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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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Post Bharti Airtel deal, Tata DoCoMo reaches out to worried subscribers

Tata DoCoMo has started reaching out to customers to prevent them from leaving the network in droves, ahead of a takeover of the mobile operations by Bharti Airtel.Subscribers of Tata DoCoMo, a brand operated by Tata Teleservices, had started porting out last month soon after newspaper reports claimed that it

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Bharti Infratel to try to buy Vodafone & Idea stake in Indus Towers

Bharti Infratel, the tower arm of Bharti Airtel, said it has decided to explore the possibility of buying out the stakes of Idea Cellular and Vodafone in rival tower company Indus.Bharti and Vodafone currently own about 42% each in Indus, while Idea holds about 11%. As a result, anyone

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Bharti Airtel offers one more 4G phone for Rs 1,349 effective price

After Karbonn, Bharti Airtel has now tied up with Celkon to offer a full touchscreen 4G smartphone at an effective price of Rs 1,349 and an upfront cost of Rs 2,849.The partnership is part of Airtel’s ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative. It had announced a similar offer in association with

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Why Reliance JIO’s new tariff plan is BAD for Bharti Airtel, Idea & Vodafone

The stock of Bharti Airtel is at a two-year high, not far from its life-highs of late 2007, but going by the latest tariffs unveiled by Reliance Jio, investors will do well to hold off on the bubbly for a while longer.Airtel closed at Rs 461.30 on Tuesday, buoyed by

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The Economics of Bharti Airtel’s 7777 offer on the iPhone 8

Bharti Airtel announced that it will sell high-end smartphones online with instant financing.The phones, including the iPhone 8, will be available at low downpayment and bundled monthly packages, which will make them more or less free of charge.The model was first tried by Reliance Communications several years ago. The

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Bharti Airtel merges Ghana arm with Tigo of Millicom

Bharti Airtel said it is merging its operations in the African nation of Ghana with the local unit of Millicom International Cellular."Under the joint agreement, Airtel and Millicom will have equal ownership (50:50) and governance rights in the combined entity, which will have revenues of approximately USD 300 million,"

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Reliance Jio’s New 4G Plans: No More Tariff Increases?

Reliance Jio has unveiled a set of new plans that will come into effect from tomorrow, effecting a price increase of about 15% to existing tariff.The phrasing of the new plans also suggests that these are 'regular' plans, and not promotional offers that will disappear after three months.15% ON AVERAGEMost

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Tata Tele acquisition good for Bharti Airtel – Fitch

Bharti Airtel Limited's (BBB-/Stable) announcement that it plans to acquire the consumer mobile operations of Tata Teleservices and Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Ltd (Tata Telecom business) is positive for the deal participants as well as the industry, Fitch Ratings said.Bharti's credit profile will improve slightly as it is paying no

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Tata Teleservices to merge mobile business with Bharti Airtel

Bharti Airtel Limited, India’s largest telecommunications services provider and Tata, India’s leading conglomerate, today announced that they have entered into an understanding to merge Consumer Mobile Businesses (CMB) of TTSL and TTML into Bharti Airtel.The move is likely to give Airtel access to sub-GHz spectrum for expanding its

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RCom likely to shut more 2G, 3G networks, sell the spectrum

Reliance Communications, which announced it was abandoning plans to merge with Aircel Cellular, indicated that it would focus on two segments - 4G and wired. Within wired, it would focus on enterprise services.The disclosure indicates that the company, -- which recently shut down its GSM network in Gujarat -- could

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