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Reliance Jio prepaid plans to be hiked by up to 20% from 1 Dec, check details here
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Reliance Jio prepaid plans to be hiked by up to 20% from 1 Dec, check details here

These plans will provide the best value in the industry. Upholding the Jio promise of providing the best-quality service at the lowest price globally, Jio customers will continue to be the biggest beneficiaries, Jio said

Bharti Airtel collects over Rs 5,200 crore from first tranche of payment in rights issue
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Bharti Airtel collects over Rs 5,200 crore from first tranche of payment in rights issue

Bharti Airtel's about Rs 21,000 crore rights issue had opened on 5 October and closed on 21 October and was oversubscribed

Starlink could soon provide satellite internet connectivity to 10 rural Lok Sabha constituencies
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Starlink could soon provide satellite internet connectivity to 10 rural Lok Sabha constituencies

Starlink's services will compete with that of Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea in broadband and it will be a direct competitor to Bharti Group-backed OneWeb.

Jio, Airtel add mobile subscribers in July, VIL loses 14.3 lakh users: Trai data
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Jio, Airtel add mobile subscribers in July, VIL loses 14.3 lakh users: Trai data

Reliance Jio gained 65.1 lakh subscribers in July cementing its market lead, while Bharti Airtel added 19.42 lakh customers during the month.

Teleform sector reforms to ensure fearless investment, support India's digital ambitions, says Sunil Mittal
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Teleform sector reforms to ensure fearless investment, support India's digital ambitions, says Sunil Mittal

Bharti Airtel said the reform package heralds a new dawn for the Indian telecom industry and will catalyse explosive growth of this vital sector

Spectrum auction: Telecos buy bids worth Rs 77,815 crore; Jio top buyer with Rs 57,122 cr
India

Spectrum auction: Telecos buy bids worth Rs 77,815 crore; Jio top buyer with Rs 57,122 cr

Bids were received in the 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz and 2300 MHz bands but there were no takers for the airwaves in the premium 700 and 2500 MHz bands

SEBI asks NSE for report as connectivity issue halts trading on NSE for nearly five hours
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SEBI asks NSE for report as connectivity issue halts trading on NSE for nearly five hours

Even though the NSE, as well as the BSE, extended trading hours till 5 pm Wednesday, the overall volumes could not touch the usual averages

Zero IUC regime: What is IUC, how it will impact Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea
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Zero IUC regime: What is IUC, how it will impact Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea

The zero IUC regime was previously slated to come into effect from January 2020, but then the telecom regulator deferred its implementation till 1 January 2021.

Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Mittal says telecom tariff hike needed as pricing is 'unsustainable'
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Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Mittal says telecom tariff hike needed as pricing is 'unsustainable'

Mittal, who has time and again drawn attention to the high taxes and levies in the sector, said it is important for the telecom industry to be sustainable as it is "high capital-intensive"

Airtel announces Airtel Secure, a cybersecurity solution for business customers
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Airtel announces Airtel Secure, a cybersecurity solution for business customers

Airtel has also invested Rs 100 crore to launch security intelligence centres in India.

Supreme Court grants 10 years to telecom firms to pay AGR dues worth Rs 1.6 lakh crore
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Supreme Court grants 10 years to telecom firms to pay AGR dues worth Rs 1.6 lakh crore

Failure to pay the instalments of the dues would incur penalty, interest, and contempt of court, the Bench cautioned the telecom firms

Chidambaram slams Centre over state of economy, says telecom and aviation sectors on 'verge of collapse'
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Chidambaram slams Centre over state of economy, says telecom and aviation sectors on 'verge of collapse'

The former finance minister's remark comes a day after telecom company Bharti Airtel posted a net loss of Rs 15,933 cr in the first quarter of FY 2020-21

Airtel partners Verizon to bring BlueJeans video conferencing app to India, will rival JioMeet, Zoom
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Airtel partners Verizon to bring BlueJeans video conferencing app to India, will rival JioMeet, Zoom

Airtel BlueJeans will be free for the first three months, after which a 'very competitive' price will be charged.

Bharti Airtel is likely to launch a video-conferencing tool for businesses: Report
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Bharti Airtel is likely to launch a video-conferencing tool for businesses: Report

Bharti Airtel's video conferencing service is expected to be available on mobile and desktop.

Shares hold on gains for fifth straight session; Kotak Mahindra Bank shares offset impact of Moody's ratings cut
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Shares hold on gains for fifth straight session; Kotak Mahindra Bank shares offset impact of Moody's ratings cut

Kotak Mahindra Bank was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rising around 7 percent, followed by M&M, Sun Pharma, Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Finance, Tata Steel, Bharti Airtel and HCL Tech.

Sensex rebounds 224 points from day's low, Nifty at 9,580; ONGC top gainer, jumps over 5%
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Sensex rebounds 224 points from day's low, Nifty at 9,580; ONGC top gainer, jumps over 5%

Sensex jumped 224 points on Friday, driven by gains in HDFC, ITC and HUL despite weak cues from global markets.

Google mulling stake in Vodafone Idea positive, but inadequate to solve telcos' debt woes: Analysts
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Google mulling stake in Vodafone Idea positive, but inadequate to solve telcos' debt woes: Analysts

A potential investment by Google into cash-strapped Vodafone Idea (VIL), if materialises, will be a strategic positive for the Indian telecom operator, but a five percent stake would be still be inadequate to solve the telcos' debt problems, analysts said on Friday