Aircel may approach RBI for payments bank licence

Aircel plans to approach the Reserve Bank of India for a payment bank licence after completing the merger of Reliance Communications' wireless business with itself. According to ET Telecom, the company also proposes to convert all its post-merger data...

TRAI invites comments on ease of doing business

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has invited comments from stakeholders on 'ease of doing business' in the broadcasting sector. The comments, which can be send till May 8, will help in identifying issues related to 'ease of doing...

India telecom sector faces bad loan risks, RBI tells banks

The Reserve Bank of india (RBI) on Tuesday cautioned about loans given to companies in sectors in difficulty such as telecom and may witness rising bad loans. An ASSOCHAM-KPMG paper in September 2016 pointed towards the Indian telecom operators grappling...

VMware bets big on telecom industry for growth in India

Virtualisation service provider Vmware believes the growth of Indian telecommunication industry will be a major growth driver for the company in the coming year. Rajiv Ramaswami, COO, products and Cloud services of Vmware notified that the consolidation of the telecom...

Merger with BSNL desirable for strong pan-India play: MTNL CMD

The merger of BSNL and MTNLBSE 3.28 percent is "desirable" for operational synergy and even the fiercely- competitive telecom market necessitates such a combination for a stronger pan-India play, a top MTNL official has notified the media fraternities. The comment...

Airtel moves telecom tribunal to restrain Reliance Jio from providing free services

Bharti Airtel has moved the telecom tribunal against Reliance Jio Infocomm, asking it to restrain the Mukesh Ambani-owned company from providing free services, including those offered under its ‘Summer Surprise’ offer that was withdrawn on order from the sector...

Ardom Telecom acquires Quanta Towergen

Telecom infrastructure operation and maintenance firm Ardom Telecom Pvt. Ltd announced the acquisition of Quanta Towergen for an undisclosed amount. According to PTI, Ardom, backed by L&T Infra Investment Partners, announced the acquisition of 100 per cent shareholding in...

Nokia inks MoUs with Airtel and BSNL to bring 5G network in India

While Finnish giant Nokia is prepped up to make a comeback in the mobile space, it is also planning to roll-out 5G connectivity in India along with Bharti Airtel and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL). Nokia has signed a memorandum...

Wireless connectivity in India has experienced 90 percent growth: TRAI Chairman

Wireless connectivity in India has experienced stupendous growth of almost 90 percent in recent times, claimed Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman Ram Sevak Sharma while stressing on the importance of enhancing the quality of broadband services in...

Airtel doubles mobile sites in two years for a future ready network

Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications services provider, said that it doubled its mobile network deployment over the past two years in line with its objective of building a future ready network to lead India’s data growth story. In the...

Indian telecom infra firm Ardom buys US’s Quanta in all cash deal

ArdomTelecom, a telecom infrastructure operation and maintenance company, has acquired US's Quanta Towergen Pvt. (QTPL) in an all cash deal. This acquisition will help Indian firm Ardom to provide solar power on telecom tower sites spread over UP(E), UP(W), Bihar,...

Comptel bags $2.4 mn telecom deal in India

Comptel CEO Juhani Hintikka said the company has received a major order – valued at 2.3 million euro or $2.45 million – from an Indian customer. Comptel notified that contract from a telecom operator in india comprises FlowOne Fulfillment licenses...

Trai to reject Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular claims

The Telecom Comission, a panel set up within the Department of Telecom with external representatives, has suggested that the ministry of communications should send back for ‘reconsideration’ the recommendation by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India for it to...

Google eyes new telecom partnerships

Google Inc is looking to bring more Indian telecom operators on board its software defined networking (SDN)-based platform. The internet search giant says its SDN-based platform enables telecom networks adapt to new services and traffic patterns efficiently. The company has...

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