Telecom articles

Trai to meet telcos & others next month to finalise 2019 agenda

Trai is expected to meet telecom industry players next month, to deliberate on the issues that will be taken up during 2019, its Chairman RS Sharma said Monday. The discussion – now an annual feature – is however expected to entail a wider set of players in the telecom space this time, spanning operators, infrastructure

Trai seeks public view to make paper telephone bill optional

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has sought public views on making paper bills for post-paid telecom services optional and setting electronic bills as a default option. Environmental concerns relating to cutting of trees for papers used in printing of bills and changing mobile usage scenario in the context of massive surge in data usage

Vodafone Idea falls 9% on weak operational performance in Q2

Shares of Vodafone India have slipped 9% to Rs 37.60 per share on the BSE after the telecom services provider said that its pro-forma consolidated Ebitda (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization) declined 28.7% at Rs 9.78 billion in September quarter (Q2FY19). It had Ebitda of Rs 13.72 billion in the same quarter a

MTNL Q2 loss widens to Rs 859 crore

State-run telecom firm MTNL Wednesday reported widening of its loss to Rs 859 crore on standalone basis in the quarter ended September 30, 2018, mainly on account of increase in finance cost and decline in sales. The debt-ridden firm had posted a loss of Rs 730.64 crore in the same period a year ago. The

Satellite company SAS Global joins rush to boost Africa connectivity

Sky and Space Global (SAS Global) is on track to launch 200 shoebox-sized nanosatellites by the end of 2020, betting that its low-cost model will prove a hit with telecoms customers in Africa. The Australian-listed company has joined larger European rivals circling Africa as they look to capitalise on a data services boom across the

Telecom Italia sacks CEO in boardroom tussle

Italian phone group Telecom Italia (TIM) sacked Chief Executive Amos Genish on Tuesday, removing the man who some directors had viewed as an obstacle to their campaign for a more aggressive shake-up at the company. Genish was appointed last year to run the underperforming former monopoly by TIM’s then controlling shareholder, French media group Vivendi,

Apple ropes in Nokia veteran Ashish Chowdhary to lead India operations

In a fillip to Apple CEO Tim Cook’s big future plans for the Indian market, Apple has appointed Ashish Chowdhary, Chief Customer Operations Officer at Nokia Networks, as its India operation head, the Cupertino-based iPhone maker said on Tuesday. A veteran at Nokia, Chowdhary will take over as Apple India head from January next year,