DOCOMO
India to connect last 10% of villages unserved by mobile networks in two years
SSTL seeks approval for FDI cap increase
Minister to reveal incentives for MTNL and BSNL
COAI seeking extension of 4G rollout deadline
Airtel selects Huawei for FDD-LTE deployment in two circles
India’s Reliance Jio set to launch 4G in 800 cities
Supreme Court rejects stay on TDSAT 3G roaming decision
Tata picks Nokia for 3G boost
Vodafone tax woes return
Spectrum policy ‘way out of line’: TC approves DoT price plan
SC to hear DoT case against TDSAT 3G roaming decision
DoT pushes for brief licence extension for metro operators
SSTL open to expanding via takeover
RCOM signs seven-year pan-India deal with Ericsson
BSNL, MTNL continue to book losses
India round-up: ATC plots Viom merger; Videocon upgrades to EDGE; NOFN deadline brought forward; Tata allows unused data rollover
Govt considers dropping Vodafone tax case to shake ‘tax terrorism’ reputation
Opening salvo of new price war as Bharti, RCOM cut data costs
TRAI and DoT lock horns over February auction
MTNL bond issue raises INR15bn to trim debts
MoD 3G talks yield results, but no changes to February auction
RCOM stable as cost-cutting compensates for falling turnover
DOCOMO considering international arbitration over India exit
India roundup: DoT admits to spectrum paucity; DoT twisting Vodafone’s arm over UL; telcos to offer SMS in regional languages
Airtel enlists Nokia for network upgrade
SingTel reports 19.3% rise in second quarter profit; revenue, EBITDA climb too
DoT to clean muddy regulatory waters
Siti taps Cisco for DOCSIS 3.0 rollout
Commission rejects TRAI proposals on spectrum pricing
Loop left in the lurch as Airtel abandons takeover
Bright Idea to solve Delhi frequency handover
DoT to make 800MHz price recommendations, rules out e-GSM for now
DoT to greenlight Loop deal
Bharti earnings surge as mobile data picks up speed in India
TRAI urges DoT to act on metro spectrum issue
Loop/Airtel deal still in the air as user base shrinks to below half strength
It’s a no from me; DoT refuses extension for metro licences
Airtel, Vodafone left waiting on spectrum handover period
Idea, BSNL disconnect Loop over unpaid fees
India roundup: Vodafone tax dispute; spectrum auction shenanigans
Idea Cellular treads water as data growth offsets declines elsewhere
Loop looking for leeway whilst DoT considers takeover
I believe I can fly: Telenor gets its Telewings
AUSPI criticises TRAI proposals for 800MHz band
Inter-circle MNP to be in place by end-March
India roundup: Loop urges DoT for green light on takeover; Vodafone calls for taxes on OTT
Uninor targeting 50% internet use by 2017
Airtel throws its weight behind call for immediate spectrum allocation
Telenor to examine new financial services options
Vodafone calls for immediate allocation of spectrum
Airtel taps Ericsson for 4G deal
Skype to restrict call options; IB asks DoT to block We Phone
RCOM to launch 4G next year, cut debt to under INR200 billion in two years
Out of the Loop
Vodafone CEO open to resolving tax battle outside of arbitration
Airtel challenges DoT entry fee
Jio secures Indus tower deal; KKR to exit Infratel
RJIL inks tower deal with GTL
FIPB rejects SSTL foreign ownership increase
Government to consider BSNL/MTNL closure
Aircel restores services in areas of flooded region
DoT challenges TDSAT decision on 3G roaming
PM rejects BSNL/MTNL merger
Cellcos ramp up flood relief efforts
Airtel protests spectrum delays
BSNL looking to reconnect flood-damaged region with satellite solution
Providence sells Idea shares for USD235m
Airtel offloads 3,500 towers to Eaton Towers, eyes USD1bn tower sale in Nigeria
Aircel mulling buying back towers
Telenor given green light on Telewings ownership
Providence to cut stake in Idea
Govt. mulling new super regulator
BSNL/MTNL tie-up set for H2 2015
DoT urges state authorities to relax RoW charges for NOFN deployment
DoT looking to speed up fibre rollout
RJIL inks tower deal with BSNL
DoT and MoD in stalemate over 3G frequencies
Indus to roll out 2,000 new towers
Cabinet approves towers in Naxal-affected areas
All clear for OTT operators
COAI pushes for reshuffle of BSNL spectrum; DoT working on MTNL/BSNL tie-up
Vodafone, govt fail to settle on arbitrator for tax dispute
SingTel reports net profit down 17.4% in fiscal Q1
USD1bn lined up for MTN Indian venture
DoT issues notices for underreporting revenues
Govt to establish testing centre, make testing in India compulsory
DoT backs plans for 10% custom duty on telecom gear
TRAI calls for comments on spectrum pricing
BSNL looking to sign new interconnect deal with Idea
Lobby groups call for OTT regulation
Majority of DoT fines snarled up in legal challenges
DoT has high hopes for February auction
Home Ministry calls for FDI backtrack
CAG says DoT supervision ‘ineffective and weak’
Government fighting to reopen 3G roaming dispute
MTN circling Tata
Strong performance in India fuels 13% top line growth for Airtel
Incumbents to pressure DoT to auction extra 1800MHz spectrum
CITIC to make a bid for RCOM cable business
Bharti expands 4G network
DoT to fast-track Loop deal to avoid loss to state coffers
Idea claims ‘highest ever’ growth on the back of strong voice, data performance
India roundup: RJIL to launch 4G in 2015, CAG locks horns with DoT, MTNL/BSNL recovery underway
Aircel launches India’s second 4G network
Govt claims Loop bank guarantees
DOCOMO facing hurdles in Tata exit
RCOM planning to cut staff by 37%
DoT rejects TRAI objections on Loop/Airtel deal
TRAI opposes Loop takeover
DoT considers Chinese model to develop domestic tech sector
DoT preparing request for BSNL, MTNL merger
RCOM to raise USD500m through QIP
Operators call for clarity on fibre installation rules
RIL lines up USD30bn investment over next three years
Loop agrees settlement with Vodafone
Jio and RCOM line up spectrum sharing deal
Vodafone blocks calls as Loop circles the drain
Infratel considering expansion on subcontinent
RBI lifts Idea Cellular stake limit for FIIs
Telenor looking for full control of Uninor
Batelco wins court victory over Indian ex-partner
Chennai Telephones to terminate WiMAX
Consolidation on the horizon as smaller players lose ground to top trio
Idea share sees high demand
Sistema stake increase blocked by DoT
Jio to begin 4G launch in smaller cities
Govt plans subsea link to Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Vodafone denied licence renewal in seven circles
Jio inks sixth tower share deal as its rollout slows
Airtel tower sale imminent
Jio seeks Infotel merger; telcos raise salaries to safeguard critical staff
New telecoms minister to dispel officials’ fears
SSTL cuts net losses despite declining turnover
Tata to retain DOCOMO name for a year
SingTel profit up 3.5% in Q4, but falls short of analysts’ estimates
Tata Communications reports first FY profit for five years
Airtel plans big CAPEX hike this year
TCIL prepares to sell stake in Airtel unit Hexacom
Vodafone seeks international arbitration
Sistema eyes full control of Indian unit
Idea Cellular launches nationwide 3G service with new roaming pacts
Airtel extends 4G mobile footprint
Bharti continues to book strong subscriber, revenue growth
TDSAT rules in favour of 3G pacts
Strong subscriber growth boosts Idea
RCOM inks 3G roaming deals with TTSL and Aircel
Ta-ta to Tata; DOCOMO considers India exit
Jio negotiating tower sharing deal with BSNL
Jio inks tower deal with ATC
DoT mulling USD58m fine for Uninor
India testing policy gets flak from EU, US
Vodafone takes full control of Indian division
Vodafone to snap up Piramal stake in Indian unit
DoT seeking transfer of USOF towers to BSNL
Jio and RCOM ink third infrastructure deal
Telenor allowed to offset licence fee
Vodafone to offload Bharti stake
Airtel signs satellite pact with Thuraya
Jio tests 4G network; DoT calls for wireless broadband reports
Jio signs tower pact with Viom Networks
DoT mulls spinning off BSNL fibre infrastructure
Jio calls for spectrum reshuffle
Globalcom plans expansion, no longer up for sale
ATC preparing bid for Viom Networks
Bharti official highlights areas of concern for India’s 4G development
TRAI said to have proposed high base price for 800MHz spectrum
Videocon in partnership talks; towercos to capitalise on consolidation
Bharti agrees Loop takeover
Bharti rumoured to be close to Loop takeover
Spectrum auction nets USD9.9bn for govt.
Uninor to expand network by 30%
Vodafone warchest 'up to USD40bn' after Verizon sale; big India, Spain deals on horizon
2G spectrum costs continue to rise as sale passes seventh day
Domestic market drives RCOM top line growth
Vendor hacking accusations prompts investigation
TRAI dismisses speculation over spectrum auction
Government considers INR85bn loan for BSNL, MTNL
Supreme Court petition mixed result for cellcos
Cabinet green-lights 5% SUC
Tata considering telecoms exit through Vodafone deal
Airtel reports strong growth across domestic, international markets
Subscriber growth bolsters Idea’s turnover
Watchdog rejects cartelisation claims
Uninor expansion continues across Uttar Pradesh East and West
Uninor to increase Gujarat coverage
Videocon sits out of spectrum auction to focus on existing areas
Bharti in the Loop for Mumbai takeover
Uninor expands Maharashtra network
Eight apply for spectrum auction; SSTL in row with TRAI over 800MHz restrictions
Government telcos required to source equipment from ITI
Idea mulling 4G launch and expansion to pan-India 3G
RCOM looking to fence-off CDMA for future sale
BSNL, MTNL refund gets cabinet nod
Reliance Jio Infocomm previews 4G services and details speed expectations
Indian government amends 900MHz/1800MHz tender documents
Aircel taps ZTE for LTE deployment
Vodafone mulling Tata Teleservices acquisition?
