BSNL to invest Rs 6,000 crore to set up Wi-Fi hotspots across India

By on July 30, 2015 at 8:10 PM.

BSNL to invest Rs 6,000 crore to set up Wi-Fi hotspots across India

State-run telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) will invest Rs 6,000 crore over the next three years to set up some 40,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the country, its chairman-cum-managing director Anupam Shrivastava has said. More →
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Vodafone ties up with MP government for Janani Suraksha Yojana subsidy payment

By on July 30, 2015 at 11:59 AM.

Vodafone ties up with MP government for Janani Suraksha Yojana subsidy payment

Telecom major Vodafone yesterday said it has tied up with the Madhya Pradesh government to facilitate mobile-based disbursement of financial assistance to women under the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) of National Rural Health Mission. More →
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Idea Cellular sees 28 percent rise in Q2 net profits

By on July 22, 2015 at 10:38 AM.

Idea Cellular sees 28 percent rise in Q2 net profits

Country's third largest telecom operator Idea Cellular yesterday reported a 28 percent rise in consolidated net profit at Rs 930.8 crore in the June quarter despite a cut in interconnect charges and a cap on roaming rates as it faced continued pressure on voice business. More →
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BSNL to hive off tower business into new subsidiary: CMD Anupam Shrivastava

By on July 20, 2015 at 10:23 AM.

BSNL to hive off tower business into new subsidiary: CMD Anupam Shrivastava

State-run telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is all set to hive off its towers business into a separate subsidiary, the valuation of which could be in the region of Rs.20,000 crore ($3 billion) , chairman-cum-managing director Anupam Shrivastava has said. More →
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Airtel to launch 4G smartphones by November, priced around Rs 4,000

By on July 20, 2015 at 10:10 AM.

Airtel to launch 4G smartphones by November, priced around Rs 4,000

To counter Reliance Jio's bid to capture the 4G services market with low cost bundled handsets, telecom major Bharti Airtel is planning to launch Airtel branded smartphones for Rs 4,000 by October-November. "Airtel is in advanced stages to finalize vendors to launch dual mode 4G handset in the price range of Rs 4,000-12,000. Negotiations are around if it should be only Airtel branded handset or co-branded handsets," a industry source privy to the development said. More →
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