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Telecom industry welcomes GST but hopes government to revise GST rate from 18% to 5%

By / July 3, 2017 / / 0 Comments

The telecom industry has welcomed the implementation of Goods and Service Tax (GST) but at the same time it hopes that the government will revise the current rate of 18% GST to the requested rate of 5%, COAI said on Sunday. The telecom industry body further said that it is confident of getting support from […]

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BSNL to offer 6 times more data to postpaid users

By / July 1, 2017 / / 0 Comments

BSNL will offer up to six times more data on existing postpaid plans from July 1, as the state-owned firm attempts to keep up with competition from private telecom firms. “Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), after coming up with attractive plans for prepaid customers, has decided to offer up to six times more data on […]

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TRAI recommends cut in USOF, SUC and 8 per cent GST for telecom companies

By / July 1, 2017 / / 0 Comments

Telecom regulator TRAI has exhorted the Telecom Department to “favourably consider” its recommendations to cut levies and relaxing payment period for auctioned spectrum. This, TRAI said, will help ease the financial burden of telcos and keep services affordable. TRAI has also asked the Telecom Department to take up with the Finance Ministry two issues — […]

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BSNL Sixer offer: Get 120GB data & unlimited calling for Rs 666

By / June 30, 2017 / / 0 Comments

BSNL has rolled out a new plan under the name ‘BSNL Sixer’ where subscribers can avail unlimited voice calling along with 2GB data per day. Thie offer is valid for prepaid users, and BSNL is offering the unlimited voice call feature to any network and internet data for a validity period of 60 days. This […]

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Reliance Jio impact to linger on; pretax net to fall 28% this fiscal: Icra

By / June 30, 2017 / / 0 Comments

Telecom sector’s revenue will decline by 6% to Rs2.4 lakh crore in FY2018 with a sharper drop in revenues for smaller operators such as Tata Teleservice, Aircel and Reliance Communications (RCom), credit rating agency ICRA said on Thursday. “Competition has impacted the revenue generation and profitability of all the players in H2 FY2017, post the […]

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Airtel May Buy Tata Tele, Jio-RCom Likely to Merge by 2020: Report

By / June 29, 2017 / / 0 Comments

India’s top telco Bharti Airtel may acquire ailing telco Tata Teleservices, while Reliance Jio and Reliance Communications are likely to combine their businesses in a longer term, according to a report by London-based CCS Insight. The ongoing and these expected merger and acquisition moves will result in a four-operator market in the next three years, […]

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Airtel may buy Tata Tele: UK research firm

By / June 28, 2017 / / 0 Comments

Bharti Airtel is the most likely acquirer of the struggling Tata Teleservices as the Indian telecom sector consolidates into a four-operator market in the next three years, according to a just-published report by London-based CCS Insight, a global mobile and wireless market information and intelligence provider. The report titled `Halcyon Days Ahead in a Four-Operator […]

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Vodafone Now Offering Up to One-Year Free Netflix Subscription With the Vodafone RED 1299 and RED 1699 Plans

By / June 27, 2017 / / 0 Comments

Vodafone, the country’ second largest telecom operator earlier this year partnered with Netflix to offer content from the world’s leading movie and TV show streaming service. The company also promised that it would offer Netflix premium subscription with some of its tariff plans. And finally, the offer has arrived. Vodafone’s now offering up to one […]

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COAI wants proposal on mandatory testing of telecom products quashed

By / June 27, 2017 / / 0 Comments

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI wants the draft proposal on the mandatory testing of telecom products revoked as it fears the policy will cripple the sector. Apart from creating disruptions, the mandatory local screening will also increase the cost of telecom services and hurt end consumers, the body said in a letter to […]

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Airtel to extend free data offer for postpaid users by 3 months

By / June 26, 2017 / / 0 Comments

Bharti Airtel, India’s top telco is extending its free data offer, namely Airtel Surprises, for three more months, the company’s chief executive Gopal Vittal said in a mail to postpaid customers. Under this offer, the Sunil Mittal-led telco has been offering free 10GB 4G data every month to post-paid users. The new extension can be […]

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