Uninor

  • 733 million GSM subscribers in India; Airtel leads with 28.41% market share June 19, 2014

    Bharti Airtel and Telewings Communications Services (Uninor) led subscriber additions in May, when the GSM base in the country grew marginally to 733 million with 6.19 million new mobile users, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said.There were 726.8 million GSM users at the end of April, the COAI...
  • Telenor gets FIPB nod for hiking stake in Uninor June 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Government on Friday allowed Norwegian telecom firm Telenor to increase stake in its Indian arm from 49 per cent to 74 per cent at an estimated equity infusion of around Rs 934 crore. "Telenor proposal has been approved," Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram said after the meeting of...
  • Uninor shuts telecom operations in Mumbai after SC order February 17, 2013

    New Delhi: An estimated 1.8 million telephones have gone silent in Mumbai since Sunday after Telecom operator Uninor closed its Mumbai operations from midnight following a Supreme Court order. The apex court had ordered immediate closure of the company after it cancelled 22 licences of Uninor in Februray 2012. Temporary...
  • Not affected by SC order on telecom firms: Uninor February 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Telecom operator Uninor said it is not "impacted" by today's Supreme Court's order which said telecom companies which were unsuccessful in availing fresh 2G spectrum and those which did not participate in the auction process will cease to operate "forthwith". "Uninor wishes to clarify that this order will have...
  • GSM subscribers down over 9 million to 663.78 million in November December 18, 2012

    New Delhi: GSM mobile operators, including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea, lost over 9 million subscribers in November, bringing down the user base to 663.78 million, industry body COAI said today. The total subscriber base at the end of October was 672.80 million users. The top three operators - Bharti...
  • Unitech settles disputes with Telenor, to sell stake in Uninor October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Realty firm Unitech on Thursday said it has amicably settled all disputes over its telecom joint venture Uninor with Norway's Telenor and it would exit from telecom joint venture with Norway's Telenor by disposing of its entire shareholding in Uninor. The realty company which ventured into telecom with...
  • Interim stay on Uninor's auction of assets August 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The Company Law Board on Friday stayed Telenor-controlled telecom firm Uninor's planned auction of its assets observing that the process followed appeared "very clever". Passing an interim order on company's minority partner Unitech's application, CLB Chairman Justice D R Deshmukh stayed the August 1 auction notice issued by Uninor...
  • Unitech challenges move to auction Telenor JV assets August 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Unitech Ltd, Telenor's minority partner in its Indian mobile telecoms joint venture, has filed a petition with the country's Company Law Board seeking to stop the joint venture company from auctioning off its assets, a Unitech spokesman said on Thursday. In an auction notice on Wednesday, the joint venture,...
  • Uninor puts assests on auction, Unitech opposes August 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Intensifying row with its minority stakeholder, Norway's Telenor-controlled Indian venture Uninor on Wednesday put on auction its entire telecom business for a minimum of Rs 4,000 crore, a move opposed strongly by Unitech. The Nordic countries' biggest phone operator wants to scrap the joint venture with Unitech and migrate...
  • Telenor to auction India telecom business August 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Intensifying row with its minority stakeholder, Norway's Telenor-controlled Indian venture Uninor on Wednesday put on auction its entire telecom business for a minimum of Rs 4,000 crore, a move opposed strongly by Unitech. The Nordic countries' biggest phone operator wants to scrap the joint venture with Unitech and migrate...
  • Telecom CEOs warn mobile tariffs may double May 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Mobile call rates would double in some circles if the recommendations of sectoral regulator TRAI on spectrum pricing are accepted, telecom CEOs who met Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal warned on Tuesday. "...there will be circles which will have more than a 100 per cent price rise (in tariffs) if...
  • EGoM, Telecom Commission to discuss TRAI proposals April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: An empowered group of ministers (EGoM) will meet on Tuesday next week to discuss telecom regulator TRAI's recommendations on unified licences and auction of spectrum, an official said on Friday. The Telecom Commission, the decision making body of the Telecom Department, will also meet...
  • Optimistic about solution to 2G issues: Uninor April 22, 2012

