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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...

Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone Lock Horns Once Again Over Initial Connect of Calls

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India's coeval stressed telecom sector witnesses a tough-break yet again. Been-around carriers, Bharti Airtel NSE 2.27 %, Birla-led telco Idea NSE 1.46 %, the multi-national tel-co conglomerate, Vodafone and 4G newcomer Reliance Jio have locked horns once again, this time over the time-limit within which carriers need to provide ports for initial interconnection and augmentation. With definite warmongers indulging in rows...

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...

Mobile Phone Subscribers In India Q2 2015: 6.71% Growth To 980M Users

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The number of mobile phone subscribers in India has almost touched the billion figure mark. According to the latest report from TRAI mobile phone subscriber base in India recorded 6.71% YoY growth to 980.81 million users in Q2 2015. In the first half of 2015, The mobile subscriber base in India became stronger with 36.84 million new mobile phone...

910 Mil Mobile, 65 Mil Broadband Subscribers In India: Bharti Fastest Growing Telco !

The TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) monthly report card for May 2014 is out; Out of the 6.9 billion mobile subscribers globally, 13.6% subscribers are in India. The total subscribers, including wireless and wire-line, in India reached 938.34 million in May 2014, with the monthly addition of 2.54 million subscribers. The growth in the subscriber base is primarily driven...

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...

Indian Telecom Operators Need To Monetize Their Mobile Data: Uptake Of VAS Is Still Poor

Mobile data consumption in India is steadily growing due to increasing number of smartphones and greater availability of data-driven services. This time, businesses are quite liberal for 'Bring Your Own Device' (BYOD) module, means employees can use their own devices for the official purposes.Despite of these, at present, Indian operators are struggling to generate higher "Average Revenue Per User"...

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...

Bharti Airtel’s Revenue Market Share Declined Across Metros: Is It Due To Aggressive Subscribers’ Addition?

At present, we can easily feel a fierce competition in Indian telecom sector and it has affected even to incumbents in this segment. Just at the beginning of this month, the country's largest mobile operator--Bharti-Airtel--reported 9 straight quarterly falls in the profits till the end of Q1 of the fiscal 2012-13. Despite, it has recorded 1.1% jump in its...

For Google, India Is Still A Weak Contributor In Smartphone App Market !

The tradition of mobile market is continuously shifting to other horizon, now mobile payment has become quite popular worldwide. However, the Indian market is somewhat behind in this aspect than other matured markets of the world. Generally, online shopping in India is not up-to-the-level; however, an advent of number of retail giants has created a mobile friendly ecosystem in...

Is Vodafone Secretly Gearing Up To Acquire Research in Motion (RIM)?

Acquisition market is fabulously creating impact on the industry and companies are open-hearted to welcome any new firm which can get then few extra bucks. If we believe on latest speculation, Vodafone is secretly in talks with troubled Blackberry maker Research in Motion (RIM) for any possible tie up – most probably the acquisition.Shares of RIM have started soaring...

iPhone 4 launch in India

Vodafone Essar announced that it will launch the Apple iPhone 4 in India. It is likely that the iPhone 4's India launch date will be sometime in late September when the phone is slated for release in 88 countries worldwide. Earlier versions of Apple's iPhone are officially available in India through Vodafone and Airtel.

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