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Vodafone Idea Ltd Becomes The Largest Telecom Provider In India With 38.61% Share

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India will soon witness a brand-new entrant as the No.1 player in the Telecom Space!After Department of Telecommunications (DoT) giving its final approval to a Vodafone India and Idea Cellular merger, the newly merged unit is all set to put the kibosh on Bharti Airtel's legacy.According to reports, the Idea-Vodafone merger has been given a go-go signal by DoT, after...

Idea-Vodafone Merger: Is The Demand of Rs 3,900 By DoT Is Unjustified?

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Who didn't foresee any hurdles in the clearances of Vodafone-Idea merger? Apparently, the big-shot move that could usher Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD) and Idea (NASDAQ:IDEA) as India's largest telecom operator and remove Bharti Airtel from the top slot, may see a cooling-off period! According to fresh reports, Vodafone has questioned Government's demand of Rs 3,900 crore as payment towards non-auctioned spectrum, heating-on with allegations that DoT is...

The Idea Vodafone Merger Deal Witnesses Another Twist

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Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD) and Idea (NASDAQ:IDEA) have already announced the merging of their Indian operations. While the brands confirm on co-existing, the long-pending merger has now been pushed back further!Apparently, The government will give green-signal to the Idea-Vodafone merger immediately after the Department of Telecom (DoT) completes all statutory formalities.According to reports from Economic Times, The Prime Minister’s Office necessitated details from...

Vodafone-Idea Merger May Result in 5,000+ Job Losses

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The merger of Vodafone and Idea may ease out financial stress on the management of both the companies, but will put thousands of employees under the axe. According to sources at ET, more than 5,000 employees could lose their jobs if the merger of Vodafone and Idea is through all the regulatory approvals.The proposed merger of Vodafone India and...

Despite Significant Improvement, Jio’s Network Quality Is Still lagging Behind The Competition

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OpenSignal's latest "State of Mobile Networks India" report is out, and it provides some interesting insights into the Indian telecom industry. According to the report, Reliance Jio continues to lag behind competitors in terms of network quality, despite a marked improvement compared to last time.We published an article a few months ago regarding the state of the major mobile...

Do Indian Telcos Lose Their Appetite For 2G Spectrum: The Government Could Generate Just $1.71 Billion From The Auction

On Wednesday, Norway-based telecommunication company--Telenor--emerged as the biggest bidder in India’s controversial mobile telecom 2G spectrum auctions. It's pretty-known why the refresh 2G auction was conducted by Indian regulators. In February this year, honorable Supreme Court of India cancelled all 122 2G licenses due to irregularities in distribution of spectrum in 2008. Telenor Invested INR 40.2 Billion In Auction Telenor started...

Overall Teledensity Of India Declined To 77.79 In July: Delhi Recorded Highest Teledensity [Report]

In June, India added 4.62 million new telecom subscribers and it was expected that the country could achieve 1 billion milestones soon. But, mobile subscriber base declined in July of this year, despite, active wireless subscribers reached to peak (698.06 million), a 76.42% of the total subscriber base for the month. In July, the number of telephone subscribers (wireless...

Indian Telecom Industry: New Foreign Players Kept Themselves Out From 2G Auction Pre-Bid Conference

Yesterday, no any new foreign player participated in first pre-bid conference hosted by department of telecommunication in India related to 2G auction. As per the previous norm, the foreign vendors had to form a joint venture with an Indian partner prior to participate in the bid, but this time, they didn't need to form any venture to participate in the...

Indian Telecom Industry: 54.33 Million Number Portability Requests In June; BSNL Leads In Broadband !

In April of this year, Mobile number portability (MNP) requests reached to 45.89 million and Gujarat was leading in the MNP Zone-I (Northern & Western) with 4.23 million requests, while Karnataka was at the top in MNP Zone-II (Southern & Eastern) with 5.11 million requests. As per data reported by TRAI, about 54.33 million subscribers rendered MNP requests to different...

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