The proposed merger between Vodafone and Idea Cellular is a credit positive for the telecom sector and will push the combined entity's margins up by around 3 percentage points on cost synergies, India Ratings said.
The board of telecom major Bharti Airtel approved rejig of its overseas arms that will now operate under its wholly-owned Mauritius-based subsidiary Network i2i Ltd.
Chinese handset maker Xiaomi said it plans to ramp up its offline distribution channel in the country and is targeting around 25 per cent of its turnover from this segment.
There are many places, villages and even towns which are yet to be exposed to the cellular technology. I therefore, urge you (PM) to personally examine the matter and take the strictest action possible, to prevent further delays in execution of this crucial project," Ninong Ering, the Congress Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal East said.
Apple has finally halted the dream run of Xiaomi in China, the largest smartphone market in the world, edging the Chinese phone giant from the fourth slot by shipping nearly 45 million iPhones to the Communist nation, a report by market research firm IDC said.
Bharti Airtel in association with the TERM Cell (NCR), and DoT has organised an awareness drive to sensitise its network of retailers and distributors on compliance guidelines for new SIM activations.
Trai has recommended introduction of digital terrestrial transmission for broadcast services in a phased manner and complete shut down of analog transmission by end of 2023.
Telecom operator Idea Cellular is set to launch a variety of apps across movies, TV, music, games and others next week as part of its bid to transform into a full-fledged digital services company
A group of senior officials from ministries, including commerce and finance, will early next month deliberate on the incentives sought by US-based iPhone maker Apple to set up a manufacturing unit in the country.
Amid the steady 4G adoption growth, 53 per cent of Indians bought their smartphones online while 39 per cent of smartphone owners still preferred retail stores to buy a new device in 2016, a Deloitte survey revealed.