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COAI Favours Auction In 2018, Wants Market To Settle Down

Cellular operators' body COAI has said the government should not rush to spectrum auction this year and instead, allow the market to settle down in the wake of recent mergers and acquisitions.

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Bharti Airtel To Buy Tikona's 4G Business For Rs 1,600 Crore

Telecommunications company Bharti Airtel said it would buy internet services provider Tikona Digital Networks' 4G business in a deal worth Rs 1,600 crore

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Vodafone-Idea Merger: Breaking Down The Numbers

With 204.68 million customers, Vodafone enjoys market share of 18.16 per cent. Idea has 16.9 per cent with 190.51 million customers as of December 2016, according to Trai data

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Vodafone-Idea Merger Bold Move, Hope For Quick Approvals: COAI

Cellular body COAI on Monday termed the merger of Idea Cellular and Vodafone India as a "bold" move and said the combined stronger entity will be beneficial to both government and consumers of the Indian telecom market

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Vodafone, Idea To Create New Market Leader

Britain's Vodafone Group and Idea Cellular agreed on Monday to merge their Indian operations to create the country's biggest telecoms business in a bid to contest a brutal price war sparked by new rival Reliance

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Vodafone To Merge India Operations With Idea Cellular

The merger comes after India's mobile industry was thrown into turmoil with the launch last year of Reliance Jio Infocomm, the new 4G mobile broadband network built at a cost of more than $20 billion by Mukesh Ambani, as part of his Reliance Industries conglomerate

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No Stay On Reliance Jio Free Offer; TDSAT Asks Trai To Re-examine Issue

The telecom tribunal on Thursday did not stay Reliance Jio's free promotional offer, but asked regulator Trai to "re-examine" issues relating to the approval granted to the operator to continue with the freebies.

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RBI Wants Fresh Look Into $1.17 Billion Tata-Docomo Arbitration Award

The RBI has told the Delhi High Court that it wants to take a fresh look into the $1.17 billion arbitral award granted in favour of Japanese telecom major NTT Docomo for Tata Sons' alleged breach of its agreement

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Mittal's Call To End Roaming Charges Finds Support In China

GSM Association Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal's call to end roaming charges has found support from Chinese telecom operators who reportedly plan to eliminate domestic roaming fees

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When Paytm Chief Vijay Shekhar Sharma Brought Live Intense War Among Telcos!

Rivalry among telecom players was turned live by Paytm chief on Twitter when he sought more data from his service provider Airtel but ended up getting a better offer from Reliance Jio in bargain

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Tata-DoCoMo Truce May Leave Japanese Company With $790 Million To Invest In India

Tata Sons will split a dispute settlement payment of $1.18 billion owed to NTT DoCoMo over the Japanese firm's exit from a telecom joint venture, leaving it with about two-thirds of the amount to invest in India

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Government's Idea To Auction Spectrum Every Year Progressive, Says Airtel's Sunil Mittal

The government's proposal to auction spectrum every year has got a backer in Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal, who however has said there is no need for sale of airwaves in coming fiscal

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Tatas Agree To Pay NTT Docomo $1.18 Billion On Subject To Court Nod

Tata Sons on Tuesday said it has agreed to pay Japanese telecom firm NTT Docomo $1.18 billion to settle the 2-year old dispute over their Indian telecom joint venture

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