Cellular

  • Omar hits out at Idea pashmina shawls ad, says it's misleading 21-04-2014 11:36 AM

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has accused Idea Cellular of fooling people through its 'no fooling' advertisement. Pointing out an ad on a Kahmiri handicraft salesman, Omar has said that the ad is misleading as the pashmina shawls are not supposed to pass a ring test...
  • Reliance enters 2G race, telecoms firms fall on spectrum worries 16-01-2014 07:12 PM

    Shares of India's leading mobile carriers slump on concerns over possible high bidding prices at a spectrum auction next month after eight companies applied to bid, signalling much stronger competition than expected. Reliance Industries, which bought pan-India 4G telecoms permits three years ago, has also applied to bid in the...
  • 2G: Those not charged can be tried if there's evidence, says SC 10-01-2014 11:49 AM

    New Delhi: Hearing a plea in the 2G scam, the Supreme Court has said that a person can be tried by a court even if he or she is not made an accused or if their name is not in a chargesheet. The court has said that, however, this can...
  • Idea Cellular gets unified licence for seven circles 13-10-2013 04:09 PM

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom has awarded unified licence to Idea Cellular for seven circles, sources said today. The company has been awarded licences for Assam, West Bengal, Kolkata, North East, Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir and Odisha. "Idea Cellular has been awarded unified licence for seven circles," an...
  • Panasonic to stop selling consumer smartphones in Japan: Report 29-08-2013 04:08 PM

    Bangalore: Panasonic Corp is finalising plans to pull out of the consumer smartphone business in Japan and has approached potential buyers for its cellular base station business, the Nikkei reported. It will end production at its only smartphone factory by March 2014, the daily said. The company told NTT DoCoMo...
  • 2G scam: Court asks Mittal, Ruia to seek clarification from SC 31-07-2013 07:25 PM

    New Delhi: Bharti Cellular CMD Sunil Mittal and Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia were on Wednesday told by a Delhi court that there was "no stay" on the proceedings before it in the additional spectrum allocation scam case and they could seek clarification on this issue from the Supreme Court....
  • Govt approves amendments to licences of Airtel, Voda, Idea 11-06-2013 11:10 PM

    New Delhi: Amendments to licence agreements of existing operators of Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular have been approved by the Telecom Ministry to harmonise them with spectrum auction rules of November 2012, sources said. "Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has approved amendments to the licences of Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular...
  • 3G case: HC issues notices to Idea Cellular, others 27-05-2013 06:32 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response from Idea Cellular Ltd (ICL) and its chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla on a contempt petition against the telecom major for allegedly disobeying its earlier order by providing 3G services to new customers in circles where it lacks the requisite licences....
  • Court questions Idea Cellular on illegal 3G services 27-05-2013 05:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday issued contempt notices against telecom company Idea Cellular and its chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla for allegedly disobeying its earlier order by providing 3G services to new customers in areas for which it did not have a licence. Hearing a contempt of court...
  • 3G services: Court issues contempt notices to Idea Cellular 27-05-2013 03:15 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday issued contempt notices against telecom major Idea Cellular Ltd (ICL) and its chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla for allegedly disobeying its earlier order by providing 3G services to new customers in circles where it lacks the requisite licences. Justice Rajiv Shakdhar asked the...
  • US Cellular embraces iPhone after rejecting it 05-05-2013 04:49 PM

    New York: US Cellular, the only major US wireless carrier to resist the iPhone, says it's going to start selling it this year. CEO Mary Dillon announced the reversal Friday on a call with investors and analysts. She didn't specify exactly when the company would start selling Apple's phone, or...
  • Idea net profit jumps by 29 pc at Rs 308 crore in Q4 26-04-2013 09:56 AM

    Mumbai: Buoyed by strong growth in voice usage and data consumption, telecom operator Idea Cellular on Thursday posted 29 per cent jump in consolidated net profit at Rs 308.18 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2013. Given the strong performance, the company has announced a dividend for the...
  • 2G case: Court adjourns matter to April 29 22-04-2013 11:30 AM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday fixed April 29 for hearing the matter in additional 2G spectrum allocation case in which Bharti Cellular CMD Sunil Mittal, Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia and others have been summoned as accused. Mittal, Ruia and former Telecom Secretary Shyamal Ghosh appeared before Special...
  • 2G case: Mittal, Ruia furnish personal bonds in court 16-04-2013 11:30 AM

    New Delhi: Bharti Cellular CMD Sunil Mittal and Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia on Tuesday appeared in a Delhi court in connection with the additional 2G spectrum allocation case and furnished personal bonds in pursuance of the Supreme Court's direction. Both the accused placed on record the apex court's order...
  • 3G: Centre restrained from acting against Vodafone, Idea 12-04-2013 12:42 PM

    New Delhi: In a breather for Vodafone and Idea Cellular, the Delhi High Court on Friday restrained the Centre from taking any "coercive steps" against the telecom majors which have been asked to pay penalty of Rs 550 crore and Rs 300 crore respectively for providing 3G services outside their...
  • No new 3G customers in unlicenced zones for Airtel: SC 11-04-2013 12:52 PM

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel cannot add new 3G customers in seven zones where it does not own the airwaves and offers the services through pacts with other carriers, the Supreme Court said on Thursday, pending a final ruling in the dispute. Bharti can, however, continue 3G services in the zones...
  • 2G spectrum allocation case: Mittal, Ruia appear in court 11-04-2013 12:33 PM

    New Delhi: Bharti CMD Sunil Mittal and Essar group promoter Ravi Ruia, who have been summoned as accused in the additional 2G spectrum allocation case, on Thursday appeared in a Delhi court which posted the matter for further proceedings on April 16. Mittal's counsel placed before special CBI judge OP...
  • SC defers proceedings against Ravi Ruia in trial court 11-04-2013 08:30 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday postponed the proceedings in the Special CBI court against Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia till April 16, who has been summoned as an accused in a corruption case related to allocation of additional 2G spectrum in 2002. A bench headed by Chief Justice...
  • Week's breather for Sunil Mittal, six others in 2G case 09-04-2013 05:13 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday offered partial relief to Bharti Airtel chief Sunil Mittal and six others by directing the 2G case trial court not to withhold hearing till April 16, 2013 but also said it was free to proceed against any person not named in a charge...
  • 2G spectrum auction resumes on demand in Bihar 14-11-2012 10:44 AM

    New Delhi: The second day of auction for 2G spectrum started at 9 AM on Wednesday, on the back of demand for spectrum in the Bihar telecom circle. A Department of Telecommunications official replied in the affirmative when asked if the auction resumed on time on Wednesday morning. "Yes. Eighth...
  • 2G auction get lukewarm response 12-11-2012 02:46 PM

    New Delhi: There has been a lukewarm response to 2G spectrum auction which opened on Monday in New Delhi with sources saying that there have been no bids in the top five to six circles. The first two rounds of re-auction of 2G spectrum have ended and no company has...