Tata Teleservices

  • DoCoMo heads for India exit as competition, regulation take toll April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Japanese telecoms giant NTT DoCoMo Inc is seeking to sell its stake in a lossmaking Indian joint venture with conglomerate Tata Group, likely at a deep discount, bowing out of the world's secondbiggest mobile phone market. DoCoMo's exit from India after just five years highlights the difficulties both...
  • Tata was first in line but RCom got 2G licence, Radia tells court May 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Former corporate lobbyist Nira Radia appeared in a Delhi court on Tuesday as a key prosecution witness in the 2G spectrum case. In her deposition, Radia said that although Tata was first in line for 2G licences for the Delhi circle, the company did not win the bid. Radia...
  • Tata Teleservices to give up some airwaves to save surcharges April 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Tata Teleservices Ltd, India's sixthbiggest cellular carrier by customers, said it will surrender part of its CDMA mobile airwaves in all but two of its zones, after the government asked carriers to pay surcharges on airwaves. Tata Tele, 26 per cent owned by Japan's NTT DoCoMo, said it...
  • 2G: SC dismisses pleas of A Raja, telecom companies February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed curative petitions of several telecom firms for reexamination of its verdict cancelling 122 2G spectrum licences allocated during tenure of former telecom minister A Raja. The court also denied permission to Raja to file his curative petition. The companies whose petitions were...
  • Telenor, Tata Tele in talks to merge India operations November 28, 2012

    Mumbai/New Delhi: Norway's Telenor is in talks to merge its Indian operations with Tata Teleservices to gain a bigger foothold in the world's secondbiggest mobile phone market, a source with direct knowledge of the situation said on Tuesday. Telenor, which won rights to operate in six Indian zones in an auction...
  • 2G: Airtel, Videocon to bid for spectrum October 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Airtel, Vodafone, Videocon and Tata Teleservices are among the telecom biggies who applied on Friday to bid in the upcoming spectrum auction, but Reliance Industries and Russia's Sistema surprised by staying away. Billionaire Mukesh Ambanirun RIL, sitting on a cashpile of Rs 79,159 crore, was widely anticipated to...
  • Tata Docomo offers Rs 899 unlimited postpaid plan July 16, 2012

    Mumbai: Tata Docomo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices, announced a tariff plan at Rs 899 for its postpaid customers with unlimited calls both on the local and national network. "For a fixed monthly rental of Rs 899, a customer can avail of unlimited number of local and national...
  • 2G verdict: Tatas to file review petition in SC February 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Aggrieved by cancellation of its three licences by the Supreme Court, Tata Teleservices on Monday said it will file a review petition against the order as the company had applied for these licences more than 18 months before the 2008 licensing process began. TTL's three licences for Assam, NorthEast...
  • Tata Teleservices loses 4.4 mn subscribers in Nov January 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Tata Teleservices lost 4.4 million subscribers in November, official data showed Monday even as the total number of mobile phone subscribers in India rose to 884.37 million during the month, with Idea Cellular alone adding 2.17 million subscribers. According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the wireless...
  • Bharti, Vodafone, Idea asked to stop 3G roaming December 23, 2011

    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 operators...
  • Telecom cos post revenue of Rs 50,000 cr: TRAI November 23, 2011

    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 stateowned...
  • Tata Tele integrates services under Tata DOCOMO October 20, 2011

    New Delhi: All the services of telephony provider Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL) including Tata Indicom, Tata Walky and Tata Photon will be integrated under one unified brand Tata DOCOMO from Thursday, except in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR)."The company will leverage its wide range of products and...
  • 2G: Raja conspired against Tatas, CBI tells SC September 29, 2011

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday told the Supreme Court that former telecom minister A Raja didn't favour Tata Teleservices in the controversial 2G spectrum allocation. The central investigation agency further told the apex court that Tata Group was a loser in the 2G spectrum allocation because...
  • Mobile phone user base expands by 6.67 mn in July September 9, 2011

    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 users,...
  • CBI is treating me unequally: Shahid Balwa April 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa, in Tihar jail since his arrest in 2G scam case, on Wednesday accused CBI of adopting double standards by not taking coercive steps against other firms including Tata Teleservices Ltd. "CBI is treating me (Balwa) unequally. Was Tata (Teleservices Ltd) not sailing...
  • Tata Tele hits back at RCOM over 2G licence February 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Tata Teleservices has reacted strongly to Reliance Communications' statement that the grant of dual technology approval to RCOM was on identical terms and payment of identical fees as it was for the former. Tata Teleservices issued a statement on Monday saying that it was the only operator to apply...
  • Tata Tele responds to Chandrasekhar's letter December 17, 2010

