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Idea Cellular Reports First-ever Loss As Telco Price War Rages

Idea, part of the Aditya Birla Conglomerate, on Saturday said it had a consolidated net loss of Rs 384 crore in its fiscal third quarter ended December 31, compared with a net profit of Rs 659 crore a year earlier

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Vodafone-Idea Deal Could Speed Up India Telecom Consolidation

A proposed merger between Vodafone's India operation and Idea Cellular would create a market leader in India's crowded and hyper-competitive telecom sector, forcing smaller players into two likely options: merge or exit altogether

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Budget Outlook 2017: Expectations From Telecom Sector

With the expected increase in tax collections due to demonetisation of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 currency notes, we are looking forward to a reduction in the rate of corporate tax and the abolition of all the surcharges/cess, etc.

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RJio Free Offer Violates Trai Tariff Orders: Vodafone To Delhi HC

Vodafone India on Monday moved Delhi High Court alleging that telecom regulator Trai had failed to prohibit 'blatant violation' of its tariff orders, directions and regulations by Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd by permitting it to continue with its free offers

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Vodafone Says In Merger Talks With Idea Cellular

India's three leading mobile operators, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea, have all been hammered by the arrival of Jio Infocomm, a new operator owned by the billionaire Mukesh Ambani which has shaken up the market by offering free voice and data to customers

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Ushering In A Better Connected Future

Asia Pacific will be the second fastest growing region for 5G subscriptions, with 10 per cent of all subscriptions being 5G in 2022. If we look at IoT, around 29 billion connected devices are forecast by 2022, of which around 18 billion will be related to IoT

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Reliance Jio All Set To Invest Rs 30,000 Crore More On Networks

Reliance Jio is planning to invest Rs 30,000 crore more to expand coverage and increase network capacity. With this, its total investment in the network will reach close to Rs 1.9 lakh crore

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Bharti Airtel Offers Free Data, Deepening Price War With Rivals

The package is Bharti's latest response to the entry last year of new operator Reliance Jio, backed by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, which shook India's telecom sector by offering free data services until March 31

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Vodafone Plea Against Trai Recommendation Premature: Centre

The Centre on Tuesday termed as "premature" the plea by telecom major Vodafone challenging TRAI's recommendation to impose Rs 1,050 crore penalty on it for not providing interconnectivity to Reliance Jio

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Telecom 2016: The Year That Was - Digital India 2.0

For an industry which is as significant, all pervasive and as large as telecom, it is not an easy task to sum up the entire year in binaries, there were many shades that the industry experienced in a year which was also a year of turbulence & flux for the industry

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Airtel Challenges TRAI's Permission To Jio To Continue Promo

Jio first launched an inaugural free voice and data plan beginning September 4 and earlier this month extended it till March 31

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Reliance Communications Signs Binding Pact With Brookfield For Rs 11,000 Crore Tower Stake Sale

Reliance Communications said on Wednesday it had signed a binding pact with Canada's Brookfield Infrastructure for selling a stake in its mobile phone tower business

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TRAI Recommends Limited Free Data For Rural Areas Every Month

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India estimates 100 Megabyte (MB)free data for 50 million rural subscribers in a month would cost Rs 600 crore

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Vodafone Tells Delhi High Court Rs 1,050 Crore Penalty 'Arbitrary'

Telecom major Vodafone on Friday (16 December) told the Delhi High Court that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's recommendation to the Centre to impose Rs 1,050 crore penalty on it for not giving interconnectivity to Reliance Jio was an "arbitrary" decision

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Eros Now Announces Over Two Million Paid Subscribers

Significant deals are in place with all major telecom players in India that are on the forefront of 4G growth, including as Reliance Jio, Airtel, IDEA Cellular Network and Vodafone

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