Reliance permitted to leave USOF pact
DoT to deny spectrum sharing on 3G
Tata relinquishes CDMA spectrum
Sterlite FTTH trial to cover 150,000 homes
DoT issues Jio 22m numbers
DoT tells BSNL to toe the line on preferential market access
DoT calls for BSNL to hive off towers
Jio and Airtel in surprise 4G tie-up
Cabinet green lights spectrum fees, M&A norms
Bharti and Jio to invest more than USD1bn on 4G in Punjab
Aircel in bid to launch second 4G network
FIPB to consider Vodafone takeover
India to account for 15% of Vodafone Group’s spend over next two years
Ministers approve new M&A rules as Uninor/Telewings complete licence transfer
RCOM to cordon off CDMA for dongle services
TRAI refuses to issue recommendations on 800MHz pricing
2G auction to wait on price for 800MHz spectrum
SingTel’s net profit creeps up 0.3% in its fiscal second quarter
Vodafone takeover delayed
SSTL deploys fibre backbone to support mobile data
Aircel begins LTE trials, no plans for commercial launch soon
Commission takes the middle path on spectrum pricing
RCOM drops to fourth place
DoT looks to bump up spectrum price
BBNL to connect 250,000 small towns for e-government services
Piramal to sell Vodafone stake next year
Bharti Airtel registers 29% drop in profits despite revenue, subscriber growth
Vodafone India interested in consolidation
SSTL to launch 3G Plus handsets
India to pay out INR100bn to local vendors
Idea revenues expands 18.1% on the back of data growth
Loop encouraged to hive off assets to service debts
SSTL expands ‘3G Plus’ to nine circles, open to merger talks
DoT mulls two-stage bidding for contiguous 2G spectrum
Draft security policy looks to shore-up networks against potential cyber attacks
COAI jumps the gun on defence spectrum, pushes for sale of MoD frequencies
Tata announces Maharashtra expansion
MoD to migrate from 3G airwaves
Bharti completes early takeover of former Qualcomm unit
Bharti confirms stake increase in former Qualcomm unit
Vodafone to capitalise on FDI rules; ministry to launch 700MHz sale in ‘a year or so’
SingTel looking to up stake in Indian ILD unit
Jio to branch into fixed market
Jio offered UASL
SingTel mulling Airtel stake increase
Vodafone looks to take full control of cellco
SSTL finally receives 800MHz spectrum
Bharti Qualcomm takeover marred by murky spectrum rules
BSNL to bolster communications in border region
Mauritian shareholder looks to claims USD1.4bn from gov
Bharti bolsters African links with Africa Connect network
Tata to expand CDMA broadband
India keen to increase FDI after 81% slump
TTSL, SSTL and Aircel in early tie-up talks
SSTL protests exclusion of 800MHz, criticises regulatory ‘mess’
TRAI orders pan-India MNP in six months
Vodafone looks to buy out Indian partners
State-owned operators ink infrastructure sharing deal
Govt aims low for spectrum auction
Videocon rebrands to Videocon Telecom
Uninor hits breakeven in fifth area
MTNL unions back wage reform plans
Vodafone to snap up rivals pending reform of merger rules
GoM approves BSNL/MTNL bailout measures
DoT gives committee one month to study TRAI proposals
Telecom minister rejects refund for cellcos overcharged for spectrum, threatens to defang DoT
Uninor expands rural network in ‘flagship circle’ Gujarat
Jio inks MoU for Kolkata rollout
TRAI suggests slashing spectrum prices by more than 60%
RCOM expects 30% growth from enterprise arm
Govt to negotiate over licence cancellation litigation
MTNL plots return to profitability
Supreme Court sets deadline for excess spectrum answer
Bharti favourite to snap up Loop
Videocon expects 4G launch by August 2014
Aircel hopes restructuring will move it into the black
Telenor awaits new legislation before considering M&A moves in India
Google, Yahoo and Microsoft chasing Tikona stake
Jio aims for unified licence
RCOM open to acquisitions in domestic market
SingTel ups stake in Bharti Airtel
Sterlite enters lowest bid for BBNL fibre project
BSNL to build MoD network by mid-2015
Bharti looks to expand Kolkata 4G network
Jio, RCOM to sign third infrastructure deal
GoM suggests refunds for MTNL, BSNL
Vodafone wants tax talks outside of Indian jurisdiction
Bharti confirms Qualcomm India takeover plans, prepares for Delhi 4G launch
DoT unveils new licence norms
RCOM books fall in revenues, profits despite improvement in wireless segment
Recovery under way as Idea books 66.0% growth in net profits
India to create new regulators to manage telecoms security policy
Bharti books stable quarter, bolstered by domestic growth
BBNL to invite bids from GPON suppliers, domestic vendors to take lion’s share
Auditor’s office criticises DoT over auctions
Vodafone hit with INR1bn SLD fine
Ailing telco’s employees threaten strike
TRAI closes corporate MNP loophole
SSTL expands Rev B footprint
Videocon to spend USD134.5m to boost Gujarat network
TRAI launches consultation for third round of spectrum sales
Bharti Airtel’s India-Bangladesh fibre link goes live
RCOM and TTSL ink tower sharing deal
Bharti grants greater freedom to African chiefs
Jio begins rollout in Assam and North East
Bharti Airtel saw highest net GSM subscriber adds in June
Government drops restriction on foreign investments
Pacnet enhances service options in India
Double the trouble for Vodafone India
Airtel rejects USD109m fine as ‘baseless’
Bharti looking to spark 4G growth with VoLTE
TRAI imposes new VAS requirements
MTN Group, Reliance suspend tie-up talks
BSNL to receive INR15bn from USOF
Bharti to be denied hearing on SLD issue
Bharti increases stake in Qualcomm India to 51%
Uninor reaches break-even in third circle
Vodafone challenges 3G roaming stance; offers INR40bn for licence renewal
100% FDI gets nod from Commission
RCOM clears USD2bn from its foreign debt
Tata, Sistema merger talks advance, report says
Vodafone receives additional 2G spectrum
SSTL expands EV-DO footprint, doubles marketing spending
DoT calls for security matters to be considered for FDI changes; Telewings stake approved
TRAI lowers roaming costs
3G roamers fall under CAG scrutiny
DoT fines Vodafone USD17m for SLD provision
DoT considers green incentives
SSTL expands EV-DO network in Rajasthan
DoT red tape blocks import of USD500m of telecoms gear
DoT mulls dropping auction for spectrum sale
Sparkle unveils ‘LTE roaming peering’ agreement with Tata
Jio and RCOM team up, ready for Jio 4G launch next fiscal year
UL regime to be finalised within the next month
DoT considers burying the hatchet
DoT calls on Vodafone to stump up USD223m
DoT reopens case after ten years, plans to issue Bharti USD116m fine
TRAI intervenes in SMS interconnect battle, sets extra fee for ‘spam’
MTN revives India acquisition plans
Aircel to sell BWA airwaves to refinance debt
Light at the end of the tunnel; SSTL improves earnings as cost cutting measures take hold
Vodafone sets sights on pan-India 3G
DoT and operator cartelisation blamed for failure of spectrum auctions
COAI calls for TTSL licences to be cancelled
Telenor mulls mergers in India
RCOM sees revenue, subscriber and usage growth; plans customer migration
Idea rolls out 100G cable
Piramal looks to exit Vodafone India
DoT proposes rescue plans for sinking telcos
Indian wireless subscriptions slide 4.6%
Bharti sells 5% stake to QFE
Airtel profits slip by 47% despite revenue growth
Telcos team up for new submarine cable in Bay of Bengal
Jio in talks to lease Infratel towers, RCOM inks tie-up with Aircel
DoT calls for greater powers for TRAI
3G growth bolsters Idea bottom line
BSNL weighs in against 3G roaming pacts
Jio inks cable deal with Bharti
Batelco out of running for Globalcom
Government committee to consider BSNL/MTNL rescue
Committee calls for reforms to TRAI Act
Equity firms support Batelco Globalcom purchase
RIL assigned numbers for 4G trials
TTSL to hand over spectrum
DoT to allow spectrum sharing
Towerco in scrap with Aircel
Delhi court extends ruling to Vodafone and Idea
SSTL holds off on LTE
SC compromises on 3G roaming decision
SSTL books 31% revenue increase despite regulator troubles
SC grants brief reprieve on 3G roaming; Vodafone criticises ‘department of penalty’
Idea hit by USD711m charge
DoT invokes bank guarantees for Airtel
RCOM to sell 80% stake in submarine unit
Minister calls for ‘immediate action’ to save debt-laden providers
Reliance integrates Hawk with global network
Ambani brothers’ Reliance firms sign USD220m fibre sharing deal
Licence renewal rejection ‘flawed’, Vodafone criticises DoT
MTNL looks to raise USD550m on bonds
DoT rejects licence renewal
Government shuts down 784 towers over health concerns
Airtel rolls out 4G in Punjab
Judge issues summons for corruption case
CDMA operators to be hit by spectrum fee
High court stays Bharti 3G roaming ban
Batelco in talks to acquire a stake in Globalcom
Ciena upgrades SEACOM, FA-1 South submarine networks
Loss-making state telcos make move to recover debt
Unsold CDMA spectrum to go back on sale; MNP banned for closing cellcos
Reliance looks to launch 4G by year-end, sell 25% stake to AT&T
SSTL ditches three circles in CDMA auction
AT&T linked with 25% Reliance stake
SSTL wins CDMA spectrum in eight circles
Telenor allowed to offset new spectrum fees
Vodafone case to be concluded before changes are made to tax laws
Uninor signs up Alca-Lu for managed services
BSNL scraps MoD cable tender
TRAI reviews national roaming charges
SSTL to be only bidder in auction
SSTL back on the ropes as March auction falters
Airtel to deploy Wi-Fi throughout Africa
Bharti to provide 2G voice to 4G users in Pune
Uninor users to be refunded, allowed MNP
SingTel, Bharti and Tata charged over illegal ILD
Tata provides IP voice for Liberty
SSTL to close down in ten circles
SSTL looks to shore up defences amidst licence crisis
BWA providers to be allowed to offer voice
Court order forces Uninor to close in Mumbai
Apex court rejects 2G scam appeals
DoT adds more spectrum charges to the pile
Apex court allows planned bidders to continue operations
RCOM signs USD1bn deal with Ericsson
Idea moves to block back-door 3G roaming ban
Bharti to buy out Alca-Lu from network management JV
Court muddles over licence extension; EGoM approves spectrum cap removal
Bharti profit shrinks by 72%
Spectrum auction faces fierce opposition
Sector representatives challenge bailout plans
Idea growth remains steady
RCOM books 1.9% revenue growth, 6.1m 3G users
Batelco denies India rumours
Govt sets out auction plans; Bharti, Idea double call rates
Videocon to launch LTE later this year
Lukewarm reaction to CDMA spectrum price reduction
CDMA price cut gets green light
RCOM signs seven-year deal with Alca-Lu
SC pushes back closure deadline
DoT looking to extend shut down deadline
SSTL petition to be heard on Thursday, new round of auctions in March
BSNL to sign INR4bn upgrade deal with Huawei
SSTL pledges to continue service beyond 18 January
Bharti and Vodafone to face corruption charges
External affairs minister confident of resolving Sistema deadlock
DoT cracks down on 3G roaming again
Cellcos ordered to inform customers of imminent closures
Aircel sets sites on 4G
Sistema issues India ultimatum over SSTL licences
SC orders Bharti to reconnect Aircel SMS services
Alca-Lu to boost Bharti’s African networks
Infratel IPO to fund expansion and acquisitions
Watchdog says Uninor asset swap not an intra-group transfer
Officials to face charges over 2001-2003 spectrum allocation
No new auction this fiscal year says TRAI
TDSAT orders Vodafone/Aircel reconnection
Idea calls for reduction in base prices to extend to recently sold spectrum
Infratel IPO before year end
Vodafone blocks Aircel SMS
BSNL to hive-off tower assets
SSTL shuts down Aircel acquisition rumours
Bharti, Ericsson overhaul networks in 16 African countries
SSTL books first fall in revenue, reconsiders spectrum purchase
Airtel links Africa and South Asia with One Network
DoT looking to recover from 1800MHz slip up
Damp squib auction brings in less than a quarter of target funds
2G auction falls short of expectations
TDSAT orders Bharti to reopen its network to RCOM
Bharti severs text interconnection with RCOM and Aircel
RCOM profits slump by 37%
Bharti sees revenues rise and net income fall
Withdrawals leave India with no bidder for CDMA frequencies
Telecom Commission issues new recommendation for 900MHz spectrum
DoT to support Sistema’s Supreme Court plea
Aircel ditches 4G until next year
Telenor signs up new partner
Loop Mobile to go under the hammer?
Idea books 17.2% profit growth
EGoM approves MTNL/BSNL bailout
India spectrum auction falls short of expectations, SSTL remains on sidelines
Bharti adds third 4G city
DoT overruled on Qualcomm licence; BSNL and MTNL ordered to pay back excess interconnection fees
Bharti, Qualcomm and Huawei launch multi-mode smartphone
TRAI disconnects numbers ported from Loop
Bharti mulls ‘mega restructuring’
Aircel cuts back in five circles
State-backed duo go cap-in-hand to government
Uninor partners agree on division
Tax review may end Vodafone dispute
EGoM approves one-off fee for excess spectrum
DoT rejects request for 100% FDI
Telenor renews drive to sell off Uninor assets
BSNL rolls out fibre infrastructure in TN
Delhi court upholds Bharti complaints on 3G roaming
BSNL sets sights on INR300bn revenues
Robin Hood regulator stops telcos overcharging the poor
Bharti challenges DoT on 3G roaming
DoT invites bidders for spectrum auction
Cellcos face red tape repetition and altered spectrum allocation after auction
DoT postpones refarming decision, allows operators to swap spectrum
TDSAT halts Bharti disconnection
DoT waves hefty bills at 3G roamers
RCOM cranks up tariffs
TRAI to penalise MNP infractions
Twice shy cellcos call for ‘legal’ clarification
Infratel looks for USD1bn from IPO
SSTL holds off on auction until SC hears case
TDSAT supports TRAI against closed down operator
SSTL books INR11.8bn net loss
Funding problems for stricken cellcos
2G scam update: Uninor promises to limit impact on customers, SSTL ready to begin BIPA lawsuit
DoT u-turn on Chinese security issues
DoT committed to amicable resolution of disputes; CBI investigates spectrum conspiracy
TRAI orders greater transparency from ISPs
Telenor increases pressure on Unitech
RCOM to address debt problems next year
RCOM bags INR1.5bn in government contracts
MTNL and BSNL to draw up merger plans
SC extends deadline, government has high hopes despite shaky reception from providers
Telenor chained to Unitech by court order
DoT looks to restrict Chinese imports
Licence auction to get underway in November
DoT issues showcause notices for 3G roaming
TDSAT delays ruling on Qualcomm’s BWA licence duration appeal
Telenor settles USD1.77bn loans to ‘keep Uninor in business’
Bharti Infratel near to appointing banks for IPO, say reports
BSNL mulling tower split-off, will tender for consultant on plans
DoT renews attack on 3G roaming
Government to give domestic vendors a boost
SingTel reports 3.2% rise in Q1 net profit
No regrets for Telenor, lining up new partner to stay in market
Ministry lectures DoT about the birds and the bees
Reliance books INR1.62bn net profits
Uninor auction halted
Rising costs bite into Bharti’s profits
U-turn for Uninor
DoT selects auctioneer for spectrum sale
Spectrum price set, but cellcos still say cost is too high
Uninor auction attempt thwarted
Telenor faces fierce resistance from watchdog and erstwhile partner
Telenor opens new front in Uninor battle
TDSAT orders DoT to cough up
FIPB defers Uninor rights issue decision
Fishy frequencies; CBI finds more irregularities with handling of spectrum
Unitech and Telenor come to blows (again)
Uninor reshuffles to stay in the game
Grim battle slows Idea’s revenue growth to 2.5%
TDSAT halts TRAI MNP regulations
EGoM grants some relief to cellcos
Reliance scraps Globalcom IPO
More delays for spectrum auction
Aircel plans for 4G launch
TRAI analysis expects INR0.05 tariff hike; report flawed and non-transparent, says COAI
Telenor and Unitech to look for amicable split
Delhi High Court raises the (SMS) roof
Aircel sale rumoured, cellco will not bid for 2G spectrum
Spectrum auction knocked back, EGoM to make recommendations on price tag
RCOM sets price for Singapore IPO
August deadline ‘not possible’ for 2G auction
DoT releases sketchy 2G auction info, still waiting on EGoM for price
BSNL inks expansion deal with ZTE and Alca-Lu
COAI threatens DoT with law suit for not putting up TTSL spectrum for sale
TDSAT gives split verdict on 3G roaming agreements
Spectrum decision looms as EGoM gets new head
CBI reopens Tata Idea case
Telcos face USD280m fines for under-reporting revenues
Nobody’s home: DoT threatens closed-down cellco with fines
Delays hit operators’ wallets
Cellcos left waiting for spectrum price decision
DoT concerned over BIPA threats
Operators wade into 3G price war
Sistema cuts back spending as investor patience wears thin
DoT seeks peace terms with cellcos; Russia sets up SWG to protect investment in India
Military occupation of spectrum holds up refarming plans; banks approve spectrum mortgaging
Infratel to go green
RCOM gets green light for Globalcom IPO
Government tweaks 2G proposals, may abandon controversial spectrum price hike
Cellcos look to stop refarming
Telenor may participate in re-auction of licences
Bharti Airtel inks IP access network deal with Alcatel-Lucent
SSTL posts revenue growth and smaller net loss
Reliance posts fourth quarter results, seeks to lower debt
Telecom Commission calls for study on auction base price
Bharti to buy 49% stake in Qualcomm's BWA units
DoT shows no mercy; raises spectrum price further, rules out staggered payments or financial assistance
Bharti to buy out Qualcomm’s Indian partners in TD-LTE venture
Another one bites the dust, investors cut off Augere’s Indian operations
TRAI calls for DoT to reject industry protests and stand by recommendations
Fresh threats over TRAI proposals
TRAI suggests FDI cap of 74% for towercos
TRAI lowers proposed CDMA spectrum price, but not GSM; Norwegian minister questions further investment in India
SingTel’s aggregate mobile base climbs to 445m in Q1
BSNL wants refund for WiMAX frequencies
Operators protest TRAI recommendations
Bharti profits drop 29% despite rising revenues
Telenor writes-down Indian assets, threatens to withdraw over TRAI recommendations
Rising OPEX eats into Idea’s profit
Vodafone to drum up INR3bn
SC grants slight reprieve, but TRAI proposals unsettle market
Sector balks at TRAI recommendations
Telenor premature in FIPB talks
Telenor’s Indian cup half full; in talks with new partners
TRAI recommends no change to exit policy
Indian troubles to lead to USD1bn writedown for Sistema
RAW warns DoT over Huawei dealings
Rebranded ministry a godsend
BRICS-US cable project gains Chinese, South African support
Vodafone to seek international arbitration
TDSAT dismisses COAI plea
SSTL records 136% jump in revenues for 2011
TRAI orders outgoing cellcos to continue services until June
CLB passes Uninor row to Singapore; Telenor to fight decision in India
Loop Telecom closes, demanding INR38bn; Loop Mobile unaffected
Bharti launches India’s first LTE network
RCOM gets ‘in principle’ approval for Globalcom IPO
Axiata halts Tikona acquisition talks
Apex court throws out 2G appeals; cellco remains ‘in the Loop’
Unitech bows out of telecoms sector
Bharti says ‘this month’ for LTE launch
TRAI blacklists four telemarketing companies for spam messages
Parliament fears illegal networks are ‘mushrooming’
SSTL looks to raise INR60bn; leaders expect amicable resolution
Unitech shares frozen; Telenor presses for compensation
India may relax VoIP laws
Russian diplomats might swing case for SSTL
DoT to issue notices over 3G roaming; TRAI recommends keeping operator’s cash
Unitech open to selling stake, but disagrees with price
Tata completes round-the-world cable network ring
Airtel and Idea accused of wrongly refusing port requests
RCOM eyes submarine cable IPO
TRAI moves against Loop for MNP infraction
Bharti moves to eliminate dependence on diesel generators in Africa
DoT issues ISP licence to Qualcomm
Unitech told to buy-out or sell-out
DoT sketches timeline for 2G tenders
Bharti set to launch 4G by end-March?
