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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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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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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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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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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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Idea, Airtel offer 84 GB 4g data for Rs 400 to target users

Idea Cellular and Bharti Airtel are offering 1 GB of 3G or 4G data per day for 84 days at a price of around Rs 400 in select circles, including voice benefits, matching Jio's lowest tariff.The offer is available only for targeted users.For example, for someone who has already activated

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TRAI forcing the shut down of 2G networks – Idea Cellular CEO

Idea Cellular CEO Himanshu Kapania said sector regulator TRAI was forcing telecom operators to shut down their older networks as it pushes for the adoption of newer technologies, seeking urgent intervention from the government.Kapania said the move towards phasing out of older technologies could have a negative impact on

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Ambani suddenly looks like the smart guy after TRAI termination charge cut

Operators such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, BSNL and Idea Cellular are likely to cut call tariffs for 2G and 3G users after TRAI decision to cut 'termination charges' to 6 paise per minute from 14 paise.More importantly, the bet that Mukesh Ambani placed by making voice free seems to be

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50% of Idea Cellular cell-sites now have 3G or 4G

Idea Cellular said it has now achieved 3G or 4G penetration for 50% of its cell-sites."Idea added nearly 50,000 broadband sites over the last 12 months period ending August ’17, growing its broadband footprint to cover 5,888 Census towns and nearly 105,755 villages, reaching out to 45% population of

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