TELECOM

UAE-based Fxkart raises $1M from QM Ventures' partner for Indian forex marketplace

March 26, 2015 | Hiral Trivedi

Founders associated with UK-based hedge fund and Shariah-compliant advisory firm.

Telecom spectrum auction ends; government to get $17.6B

March 25, 2015 | PTI

The fierce bidding is likely to lead to rise in call, SMS and data charges for consumers.

Tata-DoCoMo head for arbitration as RBI turns down $1.1B deal in JV at a higher price

March 24, 2015 | PTI

Earlier, RBI had relented on 'fair-value' pricing norm but FinMin rejected it.

Telecom spectrum auction kitty rises to $17.5B

March 24, 2015 | PTI

About 89 per cent of the spectrum has been provisionally allocated to bidders.

Bharti Airtel, China Mobile tie up for 5G, telecom equipment procurement

March 03, 2015 | PTI

China Mobile is the world largest telecom operator.

Bharti Airtel sells 2.9% of tower unit Bharti Infratel for $310M

February 26, 2015 | Anuradha Verma

As on December 2014, Bharti Airtel held 74.85 per cent stake in Bharti Infratel.

Vodafone elevates Naveen Chopra as COO in India

February 10, 2015 | Bhawna Gupta

Chopra succeeds Sunil Sood who is to take over as CEO.

Manoj Kohli continues to be MD of Bharti Enterprises

February 06, 2015 | Anuradha Verma

On Wednesday, Bharti Airtel announced that Kohli has stepped down as non-executive director.

Mobile data usage powers Bharti Airtel to more than double net profit in Q3

February 04, 2015 | PTI

Mobile data revenue grew 74.3 per cent to Rs 2,114 crore.

Kotak Mahindra to buy 19.9% stake in Bharti Airtel's proposed payments bank

January 29, 2015 | Nikita Peer

Paytm's parent One97 is also in the queue to get a payments bank licence.

Hutchison Whampoa to buy Telefonica's British telco O2 for up to $15.4B

January 23, 2015 | Bhawna Gupta

It will become UK's top mobile operator since it also owns Three mobile network.

Sunil Sood named Vodafone India CEO as Marten Pieters resigns

January 22, 2015 | Bhawna Gupta

Pieters will continue to remain on the board of the firm.

Japan's NTT eyes national long-distance telecom licence in India

January 21, 2015 | Bhawna Gupta

Group firm NTT DoCoMo is in the final stages of exiting its JV with Tata Group.

Twitter acquiring VC-backed mobile marketing & customer engagement platform ZipDial

January 20, 2015 | TEAM VCC

ZipDial is backed by Blume, AngelPrime, Mumbai Angels, Jungle Ventures, Unilazer, 500 Startups & DSG Consumer Partners.

RBI relents on 'fair-value' pricing norm; OKs Tata's $1.1B deal to buy DoCoMo in telco

January 14, 2015 | Anuradha Verma

NTT DoCoMo acquired 26.5 per cent in Tata Teleservices in 2009.

Reliance Jio chief Sandip Das moves; to head mobile devices sales at Reliance Retail

January 13, 2015 | PTI

Reliance Jio is to launch its services soon.

Temasek dilutes holding in Bharti Infratel, pulls out around $50M more

January 08, 2015 | Anuradha Verma

Temasek was the lead investor in a $1.25 billion investment in the tower co in 2007.

NTT DoCoMo in arbitration with Tata Sons over $1B plus stake sale in Tata Teleservices

January 05, 2015 | Anuradha Verma

Other shareholders of Tata Tele include Temasek and 2i Capital.

TRAI recommends lower base price for 3G spectrum auction

December 31, 2014 | PTI

Telecom regulator calls for cut in base price as against Rs 3,500 crore per MHz in 2010 auction.

Xiaomi raises $1.1B from All-Stars, DST Global, GIC & others at $45B valuation

December 29, 2014 | Sainul K Abudheen

It has been facing patent related challenges in India.

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