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Vodafone-Idea AGR dues settlement: Govt may hold 35.8% stake as firm moves to convert dues liability into equity
Business

Vodafone-Idea AGR dues settlement: Govt may hold 35.8% stake as firm moves to convert dues liability into equity

If the plan goes through, then the government will become one of the biggest shareholders in the company, which is reeling under a debt burden of about Rs 1.95 lakh crore.

5G spectrum auction likely in April-May 2022, says communications minister Ashwini Vaishnaw
Business

5G spectrum auction likely in April-May 2022, says communications minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

The Centre will bring out a series of further reforms and 'telecom regulatory structure should change in coming 2-3 years', Vaishnaw said

JioPhone Next: From Voice Assistant to long battery life, 7 features of much-anticipated phone
Analysis

JioPhone Next: From Voice Assistant to long battery life, 7 features of much-anticipated phone

The device aims to ensure that every Indian gets an equal opportunity and equal access to digital technology

First extraterrestrial cellular service? Nokia chosen by NASA to set up 4G network on the Moon
science

First extraterrestrial cellular service? Nokia chosen by NASA to set up 4G network on the Moon

The move is part of the US space agency's plan to establish a long-term human presence on the Moon by 2030.

Xiaomi to stop making 4G phones by 2020 end; to focus on 6G connectivity and satellite internet
News & Analysis

Xiaomi to stop making 4G phones by 2020 end; to focus on 6G connectivity and satellite internet

Xiaomi is reportedly aiming spreading its 5G devices across the worldwide market.

SC orders setting up of panel headed by MHA secretary to look into pleas seeking restoration of 4G internet in Jammu and Kashmir
India

SC orders setting up of panel headed by MHA secretary to look into pleas seeking restoration of 4G internet in Jammu and Kashmir

Pronouncing the verdict on a batch of pleas filed by Foundation for Media Professionals, Soayib Qureshi and Private Schools Association of Jammu and Kashmir, the bench said it needed to ensure balance of national security and human rights

Bharti Airtel signs Rs 7,500-cr deal with Nokia to deploy 4G network solution across nine circles
Business

Bharti Airtel signs Rs 7,500-cr deal with Nokia to deploy 4G network solution across nine circles

Airtel will reportedly deploy Nokia’s Single Radio Access Network (SRAN) solution across 9 circles in India.

Vodafone Idea's losses widen to Rs 6,439 cr in December quarter; AGR-hit telco flags 'material uncertainty'
Business

Vodafone Idea's losses widen to Rs 6,439 cr in December quarter; AGR-hit telco flags 'material uncertainty'

Vodafone Idea (VIL) ability to continue as a going concern is essentially dependent on a positive outcome of its modification application in the Supreme Court on the AGR matter and any relief from the Telecom Department on payments

Jammu and Kashmir admin extends 2G mobile data service till 15 Feb with 481 whitelisted sites; ban on high-speed internet to continue
India

Jammu and Kashmir admin extends 2G mobile data service till 15 Feb with 481 whitelisted sites; ban on high-speed internet to continue

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday announced the extension of the 2G mobile data service with 481 whitelisted sites as well as the ban on high-speed internet in the Union territory till 15 February

Reliance Jio Q2 net profit up 45.4% at Rs 990 cr; operating revenue rises 33.7% to Rs 12,354 cr
Business

Reliance Jio Q2 net profit up 45.4% at Rs 990 cr; operating revenue rises 33.7% to Rs 12,354 cr

Telecom operator Reliance Jio on Friday posted a 45.4 percent jump in its net profit to Rs 990 crore on a standalone basis in the July-September quarter of 2019-20 on account of growth in subscriber base

Reliance Jio's Q1 net profit zooms 45.6% to Rs 891 cr; operating revenue up 44% to Rs 11,679 cr
Business

Reliance Jio's Q1 net profit zooms 45.6% to Rs 891 cr; operating revenue up 44% to Rs 11,679 cr

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio on Friday reported 45.6 percent rise in its net profit to Rs 891 crore for June quarter of 2019-20

Consumer mobile business of Tata Teleservices becomes part of telecom operator Bharti Airtel
Business

Consumer mobile business of Tata Teleservices becomes part of telecom operator Bharti Airtel

The schemes of arrangement regarding the merger of the consumer mobile businesses of Tata Teleservices and Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) into Bharti Airtel and Bharti Hexacom (Airtel) have become effective from 1 July

Google's bet on balloons to beam internet faces crucial first commercial trial
News & Analysis

Google's bet on balloons to beam internet faces crucial first commercial trial

Loon aims to bring connectivity to remote parts of the world by floating solar-powered networking gear.

Telecom depatment's DCC to discuss 5G trials, relief for BSNL and MTNL on 13 June meeting
News & Analysis

Telecom depatment's DCC to discuss 5G trials, relief for BSNL and MTNL on 13 June meeting

India expects to roll out commercial 5G services at par with leading markets of the world by 2020.

Reliance Jio added 2.50 lakh subscribers in March to its Punjab circle, reveals TRAI
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Reliance Jio added 2.50 lakh subscribers in March to its Punjab circle, reveals TRAI

Reliance Jio, in January, became the largest telecom service provider in Punjab, as per TRAI data.

Tata Tele merger: DoT seeks Rs 7,200-cr bank guarantee from Airtel; takeover to bolster telco's spectrum pool
Business

Tata Tele merger: DoT seeks Rs 7,200-cr bank guarantee from Airtel; takeover to bolster telco's spectrum pool

The merger will be taken on record after Airtel submits bank guarantee of about Rs 6,000 crore for one-time spectrum charges and another Rs 1,200 crore for the spectrum that would be acquired from TTSL.

PMO intervenes to bail out BSNL, MTNL; asks DoT to expedite revival proposals
Business

PMO intervenes to bail out BSNL, MTNL; asks DoT to expedite revival proposals

The Prime Minister's Office is learnt to have agreed in principle to bail out loss-making public sector telecom firms MTNL and BSNL by addressing their three key pain points

Tech Mahindra to acquire Japan's mobile network solution firm K-Vision for $1.5 mn to expand 5G business
Business

Tech Mahindra to acquire Japan's mobile network solution firm K-Vision for $1.5 mn to expand 5G business

K-Vision provides network services for mobile communications to telecom operators in Japan

Nokia 8110 4G receives a price cut of Rs 1,000, will now be available for Rs 4,999
News & Analysis

Nokia 8110 4G receives a price cut of Rs 1,000, will now be available for Rs 4,999

The Nokia 8110 feature phone is said to be available via the company’s official store.