VODAFONE

  • Vodafone, Airtel fined the most for tariff and MNP rules violation November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom operator Vodafone has been fined the most for tariff rule violations till date, while Bharti Airtel has been penalised the maximum amount for breaching mobile number portability norms. Country's second largest telecom operator Vodafone has been penalised over Rs 6 lakhs for charging customers on new tariff without...
  • Idea lets rivals Airtel, Vodafone use its airwaves up to January 15 November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: As Bharti Airtel and Vodafone prepare to shift their network to newly allotted spectrum, rival Idea Cellular has agreed to let them use its airwaves in 900 MHz band for a period up to January 15. The arrangement, which has no financial implication, is for only 45 days. Through...
  • AG Mukul Rohatgi asks Income Tax department to not appeal ruling in Vodafone tax case November 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The attorney general has recommended the government refrain from appealing a Bombay High Court ruling in favour of Vodafone Group Plc in a long-running tax dispute, a person directly involved in the matter said. Vodafone, the biggest foreign corporate investor in India, has been involved in a series of tax...
  • After Vodafone, IT department loses Rs 18,000 crore transfer pricing case against Shell November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: On the heels of it losing a similar case against telecom major Vodafone, the IT department lost its Rs 18,000-crore transfer pricing cases against oil major Shell India at the Bombay High Court, which quashed the department's tax order. The tax sleuth had added Rs 15,000 crore and Rs...
  • Vodafone withdraw its plea against DoT from HC November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Vodafone on Friday withdrew from the Delhi High Court its plea alleging the Centre is indulging in "arm-twisting" and "coercive" tactics by refusing to sign its unified licence (UL) till the telecom major unconditionally accepts the "restrictive" clauses in the licence. The petition was withdrawn after a bench...
  • Telcom operators expected to pass on to customers the burden of spectrum cost; may raise mobile tariffs October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Industry body COAI has said mobile tariffs may go up soon as telecom operators are expected to pass on to customers the burden of spectrum cost they will incur in the upcoming auction. The auction of airwaves is likely to be conducted in February next year. "Definitely there will...
  • HC order on Vodafone transfer pricing being analysed: CBDT October 13, 2014

    Mumbai: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) will give its views on the high court order on Vodafone transfer pricing case after studying the judgement, chairman KV Chowdary said on Monday. "We are examining transfer pricing issue at both the (Income Tax) commissioner and Central Board of Direct Taxes...
  • Bombay HC rules in favour of Vodafone, says no taxable income liable October 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has ruled in favour of Vodafone, maintaining that it was not eligible to pay 3,200 crore in tax over the transfer of shares from an Indian subsidiary of the company to the parent company. The HC ruled that there is no taxable income arising out...
  • Bombay High Court rules in favour of Vodafone in transfer pricing case October 10, 2014

    Mumbai: In a landmark judgement, the Bombay High Court has ruled in favour of the Vodafone group in the transfer pricing dispute. The HC has said that there is no taxable income arising out of transactions. Vodafone had moved Bombay HC seeking relief from the I-T notice with regard to the...
  • Airtel, Vodafone, Idea hike mobile Internet rates by up to 100% October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom operators have raised mobile internet rates up to 100 per cent in June-September period across country. Airtel is latest to increase mobile rates by up to 33 per cent while Vodafone and Idea have started gradually implementing the increased mobile internet rates from June. The three companies jointly hold...
  • Leading telcos hike mobile internet rates by up to 100 per cent October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom operators have raised mobile internet rates up to 100 per cent in June-September period across country. Airtel is latest to increase mobile rates by up to 33 per cent while Vodafone and Idea have started gradually implementing the increased mobile internet rates from June. ...
  • Vodafone, government agree to extend date for selection of 3rd arbitrator September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian government and Vodafone have mutually agreed to extend the deadline for appointment of the third arbitrator to resolve the Rs 20,000crore tax dispute case with UK telecom major Vodafone. "Our arbitrator and Vodafone have mutually agreed to extend deadline for appointment of...
  • Vodafone ensuring connectivity for customers in floodhit J&K September 15, 2014

    Chandigarh: Telecom major Vodafone on Monday said that it is ensuring connectivity for its customers by restoring its network and providing connectivity to other subscribers through the intracircle roaming (ICR) arrangement in floodhit Jammu and Kashmir. The important towns where telecom services have been restored are Srinagar, Ganderbal, Anantang, Pahalgam, Ashmuqam,...
  • J&K limps back to normalcy, mobile services partially restored September 13, 2014

