Aircel

  • Aircel partners ZTE for 4G LTE network deployment 31-12-2013 11:09 AM

    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)...
  • Telecom user base grows marginally to 90.61 crore in August 26-10-2013 11:11 AM

    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 of August 2013, thereby...
  • Aircel launches new mobile Internet tariff plans 13-10-2013 10:23 AM

    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 10-09-2013 08:33 PM

    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...
  • SC fiat to CBI on Aircel-Maxis deal involving Dayanidhi Maran 02-08-2013 03:06 AM

    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 02-07-2013 07:37 PM

    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...
  • Aircel, Vodafone, Idea non-compliant with billing standards: TRAI 07-05-2013 10:37 AM

    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) Performance indicator Report released...
  • RCom ties up with Aircel to improve 2G GSM network coverage 30-04-2013 03:46 PM

    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 asked to pay a fee of 5 paise per SMS to Vodafone 24-11-2012 11:07 AM

    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, the Telecom Disputes Settlement...
  • Refund Rs 400 cr penalty to telcos, SC tells govt 23-11-2012 02:01 PM

    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 19-11-2012 05:19 PM

    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 15-11-2012 03:58 PM

    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...
  • Prima facie nexus in Aircel-Maxis deal involving Maran: SC 07-11-2012 04:38 PM

    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 02-11-2012 06:12 PM

    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...
  • Bharti, Vodafone, Idea asked to stop 3G roaming 23-12-2011 06:49 PM

    New Delhi: Telecom Ministry on Friday issued notices to three leading telecom firms - Bharti airtel, Vodafone and Idea - asking them to stop their 3G roaming agreements with immediate effect as the pacts are illegal and has sought their response within 24 hours. "DoT today issued notices to three...
  • Finally, iPhone 4S up for grabs in India 25-11-2011 07:17 AM

    New Delhi: The wait for Apple's iPhone 4S to hit Indian shores came to an end after leading telecom operators Airtel and Aircel on Friday launched the much-awaited iPhone 4S in the country at price starting from Rs 44,500. Both the telecom operators have priced the 16-GB model at Rs...
  • Airtel, Aircel reveal iPhone 4S India prices 19-11-2011 07:26 AM

    New Delhi: Both Airtel and Airel, the two mobile service providers bringing the iPhone 4S to India, have revealed the price that Indian consumers will have to pay to acquire the latest object of desire from Apple. Airtel and Airtel on their respective iPhone 4S pre-order pages have listed the...
  • Airtel reveals iPhone 4S India prices 18-11-2011 03:26 PM

    New Delhi: Airtel, one of the two mobile service providers bringing the iPhone 4S to India, has revealed the price that Indian consumers will have to pay to acquire the latest object of desire from Apple. Airtel on its iPhone 4S pre-order page has listed the iPhone 4S 16GB at...
  • Aircel: iPhone 4S pre-orders to begin from Nov 18 16-11-2011 09:10 AM

    New Delhi: It's official now! After Aircel announced that it will launch the much-awaited Apple's iPhone 4S on November 25, the company has now said that the pre-orders for the iPhone 4S will begin from November 18. The recent post related to the iPhone 4S announcement on the Facebook page...
  • 2G: Marans charged with criminal conspiracy 10-10-2011 11:55 PM

    New Delhi: One of the most powerful faces in the media industry and now the prime suspect in the 2G license scam, former union minister Dayanidhi Maran and his elder brother Kalanidhi, the head of Sun Network, have been named by the CBI as the prime accused in the controversial...
  • Evidence against Maran, CBI to file FIR soon? 30-09-2011 07:47 AM

    New Delhi: Finding clinching evidence against DMK leader Dayanishi Maran in the Aircel-Maxis deal, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is all set to file an FIR against him and his brother Kalanithi Maran. It will be the first regular case to be lodged by the CBI as an outcome...
  • Mobile phone user base expands by 6.67 mn in July 09-09-2011 08:23 PM

    New Delhi: Mobile phone subscriber base in India grew by just 0.78 per cent with addition of 6.67 million new connections in July taking the total number of wireless users to 858.27 million, according to telecom regulator TRAI. Tata Teleservices lost 2.67 million users in July, while Videocon lost 95,010...
  • 2G: No clean chit to Maran, CBI tells SC 08-09-2011 04:45 PM

    New Delhi: Refuting media reports, which suggested that Dayanidhi Maran has been given a clean chit in the 2G case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday told the Supreme Court that the role of the former Union minister is still under investigation. In fact the CBI told the...
  • Aircel-Maxis: CBI quizzes Stan Chart officials 13-07-2011 05:47 PM

    New Delhi: CBI on Wednesday sought clarifications from Standard Chartered Bank officials in connection with its probe into former Aircel chief C Sivasankaran's allegations that the then Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran forced him to sell his company to Malaysia-based Maxis group in 2006. The agency has registered a preliminary enquiry...
  • CBI will question Maran on 2G scam soon 07-07-2011 05:50 PM

    New Delhi: Former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran will be questioned soon by CBI in connection with his alleged role in coercing former Aircel Chief C Sivasankaran to sell his stake to a Malaysia-based group, agency sources said on Thursday. DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran, who resigned as Textile Minister on Thursday,...
  • Sack Maran from the Cabinet: Jayalalithaa 06-07-2011 06:25 PM

    New Delhi: With Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran coming under the CBI scanner in 2G scam, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday demanded that he should be dropped from the Union Cabinet immediately. Jayalalithaa also said the CBI action of accusing him of forcing a Chennai-based telecom promoter to...
  • CBI implicates Maran in 2G status report 06-07-2011 04:36 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in its probe report to the Supreme Court on Wednesday implicated Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran in the 2G spectrum scam saying that initial enquiry revealed that Maran deliberately sat on Aircel's licence application. The clock is ticking for Dayanidhi Maran with...