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Friday, March 28, 2008

Indian Business | Telecom Sector latest updates

Telecom sector in india consists of big names of world communication industry. there are various big telecom companies which are providing services in India like Vodafone, BSNL, Airtel, Nokia, Tata Teleservices, Aditya Birla Group, Spice telecom, Essar telecom, BPL mobile and the latest entry of Virgin mobile in India. The rates and call prices of telecom sector are controlled by TRAI (Telecom regulatory authority of India). Annual turnover of telecom industry is in billions of dollars and companies are making huge profits thanks to large population of india . also update yourself with latest updates from Auto Sector Updates Jobs Sector Updates Energy Sector Updates Media sector Updates Entertainment Sector Updates Telecom Sector Updates Banking Sector Updates Finance Sector Updates Healthcare Sector Updates Biotech Sector Updates Pharmaceuticals Sector Updates - and get the comprehensive news about growth of indian economy.

Latest Updates from Telecom Sector:

April 2008 Telecom Sector Updates:

  • Bharti to spend $3.4 billion on capex in 2008/09
  • Cell phone majors ring up stars to count sales figures
  • Govt signs 120 telecom license agreement with 16 companies - (24/4/2008)
  • BSNL mulling hiving off infrastructure biz into separate co - (24/4/2008)
  • BSNL mulling BlackBerry services launch - (24/4/2008)
  • Raja allocates spectrum to new telcos in Orissa - (24/4/2008)
  • Reliance Communications buys UK-based WiMAX operator - (24/4/2008)
  • Laws to be amended to ensure telecom services in rural areas - (24/4/2008)
  • Unitech gets start-up spectrum for Tamil Nadu - (24/4/2008)
  • Alcatel-Lucent plans foray into managed services in India - (24/4/2008)
  • Vodafone honcho to lead Indus Towers - (24/4/2008)
  • Middle East players eye Datacom - (24/4/2008)
  • Govt denies permission to Tata for Blackberry service - (23/4/2008)
  • IKSL to launch mobile marketing services in TN before Sept - (23/4/2008)
  • Govt tightens telecom M&A norms - (23/4/2008)
  • AT&T in talks with Malaysia's Maxis for Aircel stake - (23/4/2008)
  • Nokia signs Sony BMG for free music offering - (22/4/2008)
  • Govt announces telecom licenses mergers & acquisition norms - (22/4/2008)
  • Shyam closes in on Rs 5,000 cr infra-sharing deal with RTIL - (22/4/2008)
  • Koor quits Tata Tele stake talks - (22/4/2008)
  • BSNL calls up private cos for tower sharing - (22/4/2008)
  • France Telecom gets DoT nod for long-distance operations - (22/4/2008)
  • DoT plans limited 3G auction by end of year - (21/4/2008)
  • Infinite eyes acquisition in US, plans to raise Rs 200 cr - (20/4/2008)
  • Spectrum crunch may force DoT to spike fresh LoIs - (19/4/2008)
  • Panel slams DoT, DIT for poor fund use - (19/4/2008)
  • ATC out of race for Tata tower stake - (19/4/2008)
  • Tata Indicom offers 49 paise-per-minute local call - (18/4/2008)
  • Airtel launches new prepaid recharge coupon for Delhi, NCR - (18/4/2008)
  • Tata Indicom auctions VIP mobile numbers - (18/4/2008)
  • RCom adds 1.62 million new mobile users in March - (18/4/2008)
  • Spectrum crunch may force DoT to spike fresh LoIs - (18/4/2008)
  • Unitech, Videocon & Shyam telecom in talks for infrastructure sharing - (18/4/2008)
  • Free SMS service for Way2SMS users - (17/4/2008)
  • Govt may engage foreign cos to encrypt contents on Blackberry - (17/4/2008)
  • BSNL, MTNL lose 46 lakh landline connections in 2007-08 - (17/4/2008)
  • Procall launches first digital PTT service in India - (17/4/2008)
  • BSNL to appoint private recovery agents to recover dues - (17/4/2008)
  • Reliance Communications adds 1.62 mn users in March - (17/4/2008)
  • Inflation taking toll on sales of mobile phones - (17/4/2008)
  • Tata Teleservices to buzz PEs for $1 bn - (17/4/2008)
  • BSNL losing 8 per cent mkt share annually to private operators - (16/4/2008)
  • Blackberry issue between DoT and RIM, says Bharti Airtel - (16/4/2008)
  • GSM Association appeals to govt for reducing levy - (16/4/2008)
  • India targets 500 mn mobile subscribers by 2010 - (16/4/2008)
  • Tatas get GSM spectrum in Tamil Nadu under dual technology - (16/4/2008)
  • BSNL, MTNL networks may delay number portability rollout: TRAI - (16/4/2008)
  • DoT begins GSM spectrum allocation - (16/4/2008)
  • BSNL takes private route, to hire towers from 6 companies - (16/4/2008)
  • Reliance to launch private label in mobile accessories -(16/4/2008)
  • Vodafone to give Om Shanti Om DVD under new schemes - (16/4/2008)
  • MTNL unveils 'Lost Mobile Tracking System' - (15/4/2008)
  • Blackberry services still under security cloud - (15/4/2008)
  • Reliance Communications unit to land cable in Cyprus - (15/4/2008)
  • Govt, BlackBerry to meet on April 21 on security fears - (15/4/2008)
  • Virgin Mobile tariff cheaper by 25-30% - (15/4/2008)
  • Govt starts allocating GSM spectrum to new players - (15/4/2008)
  • Nokia launches new phone with electronic wallet - (15/4/2008)
  • Qualcomm picks up equity in Indian firm - (15/4/2008)
  • Quippo to invest $3 bn for boosting telecom infrastructure biz - (14/4/2008)
  • Tata Communications expands VPN services to Egypt - (14/4/2008)
  • Money in mind, PMO may force release of spectrum - (14/4/2008)
  • GTL aims to earn half its revenue from overseas by ‘10 - (14/4/2008)
  • Sunil Mittal on ITU Telecom Board - (14/4/2008)
  • Not bound to furnish Virgin details: Tatas to TRAI - (14/4/2008)
  • Shyam to seek Pan-India licence - (14/4/2008)
  • Telecom sector likely to post 37% revenue growth in Q4 - (14/4/2008)
  • Sunil Mittal inducted into ITU Telecom Board - (13/4/2008)
  • BSNL fined Rs 50,000 in Himachal - (13/4/2008)
  • Sistema to launch services by April09; aiming more M&As - (13/4/2008)
  • GTL aims to earn half of its revenue from overseas by 2010 - (13/4/2008)
  • Green phones still a few years away: Nokia - (12/4/2008)
  • Mobile number portability by June '09 - (12/4/2008)
  • Business pacts of mobile cos, RIM under DoT lens - (12/4/2008)
  • Indian market ripe for 3G spectrum - (12/4/2008)
  • March sees record 7.6 mn new GSM users - (12/4/2008)
  • India surpasses US as second largest wireless market - (11/4/2008)
  • GTL earmarks Rs 1,000-cr for overseas acquisitions - (11/4/2008)
  • Govt sets up Export Promotion Council for telecom sector - (11/4/2008)
  • Mobile firms add 7.3 million GSM users in March - (11/4/2008)
  • TRAI favours mobile number portability by 2009 - (11/4/2008)
  • Country sees telecom exports at $2.5 billion by 2011 - (11/4/2008)
  • Foreign companies may get to bid for 3G spectrum - (11/4/2008)
  • DoT asks RIM to show data interception - (11/4/2008)
  • Minutes of cellular usage & SMS per user hit new low - (11/4/2008)
  • Telcos move beyond talk, bet on value-added services - (10/4/2008)
  • 3G spectrum set to get costlier - (10/4/2008)
  • Now, finmin wants one-time fee for every MHz - (10/4/2008)
  • Radio frequencies may get dearer, telecom operators angry - (10/4/2008)
  • Maharashtra govt to make policy for setting mobile towers - (9/4/2008)
  • Nokia releases Rabbi Shergill songs on Nseries mobiles - (9/4/2008)
  • UAE's Etisalat plans India purchase before May - (9/4/2008)
  • GTL, Essar set to merge tower business in $2 bn deal - (9/4/2008)
  • DoT plans to reserve eGSM band for new CDMA players - (9/4/2008)
  • SC reserves judgement on Tata-Birla row on Idea - (8/4/2008)
  • NetCracker to invest $50 mln; form JV with telecos - (8/4/2008)
  • Government may release GSM spectrum to new players in 2 days - (8/4/2008)
  • Subex bags a contract from Fintur Group - (8/4/2008)
  • IIT-K grads plan to revolutionise rural telecom - (8/4/2008)
  • Tatas may appeal against Dutch court verdict on Flag - (7/4/2008)
  • Sunil Mittal denies forming cartel with other telecom players - (7/4/2008)