CLB to arbitrate Uninor row
TRAI releases consultation paper on 2G auction
NTP to be reviewed by cabinet; irks US traders
Sistema expands 3G footprint
DoT challenges Supreme Court 2G ruling
VTL looks to weather 2G storm
MTNL launches FTTH services
Airtel inks TD-LTE deal with NSN
Sistema threatens Indian government over SSTL licences
TRAI forbids cancellation of port requests
BSNL officials investigated over WiMAX fraud
RCOM looks to reclaim INR12bn from Etisalat; Etisalat sues local partner
Another one bites the dust: Etisalat shuts down Indian arm
STel to shut down
DoT looks for 2G delay
Cellcos battle over 2G auction process
Telenor in acrimonious divorce from Unitech, seeks new Indian partner
TRAI to cap foreign ownership of towercos
Russian diplomats weigh-in for Sistema; Uninor asks for restrictions on bidders
Etisalat profit hit by impairment charge on India ops
TDSAT upholds RCom fine
Batelco the first casualty of licence revocation
Batelco ‘reviews sustainability’ of Indian unit following licence cancellations
Cellcos tap diplomatic channels over licence dispute
DoT issues show cause notices over understated earnings
Bharti African operations cross 50m subscriber mark
TRAI launches 2G spectrum auction; Uninor readies strategy
India’s Supreme Court orders return of 122 2G mobile concessions
Telecom Commission approves 2G spectrum sharing only
Uninor to launch NLD network via leasing deal with TTSL
Etisalat DB’s mobile network disrupted after RCOM halts access to its towers
Idea’s net profit drops as 3G investment continues
Bharti Airtel extends managed services deal with NSN for five years
Court rules that Vodafone is not liable for USD2.2bn Indian tax bill
FIPB grants security clearance to Verizon India for stake transfer
Telecom Commission submits recommendations on new telecoms policy
Axiata considering acquisition of stake in Indian broadband operator?
BSNL eyes tower outsourcing, fibre bandwidth auction as options to cut costs and boost revenue
DoT set to terminate six of Idea’s concessions?
DoT asks Law Ministry to examine policy proposals
India to block 3G roaming agreements?
BSNL mobile tender draws major equipment vendors
Airtel boosts minimum fixed broadband speeds to 2Mbps in select areas
DoT issuing show cause notices for cancellation of 35 mobile concessions
Airtel, Vodafone and Idea press for first claim to 900MHz spectrum on licence renewal
TTSL and Aircel halt 3G roaming deal
TDSAT directs fixed line duo to pay part of fine for ILD licence violation
BSNL’s offer to hand back BWA frequencies accepted in-principle by DoT
India’s Finance Ministry to step in over spectrum vacation issues
TDSAT tells DoT to reconsider fines against Idea Cellular
BSNL to lease tower infrastructure to private operators
DoT and operators to meet over 3G roaming issue
Airtel expands managed services deal with Ericsson
USOF misuse claims being examined by Indian state
Operators call on PM to intervene in 3G roaming issue
New telecoms policy expected in January
Tata, Nawras launch TGN-Gulf cable system
DoT mulling financial penalties for rural rollout delays?
Bharti sees seventh straight profit drop as financing costs and forex losses bite
TRAI proposes easing of M&A regulation
Extra funding approved for BSNL’s armed forces network rollout
TRAI recommends phased removal of termination charges
Telstra set for Indian excursion in early 2012
DoT agrees to create SPV for rural broadband network rollout
DoT to open bidding for Maoist region mobile network rollout to multiple operators
TTSL to integrate all services under the Tata DoCoMo banner
Indian cabinet expected to approve rural fibre broadband project
Qualcomm to get ISP licence after all
BSNL to step up invest in fixed voice business
DoT rebuffs TRAI’s plans for ten-digit numbering
Airtel to contract multiple vendors for its BWA spectrum deployment?
Unitech files a petition against Telenor as dispute escalates
DoT unit claims 3G roaming agreements are unlawful
India unveils draft telecom policy
Augere deploying TD-LTE with Ericsson
Reliance Globalcom enhances FEA/FALCON capacity
DoT to object to Tata Communication setup of two new subsidiaries?
BSNL looking to hand back BWA spectrum?
BSNL hunting for private company to operate its tower infrastructure
TDSAT calls on BSNL to halt disconnections over interconnection charge dispute
No IPO for Bharti Infratel this fiscal year, says executive
TDSAT stays DoT ruling on Qualcomm’s BWA licence
3G roaming pacts to be investigated by TRAI
TRAI requests further information on recent tariff increases
DoT rejects Qualcomm’s concession application
Aircel to restructure business into two new divisions
Sterlite Technologies bags broadband rollout contract from BSNL
FIPB clears Vodafone Essar stake transfer
BSNL considering scrapping latest GSM tender?
Bharti Airtel aims for USD5 billion in revenue from Africa by May 2013
DoT delays issuing Qualcomm’s Indian BWA concession amid bid concerns
Vodafone pays INR39 billion tax bill for March 2011 Vodafone Essar stake purchase under protest
Batelco mulling STel stake sale
Vodafone Essar and IBM renew outsourcing deal
DoT to invite cellcos to bid to rollout wireless infrastructure in Maoist areas
Rev B embraced by Sistema Shyam, Tata Teleservices
TTSL and Vanu sign agreement for coverage and capacity expansion in four circles
BSNL suggests rollout of a wholesale mobile network in rural regions
TRAI asks cellcos to explain rationale behind recent call charge hikes
TRAI launches IMT-Advanced consultation
Supreme Court rejects TTSL petition relating to rivals’ extra 2G spectrum
RCOM’s valuation of Infatel stake USD1bn too high
TRAI to investigate operators for breaching MNP regulations
BSNL, MTNL join Aircel in increasing readiness for 4G LTE
RCOM close to finalising sale of tower subsidiary
Aircel and Huawei complete TD-LTE trial in India
Sale of government stake in Bharti Hexacom off?
BSNL and ZTE ink broadband project partnership agreement
MTNL close to concluding 3G roaming deal with TTSL and Aircel?
RCOM fined for halting rural telephony services
Airtel reports sixth quarterly drop in net profit in a row
India’s Supreme Court begins hearing on Vodafone tax case
India’s Telecom Commission unveils raft of policy decisions
SSTL extends managed services contract with Ericsson
TTSL to combine CDMA and GSM services
Bharti inks managed services/network modernisation deals with Ericsson
Ericsson and ZTE ink managed services deals with Aircel
3G Breaks India’s Bandwidth Bottleneck
Uninor seeking extra 2G spectrum in eight circles
Airtel, Vodafone and Idea reportedly ink 3G roaming deal
Bharti Airtel inks ten-year deal with IBM for IT solutions for African employees
BSNL launches tender for 14.37 million GSM lines
DoT ordered to hand over 2G spectrum in Delhi to TTSL
MTNL opens tender for INR15 billion loan
Bharti Airtel unveils restructuring plan
NSN expects Indian BWA spectrum winners to start signing network rollout deals soon
DoT tells TRAI that its method of assessing cellco’s network rollouts was flawed
DoT could decide on licence cancellations within a month
Airtel in talks with potential partners for African tower companies
TRAI looking for three more months to decide on interconnection regime
USD1bn rural broadband subsidy on the cards?
Airtel hands Huawei African 2G/3G network upgrade and expansion contract
TRAI says 10m switched under MNP
Bharti sets USD1bn African budget in 2011
ZTE inks EV-DO Rev.B Phase 2 rollout deal with SSTL
MTS India expands mobile broadband coverage
India to offer around 160MHz of BWA spectrum next year
BSNL and MTNL directed to ‘synergise’ operations
DoT looks to cancel fewer licences than recommended by the TRAI
Bharti Airtel profit slips due to rebranding costs and increased spectrum charges
DoT seeking Finance Ministry’s approval for BSNL compensation
DoT fines Idea, Spice for alleged rollout delays
DoT committee gives nod to one-off excess spectrum charges
Indian cellcos continue to expand 3G coverage
Vodafone Group mulling Indian IPO next year?
SingTel’s Airtel stake reaches 32.25%
Essar may seek more for sale of stake in Vodafone Essar
Government panel proposes BSNL/MTNL/ITI merger
Aircel, Etisalat DB and SSTL all receive licence termination notices from DoT
Bharti extends 3G to Andhra Pradesh as it passes the two million subscriber mark
India’s CBI charges former telecoms minister in 2G licence scandal
Idea unveils Haryana as next 3G-enabled region
India’s national broadband policy to be sent for Cabinet approval shortly
SSTL completes share issuance to Russian government
Vodafone to acquire Essar Group’s stake in Indian mobile network JV
TTSL plans stake sale; funds to be spent on network expansion
Idea details 3G coverage targets, will spend INR42 billion on rollout
As Idea launches commercial 3G services, is a spectrum sharing deal with Bharti and Vodafone Essar close?
DoT to issue 20 more notices on licence cancellation
India’s digital dividend spectrum up for grabs in 2012?
MoD calling for larger spectrum allocation?
Bharti Airtel to acquire Qualcomm’s Indian BWA concessions?
Vodafone Essar introduces 3G in Uttar Pradesh (East)
Switched on: Bharti launches IPTV service
BSNL calls for renewal of annual USOF subsidy
Spectrum vacation issue to be referred to group of ministers
RCOM launches 3G in Bihar, confirms launch plans for Orissa
Loop calls on government to auction its licence
DoT mulling annual subsidy for BSNL, MTNL
GSM cellcos to be required to hand back excess spectrum on renewing licences?
Bharti clocks up half a million 3G subscribers
Vodafone Essar enjoys biggest gain from MNP
FIPB approves SSTL’s application for NLD licence
Vodafone Essar aims for 3G launch by end of March
Aircel inaugurates 3G offering in Chennai, ten more circles due for launch within a week
BSNL and MTNL merger back on the cards?