    Srinagar: After having been cut off for more than a week, Jammu and Kashmir is heading back to the communication grid. Telecom servies in the flood hit Kashmir Valley are being normalised with BSNL restoring around 80 per cent of the affected network. Other private mobile service providers inlcuding Airtel,...
  • SC rejects PIL seeking recovery of Rs 21,000 crore from Vodafone July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking direction to Centre to recover Rs 21,000 crore from UK telecom major Vodafone has been refused by the Supreme Court. While refusing to take up the petition, the apex court allowed the petitioner to file a fresh plea. Former Additional Solicitor General Bishwajit...
  • Vodafone doubles its mobile Internet rates for 2G, 3G subscribers June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Vodafone India has doubled its mobile Internet rates for 2G and 3G customers across the country, and it is being implemented in a phased manner. The new rates for payasyougo (PAYG) prepaid and post paid users are 4 paisa per 10 KB, as compared to 2 paisa per 10...
  • 733 million GSM subscribers in India; Airtel leads with 28.41% market share June 19, 2014

    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...
  • Arun Jaitley recuses himself from decisions on Vodafone case June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is believed to have recused himself from matters pertaining to the Rs 20,000 crore Vodafone tax dispute and delegated decision making in this regard to his junior Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Jaitley has on file recorded that all issues relating to the Vodafone tax case be...
  • Vodafone restricts calls from Loop users to its network June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Vodafone India has blocked incoming calls from Loop Mobile customers to its network in Mumbai for nonpayment of interconnection charges. As per sectoral regulator Trai, a mobile operator on whose network a call originates has to pay charges to the telecom company on whose network the call terminates....
  • Finance Ministry appoints RC Lahoti as arbitrator in Vodafone tax case June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has appointed former Chief Justice of India R C Lahoti as arbitrator in the Rs 20,000 crore tax dispute case with UK telecom major Vodafone. "Yes, he (Lahoti) has been appointed for arbitration from our side," a Finance Ministry official told PTI. The government's decision was in response...
  • Vodafone reveals scale of government snooping in India, 28 other countries June 7, 2014

    London: Government snooping into phone networks is extensive worldwide, one of the world's largest cellphone companies revealed on Friday, saying that several countries demand direct access to its networks without warrant or prior notice. The detailed report from Vodafone, which covers the 29 countries in which it operates in Europe, Africa...
  • Vodafone announces 'every min prize contest' for Rajasthan customers May 29, 2014

    Telecom operator Vodafone on Wednesday announced a one month long 'everyminute prize winning contests' for its customers to commemorate the company's attainment of 1 crore customers in the Rajasthan circle. "We have crossed the landmark number of one crore subscribers in Rajasthan circle. This is a significant achievement for us and...
  • Vodafone calls on Modi to show open stance with tax talks May 20, 2014

    London/New Delhi: Vodafone boss Vittorio Colao has challenged India's new government to back up its probusiness credentials by resolving the telecoms group's longrunning tax dispute in the country. The British company became India's largest overseas corporate investor when it acquired Hutchison Whampoa's Indian mobile assets in 2007 as part of its...
  • Idea to offer its own 3G services in Delhi by March 2015 May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Idea Cellular, the country's third largest telecom operator, will use its own network for offering 3G services in the lucrative Delhi circle from early next year. The operator, at present, is offering 3G services in the region through intracircle roaming pacts with Airtel and...
  • Vodafone, Airtel, Idea resume 3G services in all circles May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom operators Vodafone and Idea Cellular said they will resume 3G services in circles where they don't have spectrum through intracircle roaming (ICR) pacts with other operators. Bharti Airtel has also announced resumption of its 3G services in circles where it don't have spectrum. ...
  • Tribunal overturns government ban on 3G roaming pacts April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The telecommunication tribunal on Tuesday ruled in favour of leading mobile phone carriers who had challenged a government ban on pacts between them to provide 3G services beyond their licenced zones, a lawyer on the case said. Bharti Airtel Ltd, Vodafone Group Plc's local unit and Idea Cellular were...
  • Vodafone takes full control of Indian business April 11, 2014

    Britain's Vodafone said on Friday that it had taken full ownership of Vodafone India by buying the 11 per cent it did not already own from Piramal Enterprises Limited. In March 2014, Vodafone increased its stake in the unit to 89 per cent by buying out Analjit Singh and Neelu Analjit...
  • MHA accuses Vodafone of secretly sharing data with British agency March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Major telecom player Vodafone has been accused by the Union Home Ministry of secretly sharing subscriber data with a British intelligence and security organisation, a charge denied by the company. According to documents of the Internal Security Division of the Home Ministry, Vodafone is alleged to have given...