    Hyderabad: Uninor on Saturday said it is optimistic that a solution to the 2G spectrum issues will be found even as the company has initiated search for a new Indian partner for setting up a new entity. "We see there will be a clarity on 2G spectrum auction process before...
  • 2G: SC takes up review petitions April 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday deliberated on a bunch of review petitions filed by various telecom companies, Centre and former Telecom Minister A Raja seeking review of various aspects of its verdict in the 2G spectrum allocation case. A bench of Justices GS Singhvi and KS Radhakrishnan heard the...
  • Unitech seeks to restrain Telenor from any India JV March 31, 2012

    Mumbai: Unitech Ltd said it has applied to a local court seeking to restrain Norway's Telenor from investing in any new telecoms venture in India that would compete with companies' existing joint venture. Unitech, a property company, is also seeking an injunction against Telenor's plans to transfer the joint venture's business...
  • I-T Department seizes Unitech shares in Uninor March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The Income Tax Department has seized shares of Unitech Group companies through which the realty firm holds stake in mobile telecom firm, Uninor. "We can confirm that Uninor is in receipt of notices from the Income Tax Department stating that the shares owned by Unitech Ltd, through their...
  • Hoping to make a fresh start with a new partner: Uninor March 25, 2012

    Chennai: Telecom operator Uninor, whose licences figure among the 122 cancelled by the Supreme Court last month, on Saturday said it is "hoping to make a fresh start with a new partner". Uninor is a joint venture between Norwegian Telenor and realty major Unitech. The Norwegian...
  • 2G: Operators continue to add users, despite uncertainty March 21, 2012

    New Delhi: New telecom operators, led by Uninor and Sistema Shyam (MTS India), continue to add new subscribers in February notwithstanding the uncertain environment after the Supreme Court judgement canceling 122 2G licences. Uninor, a joint venture between Unitech and Norway-based Telenor, registered the maximum growth of 6.04 per cent in...
  • 2G: SSTL, Uninor move SC, seek review of verdict March 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL) and Uninor on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking a review of the verdict canceling its licenses for 2G spectrum allocated during the tenure of former Telecom Minister A Raja. The apex court had by its February 2 judgement cancelled 22 and 21 licenses...
  • 2G: Telenor, Unitech move CLB over Uninor February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Norwegian firm Telenor and its Indian partner Unitech have moved the Company Law Board (CLB) separately, trading charges against each other over control of their joint venture, Uninor. While Telenor said it wants to prevent any "wrongful obstruction" of its effort to secure its investments in the country, Unitech...
  • 2G: DoT may send licence termination letters February 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Following Supreme Court order that cancelled 122 2G licences terming them as illegal, the telecom ministry is likely to send letters to new operators for termination of their licences. This was discussed in the Department of Telecom's internal meeting to discuss the implications of the Supreme Court order and...
  • Meeting with Sibal fruitful: Norwegian IT minister February 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Norwegian IT Minister Rigmor Aasrud said on Tuesday that she had a "constructive meeting with Mr Sibal". Aasrud was seeking protection for Norwegian telecom company Telenor's 3 billion dollar investment in the Indian telecom sector. Calling the discussion "fruitful", Aasrud said India must treat all companies fairly. Meanwhile, Telecom...
  • Uninor on top as India's GSM base grows 1.15 pc November 22, 2011

    New Delhi: India's GSM mobile subscribers base grew 1.15 per cent in October with an addition of over 7.12 million subscribers. The share new telecom operator Uninor alone was 2.67 million subscribers. The total number of GSM subscribers in the country crossed 625.4 million in October as against 618.28 million...
  • 2G: CBI registers PE to probe role of banks January 9, 2011

    New Delhi: The CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) to probe the role of certain public sector banks, including the State Bank of India, for providing loans to certain companies who were allocated the 2G Spectrum in 2007-08 including Uninor and STel. The PE was registered by the Bank Securities...
  • Telecom firms pay Rs 73.73 crore as penalty January 1, 2011

    New Delhi: The government has collected Rs 73.73 crore as penalty from new telecom operators for missing the network roll-out deadline, but is still keeping open the option of cancelling the licences. "Total penalty is about Rs 219 crore for missing roll-out obligations. We had generated demand for over Rs 78...