DoT considers revoking six of Idea’s licences, may yet issue fines related to spectrum cross-holding
MTNL narrows losses in the last three months of 2010
TRAI sends 2G spectrum pricing recommendations to DoT
TRAI reveals first MNP figures
Bharti considers creation of tower companies in Africa
Bharti, RCOM look to pull out of USOF activities
Currency losses dent Bharti’s third-quarter net profit
RCOM told to pay 50% of increased spectrum charge
Indus Towers targets 5,000 new towers a year for the next five years
Indian authorities to delink 2G spectrum from new licences
SSTL and Videocon told to pay 60% of rollout delay penalty by TDSAT
INR2.16 billion already paid to Indian government relating to rollout delay claims
Vodafone refutes claims that it objects to Essar’s IPO plans
Idea posts increases in net profit, revenue in 3Q 2010 as customer numbers rise
Bharti announces 3G plans; launches in Karnataka
MNP available nationwide in India from today
RCOM raises funds for refinancing 3G payments
Vodafone seeks investigation of Essar’s reverse listing
Reliance Globalcom contracts Ciena for fibre-optic upgrade
IBM and Bharti Airtel ink ten-year partnership deal
RCOM intros 3G service in Punjab
SingTel ups stake fractionally in soon-to-be 3G Bharti
Private operators balk at BSNL’s 3G roaming terms
BSNL and NSN ink SDH transmission equipment deal
Supreme Court issues notice to eleven telcos, TRAI following public interest litigation
TDSAT asks Uninor to pay 60% of penalty for allegedly missing rollout deadline
Uninor calls on TDSAT in matter of alleged failure to meet rollout deadlines
DoT to consult on spectrum trading, sharing mechanism
DoT consults on legal ramifications of licence cancellations
Bharti Airtel, China Telecom launch underground fibre cable
India to introduce ‘anti-dumping’ duty on Chinese telecoms equipment
Idea Cellular contracts NSN for 3G network
DoT asks private cellcos to stop offering non-voice 3G services
SSTL confirms 20% stake sale plan to Russian government
India’s Supreme Court extends examination of 2G licensing
No additional funding for armed forces fibre network project, says Finance Ministry
RCOM inaugurates commercial 3G services in four cities
TRAI suggests 38 2G concessions be cancelled; 31 more to be examined
IMEWE submarine cable begins commercial operations
MTNL aims to complete 3G roaming deals within a month
TRAI releases National Broadband Plan
Vodafone Essar selects Wipro for fixed line support services
Aircel joins complainants over 2G spectrum usage charge increase
BSNL seeking more funding for armed forces network?
Qualcomm to inaugurate BWA services by mid-2011
DoT set to issue notices to operators regarding 2008 licence awards
MNP introduced in Haryana, nationwide launch set for 20 January 2011
BSNL looks set for WiMAX grant
DoT preparing to offer USO funding for wireless broadband rollouts
Bharti rebrands African subsidiaries
Aircel reveals full 3G vendor list; commercial launch in January 2011
TRAI recommends cancellation of 62 2G licences
MTNL inks trio of equipment deals
Bharti aims for 100 million African subs within two years
Aircel inks deal with Ericsson for 3G network rollout
Vodafone ordered to pay INR25 billion deposit as tax case rumbles on
Bharti set to unveil new branding
RCOM’s net profit tumbles as competition continues
Alca-Lu, ZTE look set to snag BSNL GSM tenders
BSNL to sell surplus fibre capacity
CAG claims 2G sale mistakes cost India almost USD40bn
TTSL expects 20% of its subscribers to switch to 3G
Bharti sees 2G net profit drop on tariff cuts
Reliance Industries looks to increase funds for Infotel
TTSL sees claim for first refusal on 2G spectrum rejected
BSNL to expand 3G coverage; targets 2.5 million new subs by March 2011
MTNL posts net loss as wage costs rise
GSM operators suggest MNP introduction be delayed to January 2011
TTSL set to launch 3G in nine circles this week
BSNL union points finger at western vendors for network rollout, upgrade delays
DoT panel says BSNL IPO should wait at least two more years
MNP set to launch in Haryana from 25 November
Aircel completes Indian GSM footprint with Rajasthan launch
DoT sets deadline for subscriber re-verification in Assam, North East
BSNL set to tender for ADSL2+ supplier
Qualcomm to sell Indian BWA spectrum?
Price war impacts Idea’s second quarter profit; 3G expected to boost revenues
Supreme Court stays 2G spectrum hike ruling
DoCoMo expresses concern over govt’s spectrum allocation plan
Vodafone Essar targets 1Q11 launch for 3G
NSN trials TD-LTE in India
TRAI likely to submit new 2G spectrum proposals by end-October
COAI reports Indian GSM subscriber numbers for September 2010
Vodafone Essar inks 3G rollout deals with NSN, Ericsson
TTSL announces date for 3G service launch
BSNL, MTNL ordered to continue placing 30% of equipment orders with ITI
BSNL threatens to scale back rural WiMAX project
Bangladesh-India terrestrial fibre link could be launched next month
Four bidders for BSNL’s GSM line tender
DoT’s legal advisor backs TRAI’s 2G spectrum allocation proposals
More than 100 requests for 2G spectrum still with the DoT
Aircel aims for 3G launch in 1Q 2011, targets 7.5 million subscribers in first year
China Telecom, Tata, RCOM, Bharti planning India-China cable
RCOM restarts talks for Infratel stake sale
BSNL and MTNL considering allowing private operators to roam on 3G networks
DoT likely to consult Finance Ministry on 2G licence issues
BT to hand back Indian long-distance licence
BSNL IPO on hold as a result of financial woes
Ministry of Corporate Affairs instigates probe into Telenor’s stake in Uninor
Bharti to ink ten-year outsourcing deal with IBM
SSTL calls on Huawei, ZTE and Ericsson for network management
Bharti Airtel mulling 3G partnership deal?
BSNL’s WiMAX franchisee plans could face hold-up
RCOM inks 2G/3G equipment deal with ZTE
Vodafone lodges tax appeal with Delhi’s Supreme Court
Indian telecoms minister given ten days to respond to spectrum allocation claims
Mumbai court finds Vodafone liable for tax
Russian government approves SSTL investment plan
TRAI will not take over spectrum management, Raja says
RCOM and GTL call off tower deal
Telenor in for the long haul in India
BSNL calls on ZTE for WiMAX equipment
Tata sources Huawei for five 3G circles
DoT doles out 3G spectrum
Idea could see delay in Punjab 3G launch
Runcom and Liberty JV stride out into 4G market
Aircel expands to Gujarat
Essar calls off IPO proposal for Vodafone Essar stake
TTSL inks 3G deal with NSN
Indian CDMA operators face wait for additional 3G spectrum
Qualcomm mulling vendor option for Indian wireless broadband rollout
Indian government allows BSNL to order Chinese equipment
RCOM net profit slumps 85% in 1Q 2010
Rising staff costs affect MTNL’s profitability
DoT blocks new service launches from operators unprepared for MNP
Bharti 1Q profit falls on higher interest costs and forex losses
NTT DoCoMo mulling further TTSL investment?
MHA calls for 3G services to be halted
Aircel launches GSM services in Punjab
DoT calls on Syniverse to oversee MNP nationwide
TTSL introduces GSM-based services in Rajasthan
BSNL reveals first ever annual net loss
Qualcomm sells 26% stake in Indian operation
Uninor extends GPRS offerings to four more circles
Vodafone Essar eyes 3G launch by end-2010
Indian mobile trade bodies file challenge over TDSAT carrier charge ruling
Ericsson and Radius Infratel sign FTTH agreement
TRAI says MNP deadline should remain in place
Idea 1Q net profit slumps on new service launches, falling call prices
DoT to call on Idea to surrender disputed licences
Etisalat and RCOM reportedly closing in on deal
Government blacklists foreign equipment vendors
DoT rejects BSNL plea for lower spectrum, licence charges
India’s Supreme Court could cancel RCOM interconnect agreement
MHA reprimands J&K operators over subscriber verification failures
TTSL withdraws from COAI amid claims of bias
Government hopes to clear path for BSNL reorganisation
Telecom Commission to discuss key issues facing Indian telecoms market
Raja recommends waiving BSNL, MTNL 3G fees
RCOM to become Asia’s largest triple-play provider via Digicable purchase
BSNL mulling outsourcing 3G services
PMO calls for network rollout details
DoT delays MNP implementation deadline once again
Ericsson claims first Indian LTE TDD trial
TTSL presses for 3G spectrum allocation delay
MTN rumoured to be in talks with Loop Telecom
Reliance sells towers to GTL in order to cut debt
MTNL offers 3G roaming option to alternative operators
BSNL requests time for BWA spectrum payment
BSNL to launch trio of tenders
DoT says 3G refund for BSNL, MTNL unlikely
Aircel boosts GSM footprint
RCOM set to hive off tower subsidiary
Reliance Industries grabs Infotel Broadband Services for USD1 billion
Indian BWA auctions concludes; Infotel bags pan-India licence
Bharti targets 100 million African subscribers by 2013 as it closes Zain deal
Reliance confirms 26% stake sale plan
Etisalat looking to grab 25% stake in RCOM?
Uninor inaugurates commercial services in five new circles
STel to spend INR7 billion on 3G spectrum and rollout
India’s wireless broadband spectrum auction gets underway
BSNL launches tender for 5.5 million GSM lines
Indian 3G auction closes, seven of nine bidders grab concessions
TRAI tells MoC that 2G spectrum pricing proposals are ‘a work in progress’
RCOM revenue, net profit tumble as tariff war rages on
TRAI recommends allowing majority stakes to be sold within first three years
RCOM to launch IPTV services in Delhi and Mumbai
Indian authorities blocking equipment acquisitions from China
Bharti posts first quarterly drop in profit in three years
SSTL selects ALUMS for three-circle managed services contract
Uninor inaugurates pre-paid GPRS services
MTNL inaugurates 3G mobile IPTV
Ministerial group to consider BSNL stake sale, employees call off strike
DoT rebuffs SSTL request for more CDMA spectrum
Indian 4G auction already under consideration?
SSTL expects up to USD800 million investment fund from Russia
Indian operators start bidding for 3G spectrum
DoT revokes ByCell’s GSM licences
BSNL may get deferred 3G payment option, refund
3G and WiMAX bid applicants given regulatory nod
Bharti inks agreement for Zain’s African subsidiaries
Bharti awards USD1.3bn contract to Ericsson
India’s MNP introduction date slips once again
TDSAT blocks spectrum fee hike
SSTL targets profitability by early 2013
Zain board approves sale of African assets to Bharti
Nine set to contest 3G auctions; WiMAX sale gets eleven bidders
Bharti Airtel raises USD8.3 billion for Zain Africa purchase
Indian MNP launch faces fresh delay
BSNL board clears stake sale proposal
Call interception issues led to STel service halt request?
MNP facilitator gets MHA clearance
BSNL announces it will scrap ‘mega-tender’
DoT instructs STel to stop services
BSNL should streamline, says report
Telenor reveals plans for Unitech
BSNL launches India’s first commercial mobile WiMAX service in Kerala
Aircel details 2010 investment plans
Indian 3G and WiMAX auctions dated. No, really. Honestly.
ATC set to acquire Essar Telecom Infrastructure
BSNL unwraps 24Mbps VDSL service
Pre-paid services in Jammu & Kashmir permitted for another year
Security concerns to further delay MNP
BSNL will not re-offer ‘mega-tender’
NSN and Aircel ink USD300 million GSM rollout deal
GTL to have 50,000 towers in operation by 2013
MTNL to invest INR13 billion in 2010-11
Government resolves 3G auction issues; sale date still likely to miss end-March deadline
Ericsson expected to bag Bharti outsourcing deal
Bharti has USD10.7 billion bid for Zain’s African assets accepted
Airtel inks USD700 million network expansion deal with NSN
BSNL to up 3G coverage to 760 cities by end-September 2010
RCOM sees little interest in global asset sale
RCOM net profit tumbles as tariff war takes hold
Etisalat gains full ownership of AT, plans to boost India stake to 50%
Law ministry concerns threaten 3G auction date
NTT could increase TTSL stake based on cellco’s performance
Harris Stratex and Telenor ink all-inclusive deal
Bharti and BSNL to outsource fibre network management
BSNL selects franchisees for urban WiMAX rollout
Bharti and Tata told to cancel SingTel contracts
Indian duo reports third-quarter financials
DoT lifts pre-paid ban in Jammu & Kashmir
EGoM studying proposals for spectrum usage fee increase
Vivendi eyeing stake in Datacom Solutions?
