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20 September, 2017 1:36 PM Telecom stocks tumble up to 7.4%; RIL hits record high as Trai slashes IUC

New Delhi: Shares of telecom companies such as Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular plunged up to 7.4 percent on Wednesday after Trai reduced mobile interconnection charges by more than half to 6 paise a minute. The scrip of Idea Cellular tumbled 7.4 percent to Rs 76.85, Bharti Airtel tanked 6.25 percent to Rs 370, Reliance Communications dipped 4.21 percent 25

20 September, 2017 5:45 AM IUC more than halved: Here's what experts think

In a landmark decision, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has slashed the interconnect usage charge or the IUC by more than half to 6 paise per minute from 14 paise per minute currently effective from October 1. In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Nitin Soni, Director - Asian Corporates at Fitch Ratings and Naveen Kulkarni, Co-Head of Research 23

20 September, 2017 4:46 AM RIL Surges 4% After Telecom Regulator Slashes Interconnect Charges

Telecom regulator TRAI on Tuesday said that interconnect usage charges (IUC) for mobile calls will be cut to 6 paise a minute from 14 paise, effective October 1. It then plans to abolish the fee entirely from the start of 2020. Shares of Reliance Industries surged around 4 per cent to Rs 872 today after telecom regulator TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority 44

20 September, 2017 3:20 AM Mobile bills to go down as Trai cuts call termination charges to 6 p/min

Indian telecom regulator TRAI on Tuesday came out with a regulation cutting call termination charges from mobile to mobile by over half to 6 paise per minute effective from October 1. The measure drew stiff opposition from a majority of telecom operators who plan to seek legal redressal. The sector regulator also plans to phase out Interconnection Usage 44

20 September, 2017 1:03 AM Reliance Jio gets Trai boost: Rs 4000-crore loss to Vodafone, Idea, Airtel; Ambani’s firm to save Rs 5000 cr

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on Tuesday cut the mobile termination rate by a massive 57% to 6 paise per minute from the current 14 paise per minute, a move that would render a loss of over Rs 4,000 crore annually to the three big incumbents — Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular — while leading to an annual saving of around Rs 5,000 crore 61

19 September, 2017 6:45 PM Reliance Jio impact: Top 3 telcos lose 5 million users in August

Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio, which launched its commercial services in September last year, has already got a subscriber market share of 13.46 per cent in just one year of operations. Jio had as many as 128.58 million subscribers at the end of July. Airtel, with 281.04 million subscribers, has a market share of 29.63 per cent followed by Vodafone 37

19 September, 2017 5:01 AM Vodafone, BSNL aim to protect voice customers via feature phone deals with Lava, Intex, Micromax

The move is aimed at ringfencing its voice-only user base from migrating to the Reliance Jio Infocomm-backed 4G featurephone, which will be available for grabs from September 21. NEW DELHI: Vodafone India and state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) are roping in domestic handset vendors to offer spruced up deals on feature phones as they step up efforts 25

14 September, 2017 10:16 AM Idea Cellular expands network to 2.6 lakh cell sites

New Delhi: Idea Cellular on Thursday said it has expanded its network to 260,000 sites across the country, with 50 percent sites dedicated to mobile broadband services. According to the company, it added nearly 50,000 broadband sites over the last 12 months ending August 2017 -- growing its broadband footprint to cover 5,888 towns and nearly 105,755 villages 25

13 September, 2017 6:50 AM Apple iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus: First impressions

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA: It’s been a decade of the iPhone, and Apple decided to bring in its 10th year in style at the swanky, new venue, the Steve Jobs theatre, at Apple Park. Dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs, the Theatre symbolises the brand's aestehtics and design to the hilt. That Soon after the event, we got to spend some time with all the new iPhones 31

8 September, 2017 4:47 PM Jio’s customer addition slows

Firm now adds 1.1 lakh users a day, versus 6.5 lakh in Dec. The pace of customer addition at Reliance Jio Infocom has slowed after it started charging for its services. The company, which garnered more than 100 million subscribers in 170 days, drew in 30 million subscribers over the last 195 days, according to data from regulator TRAI.Reliance Jio added 18