Qualcomm has committed to invest INR7.3 billion ($97.1 million) in India’s Jio Platforms with the aim of supporting the Indian firm in the future rollout of 5G services in the Indian market. Qualcomm Ventures’ investment will translate into 0.15% equity stake in Jio Platforms. Jio Platforms,...
India’s incumbent telecom operators are expected to launch 5G trials in June after a panel at the Telecom Ministry has recommended spectrum for the tests, local press reported. The panel, which deliberated on the amount of necessary spectrum and duration of the 5G trial, has recommended 5G spectrum...
Industry sources said that the Chinese vendor will probably work with local carrier Airtel in 5G trials Chinese vendor Huawei said it expects to start a 5G trial in India early next year, according to Indian press reports. The company did not identify its local partner....
Dropped calls are a big problem in India due to economics and sheer geography presenting hindrances to robust mobile network deployments. Now, national regulator Trai is considering penalizing operators for each dropped call. The Times of India reports Trai is considering penalizing operators 1 rupee...
Nigeria has the largest telecom market in Africa, but it also has a large share of problems, which include dropped calls, unsolicited texts and calls, and credit losses. The country's Consumer Protection Council has now warned mobile operators that their officials may soon face criminal charges if the situation...
Indian telecom major Bharti Airtel lacks green agenda in its investments in Africa, Greenpeace Tuesday stated in its briefing paper on International Green Telecom Leadership.
The total subscriber base of the company not stands at 38.79 million. Uninor is a joint venture between Norway-based Telenor and India's Unitech Limited.
India's leading mobile phone operator Bharti Airtel Thursday announced the pan India launch of 'airtel money', the country's first of its kind mobile wallet service by a mobile operator.
The operating profitability of the mobile players like Airtel, Idea, Vodafone, Tata Teleservices and Sistema Shyam Teleservices will improve by 5% in the next two years, according to credit rating agency Crisil.
Uninor, in its response, has stated that only Private Respondents (whose licenses have been quashed by the SC judgement) and fresh applicants (well funded entities with no link to incumbent operators) should be eligible to take part in the auction of spectrum that has become available after the SC cancelled 122 2G licenses.
Bharti Airtel Monday announced the launch of India's first online self care services for its prepaid mobile customers across the country.
Bharti Airtel reported a 22% decline in its consolidated net profit to $206.6 million in Q3 (October-December) of the FY12 due to 3G roll-out costs and higher interest costs.
The Indian consumers will have to be prepared for higher tariffs if the government goes ahead with the proposal to charge extra 2G spectrum held by telecom companies, says Bharti Airtel's Sunil Mittal.
Top executives of India's telecom companies Tuesday met the country's Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal to discuss contentious issues plaguing the sector.
The total number of telephone subscribers increased by 0.30% from 914.59 million at the end of October 2011 to 917.33 million at the end of November 2011.
The Telecom Ministry will ask for nearly $300 million from Tata Teleservices, Vodafone, Reliance Communications, Airtel and Idea Cellular for underreporting revenues, India's Press Trust of India has reported, quoting unidentified sources.
The number of social media users in India will reach 45 million in 2012, up from about 30 million in 2010, according to market research firm Research and Markets.
India's Telecom Commission has accepted the recommendations of industry regulator TRAI to relax mergers and acquisitions rules in the sector. The decision paves the way for spectrum-sharing among telecom operators. This will lead to consolidation in market with over a dozen telecom companies.
India's total GSM mobile subscriber base stood at 632.1 million as telecom operators added 6.7 million new subscribers in the month of November, an increase of 1.1% from the previous month.