Idea launches GSM services in Kashmir Valley
BSNL calls for financial aid from the state
SSTL board approves IPO proposals
Aircel aims for 100 million sign-ups by 2012
RCOM get regulatory nod for Infratel IPO
No foreign bids for CDMA 3G spectrum, says Ministry of Communications
Essar to transfer part of Vodafone Essar stake to overseas investment company
GTL poised to bag Aircel’s telecom towers
GBCORP and Batelco ink STel strategic partnership deal
BSNL aims for one million 3G subscribers by end-March 2010
Uninor bags 1.2 million sign-ups in first month
DoT to limit 3G auctions to three GSM winners per circle
Huawei to invest USD500 million in Indian R&D operations
BSNL set to introduce 3G in Maharashtra circle next month
Telenor boosts holding in Uninor to 60.1%
Foreign telcos face combined INR1.1 billion penalty for ‘illegally’ offering services
BSNL may see licence fee exemption to help improve fortunes
Aircel aims to finalise deal for tower sale in coming weeks
DoT presses BSNL to expedite alternative network rollout for defence forces
Tata, China Telecom collaborate on India-China cable
DoT confirms delay to MNP introduction
BSNL mega-tender temporarily halted
TRAI likely to propose splitting 2G spectrum from UASL
Vodafone Essar faces government opposition to tower demerger proposals
Orissa wireless subscribers gain two new mobile operator choices
Etisalat to seek FIPB approval for increased stake in Etisalat DB
Tata Teleservices’ Gujarat launch delayed to end-January
TTSL inks mobile backhaul deal with NSN
STel inaugurates GSM service in Himachal Pradesh
MTS launches in Mumbai
MNP introduction may face delay after MHA objection
Vodafone Group to sell indirect stake in Bharti Airtel
BSNL brings WiMAX to Rajasthan
3G auctions in further turmoil
Pacnet to build India-Singapore-Malaysia cable, launch managed services in India
Etisalat DB and Allianz Infratech prepare merger
DoT likely to delay 3G notice inviting applications
DoT proposing fee for operators with more than 6.2MHz of 2G spectrum
BSNL and MTNL to miss MNP deadline
BSNL ‘mega-tender’ falters again
Sterlite inks fibre-optic rollout deal with BSNL
Uninor set to launch services today
Tata launches 3G TV service
TRAI preparing to submit spectrum management proposals this month
Idea and Spice merger approved by regional court, awaits Delhi decision
Virgin Mobile sole company shortlisted to manage MTNL’s 3G network
BSNL could be ‘banned’ from using Chinese firms in border states
DoT gives nod to SSTL stake sale plan
BSNL receives five bids for WiMAX franchise concessions; inks pan-India IPTV deal
Telstra set to revisit Indian market
SSTL launches MBlaze wireless internet
3G auction faces fresh delay
Idea extends GSM network coverage to Assam
FIPB gives the nod to Vodafone Essar stake sale; Vodafone Group to boost holding
DoT reveals 3G spectrum only available for use after June 2010
BNSL inaugurates 3G service in Chennai
Aircel earmarks USD5.5 billion for network expansion
Vavasi to persist with BSNL
Telenor lowers Indian CAPEX guidance
TTSL GSM continues apace as its adds coverage to UP East and UP West
BSNL issues hold on its 93 million GSM line ‘mega-tender’
BSNL and Bharti call for uniform 6% licence fee
BSNL aims high with 100,000 3G subscriber target for Punjab
Aircel eyes 50 million sign-ups by end-2010
Supreme Court allows BSNL to challenge Access Deficit Charge removal
BSNL waiting on Vavasi before calling on Zain
BSNL to expand 3G reach in Orissa by year’s end
TTML reveals INR12.5 billion 3G investment plan
DoT suggests BSNL issues re-tender for 93-million GSM line order
India could see further MTR cuts in 2010
BSNL adds Sistema to list of infrastructure sharers
TTSL asks DoT to drop penalty for rollout delay
BSNL targets 30,000 new rural broadband kiosks in two years
TTSL expands GSM coverage to Jharkand, claims 18 circles to be covered by month’s end
Government bars pre-paid services in Jammu & Kashmir
RCOM net profit plunges 54.7% in 2Q 2009
Bharti 2Q net profit up 13%, rise less than expected as competition increases
Idea expands to Calcutta and West Bengal
India 3G auction rescheduled for 14 January
Tata Communications reports second quarter declines
Idea posts second quarter results
Indian trio seeks excess GSM spectrum
Finance minister says 3G auction must take place before year’s end
Gemini tenders lowest bid for BSNL rural WiMAX rollout
Telenor bags approval for Unitech stake hike
TTSL earmarks an extra USD1 billion for GSM expansion
BSNL completes trio of infrastructure sharing agreements
TTSL aims for at least seven more GSM launches before end-2009
Idea launches in Jammu & Kashmir while state mulls pre-paid ban in the circle
Unitech adds ZTE to list of GSM rollout vendors
Unitech selects NSN for GSM rollout
TTSL brings GSM services to Calcutta
SSTL adds Delhi to ever-expanding list of operational circles
Millennium Telecom aims for Indian subsea cable launch in 3Q 2011
Datacom and IBM sign multi-year outsourcing deal
TRAI set to issue consultation paper on per-second billing proposals
Aircel signs infrastructure sharing agreement with BSNL
3G auction expected to be delayed
TTSL and BSNL ink tower sharing agreement
Bharti and MTN talks fall apart once more
TTSL launches GSM services in Haryana
3G winners may be allocated 2G spectrum
MTS mulling CDMA-based high speed wireless internet service
BSNL mulling tower management and maintenance outsourcing
Sistema Shyam TeleServices hits two million subscribers
BSNL still keen on Zain
Sistema Shyam valued at USD3.5 billion as Russian government eyes 20% stake
Vodafone takes advantage of foreign investment rule changes to increase Indian stake by 6%
Telenor unlikely to initially apply for pan-India 3G licence
MTNL offers free 3G access for a short period to increase interest
BSNL mulls Ericsson’s consulting offer
Legal hitches could halt Bharti/MTN deal
BSNL and HCL partner for subsidised broadband rollout
Unitech Wireless likely to generate INR155.5 billion loss in first five years
Aircel and Datacom sign USD400 million tower sharing deal
IB calls for block of VoIP services citing security concerns
DoT announces 7 December date for 3G auction; CDMA1xEVDO and WiMAX sales on 9 December
CII calls on government for INR170 billion broadband investment
Committee created to oversee defence forces’ spectrum release
Bharti Airtel denies preliminary MTN agreement
Zain stake sale agreed
TTML plans to expand Photon to Maharashtra
3G-only operators to pay 3% of annual revenue as usage fee
DoT set to alter spectrum charges
Reliance and Bharti aim to build new India-Bangladesh fibre links
MNP implementation deadline pushed back by DoT
CCEA to rule on Telenor’s stake hike plans in Unitech
Virgin and Spice both bid for MTNL 3G franchise
SSTL looks to CDMA 1xAdvanced to boost voice capacity
Loop to invest USD75 million in Mumbai expansion
SSTL in trouble over foreign investment approval for internet unit
RCOM repays loans totalling INR50 billion early
RCOM inks tower sharing deal with S-Tel; in talks with Aircel for similar arrangement
AT&T considering BSNL stake bid?
And this time, we mean it; 3G base price, number of licences finally set
BNSL targets Ericsson for interim GSM line expansion
China Telecom and RCOM launch first terrestrial China-India cable
Telenor stake increase in Unitech close to approval
Bharti and MTN surprise with further extension to negotiations
Datacom and TTSL sign tower sharing deal
NTT DoCoMo mulling TTSL stake hike
Idea to demerge overlapping licences to new companies
FIPB presses MHA for Unitech foreign stake decision
BSNL cuts 3G prices as subscribers hit 40,000
Bharti set to outsource cable infrastructure
BSNL to offer 3G services in 760 cities at end of first deployment phase
Tata Communications to invest INR100 billion over three years
WiMAX franchise offering
TTML set to launch GSM network in Mumbai
Bharti and MTN extend talks deadline
Net profit up 8.3% y-o-y for RCOM in first quarter
BSNL profit tumbles as operating cost increases
Idea bags West Bengal, J&K licences; says pan-India rollout by end-2009
Telenor set for clearance to increase Unitech stake
BSNL targets ETK stake
DoT calls for limits on number of operators; new entrant stakes locked in for three years
Idea surpasses expectation with 13% rise in net profit
Nationwide MNP could still be implemented by end-2009
BSNL vigilance officers question pricing for ‘mega-tender’
Etisalat and RCOM ink outsourcing agreement
DoT mulling retraction of rural licence fee waiver
Bharti revenue climbs as it breaks the 100 million subscribers mark
Unitech Wireless considering funding options
BSNL to launch WiMAX in Tamil Nadu by November
DoT opens bids for fixed line and satellite broadband exchanges
BSNL and MTNL merger on the backburner
3G spectrum limited to three players in Delhi
Essar Group and UAE’s Dhabi Group in talks over African investment options
Unitech Wireless bags NLD, ILD licences
TTSL completes ‘southern’ GSM rollout
Net profit and revenue fall for BSNL in FY2008-09
BSNL halts renewed WiMAX tender
MTNL announces 3G franchisee tender
No plans for independent spectrum regulator, says DoT
BSNL WiMAX franchisees to pay spectrum fee
Ericsson completes Vodafone network upgrades two months early
COAI releases June GSM subscriber figures
BSNL inks FTTH deal with Sterlite
Batelco increases stake in S-Tel
Government plans to sell 30% stake in Bharti Hexacom
3G auction price still under debate as group of ministers is formed
Tata brings GSM network online in Karnataka
Idea expands GSM infrastructure to Chennai
Loop Telecom extends soft-launched service to Karnataka, Kerala
S-Tel to focus on North East rollouts; expects to invest INR20 billion over three years
TRAI reports network congestion statistics
BSNL, COAI appeals admitted in RCOM dual technology case
Aircel begins service in Pune
BSNL ponders option of stake sale to foreign investor
SSTL begins commercial services in Bihar; Jharkhand launch expected this month
DoT submits funding proposals for armed forces network to Cabinet
RCOM mulls outsourcing fixed line and broadband services
Vodafone Essar bags NLD, ILD licences; granted permission to hive off tower business
TRAI releases draft MNP proposals
BSNL launches WiMAX in Goa
3G slow to take-off; operators remain confident
NSN completes Vodafone Essar upgrade
BT and Tata Communications ink five-year IDD traffic agreement
TTSL begins commercial GSM services in Chennai and Tamil Nadu
Pirates delay SEACOM launch
Idea and NSN ink GPRS upgrade, expansion deal
RCOM and China Mobile considering tie-up options?
BSNL signs GPON deal with Sterlite
Government sets 3G price, aims to raise over USD6.6bn
TTSL to deploy India's fastest broadband service
Idea reveals nationwide GSM expansion plans
Vodafone Essar submits NLD, ISP licence applications
DoT may give ground on 3G reserve price
2G spectrum allocation put on hold
TTSL’s GSM-based services to launch by end-June
FIPB postpones verdict on Telenor’s increased stake in Unitech
Ceragon and TTSL ink expanded backhaul support agreement
Defence Ministry agrees spectrum vacation timetable
BSNL set to launch WiMAX tender for 7,000 base stations
MTNL targets 300,000 3G users in first year, launches pre-paid 3G tariff to spur take-up
Unitech Wireless inks network deal with Ericsson
Bharti’s integration of Orissa and Bengal operations almost complete
Axiata considering options to increase Idea Cellular stake
Swan given the nod for Allianz Infratech acquisition
Tata Communications reports surge in net profit on back of TTSL shares sale
Indian duo expand regions of operation
Bharti closes in on MTN deal
SSTL confirms nationwide plans as its launches commercially in Calcutta
NSN initiates court action over disqualification from BSNL tender
Alca-Lu may bag BSNL GSM contract for western zone; Huawei given go-ahead for south
FIPB revokes clearance for ByCell GSM launch
SSTL and ZTE sign seven-year infrastructure deal
MTNL launches Mumbai 3G network, reveals network deal with Alcatel-Lucent
Government committee unveils spectrum sharing recommendations
AUSPI disagrees with spectrum auction, levy plans
Batelco-led consortium grabs 36.9% stake in S-Tel; will increase to 49%
Loop Telecom soft launches services in Tamil Nadu and Orissa
Unitech Wireless inks GSM rollout deals with Huawei and Alcatel-Lucent
DoT orders MNP must be available by September 2009 in some circles
BSNL shortlists Ericsson and Huawei for GSM mega-tender
DoT challenges RCOM over GSM launch without security clearance
A sand investment? Sahara buys 11.7% of S Tel
Loop submits shareholder structure to DoT
RCOM net profit down 3.3% despite record subscriber additions
Bharti and Alcatel-Lucent ink USD500 million fixed line outsource deal
Idea set to divest six wireless licences
Bharti Airtel reports revenue, net profit increases for quarter and full year
Government panel moots auction model for excess spectrum
Sistema Shyam to complete pan-India rollout by Q3 2010
ISPAI turns to TDSAT over WiMAX spectrum and USOF issues
IDEA full-year consolidated net profit falls, standalone results positive
Sistema Shyam to launch CDMA network in Calcutta in May
DoT holds back additional GSM spectrum from Bharti
TTSL reiterates USD2 billion CAPEX plan for GSM services
MTNL to launch 3G services in Mumbai in May
Vodafone Essar takes INR100 billion loan
Telenor to increase Unitech Wireless stake to 74%; plans investment of USD2.4 billion
Corporate affairs ministry approves equity sale lock-in proposals
Bharti boosts broadband to 16Mbps
Aircel in talks to acquire Loop Mobile?
