The project aims to modernise Uninor’s existing network with Huawei’s new architecture, platforms and equipment.
To curb the menace of call drops, telecom operators have started taking steps such as adopting in-building solutions, installation of more sites as well as augmenting the radio frequency resources.
The national MNP service, the earlier deadline for which was 3 May but got extended by two months as service providers were not ready, will also allow subscribers to change their operators without changing their numbers.
Mobiles are the fastest connectivity link to the world. But India’s ageing population is still fighting shy of using it.
The GSM subscriber base rose by 0.90 percent to 711.55 million in April with mobile operators adding 6.35 million users during the month, industry body COAI said.
The government received commitments of Rs. 1,09,000 crores from telecom operators at the end of bidding on Thursday, the 14th day of radio frequency spectrum e-auctions.
The success of the ongoing spectrum auctions will depend on four players: Idea Cellular, Vodafone, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio. How aggressively they bid depends on whether they play to protect existing turf, or to damage their rivals'
At the close of applications today for participating in the auction, eight telecom companies including Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular, Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications, Uninor, Aircel and Tata Teleservices have applied.
Four telecom operators Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Uninor and Aircel have submitted applications for participating in the upcoming spectrum auction, scheduled to start from March 4.
Telecom services provider Uninor today said it expects Indian operations to make cash profits in the next two years, after it achieved break-even in 2013.
GSM mobile operators added 82.1 lakh users in November taking their overall subscriber base to 67.02 crore at the month end.<br />
Norwegian telecom firm Telenor today said it will take complete ownership of its Indian unit Uninor by acquiring the 26 percent stake held by Lakshdeep Investments for Rs 780 crore.
The TC meeting is scheduled for January 25 to discuss key issue of spectrum usage charge and other pending policy issue on which the fate of upcoming spectrum auction is depended.<br /><br />
Vodafone has offered a bank guarantee of Rs 2,800 crore while RIL arm Reliance Jio, which owns a nationwide licence for high-speed 4G mobile phone networks, has put in a bank surety of Rs 2,600 crore.<br /><br />
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India had in September recommended levying a uniform spectrum usage charge (SUC) of 3 percent of the revenues earned by mobile operators from April 1, 2014 and keeping the upper limit of SUC at 5 percent.
The spectrum usage charge (SUC), which is levied annually by government as a percentage of revenue earned by mobile operators, varies from 3-8 percent.
The reserve price of radiowaves is expected to increase in the forthcoming bidding rounds by 1 percent for 'excess demand' in case of every additional megahertz.
The new clause now reads that the company acquiring spectrum in the forthcoming auction "shall provide details of the technology proposed to be deployed for operation...within one month of obtaining the license, if the technology happens to be other than GSM/WCDMA (3G)/LTE (4G)".