    New Delhi: Tata Teleservices on Friday responded to Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar's second letter accusing the Tata Group of obtaining telecom licenses at lower price. Tata Tele accused Chandrasekhar of resorting to cheap gimmicks and claimed that the group has followed the set norms. Following is the full text of Tata...
  • Apple in talks to launch CDMA iPhone in India October 13, 2010

    San Francisco: Apple is holding talks to bring the iPhone to two of India's biggest mobile phone operators, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Apple's hit mobile device is currently available in India only through Bharti AirTel and Vodafone, whose cellular systems run on the GSM technology. But Apple is now...
  • Govt warns telcos over lax subscriber verification in JK July 13, 2010

    New Delhi: The government on Monday did tough talking with the mobile operators on apparently not doing due diligence on subscriber verification in Jammu and Kashmir and warned them that their services may be closed in case of noncompliance of guidelines. Home Secretary G K Pillai met the CEOs and MDs...
  • Tata's new plan: Talk endlessly for Re 1 September 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Indian call charges touched a new low on Tuesday with telecom operator Tata Teleservices' new tariff plan that allows CDMA subscribers unlimited hours on local calls for just Re 1. In the new 'PayPerCall' plan, the company has moved away from the usual practice of charging on a one...
  • Japanese firm buys stake in Tata Teleservices November 14, 2008

    Tata Teleservices' (TTSL) twoyear hunt for a foreign partner is finally over. Japanese telecom company NTT DoCoMo has bought a 26 per cent stake in TTSL India's fifth largest telecom player for $2.7 billion, as the two join hands to lay the road for a brand new business...
  • No security threat from Blackberry: Govt July 2, 2008

    New Delhi: Sweeping aside the security concerns, an issue that generated a major controversy leading to protests from Canada, the government on Wednesday gave a goahead to the operations of Blackberry services in India saying there is no security threat from it. "People are buying Blackberry. There is no threat from...
  • Blackberry vendor tells Govt can't share encryption keys May 26, 2008

    New Delhi: Canadabased Blackberry vendor ResearchInMotion (RIM) has turned down Indian Government's request to handover the message encryption key . The company says that it cannot share the data with the Government as its security structure does not allow any third party or even the company to read the...
  • DoT sets deadline for Blackberry on security system March 24, 2008

    New Delhi: Having come under scanner for security lapses in the use of Blackberry services, the Government has issued a stern warning to telecom companies to put the required security system in place within 15 days or stop the services. The DoT has set the deadline of March 31. The directive...
  • No Blackberry blackout, govt takes a call March 14, 2008

    New Delhi: Nearly five lakh Blackberry users in India can finally heave a sigh of relief. Telecom Secretary S Behura has allayed fears of the dreaded blackout of Blackberry services on Sunday. Behura says Home Ministry's concern of lawful interception can be addressed through dialogue. Operators like Bharti, Vodafone and...
  • Take heart! Blackberry blackout not on the cards March 14, 2008

    New Delhi: Users of the popular Blackberry mobile email service can breathe easy. The Union Government is not looking at blocking the service in light of security concerns raised by the Union Home Ministry. Some 5 lakh users, who are hooked on to this device, can now heave a sigh...
  • Govt may refer Blackberry issue to Telecom Commission March 13, 2008

    New Delhi: The Government is likely to refer the controversial issue of blackberry mobile phones to the Telecom Commission. The commission will decide whether operators can continue offering this service. Developed by Canadian firm Research In Motion (RIM), Blackberry allows users to access their emails on mobile phones just like an...
  • Tata Teleservices awaits govt nod for Blackberry service March 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Tata Teles application to offer the blackberry service is being rejected on security grounds. Tata Teleservices on Friday said it has not been allowed to offer this advanced data and voice service due to reservations raised by the Home Ministry. The data is hosted on a server outside the...
  • Tatas to hive off cell tower business June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Tata Teleservices while earmarking Rs 3,500 crore for expanding services in more towns across the country, said on Thursday it would hive off its cellular tower business in three months. Tata Teleservices is in talks with six companies to operate its towers, CEO of the company Darryl Green told...