Tata Tele Maharashtra pre-tax losses narrow as depreciation falls

Tata Teleservices Maharashtra, the listed arm of Tata Teleservices that provides telecom services in Maharashtra and Goa, reported better pretax profit margins for the December quarter thanks to lower depreciation charges. Pretax losses narrowed to Rs 385 cr in Q3 from Rs 392 cr in the Q2 and Rs 489 in the year-ago period. Depreciation […]

Tata DoCoMo offers 1GB daily + free calls at Rs 179 with Airtel 3G

Tata DoCoMo, which recently announced that it was moving its customers to Bharti Airtel’s network before a merger of the two companies, has started offering unlimited calls and daily data. Even though users won’t be able to latch on to Bharti Airtel’s 4G network, they can use its 3G network under an intra-circle roaming agreement. […]

Tata Teleservices shareholders to get 1 Bharti Airtel share for 2014 held

Shareholders of Tata Teleservices Maharashtra Ltd — the listed unit of Tata Tele — will get one share of Bharti Airtel for every 2,014 shares held by them, the company said. The ratio of share issue indicates that the consumer mobile business of Tata Telservices Maharashtra Ltd accounts for only 3.77% of the equity value […]

Tata Tele Maharashtra loses 12%, or 8.2 lakh mobile users in 2 months

Tata Teleservices, which is awaiting regulatory nod to be merged with Bharti Airtel, reported a 4.7% decline in its mobile subscribers in two circles for the month of November. The total number of mobile subscribers of the company fell to 6.16 mln users in Goa, Mumbai and Maharashtra by the end of November. A month […]

Tata DoCoMo users get Airtel network, but not the tariff plans yet

Bharti Airtel and Tata Teleservices said they have started moving customers of Tata DoCoMo to the Bharti Airtel network using what is called an ‘intra-circle roaming’ or ICR agreement. This essentially means that Tata Teleservices will continue to operate a network in a technical and legal sense, but is free to decommission all its towers […]

Reliance Jio arrests trend of declining net additions; user activity increases

Reliance Jio, India’s newest operator, added 5.94 mln subscribers in September, breaking a declining trend in net additions and taking the total subscriber number to 138.62 mln (13.86 cr). Even as the company increased its subscriber numbers, it was also able to reduce the proportion of inactive or switched-off users on the network. SEPTEMBER BLUES […]

Tata Teleservices loses 7.3% subscribers in October in Maharashtra

Tata Teleservices, the mobile telecom arm of the Tata Group that was sold to Bharti Airtel last month, lost about 7.3% of its nearly 7 mln mobile subscribers in Maharashtra and Goa, according to a regulatory filing by the company. Tata Telservices Maharashtra Ltd, as the company is know in the two circles of Mumbai […]

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 would shut down services […]

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 consideration for the operations, which […]

Tata Teleservices says all options on table; no final decision, denies reports

Tata Teleservices Maharashtra, the listed unit of TTSL, said it had not taken any “firm decision” on how to go forward, reacting to a news article in the Business Standard that said the company will shut down this month. Reacting to media reports, the company said it “continues to explore all options in respect of […]

Reliance Jio helped India save Rs 18,000 cr, but rivals took the hit

Free services from Reliance Jio, the telecom services arm of Reliance Industries, brought down the amount of money paid by telecom subscribers in India by about Rs 4,400 cr in just the last three months of 2016, an analysis of the sector data revealed. The numbers indicate that the company’s free offers have helped Indians save a […]

Tata DoCoMo offers 2GB data + Unlimited Calls for Rs 298 per month

After Aircel, it is the turn of Tata DoCoMo, the telecom arm of the Tata Group, to jump on to the unlimited call bandwagon started by Reliance Jio. With nearly every player having already launched such plans, Tata DoCoMo too has started testing a ‘free call’ plan among select customers. It is offering 2 GB […]

10GB @ Rs 495 – Tata DoCoMo’s new 3G plan costs half that of Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio 4G was supposed to be the biggest thing that ever happened to data in India, and it probably is too. But that doesn’t mean that it owns the market for affordable high-speed data. Tata DoCoMo, which operates 3G services in nine circles, has started rolling out India’s cheapest limited 3G plan. The new […]

Tata DoCoMo launches unlimited calling packs for prepaid users in Mumbai, Maharashtra, Goa

Tata Docomo, the telecom brand of Tata Teleservices Limited, launched unlimited calling packs for subscribers in Mumbai, Maharashtra & Goa. “With this offer, Mumbai subscribers can call 6 Million Tata Docomo customers without roaming charges while roaming in Rest-of-Maharashtra & Goa. Customers travelling within Mumbai, Rest-of-Maharashtra & Goa can now enjoy seamless connectivity and no […]

TRAI rejects plea by Airtel, Idea and Jio to postpone 700 Mhz spectrum sale

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has rejected the request by three of India’s biggest 4G operators — Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and Idea Cellular — to not sell any more 4G spectrum, especially in the strategic 700 MHz band. The move is likely to lead to a fast rollout of 4G services in rural […]