ZTE grabs Loop Telecom GSM contract
No preferential treatment for state operators says TDSAT
Unitech Wireless shortlists mobile network vendors
DoCoMo completes 26% stake purchase of TTSL
Reliance expands GSM reach
Russia rumoured to be preparing SSTS stake buy
Telenor completes first phase of Indian investment
Idea enters ILD market
SSTS expands service scope
Aircel launches in Delhi; set for USD10 billion investment
BPL becomes Loop Mobile
Telenor stake in Unitech Wireless to increase to 67.25%
RCOM announces new wireless broadband service
TRAI backs DoT’s plans to restrict stake sales in new licensees
DoT firms up frequency allocation plans
TRAI reduces domestic termination charges
Telcordia grabs MNP licences for south and east regions
BSNL, MTNL detail 3G rollout plans; DoT asks them to stop 3G services
DoT rebuffs Financial Ministry 3G waiting list proposal
SingTel bags Indian NLD and ILD licences
BSNL hands rural WiMAX deal to Gemini Communication
New mobile players call for termination rate decrease
Bharti to build 4,000 service centres in rural areas
TTSL and Alcatel-Lucent sign seven-year deal
India to allow MVNOs
BSNL launches WiMAX in Gujarat
TTSL increases investment for Gujarat in 2009
Aircel launches GSM in Bangalore, details expansion plans
CCEA approves NTT DoCoMo acquisition of TTSL stake
3G reaches Chennai courtesy of BSNL
DoT targets August for MNP introduction
DoT considers penalties for operators yet to launch services
Indian MVNO licence fees detailed
3G auction pushed to next fiscal year; GoM to continue proposal review
Telenor details Unitech Wireless investment strategy
DoCoMo to bid for Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra); Tata sets USD430m Asia-Pacific budget
Armed forces 3G spectrum release faces delay
RCOM completes nationwide GSM rollout
MTNL set for India’s first commercial 3G launch
RCOM to launch rural wireless internet service
RCOM launches GSM network in Delhi
MTNL 3Q 2008 results reveals drop in net profit, revenue
Shyam Telelink becomes Sistema Shyam TeleServices; considering CDMA acquisitions
GoM next to tackle 3G auction proposals
Tata Communications posts solid 3Q results; net profit, EBITDA, revenue all increase
BPL Mobile signs mobile internet agreement with InfoGin
TRAI calls for industry views on next generation networks
BSNL to roll out rural wireless broadband; DoT assisting with funding
Telenor withdraws proposed rights issue
DoT opens bids for MNP implementation
RCOM Q3 consolidated net up 3%
BSNL planning Kerala WiMAX launch for April 2009
Government approves ISP licence for France Telecom; C&W launching next generation network
NTT DoCoMo to complete TTSL investment by March 2009
Bharti Airtel reports 4Q increase in revenues, EBITDA, net profit
Bharti Airtel launches IPTV service
BSNL to begin WiMAX services in Ahmedabad
Batelco-led consortium acquires 49% stake in Indian cellco
Etisalat and RCOM in tower-share talks
MTNL to launch Delhi 3G services within ten days
DoT submits 3G base price increase to CCEA
Vodafone appeals to Supreme Court in USD2 billion tax case
3G auction date slips again; auction base price increase to be considered by law ministry
Unitech bags GSM spectrum in West Bengal
Tata Communications aims to raise INR30 billion for acquisitions, spectrum bids
DoT mulls increase in number of 3G licences
RCOM adds Rajasthan to GSM list; seeks TDSAT involvement in GSM spectrum allotment issue
DoT rejects demands for 3G/WiMAX base price increase
NTT still waiting for Tata Teleservices Maharashtra acquisition approval
RCOM launches GSM-based services in Punjab; TTSL details own GSM plans
RCOM launches GSM-based services in Mumbai
3G auction process delayed to 30 January, may fall further back
No admin tax for 3G, annual fee set at 3%
TRAI proposes rural telephony rollout encouragement
BSNL details 3G plans for Andhra Pradesh circle
BPL and Motorola sign network optimisation agreement
DoT sets 3G and WiMAX auction dates
MTNL soft-launches 3G
RCOM rumoured to be talking with strategic investors
3G bidders may get access to IIFCL funds
TTSL set to roll out 60 million GSM lines
Unitech Wireless and Idea Cellular grab GSM spectrum
Lack of spectrum to limit number of 3G licences up for grabs
TRAI and DoT clash over MNP implementation
Indian tax case loss for Vodafone; mobile group to appeal
RCOM raises USD150 million for GSM equipment
Companies line up for BSNL WiMAX partnership project
MTNL launches commercial FTTH services in New Delhi
CDG presses DoT for 450MHz 3G allocation
Loop to select 2G vendor by 15 December
New players face licence termination if they fail to launch within three years
DoT renews calls for review of termination charges by TRAI
DoT reconsiders spectrum band for defence forces
Shyam signs up 100,000 in Rajasthan in first 42 days of service
DoT rules out any new mobile concessions
DoCoMo buys 26% stake in Tata Teleservices for USD2.7 billion
DoT decides on 3G spectrum fees
NTT DoCoMo to buy strategic stake in Tata Teleservices
QTIL to raise USD600 million for expansion
BSNL plans overseas foray, open to overseas acquisitions
MTNL’s fibre-to-home service coming soon
3G auction winners may join waiting list
TTSL launches CDMA in Assam; INR1 billion invested in the circle
Annual spectrum fees for telcos to rise
TTSL contracts Ceragon for FibeAir WiMAX solution
RCOM profit rises on booming base
Turkcell poised for Indian acquisition?
MTNL and Bharti Airtel report net profits up and down respectively
TTSL reports improvements in net losses for 3Q
No delay to 3G telecom auction
Indian mobile users ignore economic gloom
Sistema due south
DoT claims 3G spectrum crunch in nine circles
Indian 3G goes back to the future
Idea to spin off Karnataka and Punjab licences; 3Q results announced
DoT rejects TRAI proposals for tower company licence fees
BSNL extends UTStarcom’s broadband infrastructure contract
Government approves stake sale in ABTL
DoCoMo to grab 26% stake in TTSL for USD2.5 billion?
Tata Communications denies stake sale plans
TRAI considering levy on infrastructure companies
Payment instalments for successful 3G bidders being considered
BPL set to expand services in Mumbai
COAI issues support for 2G and 3G revenue split
BSNL to roll out 3G in north-east and Chennai by January 2009
Unitech set for wireless venture stake sale?
TTSL plans capital restructure
ZTE and Maxis sign USD400 million deal; Aircel to benefit
Tulip Telecom expanding services
Vodafone delays 3G upgrade
Changes to M&A regulations could prevent new entrants cashing out
BT and BSNL partner to offer managed services in India
GSM players unhappy about MNP changes
DoT cuts 2G licence fees by up to 33%
Sterlite Technologies and BSNL ink fibre-optic cable deal
TTSL targets one million subscribers in Orissa by mid-2009
TRAI to review termination charges
Shyam launches CDMA network in Rajasthan; set to invest USD1.5 billion next year
Idea launches services in Bihar and Jharkhand
RCOM expects CAPEX to decline in the next fiscal year
DIPP raises objection to proposals for 3G bids by foreign players without local partners
RCOM’s GSM services soft launched in major cities
BSNL considering overseas investment
Shyam Telelink set to launch CDMA and GSM services
Four firms bid for 3G e-auction agency
Idea Cellular borrows USD100 million from IFC
Swan Telecom rumoured to be considering purchase of Allianz Infra's licences
Etisalat pays USD900 million for 45% stake in Swan Telecom
RCOM to launch Bangalore GSM network by December
TRAI considering reductions in interconnection charges
Telenor misses out as Telecom Italia grabs 49% of Unitech Wireless
DoT may allow foreign players to bid for 3G with no local partner
BSNL plans IPTV rollout for 98 cities by November
Reliance Communications to invest USD3 Billion on GSM operations
BSNL to expand broadband services across India by March 2009
BSNL and C&W sign MoU for network sharing and expansion; BSNL to offer roaming agreements with private operators
DoT to allocate additional 2G spectrum only after subscriber figure verification
DoT on a regulation amendment spree; 3G and WiMAX policies both updated
MTNL launching Delhi 3G trials; commercial launch expected in December
DoCoMo mulling stake in Tata Teleservices; France Telecom denies interest
Six vendors bid for BSNL GSM tender
DoT considering raising 3G charges
Unitech raises INR12 billion for telecom plans; Telenor closing in on stake in venture
GSM spectrum allocation for Punjab and Uttar Pradesh under consideration
Vodafone obtains order to block sales of BPL Mobile shares
BSNL set to float USD9 billion tender
BSNL to offer new WiMAX tender; new WiMAX franchisees sought
Idea may face additional fees for Spice acquisition
IOL Netcom partners with MTNL to offer CDMA services
Loop Telecom opens talks with Zain and Telenor
HFCL Infotel to launch IPTV services in three months
Shyam Telelink obtains pan-India CDMA spectrum
BSNL launches 3G trial services; commercial launch expected by year-end
Swan Telecom grabs Delhi GSM spectrum
Datacom attracting interest from foreign players
DoT revises WiMAX policy, voice services to be allowed
Telcos may face fines for unverified users
Virgin Mobile’s operations given thumbs up by DoT
CDMA operators to get 3G spectrum auction
Telcos sign interconnection agreement
COAI and GSM operators fined by Delhi High Court
GSM players agree links with RCOM
Cabinet approves new IPTV policy guidelines
RCOM launches DTH services, IPTV coming before year-end
TRAI calls for removal of restrictions on internet telephony
TRAI reaffirms stance on RCOM interconnection
BSNL plans rural WiMAX expansion
Finance Ministry wants 3G policy halted
DoT says no to GSM excess spectrum charge
BSNL places order for 3G lines
DoT asks Idea to surrender licences for two circles
Tata Teleservices to spend USD2 billion on expansion
Datacom shortlists technology solutions providers
WiMAX, 3G allocations receive ministry approval
BSNL privatisation edges closer
TRAI announces MVNO recommendations
RCOM set for USD500 million 3G tender
BSNL and MTNL to offer 3G service within six months
1Q results see net profit and revenues both climb for RCOM
MTNL reports net profit up despite revenues stalling
Government finally announces 3G auction details
Sify selects Redline for WiMAX network equipment
Licence renewal fees cause another regulator clash
Idea Cellular Q1 net profit slips
Rural fixed line licence fees to be waived
Bharti Airtel posts strong 2Q figures; 7.5 million subscribers added
DoT considering at least five 3G licences per circle
BSNL to defer GSM tender
Idea asks DoT to consider licence surrender
BSNL planning rural expansion
Excess GSM spectrum fee opposed by operators
Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) posts 1Q INR347 million loss
DoT postpones excess spectrum decision
RCOM to receive GSM interconnectivity
2G spectrum excess may cost mobile operators
Swan Telecom looking to partner with BSNL
TRAI agrees DoT 3G pricing stance, WiMAX reserve prices to rise
DoT and TRAI clash again; WiMAX policy the cause
Broadband project to reach rural villages
Vodafone: tax bill could hit USD4 billion
Further 3G auction details revealed
BSNL to conduct WiMAX trials in Visakhapatnam
Ambani altercation a turn-off for MTN
War on the horizon: Ambani bros set to do battle
Shyam Telelink selects trio of vendors
3G policy almost finalised
AT&T to buy Maxis' stake in Aircel?
Idea Cellular to buy 40.8% of Spice
Sistema increases Shyam Telelink stake to 73.1%
Intra-circle roaming pacts given green light
Ambani to seek 40%+ of MTN
Bharti Airtel awards Alvarion WiMAX deal
Ambani bros at loggerheads over Reliance sale
TRAI gives green light to corporate changes
Tata Communications expands connectivity to Africa
Reliance plans London listing post-MTN merger
BSNL pulls out of submarine cable project
Idea reluctant to pay Spice asking price
Datacom plans large GSM tender
Spice open to further share sales
Quippo makes highest bid for Tata towers
Bandwidth resale bonanza
Providence Equity to invest USD640m in Idea Cellular
3G and WiMAX guidelines by June, says minister
USD4 billion burning a hole in Batelco’s pocket
Bharti Airtel discusses ‘merger of equals’ with MTN
Etisalat mulls USD1 billion investment in Tata Teleservices
BSNL lays down terms for 93 million-line GSM tender
MTNL 2007/08 profit rises 8.9%
RCOM profit jumps on subscriber boom
Etisalat targets entry into India and Egyptian fixed line licence
Reliance acquires eWave; plans USD500 million investment in WiMAX
DoT plans two-phase 3G spectrum auction
Koor eyes stake in Tata TeleServices
Shyam allocated 800MHz frequencies in eight circles
BSNL, MTNL may get 3G spectrum ‘as of right’
DoT to open 3G auction to foreigners; MNP from next year
Wait almost over for GSM frequencies
Etisalat casts eye to Indian market
NSN to expand broadband access to 25,000 villages for BNSL
BSNL selects Nortel for USD100 million GSM expansion
3G: DoT to allow bids for up to two 5MHz blocks
France Telecom denies franchise plans with RCOM
RCOM planning international WiMAX services?
AT&T looking to buy a stake in Datacom
BSNL to open bids for eight million DSL lines
Orange and RCOM discuss franchise agreement
RCOM asks for new GSM-900 spectrum allocation
Three month delay on Hutch Essar tax issue
BNSL adopts franchise model for WiMAX rollout
Bharti Airtel opens network to foreign carriers
BSNL to invest USD300 million in CDMA, GSM networks
Idea plans USD250 million network investment
DoT asks for details of Virgin/Tata deal
BPL Mobile selects Huawei for network expansion
Tata Communications selects Telsima to roll out WiMAX network
BSNL plans USD4.7 billion spending spree
Tata to launch Virgin Mobile
Raja prepares letters of intent
BSNL to pull back from rural areas if government ends ADC
Yipes becomes Reliance Globalcom
Minnows pull together to take on tower power trio
MTNL soft-launches GPRS mobile TV
MTNL soft-launches GPRS mobile TV
C&W receives Indian DLD, ILD licences
Idea Cellular reports fiscal Q3 results
Sistema to increase stake in Shyam Telelink to 74%
Russia’s ByCell gets FIPB clearance for wireless network
Alca-Lu selected for 13,000km France, India submarine link
Ericsson signs first consumer push e-mail contract with Aircel
RCOM to list Infratel unit on Indian bourses
VSNL to roll out WiMAX network to dozen cities by 2009
RCOM third quarter profit up 49%
Bharti Airtel posts bouyant Q3 results
Vodafone gets green light to challenge Indian tax claim
BSNL chooses Soma Networks for WiMAX deployment
Huawei rolls out MTNL's MPLS backbone
BSNL: 10% stake to be floated?
