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After Reliance Jio, Idea offers 100% cashback on Rs 357 plan

Idea Cellular, reportedly India's third largest 4G operator by volume, has started offering a 100% cash-back scheme even as the Cellular Operators Association has complained against such schemes.Similar cash back schemes have been announced by Reliance Jio in an effort to maintain its subscriber base.Like Jio, Idea too offers

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RCom sends legal notice to rivals for spreading rumors

Anil Ambani Group's Reliance Communication said it has sent 'cease and desist' notices to its rivals trying to win over its enterprise customers by creating fear about the company shutting down.The development comes in the wake of announcements by the company that it was gradually shutting down its GSM

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TCS sets up new delivery center in Hyderabad for US-based Zebra Technologies

Tata Consultancy Services, India's biggest foreign exchange generator, said it has set up a Global Development Center in Hyderabad to cater to Zebra Technologies, a billion-dollar US corporation that specializes in tracking technologies such as bar codes and RFID.The new center will provide "operational efficiencies and an enhanced customer

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Google Assistant launches support for third-party apps in India

Google has activated support for third-party apps in its Google Assistant product in India.Before this, it was not possible for third-party apps to be launched or accessed via Google Assistant in India. Google Assistant is the company's artificial intelligence-based mobile phone search and assistance app similar to Siri from

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As Jio reality sinks, Idea abandons ‘limited aggression’ strategy

Idea Cellular has abandoned its earlier strategy of 'limited aggression' in dealing with the threat from Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel, and will be more visible in its counter strikes from now, said CEO Himanshu Kapania."From end October, Idea has shifted its earlier stand of limited aggression, which was

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Idea sees half of India remain 2G-only in 2022, to refarm 900 MHz for 4G

About 600-650 mln telecom customers in India will remain 'pure 2G' users even in the year 2022, while 4G users would swell from 175 mln to 750 mln, said Himanshu Kapania, CEO of India's fourth largest telecom operator Idea Cellular.At present, India has around 1.05 bln active telecom users,

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American Tower Corp buys towers of Idea and Vodafone in India for $1.2 bln

Vodafone India and IdeaCellular Ltd said they agreed to sell their standalone tower businesses in India to the local unit of American Tower Corp for an aggregate enterprise value of Rs 7,850 cr (US $1.2 billion).In case the sale is completed before the merger of Vodafone India and Idea,

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Sun TV continues slow ad growth trend, but subscription fees jump

Chennai-based Sun TV continued to report decent overall growth in the July-September quarter as well, but advertising sales continued to lag behind peers such as Zee Entertainment.The company has been ‘suffering from’ poor advertisement growth in the last couple of years, even as players like Zee Entertainment have reported

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Just Dial says no acquisition proposal from Google ‘yet’

Just Dial, the local classifieds company, said it "does meet relevant corporates for exploring any business or strategic opportunities and tie-ups", but there is no proposal to be acquired by Google "as of now".The statement came in response to a report in the Business Standard daily that said Google

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Oracle Financial Services has yet another stellar quarter, sales up 12%

Banking software maker Oracle Financial Services Software, formerly known as iflex, reported strong year-on-year numbers characterized by robust revenue growth and strict control over costs, however revenue slipped on a sequential basis.Consolidated revenue for the quarter was Rs. 1190 Crore, up 12% compared to quarter ended September 30, 2016

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TCS inaugurates mega campus in Thane, to eventually relocate most Mumbai employees

Tata Consultancy Services said it inaugurated the first phase of Thane delivery center that will have the capacity to seat 30,000 employees when fully developed, which will make it the largest in Mumbai.The company, which has a huge operation in Vikhroli in the city, said it will eventually consolidate

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RCom says still talking to Brookfield, others to sell towers

Reliance Communications said it is in talks with several parties, including Brookfield Asset Management, to sell its tower assets."The Company is renegotiating the tower transactions with all the interested parties including Brookfield Infrastructure Group," it said.The clarification comes after reports that Brookfield had withdrawn from the tower deal completely sent

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