Category: Mobile Operator

Telecom Firms Gear Up for Deals as Competition Heats Up

India’s crowded telecoms sector is preparing for a long-awaited shake-up as highly indebted players jostle for access to costly airwaves and brace for the launch of a deep-pocketed new rival backed by India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani. Ambani owns oil-to-retail conglomerate Reliance Industries, which is expected to begin offering fast data services across India by […]

Aircel to Launch 3G Services in 61 Towns in Bihar by Year-End

India’s leading private telecom service provider, Aircel, Thursday announced an aggressive expansion plan of its 3G network in Bihar by adding 61 new towns to its network by December this year, an official said. For expanding its 3G services, Aircel will set up 600 towers across Bihar to provide seamless connectivity to its constantly growing […]

Nokia Reports Stronger-Than-Expected Profits for Q3

Nokia, the world’s No. 3 network equipment maker, on Thursday reported stronger-than-expected profits as growth in China offset weaker demand in North America and Europe, and announced a new shareholder return plan. The Finnish company said it would return EUR 4 billion (roughly Rs. 28,689 crores) to shareholders in the coming years through dividend payments […]

Call Drop Problem to Improve in 3-4 Months in Delhi

Vodafone on Thursday said there will be significant improvement in call drop problem in Delhi within 12-16 weeks as it plans to put up more sites as well as augment capacity of the existing ones. In the last six months, Vodafone has put up over 500 sites in Delhi NCR, while capacity of existing 550 […]

RCom Seeks 2G Intra-Circle Roaming Deal With BSNL, Idea, Vodafone

Telecom operator Reliance Communications is planning to roll out a 3G ICR-like roaming agreement to continue 2G service in Bihar, West Bengal and Assam after its right to use 2G spectrum expires in December. “RCom already has existing and valid intra-circle roaming (ICR) agreements with other telecom operators, predominantly Tata Teleservices and Aircel, to offer […]

Telenor India Launches Free Life Insurance for Subscribers

Telenor India on Wednesday announced free life insurance cover for its existing 47.55 million as well as potential new customers across its six operating circles. By spending on regular recharges with a small incremental value, Telenor consumers will get the benefit of a life insurance cover, which will be a hundred times of the monthly […]

Aircel Introduces Free Internet Scheme for New Subscribers

India’s leading mobile service providers Aircel Thursday introduced free basic Internet for all new customers, claimed to be first of kind in India. The product has been specially designed keeping in view the dramatic increase of mobile data users, for whom data usage is as much a part of their daily lives as voice calling, […]