Mumbai, April 2 : Companies run by brothers Mukesh and Anil Ambani Tuesday announced a Rs. 1,200 crore deal for cooperation in telecom business.
As per the deal, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm will utilise Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications' optical fibre network for fourth generation (4G) telecom services.
Reliance Communications in turn will have reciprocal access to optic fibre infrastructure to be built by Reliance Jio in future.
Reliance Jio is a subsidiary of Reliance Industries.
Vodafone India has argued that the department of telecommunication's (DoT's) decision to reject its application seeking extension of licences in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata circles suffers fundamental flaws.
The UK-based telecom services provider had applied for the extension of its licences in the three circles beyond 2014, but the DoT last week rejected the application, saying the company would have to participate in the upcoming auctions to continue use the spectrum.
New Delhi, April 2 : The Supreme Court will April 8 hear the plea of Bharti Airtel CMD Sunil Mittal challenging the order of a special Delhi court summoning him in the 2G case.
The apex court bench of Chief Justice Altamas Kabir, Justice Anil R. Dave and Justice Vikramajit Sen directed the listing of the matter April 8 after senior counsel Harish Salve mentioned it and sought an early hearing of the plea.
Central Bureau of Investigation Special Judge O. P. Saini March 19 summoned Mittal to appear before it April 11 in connection with alleged excess spectrum allocation to telecom companies in 2002.(IANS)
Telecom service provider, Telkom has said that it has appointed Sipho Maseko as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the troubled fixed line company.
Maseko, who has been working as a managing director of Vodacom, has said that he is privileged to join the company and pledged to work with the chairman, the board and staff to address the problems of the company and boost growth. The company had recently announced a voluntary early retirement process for its employees in order to save costs and strengthen its financial position in the South African market.
According to a new report, the undersea cable connecting Indian systems have suffered various cuts and this is likely to impact internet connectivity in India for the coming two weeks.
As many as 8 lakh television sets in Bangalore will go blank on April 1 as the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has declared that the date for digitisation of cable TVs would not be extended in any case.
The last date for digitisation of cable TVs is just four days away, but nearly 40 per cent TVs of the total customer base of 22.68 lakh connections in Bangalore are still running analog connections.
In Mysore, nearly 50 per cent of the total 2.19 lakh connections were yet to install a set-top box required to digitize a cable TV.
Industry representative body, the Indian Broadcasting Foundation has expressed serious concerns over a Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI's) recent notification that calls for capping the advertisements to 12 minutes per hour on TV channels.
Indian telecom sector regulator, the Telecom Regulatory and Authority of India (Trai) has warned cable operators in the county to comply with the regulations relating to transition from analogue to digital signals.
Indian handset maker, Micromax will now have to pay royalties for each devices sold to Telefon AB L. M. Ericsson, after the Swedish company's sued the Indian company for not reaching a conclusive patent deal.
Ericsson has said that it had filed a lawsuit against Micromax as negotiations from the previous three years have not reached an agreement between the two companies on standards-essential partnership. Ericsson also said that Micromax has not agreed to license standards essential patents related to 3G, GSM and EDGE technologies that are owned by the company.
With T-Mobile apparently set to launch its high-speed LTE network in the US on March 26, a TmoNews site leak has hinted that Houston will probably be one of the initial markets to get the carrier's LTE service.
Even though the carrier has not officially revealed where it is launching LTE, the TmoNews report is probably based on the fact that Houston was among the first cities which got the LTE service when T-Mobile's bigger rivals - Verizon, AT&T and Sprint - launched their respective versions of the 4G wireless data network.
Labour communications spokeswoman Clare Curran has claimed that telecommunication service provider, Telecom is planning to axe about 1500 jobs soon.
It is believed that the Department of Conservation is planning to cut jobs as part of its efforts to restructure the banks in the coming week. Ms Curran, while speaking in the country's parliament, indicated that the company will announce that it cutting 1500 jobs but said that it is a conservative figure and the exact figure could be close to the estimate.
Hotmail co-founder Sabeer Bhatia is nowadays concentrating on a number of new projects, including Arzoo. com, AMP Tech and telecom venture Jaxtr; and is hoping that his new ventures will fetch him great success and fortune.
Hotmail, which he sold to Microsoft, was a quick success. But he could not repeat a similar success with any of his other technology ventures.
India's telecom sector regulator, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has sought views on the new draft amendment to the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) regulations that allow users to move to another telecom network while retaining the same number.
Leading telecommunication service provider, China Telecom Corp has recorded a fall of 9.5 per cent in its net profit during the year 2012.
China Telecom said that its net profit fell 9.5 per cent in 2012 due to increased costs and competition from other players for high value customers in the country. The total net profit fell to 14.93 billion yuan or US$ 2.38 billion in 2012 compared to yuan 16.50 billion recorded in the previous year. The data also showed that the revenue increased 15.5 per cent to yuan 283.07 billion from a restated yuan 245.07 billion in 2011.
A special CBI court on Tuesday summoned Bharti Airtel CMD Sunil Bharti Mittal and six others as accused in the 2002 spectrum allocation case.
All the seven accused were asked to present in the court in person on April 11, next date of hearing in the case.
New Delhi, March 19 : A Delhi court Tuesday summoned Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal, former telecom secretary Shyamal Ghosh and Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia in a case relating to alleged irregularities in allocation of excess spectrum during the NDA regime.
Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Judge O. P. Saini issued summons for April 11 after taking cognizance of the charge sheet filed against mobile firms Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Sterling Cellular for alleged irregularities.
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) of the government of India has imposed a one-time fee on CDMA telecom operators in the country for holding spectrum beyond that was allotted to them.
The DoT has asked the companies to pay the fine amounting to about Rs. 3,033 crore as they hold more airwaves that allotted by the government. It said in an order that all CDMA players holding more than 2.5 Mhz in 800 Mhz band will have to pay the one-time fee from 01-01-2013. The order also said that the charge will be imposed on additional spectrum for the remaining license period.
The Delhi High Court has issued an order to halt the execution of a notice issued by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to the company to stop 3G services in seven circles across the country.
The DoT has ordered India’s leading telecom service provider, Bharti Airtel to halt providing 3G services in all the telecom circles where it does not hold required licences but offers the services under agreements with other telecom players. The company had earlier challenged the order in the Delhi High Court.
Indian telecom service provider, Videocon Telecommunication has indicated that it will launch its new faster and improved 4G services in December in the Indian market.
Videocon Telecommunication is planning to offer 4G services based on the LTE technology in Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, UP west, UP East, Bihar and Jharkhand circles in December this year. Videocon has tied up with Nokia Siemens network fortheroll out of its 4G service in the country.
India's leading telecom service provider, Bharti Airtel is most likely to select China's network equipment maker, Huawei for the roll out of its 4G services in the major telecom circles including Delhi and Mumbai.