How Reliance Jio deal can win RCom a ‘free’ 4G network

Reliance Communications is fast emerging as the biggest beneficiary of the approval of spectrum sharing guidelines, though Vodafone and Bharti Airtel — which obtained 3G spectrum earlier this year — could also benefit big time. According to a report in the Economic Times, Reliance Jio and Reliance Communications will take advantage of the new rules […]

Net Neutrality Committee says using data packs for voice is not cool

Department of Telecom’s Committee on Net Neutrality said the use of data packs by consumers to make voice calls amounted to bypassing “existing licensing and regulatory regime”. The committee therefore said that such a state of affairs must be rectified. It did not specify how consumers were “bypassing regulations” by using their data packs for […]

RCom, MTS merger is all about 4G LTE – analysts

Reliance Communications and Sistema Shyam Teleservices (MTS) announced that they were in exclusive discussions to merge their operations. While this was seen as being in the works, especially after a recent statement by Sistema’s Dmitry Shukov, analysts are saying that this merger will be a win-win for both parties. “If they can merge, then it […]

NDTV to enter e-commerce sector

NDTV, one of India’s biggest TV groups, has signed term sheets with unnamed investors under which they would explore the possibility of supporting NDTV’s entry into the ecommerce sector, the company said. “The Company and NDTV Convergence Limited, a subsidiary of the Company, have signed preliminary, non-binding term sheets with certain potential investors for e-commerce […]

Bharti Airtel to issue 10-year, dollar bonds in Singapore

Bharti Airtel, India’s biggest telecom company, will raise funds by issuing ten-year, dollar-denominated bonds, the company said in a statement. The bonds are expected to be listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, it said. They will be senior debt, but will be unsecured against the company’s assets. Bharti Airtel recently completed a long-drawn spectrum auction […]

Murdoch’s Star India against TRAI move to re-examine net neutrality

Rupert Murdoch-owned Start India – one of India’s biggest broadcasting companies – has come out strongly against the Indian telecom regulator’s move to let telecom operators side-step the so-called net neutrality principles in the country. UPDATE: Airtel Digital has removed all Star channels from all its packs. Bharti’s Airtel Digital removes all Star India channels […]

Idea Cellular says net neutrality will raise data price to Rs 1,000-2,500 per GB

Idea Cellular has warned that companies like itself will have to raise data prices to 108-250 paise/MB (Rs 1,105-2,560 per GB) if government imposes net neutrality on wireless providers. This would required as voice call rates will fall to 7.5 paise per minute if net neutrality is allowed in the current situation, Idea Cellular said. […]

ARM-MediaTek-TSMC combo could threaten Intel’s market by year end

New benchmark scores for MediaTek’s implementation of ARM Holdings’ latest core design indicate that MediaTek and ARM are likely to have potential chips suitable for notebooks, servers and even desktop PCs by the end of this year or early next year. These chips would be potentially more powerful than those found in the new Apple […]

Triumph Motorcycles to launch Tiger 800 series in India on Wed

Triumph Motorcyles, the England-based bike maker will launch its latest Tiger 800 series adventure bikes in India on Wednesday, Mar 12. Triumph Motorcycles has bikes in five category – roadster, adventure, supersports, classics and cruisers. “Whatever the road, whatever the distance, whatever the challenge, the new Tiger 800 range has been built to excel,” the […]

India ranks fourth in no of startups globally – Nasscom

With more than 3,000 tech start-ups, India is the fourth largest base for young businesses in the world and it is expected that by 2020 the base will increase to 11,500 tech start-ups, Nasscom said in its “Tech Start-up in India: A Bright Future” study today. The report, created in association with research firm Zinnov, […]