TELECOM

Australian coffee chain Di Bella Coffee plans 150 outlets in next three years

September 22, 2014 | PTI

Di Bella Coffee will initially focus markets such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad

Reliance Jio signs tower sharing deal with Indus Towers

September 22, 2014 | PTI

Indus Towers, which is the largest tower company in the world, is a joint venture company of Bharti Group, Aditya Birla Group and Vodafone Group.

Telecom M&A guidelines need to be reworked: TRAI

September 22, 2014 | PTI

TRAI said the guidelines have been a non-starter as M&A activity has not taken place despite the industry being in dire need for consolidation.

Reliance Jio signs tower sharing deal with GTL Infra

September 18, 2014 | PTI

RJIL holds pan-India broadband wireless access spectrum and is planning to launch commercial 4G telecom services in 2015

Communication panel to regulate market dominance & influence

September 17, 2014 | PTI

The Department of Telecom is likely to finalise the draft Bill before the Winter Session of Parliament.

IFC invests $65M in Idea Cellular via QIP

September 15, 2014 | Anuradha Verma

Idea Cellular raised around $490 million In June through QIP.

Telecom industry in India is a mess, says Vodafone India chief

September 11, 2014 | PTI

The industry structure is a government responsibility and there has been little action to change that, he says.

Bharti Airtel selling over 3,500 telecom towers in Africa to Eaton

September 08, 2014 | Bhawna Gupta

In July, the telco sold 3,100 towers to Helios Towers Africa.

Providence part exits Idea Cellular for $234M

September 04, 2014 | Shruti Ambavat

The PE firm has managed IRR of 15 per cent on its eight-year-old investment.

TRAI releases paper on virtual network operators

September 03, 2014 | PTI

The regulator has sought comments by September 17, 2014.

Mobile collaboration tool for enterprises Tydy raises $138K via LetsVenture

September 02, 2014 | Nikita Peer

Its customers include Mantri Developers, Puma and Atta Galatta.

Siva declares bankruptcy; former partner Batelco to still pursue for $212M dues

September 01, 2014 | Anuradha Verma

A British court issued an indefinite freeze in July on assets owned by Sivasankaran.

Airtel to acquire over 2.7M subscribers of Essar-owned Kenyan telco YuMobile

September 01, 2014 | Bhawna Gupta

Airtel is the second-largest among telecom operators in Africa behind MTN.

Aircel-Maxis deal case: CBI chargesheets Maran brothers

August 29, 2014 | PTI

The CBI has also named Malaysian business tycoon T Ananda Krishnan, Malaysian national Ralph Marshall and four firms, including Sun Direct and Malaysia's Maxis Communication Berhad, as accused in the case.

Spice Mobility names Prashant Bindal as CEO

August 28, 2014 | Sainul K Abudheen

Known as a mobile handset company, Spice Mobility has been trying to reposition itself as a mobile internet firm.

Australia’s Telstra ropes in Upendra Kohli from Infosys as country head for India

August 27, 2014 | Anuradha Verma

Telstra has an Indian JV with Bangalore-based IT infra services provider Microland.

Bharti Airtel in talks with ATC and Eaton for sale of Africa towers

August 19, 2014 | PTI

The deal is believed to be in the range of $1.5-2 billion.

Airtel may have to surrender excess spectrum in Mumbai

August 13, 2014 | PTI

As per spectrum cap rule, a company cannot hold more than 25 per cent of total spectrum assigned to all companies in a circle and over 50 per cent of total spectrum assigned in a particular frequency band.

Top telcos including Airtel & Vodafone get govt notice for underreporting revenue

August 11, 2014 | PTI

The firms have given representation which is examined by DoT before taking a final decision.

Trai starts consultation process for spectrum auction

August 07, 2014 | PTI

The process will determine the reserve price of spectrum to be auctioned across 18 out of the 22 telecom service areas across the country for 900 Mhz and 1800 Mhz bands, used for providing mobile services based on GSM technology standard.

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