    - Flag-VSNL dispute: Hague court decision favours Flag
    - RCom forms JV in Sri Lanka
    - TRAI to put ceiling on channels' DTH rates
    - Tatanet bags order from Telecommunications Consultants
    - Videocon picks UBS as advisor for Motorola handsets deal
    - Dhoot confident of Motorola handset unit takeover
    - Mobile services boom in India
    - Siemens acquires US-based Morgan Construction
    - TRAI to present views on FI limit in broadcasting
    - Tata Teleservices gets CDMA spectrum for 3 circles
    - Bharti says looking at acquisitions in emerging mkts
    - Bharti, RCom, Tata & BSNL to invest over $4 bn to build undersea links
    - Airtel, Vodafone Essar, Idea to face MRTPC probe
    - Ministry of Home Affairs calls up Research In Motion, DoT over BlackBerry
    - Videocon telecom arm in JV talks with global cos
    - Telcos can now jointly bid for USOF support
    - Ramboll, Danish agency to jointly buy 78% in IMIsoft
    - MobileStore launches online sales operation
    - Shyam-Sistema first to get start-up spectrum
    - MRTPC issues notice against Bharti, Vodafone for cartelisation


    March 2008 Telecom Sector Updates:
    - DigiBee's new software could cut mobile phone costs

    - Nokia Siemens Networks bags broadband contract from BSNL

    - Cellular towers near schools, colonies may be banned

    - OnMobile first to enter mobile tech business in India

    - Nokia production reaches 125 mn in India

    - DoT wants BlackBerry servers in India

    - DoT clears Tata-Virgin deal

    - Nokia brand worth Euro 35 billion, at number 5 globally

    - TRAI hangs up on ADC, rings in cheaper calls

    - ITI banks on JVs for turnaround

    - Indian telcos wiring up to go all wireless

    - Mobile tariffs may fall further after ADC goes

    - TRAI decides to phase out levy on telecom operators

    - Tata Indicom-PayMate to offer flight ticket booking on mobile

    - Motorola to split into two companies

    - Sixth Pay panel advises closure of Telecom Commission

    - Bharti starts mobile services in Guernsey

    - Neotel buys Transtel for Rs 120 cr

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