Telecom

Airtel to launch 4G services in J&K soon

Telecom major Bharti Airtel will soon launch its 4G services across in Jammu and Kashmir and has asked customers to upgrade their existing services to 4G network.

Voda-Idea merger to create Rs 80,000 cr revenue firm

The proposed merger of telecom operators Vodafone and Idea Cellular will create an entity with revenue of around Rs 80,000 crore and the move will be credit positive for the sector, India Ratings and Research said.
The Patiala House court discharged former communication minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran after it found insufficient evidence to prosecute them.

Aircel-Maxis Case: Public prosecutor withdraws plea from SC

Special Public Prosecutor Anand Grover on Wednesday withdrew his plea from the Supreme Court after a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Court discharged the Maran brothers in the Aircel-Maxis case.
The processor, whose indigenous development was taken up by ISRO as part of 'Make in India' campaign, replaces the expensive imported equipment.

ISRO develops Telemetry and Telecommand Processor

Indian Space Research Organisation has said that the indigenous development of Telemetry & Telecommand Processor (TTCP) has been realised and its productionisation will be initiated with the help of Indian industry.

Voda-Idea merger to boost margin; credit positive, says India Ratings

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.

Airtel to rejig shareholding structure of overseas arms

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.
"Till now, our focus was on online sales. Now, we will focus both on online and offline distribution. We expect our share from offline to grow from current 10 per cent to 20-25 per cent by the end of this year. This is our aspiration," Xiaomi India Head Manu Kumar Jain said.

Xiaomi looks to ramp up offline distribution in India

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.
Residents of some remote villages in the north-eastern border state of Arunachal Pradesh are being denied mobile connectivity services of state-run telecom provider BSNL for over two years by some "vested interests", an MP from the state has alleged in his letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Vested interests depriving mobile connectivity to border areas: Arunachal MP to PM

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.
"Xiaomi was China's hottest phone brand in 2014 and 2015, but it couldn't maintain the momentum in 2016," tech news portal CNET quoted IDC data as saying.

Apple beats Xiaomi in China; Oppo takes lead: IDC

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.

Airtel, DoT organises workshop to raise awareness on compliance for activating new mobile SIMs

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.