Mobile Operator

  • TRAI relaxes penalty norms on pesky calls 04-12-2013 12:08 PM

    New Delhi: Telecom operators will not be penalised for up to 50 complaints received against them in a week for pesky calls and SMSes originating from their networks. Telecom regulator TRAI has relaxed penalty norms under which it will impose fine on telecom operators based on a new slab instead...
  • 1 in 4 urban Indian mobile user has issues with operator: Study 28-10-2013 06:08 PM

    New Delhi: Almost one-in-four urban Indian mobile user has issues like network, mobile Internet, billing and charging, with their service operator, but only half of these issues are reported, a study by telecom infrastructure company Ericsson revealed today. According to Ericsson ConsumerLab's study, Transforming Experiences, many of the issues are...
  • Windows Phone 8 Update 3 adds driving mode, high resolution support 15-10-2013 07:20 AM

    New York: Microsoft is updating its Windows software for cellphones to accommodate larger devices and make it easier for motorists to reduce distractions while driving. It's the third update to Windows Phone 8 software since the system's release a year ago. Devices with this update will start appearing in the...
  • Nobody in India can buy Airtel, says Sunil Bharti Mittal 03-10-2013 10:57 AM

    Johannesburg: Asserting that there is nobody in India who can buy Airtel, Bharti group Chairman Sunil Mittal said the telecom firm will look at opportunities to acquire another firm in India, provided that there is a clear merger and acquisition policy in place. "I don't think so that there is...
  • TRAI recommends full number portability within 6 months 25-09-2013 06:22 PM

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI recommended that MNP be fully implemented across the country within six months to allow subscribers to retain their numbers even when they shift from one service area to another. Presently, Mobile Number Portability is available only within the subscribers' service area. When MNP is implemented...
  • Videocon to offer free incoming roaming on other networks 17-09-2013 08:01 PM

    Chennai: Mobile service provider Videocon is going to offer new incoming roaming services free on other networks across the country. The company, part of the USD 4 billion Videocon Group, has introduced the new incoming roaming packs aimed at reducing the roaming costs by 90 per cent on rack rate,...
  • TRAI proposes complaint filing with operators via SMS, email, post 30-07-2013 06:08 PM

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI today proposed allowing customers to file complaint with operators in person as well as through SMS, e-mail, post or courier in addition to the current practice of doing that on voice calls. The changes have been proposed following Telecom Regulatory Authority's direct communication with consumers...
  • Russian mobile operators stop selling Apple's iPhone: Report 18-07-2013 10:36 AM

    Moscow: Vimpelcom, one of Russia's top mobile operators, will no longer sell Apple Inc's iPhone, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, after similar moves by other mobile companies in Russia. Vimpelcom ended negotiations with Apple over iPhone sales this month as the US company would not soften its contract terms,...
  • Mobile companies add 3.57 million GSM users in June: Report 17-07-2013 12:08 PM

    New Delhi: Subscriber additions by Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and other GSM operators in India grew 0.54 per cent to 671.13 million in June, data released by industry body COAI showed. The number of GSM users in May was 667.56 million. "The GSM subscriber base increased by 3.57 million...
  • 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...
  • Bharti Airtel world's fourth largest operator: Report 22-10-2012 03:57 AM

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel is the fourth largest mobile operator in the world with over 250 million connnections globally, according to analyst firm Wireless Intelligence. China Mobile continues to be at the top spot with 683.08 million connections, followed by Vodafone Group (386.88 million) and America Movil Group...
  • New telecom policy regime likely by June 2012 23-12-2011 07:20 PM

    New Delhi: The new telecom policy, that is likely to usher in roaming free environment with one-nation, one-tariff and nation-wide mobile number portability, is likely to be delayed till June 2012. The draft NTP 2011 was announced in October by Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal, who had said that new policy...
  • Mobile number portability a reality now 20-01-2011 07:03 AM

    New Delhi: After years of delays, Mobile Number Portability (MNP) will finally be available all over India from January 20. Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said, "We're very happy that we are going to launch it nationally tomorrow. It's a great step forward for the consumer. It enhances his choice." Dump...