RCOM to order up to 100 million GSM lines - report
BSNL to invest USD500 million in CDMA
Licences for all
COAI: GSM base jumps 62% in 2007
TRAI recommends mobile TV licence auction; wants 3G licensing sooner
Wireless market racks up record monthly growth
Spice sells towers and takes out loans for network expansion
VSNL to sell 20% stake in internet subsidiary; India WiMAX round-up
Sistema makes plans for pan-India telco
VSNL to be renamed Tata Communications; plans new USD250m link with Europe
Idea selects NSN for managed services network rollout in Bihar
Vodafone forges network sharing agreements
DoT oks RCOM’s GSM plans
Virgin India to be announced next year
India to opt for 3G auction
Verizon wins LD licences
VSNL to be renamed Tata Telecommunications
Reliance reports 2Q results
COAI sues DoT over dual spectrum rules
CDMA players eye GSM
Russian firm to target remote areas
None to be excluded in 3G grab
NSN wins BSNL deal to provide broadband to 7,000 villages
GSM subs jump 5.6 million in Q3
BSNL to go to tender for 50,000 WiMAX kiosks
Last minute rush for telecoms licences
Bharti tops 50 million mark
Videocon applies for wireless licences for all 22 circles
Non-uniform 3G in circles to delay spectrum policy
Russia’s Sistema buys into India
Amid much fanfare, Vodafone announces Hutchison Essar rebrand
Ericsson spearheads W-CDMA/HSPA trial in rural India
UTStarcom teams with Bharti Airtel to launch IPTV
Maxis denies plans to quit Aircel
Essar strategy for BPL upsets Vodafone
BPL Mobile applies for new licences to expand its reach
Ericsson signs USD1.3 billion deal with BSNL
BSNL/MTNL restructuring ‘on hold’
Reliance awards USD1.5 billion Flag contract to Fujitsu
India's total telephony base reaches 232.87 million
Reliance denies discussions with Maxis over Aircel
Bharti to double tower network by March 2008
C&W applies for long-distance licences
Reliance Communications profit doubles
Lower sales means lower profit at MTNL
Bharti Airtel Q1 profit doubles
Idea reports 1Q results
DoT plans US model for 3G spectrum auction
Bharti buys back 4.99% Airtel stake
Ericsson wins USD2b network expansion deal from Bharti
BSNL reduces GSM line purchase to 14m
SingTel hints at upping Bharti Airtel stake
BSNL may slash 45.5 million line GSM order to just 23 million
BSNL vendor contracts continue to cause chaos
FT confirms purchase of GTL divisions
The rise and rise of telecoms
Singapore eyes USD2b stake in Bharti Airtel
Nokia Siemens Networks wins USD900m deal from Bharti Airtel
Spice raises USD128 million from IPO
Ericsson to host multimedia services for BSNL
VSNL to install 2,000 WiMAX base stations
Nokia Siemens wins network upgrade deal from BSNL
India equipment market growing strongly
FT lines up India’s GTL
VSNL claims WiMAX first
Further rumours on Spice/Idea merger
Aircel inks network expansion contract
Vodafone to sell Bharti stake and rebrand Hutch
TM open to Spice/Idea merger
Bharti Airtel passes 40 million mark
PCCW Global and Bharti Airtel sign partnership agreement
UTStarcom signs contracts with United Telecom and BSNL
BSNL all set to place order for ‘mega contract’
Idea Cellular awards Nokia Siemens Networks USD500 million contract
Spice gets NLD & ILD licences
Virgin Mobile plans JV with Tata Teleservices, papers say
Hutchison Telecom and Vodafone complete Hutch Essar deal
DoCoMo abandons Indian i-mode scheme
Airtel and UTStarcom to launch IPTV
Reliance Communications' profit doubles
FIPB approves Vodafone takeover of Hutchison Essar
Bharti Airtel reports 98% net profit growth in 4Q
Vodafone may need to pay more for Hutch Essar
Four 3G licences only says DoT
India to permit overseas firms bid for 3G licences, papers say
Idea Cellular announces year end results
MTNL reports full year results
Telecom service tax revenue booming on back of record subscriber growth
Motorola drops lawsuit against BSNL: Ericsson and Nokia celebrate
Indian regulators still not convinced by Vodafone’s plan, papers say
BSNL plans mega WiMAX rollout
GSM subscriber base tops 121 million
TRAI proposes network sharing
Vodafone admits snag in Hutch Essar purchase
TM announces proposed listing of Spice Communications
Vodafone strikes deal with Essar
Hutchison approves sale of assets to Vodafone
Aircel completes 3G testing
Ericsson wins three-year GSM expansion contract from Idea Cellular
Motorola demands minutes of meeting for BSNL contract
Vodafone's acquisition of Hutchison Essar
HTIL and Vodafone sign three year non-compete pact
BT receives ILD, NLD licences
Essar keen to dissuade Vodafone from Bharti network sharing deal
Can Vodafone work with Essar?
Alcatel-Lucent wins contracts from MTNL and BSNL
Tata Group declines 26.1% option on VSNL
Vodafone wins Indian prize
Bids in by Friday, HTIL says
Hindujas and Qatar Telecom to put in joint bid for Hutchison Essar - report
Pacific Internet launches VoIP for SMEs
BSNL plans WiMAX coverage of 80,000 villages
SingTel announces plan to sell submarine link to Bharti
Bharti 3Q: net profit doubles as wireless base jumps to 32 million
Motorola wins 3G contract from MTNL, pending licence award
Indian GSM subscriber base almost doubles; CDMA triples
India next for Virgin Mobile?
Vodafone mulls partnership with RCOM for Hutchison Essar, papers say
Vodafone to start due diligence on Hutch Essar, papers say
Spice puts IPO on menu
BSNL to offer 130,000 WiLL connections in Uttar Pradesh
Hindujas join Hutchison Essar fray
Essar to match Vodafone’s Hutch bid; Maxis, Qtel and Orascom drop out of race
Reliance sets out Flag expansion programme
Huawei wins optical network order from BSNL
Essar arranges financing for proposed Hutchison buyout
Aircel to roll out WiMAX in 23 circles
Hutchison confirms approaches; Vodafone lays cards on the table
Vodafone may join race for Hutchison Essar, papers say
Hutch declines comment on reported talks with Reliance for Essar sale
Lanka Bell, Reliance ink cable deal
Aperto bags BSNL order for WiMAX deployment
BSNL to offer free upgrade for all broadband users in 2007
Reliance, Maxis and Orascom want a piece of Hutch Essar, papers say
BSNL mega contracts delayed for a third time whilst Motorola appeal is heard
MTNL broadband waiting list tops 10,000
Aircel to expand nationwide
ISPs says tax breaks will boost broadband
Military throws a spanner in the 3G works
Reliance linked with Essar bid, papers say
Hutch says no comment on Essar sale speculation
Idea looking to raise USD560m from IPO
Reliance launches mega, mega tender, paper says
DoT rejects TRAI’s MNP recommendation
Aircel granted mobile spectrum in new regions
BSNL mega contracts delayed until Motorola appeal is heard
Birla Group refused Mumbai mobile licence, papers say
BSNL seeks WiMAX tie-up with Intel, papers say
Indian cellcos to begin 3G trials, papers say
BSNL soft-launches triple-play
Teledata Informatics to provide rural broadband in Madhya Pradesh
Hutch and Idea granted mobile spectrum in new regions
3G could hit India by mid-2007, papers say
TRAI calls for revamp of ILD legislation, papers say
Ericsson CEO hopes for speedy India resolution
BT applies for Indian licences
MTNL hands out broadband and GSM expansion contracts
Aditya Birla reduces Idea stake to 65%
Shyam Teleink to return to market next month
BSNL mega contracts delayed until Motorola appeal is heard
Idea launches in Uttar Pradesh (East)
Airtel contracts Nokia for network expansion in eight circles
VSNL profits up 18%
Reliance continues strong growth
Equity firm claims ‘significant minority stake’ in Idea
Tata Tele losses narrow
Aircel launches WiMAX
MTNL profits down as competition heats up
India news special: Bharti Airtel continues strong growth
India news special: BSNL-MTNL merger off?
India news special: Providence takes Idea stake; TA Associates and ChrysCapital to follow?
TRAI brands MTNL IPTV launch illegal, papers say
VSNL seals submarine cable deal with Etisalat and Telecoms Egypt, Saudi and Italia
BSNL plans January IPTV launch
Reliance deploys Aicent MMS gateway
India to invest USD1.1bn in rural services
Idea launches in Rajasthan
MTNL to launch IPTV Saturday
BSNL slashes fixed line tariffs
Indian GSM subs pass 127 million in September
AT&T becomes first foreign-owned long-distance licensee
BSNL ‘mega tender’ decision expected soon; Ericsson lowest bidder
C&W pondering Indian licence move
Airtel reluctantly hands back CDMA spectrum
SLT and BSNL inaugurate submarine cable
TRAI makes 3G and BWA spectrum recommendations
TRAI reveals 3G auction plans
BSNL FY profits hit by tax adjustment
Qualcomm seals deal with HFCL for CDMA handsets
DoT to investigate Hutch PTT
India faces battle to free up short listed WiMAX spectrum
Reliance wants in on the 3G action
DoT confirms indoor 3G trials
BSNL mobile subs pass 20 million mark
BSNL receives 3G spectrum on the quiet, others may have too, papers say
Reliance confirms GSM plans
Providence eyes Idea stake, papers say
BSNL launches new pre-paid fixed line service
Maxis to invest USD300m in Aircel expansion
Falcon launches as BSNL and MTNL team up to build submarine system of their own
Spice reveals funding for USD2.5 billion expansion
Lanka Bell in submarine cable tie-up with FLAG Telecom
MTNL looks to be first with IPTV
Ericsson to upgrade Airtel mobile network
MTNL projects running late
BPL outlines investments
Spice hopes to raise USD250m from 1Q07 IPO
Aircel eyes eleven new circles, papers say
India discusses 3G licence pricing
Intel to launch series of Indian WiMAX trials
Bharti contracts IBM for service delivery platform
MTNL seals IPTV content deals
Reliance continues strong growth
MTNL profits decline despite steady subs growth
Bharti beats forecasts with 48% profit boost
Vodafone could up Airtel stake
HFCL latest CDMA operator to declare GSM ambitions
TRAI backs MNP
DoT says: FDI limits unchanged; unbundling unlikely; MVNOs considered
MoC won’t be swayed on LLU, says wireless broadband is priority
Telephony penetration reaches 13.95%
GSM users reach 78.5 million
Tata, Idea, Hutch and Spice all want a slice of the DLD pie
Reliance allowed GSM and CDMA mobile services within the same circle, papers say
Bharti launches GSM-based FWA services
TRAI slams BSNL over poor interconnection
Telephony penetration reaches 12.8%, says TRAI
Teleservices looks to expand nationwide
Airtel plans triple-play by November
Birla completes Idea takeover
MTNL to pilot WiMAX
ZTE confirms Tata network deal
BSNL to spend big on mobile and broadband, but profits under pressure
BSNL to launch IPTV pilot in August
Nokia extends HET network management deal
Tata contracts Alcatel for multi-service network upgrade
Hutch increases stake in Indian GSM subsidiary
Utilities providers to receive long-distance licences
Idea to provide Shared Access to rural India
Five in the running for BSNL mega tender
Regulator issues wireless broadband consultation paper
Reliance applies for GSM spectrum in Delhi and Mumbai, papers say
ZTE to deploy Tata CDMA network, papers say
TM completes Spice deal
Regulator asks MTNL to hand back CDMA spectrum for redistribution
BSNL delays opening ‘mega-tender’ bids to 12 June
Definitive 3G roadmap due ‘soon’, says Comms Minister
Tata calls for investigation into overstating of subscriber stats
BSNL slashes fixed line and WiLL call costs
Telekom Malaysia mulls Spice float
Tata to spend USD666 million to double town coverage
VSNL to acquire Primus India
MTNL to receive NLD licence
MTNL requests extra spectrum to cope with booming demand in Mumbai
BSNL to get the EDGE in Gujarat
IDFC in for Idea stake, papers say
Cellcos to stop selling pre-activated mobile SIMs
Reliance Communication Ventures posts 30% rise in 1Q profits
Bharti Airtel quarterly profits up 49%
HTIL looks to increase Essar stake
MTNL FY profits fall 39%
VSNL plans India-Europe undersea cable
Communist Party claims tariff changes not benefiting the poor
MTNL offers voluntary redundancy to 1,300 more staff
BSNL to enter ILD market
More wheeler-dealings in the Indian telecoms market
BSNL profits dive 20% despite continued strong revenue growth
Aditya Birla has a bright Idea; buys Tata out of joint venture
India ends 1Q with 69 million GSM mobile subscribers
KT-Shyam talks off
Reliance slashes ILD tariffs by up to 69%
Israeli firm puts MTNL on the road to triple-play
Bharti signs up Nortel for contact centre services
DoT announces new mobile spectrum allocation policy
BSNL wants IPO pushed back to 2007
BSNL reveals mega-tender details; bidding to begin 28 April
CAC causes delay in long-distance licence awards
Bharti wants TCIL’s Hexacom stake
BSNL cancels Huawei deal; launches EV-DO tender
MTNL selects Time Broadband and HP for IPTV content delivery
Hutch Essar and 17 others apply for NLD/ILD licence
BSNL and MTNL to share cell sites
Telekom Malaysia to take Spice stake – official
HTIL triples CAPEX as it targets India
Telekom Malaysia to take Spice stake
Rumours abound over sale of further Tata Tele stakes
Reliance plans IPTV before year-end
Temasek takes Tata Tele stake
Regulator warns five cellcos over poor QoS
BSNL launches WiMAX trial
Tata Tele could sell 15% stake, papers say
Aircel looks to expand to eight new circles
Hutch reorganises Essar ahead of IPO
Bharti to merge fixed and mobile businesses
Telekom Malaysia strikes Spice deal, paper says
TRAI revamps ADC system
BSNL mega tender facing more delays?
