Aircel

  • Aircel launches 4G services in Tamil Nadu, Jammu & Kashmir 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Telecom operator Aircel today launched 4G services in Tamil Nadu and Jammu & Kashmir, becoming the only private telecom operator to offer all the three existing technologies of 2G, 3G and 4G in these markets. "We are delighted to now bring highest speed 4G LTE (long term evaluation)...
  • Aircel-Maxis case: CBI planning to question Finance Ministry officials 3 days ago

    New Delhi: CBI is mulling questioning some officials of the Finance Ministry who were part of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance process given to Aircel-Maxis deal even as it plans to file the first charge sheet in the matter this week. Making it clear that no suspects have been identified...
  • Aircel-Maxis case: A-G recommends chargesheet against Dayanidhi, Kalanithi Maran July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: There is more trouble brewing for the DMK in the Aircel-Maxis deal. Sources have told CNN-IBN that Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has recommended filing a chargesheet against DMK leaders Dayanidhi Maran and Kalanithi Maran in the Aircel-Maxis case. The A-G has given his legal opinion to the Central Bureau...
  • Reliance, Tata, Aircel tie up to provide 3G services to customers April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom operator Reliance Communications today announced a tripartite agreement with Tata Teleservices and Aircel to provide 3G roaming services to each others customers using their network across country. RCom and Aircel have permits for 3G services in 13 out of 22 service areas while Tata Teleservices has permit...
  • Aircel partners ZTE for 4G LTE network deployment December 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Telecom service provider Aircel has tied up with telecommunications equipment and network solutions provider ZTE for deploying 4G long term evolution (LTE) networks in the country, a company statement said here. In the first stage, the LTE deployment will be initiated in Chennai, Rest of Tamil Nadu (RoTN) and...
  • Telecom user base grows marginally to 90.61 crore in August October 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The total number of telecom subscribers rose marginally to 90.61 crore at end of August this year, sectoral regulator TRAI said. "The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 904.46 million at the end of July, 2013 to 906.18 million at the end...
  • Aircel launches new mobile Internet tariff plans October 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Private telecom operator Aircel today launched a new set of mobile Internet tariff for its pan-India subscribers, which offers a complete flexibility to its customers to use 2G/3G services in the same pack. With the introduction of unified Internet tariff, Aircel will also be introducing 7 days unlimited Internet...
  • SC dismisses Swamy's plea against Chidambram's son in Aircel Maxis case September 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's petition seeking contempt proceedings against Singapore-based Advantage Strategic Consulting Pvt Ltd which had slapped a defamation suit against him there in wake of his allegations in the Aircel Maxis case. Swamy had contended that Finance Minister P. Chidambram's son Karti...
  • SC fiat to CBI on Aircel-Maxis deal involving Dayanidhi Maran August 2, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the CBI to go ahead with its probe in the Aircel-Maxis deal without waiting for necessary sanction against an official "holding high position" in connection with irregularities in the case arising out of 2G scam. A bench of justices GS Singhvi and KS Radhakrishnan...
  • Telecom Commission approves 100 pc FDI in telecom sector July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Inter-ministerial body Telecom Commission on Tuesday gave its nod for raising foreign direct investment limit in the sector from 74 per cent to 100 per cent subject to Cabinet approval. "Telecom Commission has approved raising of FDI limit to 100 per cent from 74 per cent at present where...
  • Aircel, Vodafone, Idea non-compliant with billing standards: TRAI May 7, 2013

    New Delhi: When it comes to the number of disputes of phone billing, Aircel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular fared the worst in several service areas during the quarter ended December 2012, according to a report by regulator TRAI. According to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (TRAI)...
  • RCom ties up with Aircel to improve 2G GSM network coverage April 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Telecom operator Reliance Communications today announced a roaming agreement with Aircel, under which both the companies will use each others' mobile towers to improve network coverage for 2G GSM services. RCom is in talks with other operators as well to have similar arrangements and add total of around 10,000...
  • Aircel will launch BlackBerry 10 in India January 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Aircel has confirmed that it will launch BlackBerry 10 in India when the smartphones are available in India, which should be a few weeks after the global launch scheduled for January 30. We contacted various Indian telecom operators on their plans to launch BlackBerry 10 (BB10) in India and...
  • Easy for Saeda; Amritraj qualifies into the main draw December 31, 2012

    Chennai: Eighth seeded Japanese Go Saeda outplayed Russian journeyman Evgeny Donskoy 6-1, 6-2, in just 59 minutes to enter the second round of the Aircel ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament here Monday. The 28-year old Saeda, ranked 58 and a semi-finalist here in the 2012 edition, proved far too superior to...
  • Wawrinka confirms participation for Chennai Open December 24, 2012

