Idea Cellular

  • 733 million GSM subscribers in India; Airtel leads with 28.41% market share 19-06-2014 07:54 AM

    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...
  • Idea Cellular hikes monthly rentals by Rs 50 02-06-2014 12:33 AM

    Idea Cellular has hiked the monthly rentals of its post-paid customers by Rs 50 from June. "Effective from the June bill cycle, the monthly rental will have a nominal increase of Rs 50 per month," Head of Service Delivery, Mumbai Operations, Amit Dimri said in an email to post-paid customers,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Telenor seeks to join 2G airwaves auction 20-10-2012 12:46 PM

    Mumbai: Norway's Telenor has applied to take part in the 2G spectrum auction, opting to stay in the country despite being stripped of its permits after a scandal-tainted previous sale. Telenor joins India's top three operators by revenue in eyeing the 2G radio waves, though Russian conglomerate Sistema's Indian affiliate...
  • Telecom CEOs warn mobile tariffs may double 08-05-2012 04:50 PM

    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)...
  • S Tel hints at closure; Telenor seeks new partner 22-02-2012 12:01 AM

    New Delhi: Nearly three weeks after the Supreme Court quashed 122 telecom licenses, three of the most affected companies - S Tel, Telenor and Idea Cellular - on Tuesday separately announced plans that range from indications of shutting shop to seeking review of the apex court ruling. S Tel in...
  • DoT likely to terminate 6 Idea Cellular licences 05-01-2012 09:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Telecom Ministry is likely to terminate the licences of Idea Cellular in six circles, including Delhi, Karnataka and Punjab, and impose an additional Rs 300 crore penalty on the company for violating roll-out obligations. "The Department of Telecom will soon send notice to Idea Cellular asking them...
  • Sibal to meet telcos over 3G roaming dispute 29-11-2011 01:25 PM

    New Delhi: Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal will soon meet telecom industry leaders to work out an amicable resolution to the dispute between the government and service providers over a 3G roaming pact. "I will meet with the industry players soon to discuss the 3G roaming issue, industry players have sought...
  • Telecom cos post revenue of Rs 50,000 cr: TRAI 23-11-2011 10:57 PM

    New Delhi: The total revenue of telecom service providers was Rs 50,054 crore during the quarter ended September, according to TRAI data released in New Delhi on Wednesday. Bharti Airtel alone accounted for almost 26 per cent of total industry gross revenue at Rs 13,239 crore. It was followed by...
  • Idea, Vodafone end one paisa tariff 29-07-2011 07:30 AM

    Mumbai: Taking a leaf from telecom giant Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone also increased tariffs on their pre-paid plans in select regions while Bharti expanded its new tariffs to other circles, officials familiar with the development said Thursday. Idea has increased its tariff from 1 paisa per second to...
  • India added 11.11 mn GSM subscribers in April 20-05-2011 01:04 PM

    New Delhi: India's GSM subscriber base grew by 1.95 per cent in April with the addition of 11.11 million mobile phone users, of which Bharti Airtel alone signed up over 2.41 million customers. The total number of GSM subscribers in the country crossed 580.67 million as against 569.56 million in...
  • Idea moves TDSAT as DoT cancels licence 29-04-2011 06:15 PM

    New Delhi: Aditya Birla Group firm Idea Cellular on Friday approached sectoral tribunal TDSAT against a DoT notice to cancel its licence in Punjab for violating merger and acquisition (M&A) norms. On April 21, the Department of Telecom (DoT) issued show cause notice (SCN) to Idea as to why its...
  • ED launches a global hunt for 2G bribes 09-03-2011 07:41 PM

    New Delhi: The CAG started the 2G fire and the Supreme Court is stepping on the gas. It looks like the ED is zeroing in on the 2G beneficiaries nested in tax havens. CNN-IBN has accessed Letters Rogatory sent by the Enforcement Directorate to find out the real beneficiaries in...
  • 58 pc want to switch mobile operators. The rest? 21-01-2011 05:20 PM

    New Delhi: A majority of consumers are unhappy with their current mobile service provider and want to switch, that's what the Swayam-numvar survey conducted by IBNLive discovered. Mobile number portability (MNP) was finally launched across the country after a long wait on January 21 and telecom companies have hit the...