Reliance slashes handset prices
BSNL to bundle broadband and telephony
Reliance Infocomm expands Tamil Nadu fixed wireless services
MTNL to receive tax refund
MTNL launches mobile line tender
Reliance must pay same charges as all GSM operators
Exciting ownership issues in India
HFCL to launch VoIP
MTNL profits fall 33%
Maxis looking to add some Spice?
Nokia to manage networks for Hutch Essar
Bharti profits up 25%, mobile subs top 16 million
BSNL hands 30% of GSM lines to ITI without tender
Hutch completes BPL takeover
Infocomm to double coverage, expand rural ops
TM looking to add some Spice?
Infocomm introduces single tariff for WiLL service
Bycell eyeing Indian mobile market
Infocomm negotiating lower interest loan to restructure USD300 million debts
Tata Teleservices planning stake sale?
Galloping wireless growth drives Indian telecoms sector
Reliance embraces ‘One India’
Indian international carrier market heating up
Maxis buys Aircel
Malaysian telcos reported to be in talks with Aircel
Bharti and VSNL launch SEA-ME-WE-4 in India
Reliance Infocomm and China Telecom sign international connectivity agreement
Foreign investment in Indian operators to top USD2 billion
TRAI proposes ‘rural telecom licences’
Regulators clear Tata’s digital TV joint venture
Indian customers to benefit from international cable projects
CDMA joint venture on the cards for BSNL and ZTE
Government 3G spectrum decision by March
Minister still against LLU
Nokia aims for CDMA dominance in India
Draft policy to bring number portability closer
Government slashes long-distance licence fees
CDMA user base grows 5.8% in October
Booming GSM sector adds 2.11 million new users
BSNL may ban Huawei from huge GSM tender following CDMA fiasco
Vodafone buys stake in Indian mobile leader Bharti
Huawei to set up USD60 million Indian plant
Bharti’s quarterly profit rises 43%
Tata Teleservices reaches six million users
BSNL’s monster GSM order grows to over 60 million lines
India approves foreign investment cap increase to 74%
NEC to supply India-Sri Lanka cable
India's GSM customer base passes 50 million
Government says telecoms equipment must be ‘Made in India’
TRAI warns of worsening mobile congestion in India
Bharti reaches one million fixed line customers
Hutchison’s USD1.15 billion BPL buyout proceeds as planned
SKT may buy Tata stake
Operators’ opinions split over MNP
Ministry sets out rural satellite phone rollout plan
China Mobile interested in Reliance
VSNL and Bharti to spend USD40 million each on undersea cable
BSNL opens up USD5 billion GSM tender to all vendors
India to fall short of government broadband target
Batelco, Bharti sign GPRS/MMS roaming agreement
BSNL and SLT finalise submarine cable deal
BSNL to launch INR200 billion GSM tender
Tribunal declares ‘Walky’ a mobile service; WiLL prices set to go up
TRAI: ‘10% of Indians are telephony subscribers’
Indian GSM operators achieve two million net additions in August
BSNL to lay submarine cable between India and Sri Lanka
Orange keeps an eye on Indian mobile market
COAI welcomes DoT’s decision on fixed-wireless fees; WiLL providers not so happy
Idea plans USD298 million expansion
Bharti awards Nokia USD125 million contract
Spectrum policy delayed until 2006
Reliance launches international roaming for CDMA users
Oman: Flag Telecom’s FALCON dips its toes in the water
COLT to shift 25% of workers to India by next year
BSNL blazes Wi-Fi trail
Japan and India plan telecoms cooperation
Indian fixed-wireless debate heats up – DoT considers outlawing Walkys
India’s wireless sector booming
Bharti, Reliance and PTCL team up
BSNL slashes broadband rates in two – but also cuts download limits
VSNL agrees to share undersea cables with Bharti
Tata and Birla agree to buy out Cingular’s Idea stake
Controversy rages over Tata’s ‘Walky’
VSNL reports steady profits
India to unveil new telecoms policy ‘soon’
BSNL fears ‘One India’ means less income
Bharti boosts profits with record customer additions
VSNL buys top VoIP carrier
AirTel launches data card
Hutchison Essar buys BPL Mobile for USD1 billion
DoT aims to kickstart broadband expansion
Regulator to release MNP paper this month
Indian cellcos seek compensation for 'unfair' competition
BSNL plans to tender USD5 billion GSM contract and give rural franchises the BOOT
BSNL to launch video conferencing
Tata confirms INR6 billion capex plan for eastern region
Private telcos take 43% of market
Alcatel opens GSM base station factory in India
‘Total tosh’: Telecom trashes tabloid tittle-tattle on Tata takeover talks
Indian ISPs urge regulator to abolish WiMax spectrum licensing
“Buy buy buy”: India’s big boys bank big deals
Indian handset market worth USD2 billion
Long-distance venture announced by Hutch
Dishnet launches Wi-Fi
Minister predicts ‘One India’ telecom tariff soon
MTNL suffers 3G setback
More confusion over TRAI’s 3G recommendations
Nokia to start producing handsets in India in a year’s time
BSNL ponders pre-paid PSTN package
International telcos eyeing Cingular’s stake in Idea
Telekom Malaysia denies making solo bid for Idea stake
Bharti signs USD250 million GSM contract with Ericsson
Tata Tele appoints ex-Vodafone bigwig as new CEO
BSNL rollouts roll on
Tata takes ‘Walky’ into new circles
Finance Ministry disagrees with regulator over 3G auctions
Manufacturing sector to help boost Indian telecoms growth
Alcatel predicts 20-40 million Indian WiMAX users in five years
SingTel ups its Bharti stake for USD250 million
GSM group welcomes TRAI’s spectrum policy
MTNL plots new broadband offensive for low-budget night owls
BSNL announces its highest ever cut in international call rates
TRAI addresses shortage of 2G spectrum, proposes lower spectrum licensing fees
TRAI releases spectrum recommendations
Regulator looking to open up 450MHz band
TRAI looks for ways to reduce cost of 3G rollout
TDSAT sounds death knell for paging companies
BSNL aims for another 30 million GSM lines to cope with rocketing demand
Bharti’s full year results show rapid growth
VSNL finally gains control of global fibre-optic network
COAI expect GSM users to top 200 million by 2007; 3G getting closer
BPL Mobile talks buy-outs with mystery telcos
Bharti reveals billion-dollar 3G rollout plans
Government looks at mobile funding
VSNL’s cable deal gets the all-clear after US national security probe
VSNL chairman says ‘Ta-ta’
India and Pakistan consider fibre-optic link
Hutchison puts off Indian cellular IPO
Nokia to set up and grow new Indian plant
Bharti outlines investments
AirTel goes full circle
WiMAX on its way to the Sub-Continent
Branson seeks Indian partner
Regulator says mobile tariffs dropped by 58% last quarter
More long-distance levy changes imminent
Government enforces minimum broadband speed limit
BSNL and MTNL’s opinions differ on merger
Mobile data market expands
Regulator orders bandwidth costs to come down
Hutch and Tata propose PTT relaunch
A passage to India: VSNL UK launches wholesale voice service
India to splash out USD2.7 billion on telecoms in fiscal year 2005
CDMA market share reaches 25%
MTNL playing catch-up in the mobile sector
MTNL to expand GSM capacity
Bharti looks for US listing
BPL banned from selling assets
Tata Teleservices launches in Bihar
Siemens sees the light of India
Political opposition mount campaign to overturn FDI hike
Siemens wins wireless module deal
Government raises its cap to foreign investors
Reliance plans massive network expansion
Bharti passes milestone
TRAI sets fee for unified licence
FWA operators incur the wrath of TRAI
Orange may outsource to India
Sprint signs Indian IP deal
Operators unhappy with ADC changes
TRAI considers ADC charges
Teledensity to hit 18% in four years
India aims for 20 million broadband users by 2010
India needs foreign cash says Minister
DoT enters spectrum debate
Government announces new broadband policy
Reliance Infocomm reveals ambitious expansion plans
Nortel bags major BSNL deal
ST Telemedia and Telekom Malaysia buy USD390 million stake in Idea
Nokia to build handset factory in India
Global Crossing and Sify join IP networks
Six month countdown to state telecoms merger
Bharti’s ever-increasing circles
Mobiles overtake fixed lines
BSNL and Reliance row escalates
TRAI urges government to let go
VSNL's acquisition of Tyco Telecom: TeleGeography's View
Bharti outperforms: reports 85% rise in subscribers
Operators ask regulator for more spectrum
Unified licensing regime to be implemented in November
Dishnet selects Ericsson
State declines to unbundle local loop
Government hints at raising ceiling for foreign investment
Vendors get sucked into spectrum dispute
Chandrasekhar to merge BPL units
BSNL contracts Nokia for GSM/GPRS expansion
Phenomenal growth, but penetration unfulfilling
LG plans new handset plant in Pune
India to deploy GSM-R system
MTNL announces GSM expansion plan
Tata Indicom cuts fixed line charges for Delhi-Mumbai
Global associations urge India to reconsider spectrum allocation
Hutch still interested in Indian acquisitions
Bharti will not sell shares to foreigners
Bharti reveals mobile expansion plan
Minister sets ambitious targets
BSNL looking for foreign partner for handset project
Indian price war boosts mobile take-up
KT Corp lining up Tata bid?
Bharti to invest USD75 million in Uttar Pradesh
VSNL to unveil broadband expansion plans
BSNL announces record spend on GSM expansion
Tata looking to buy Tyco’s network
Own-brand handset adds some additional Spice
MTNL and C&W expand in India
MTNL to launch DSL platform in November
War breaks out over 3G frequency allocation plans
GAIL India to invest in telecoms business
USD260 million investment plan is a good Idea
MTNL plans to issue tender for two million-line GSM expansion in August
Pair prepare to compete for Tyco Global
Hutchison launches multimedia in Pubjab
Pakistani regulator seeks clarification from Indian counterpart over licence awards
SingTel mulls increasing Bharti stake
Regulator expecting growth to pick up
Wireless to outnumber fixed lines by year end
Eight battle it out for second national mobile licence
Prince Alwaleed eyeing second GSM concession
Hutch selects Nokia for GSM upgrade
Lucent bags Tata deal
Bharti hands back four licences
Lucent to expand Tata’s CDMA network
COLT plans Indian call centre
New telecoms minister rules out privatisation of state-run behemoths
Telekom and STT plan bid for Idea Cellular
Nokia wins GSM/GPRS deal from Bharti
MTNL not for sale
Kerala telecom circle to benefit from USD266 million investment
COAI looks to increase telecom FDI
Tata Indicom meets broadband challenge with new submarine cable
Bharti eyes Idea
GSM growth slows in April - revenues rise, but for how long?
“D’ya want a framed family camfone portrait with that?”
Bharti posts first net profit on the back of pre-paid push
Telekom Malaysia eyes Idea Cellular
Mobile users pass 33 million mark - and climbing
AirTel to expand coverage to all 23 circles
Avaya to up stake in Tata Telecom
Idea’s Maharashtra circle hits one million subscribers
Bharti unveils ‘mega expansion’ plan
Telegeography research shows bandwidth to India surging
BSNL accuses VSNL of overcharging on international calls
India’s mobile market breaks 31 million barrier
New legislation points to consolidation
Motorola inks deals with three Indian carriers for USD307 million
Bharti awarded licences for five new circles
Ericsson bags Bharti deal
India continues upwardly mobile trend
Dominant telco seeks experienced vendor for expansion project, must have GSOH
Idea’s grand designs
Bharti benefits from booming mobile market
Idea Cellular buys Escotel
Cellcos fail to meet TRAI benchmarks
Cellcos accept new licensing plan
MTNL rapped over performance
Wireless customers top 28 million
Essar takes stake in Hutchison East
Rural demand boosts subscribers by 1.9 million in a month
Reliance ups Flag bid
AT&T Wireless jumps ship on BPL
Teledensity beats expectations
Mobile and WiLL subscribers break 25 million barrier
DoT rejects Tata’s new licence applications....for the time being
Reliance targets 30 million subscribers in new licence regime
Mobile operators in u-turn over unified licensing plan
Unified licence dispute could spiral out of control
Government strives to settle WiLL dispute
India reaches wireless penetration target more than a year ahead of schedule
DoT rules cause furore
More foreign investment to be allowed in telecoms
Chinese handset manufacturer sets sights on India
Tata applies for four more basic telecoms licences
Mobile subscriber figures continue to rocket as WiLL stalls
Bharti Cellular plans USD17.5 million investment
Reliance gets regulatory ‘thumbs up’ for WiLL service
Kashmir coverage extended
AirTel hits four million mark
Tribunal rules against cellcos in long running WiLL dispute
Private operators claim subscriber base of 4.4 million
TRAI extends unified licence proposal
It’s no Indian summer for VSNL
New licensing plans have cellular operators up in arms
GSM operators offering ‘goody bags’ to stave off WiLL threat
TRAI spat with COAI continues
Mobile and fixed line telcos lock horns over unified licensing
BoT reprimands BSNL
Government mulls allowing intra-circle M&As
France Telecom mulls pulling out of India
Telia ditches Bharti Mobile stake
MTNL to slash CDMA tariffs
Birla chairman buys into Star
May marks another month of solid mobile subscriber growth
Vodafone and Telia opt out of Indian cellcos
Siemens wins EUR30 million Escotel deal
Reliance ‘postcard prices’ push customer base past million mark
Bharti ramps up Airtel investment
Newcomer Reliance looking to shake up mobile sector
Limited mobility hearing leads to publication of subscriber data
Cellcos merge to achieve pan-Indian footprint
Escorts’ telecoms units on expansion trail
WiLL causes controversy in India
BSNL makes an impact on mobile market