Business  /  Published 04.12.21

Telcos to get back bank guarantees

The department of telecom (DoT) has started to return bank guarantees worth Rs 20,000 crore to Vodafone Idea and the Bharti group. The process will be completed by December 31. Bharti Airtel will get...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 29.11.21

Reliance Jio hikes pre-paid tariffs

Reliance Jio on Sunday announced tariff hikes in the pre-paid segment of up to  21 per cent, after rivals Bharti Airtel and Vodafone announced hikes last week. The revised structure will be effec...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 26.11.21

Airtel 5G trial in city

Bharti Airtel on Thursday said it has conducted the first 5G trial on 700Mhz spectrum on the outskirts of Calcutta. The trial, in partnership with Nokia, was also the first for 5G in the eastern part ...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 24.11.21

Voda raises tariff

Cash-strapped Vodafone Idea on Tuesday announced a hike in pre-paid tariffs, a day after rival Bharti Airtel jacked up rates. India’s No. 3 telecom player said it would increase mobile call and...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 23.11.21

Airtel hikes tariffs for pre-paid plans

Bharti Airtel on Monday jacked up tariffs across its pre-paid plans as the Sunil Mittal-company looks to ramp up its average revenue per user and generate funds for its 5G charge. Airtel announced 20...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 17.11.21

The strangling’s afoot

The life cycle of a Strangler Fig tree provides for fascinating drama: it kills other trees to propagate and grow. It all starts when a fig seed is dropped on a host tree by a carrier bird. The seed g...
By Dev Baul

Business  /  Published 03.11.21

Airtel net up to Rs 1134cr

Bharti Airtel reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 1,134 crore for the second quarter ended September  against a net loss of Rs 783 crore a year ago. The net profit came above analyst estima...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 29.10.21

Rs 923cr Airtel claim nixed

The Supreme Court on Thursday set aside a Delhi high court order which allowed Bharti Airtel’s plea to rectify the input tax credit claim of excess goods and services tax (GST) paid of around Rs...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 26.10.21

Airtel accepts spectrum, AGR reliefs

After Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel has accepted the Centre’s offer of a four-year moratorium on the payment of AGR (adjusted gross revenue) and spectrum dues. Airtel is yet to decide  whet...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 19.10.21

Early telco call on debt-equity swap

Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio must decide by October 29 on whether they want to opt for a four-year moratorium on their dues. In a letter to the telecom players, the department of tel...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi


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