    Chennai: World number 17 and defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland has confirmed participation in the Aircel Chennai Open -- a tournament he has participated over five seasons. The 27-year-old Swiss has witnessed India's and South Asia's only ATP World Tour tennis event grow from strength to strength into the...
  • Aircel asked to pay a fee of 5 paise per SMS to Vodafone November 24, 2012

    New Delhi: TDSAT directed Aircel to pay SMS termination fee of 5 paise per message to Vodafone till the dispute is finally resolved by the tribunal. Vodafone has also been directed to immediately restore its interconnection of SMSes generated on Aircel's network. Passing an interim order,...
  • Refund Rs 400 cr penalty to telcos, SC tells govt November 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the government of India to refund Rs 400 crore that was collected from telecom companies as penalty after they failed to meet the rollout obligations. The companies included Unitech, Aircel, Dishnet, Systema and Videocon. More details are awaited. ...
  • Cilic, Wawrinka to play in Chennai Open November 19, 2012

    Chennai: Two-time former singles champion and world No.15 Marin Cilic and Stanislas Wawrinka are set to take part in the 18th Aircel Chennai Open, to be held here from December 31 to January 6. The confirmation from these two top-20 players along with participation from World No.6 Tomas Berdych and...
  • Berdych, Tipsarevic to play in Aircel Chennai Open November 15, 2012

    Chennai: Some of the top tennis players, including world No. 6 Tomas Berdych and No. 9 Janko Tipsarevic, are set to take part in the 18th Aircel Chennai Open 2013 to be held here from December 31. This will be 26-year-old Berdych's second visit to the tournament, while Tipsarevic will open...
  • Prima facie nexus in Aircel-Maxis deal involving Maran: SC November 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation submitted its status report in the Aircel-Maxis deal in the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The deal involves former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and a Malaysian business tycoon. The CBI also told the court that its domestic investigation into the deal is complete but...
  • Apple iPhone 5 launched in India; Aircel, Airtel offer plans November 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Apple's iPhone 5 - thinner, lighter and with a 4-inch screen - went on sale in India on Friday with a starting price of Rs 45,500. The iPhone 5, which Apple CEO Tim Cook said was the "fastest-selling" phone in history, sports a 4-inch "retina" display and is...
  • Apple iPhone 5 to launch in India by December September 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Indians eager to buy an Apple iPhone 5 will have to wait a little. Apple is expected to bring the latest edition of its bestselling smartphone in India by December 2012. Though the Cupertino-based tech giant has adopted an aggressive launch schedule for the iPhone 5, the India...
  • Yashwant Sinha alleges his phone is being tapped August 31, 2012

    Ranchi: Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Friday alleged that his telephones and those of his family were tapped after he raised the Aircel-Maxis issue against Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram. "When I raised the Aircel-Maxis issue against P Chidambaram, orders were given to tap my telephones and those of...
  • Aircel-Maxis deal: CBI questions Dayanidhi Maran July 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran has been questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the allegations that he had received Rs 547 crore as kickbacks from a Malaysian company in the controversial Aircel-Maxis deal. CBI sources said Maran was questioned last week, the first time...
  • A Raja constantly misled PM on 2G issue: CBI July 24, 2012

    New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday told a Parliamentary panel that A Raja constantly misled Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the 2G license case while it has so far found no criminality on part of Home Minister P Chidambaram on the issue. Appearing before the Joint Parliamentary Committee examining the 2G...
  • Apple iPhone 3GS now available for Rs 9,999 July 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Apple iPhone 3GS may seem to be obsolete, but it has got the same user interface that the latest iPhones have. And Aircel is offering the phone for just Rs 9,999. To grab this deal customers will need to pay advance rental of Rs 3,000 in addition to the...
  • Aircel reduces 3G data card tariffs June 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Following the footstep of Airtel, RCom and Idea, Aircel has reduced its 3G prices too. The teleco has introduced four new unlimited data card plans at very attractive price. The plans are available in the 13 circles where it has 3G license. This Data Card will work on 3G...
  • Budget Session to end on Tuesday May 22, 2012

    New Delhi: The Budget Session of Parliament will come to an end on Tuesday. Several issues including the BR Ambedkar cartoon row and the 'Kali-Ma' beer rocked the session, that on its second last day, also managed to table the Lokpal Bill in the Rajya Sabha. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is...
  • 2G case appears getting diluted: Jayalalithaa May 15, 2012

    Chennai: As former telecom minister A Raja secured bail in the 2G spectrum case, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday said the case appeared to be getting "diluted". "I am hearing from you only now. It definitely looks as though it is getting diluted," she said in reply to a...
  • News 360: Chidambaram defends himself in the Aircel-Maxis deal May 15, 2012

    An emotional Home Minister clarified saying his family was not directly or indirectly related to the controversial deal. ...