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Vodafone Idea merger: How Vittorio Colao’s ‘Jewel’ in the crown of British Telco lost its sheen?
Vodafone Idea merger: How Vittorio Colao’s ‘Jewel’ in the crown of British Telco lost its sheen?

It means that Vodafone Group has paid $16.4 billion for 100% equity in the company.It has also spent billions of dollars in buying Spectrum through various auctions. Now, valuation of Vodafone’s equity in the new entity will be reduced to $5.5 billion (Rs 35,897 crore)

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Telecom NewsVodafone-Idea merger: There should be no Spectrum cap for airwaves acquired through auction, says B K Syngal
B K Syngal, Former CMD, VSNL

However, in the case of spectrum acquired through first-come-first-served basis, the merged entity should be asked to pay the market price of the spectrum that was discovered through auction.......read more
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Telecom News Anritsu introduces MT8862A Wireless Connectivity Test Set
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsNew MT8862A instrument with industry-first Network Mode for evaluating IEEE802.11ac WLAN devices. This new model strengthens the company’s products for testing WLAN equipment, which is expected to see good growth in line with the expanding IoT market...read more
Telecom News Reliance Jio's nervousness increases as March 31 approaches: Offers another freebee even as incumbents add 2.27 million new customers in February
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom News"You come out with new freebees when you are desperate for acquiring customers. It is obvious that its response for paid services is not good,"said Syngal...read more
Telecom News No annual spectrum auction: DoT reverses another plan of former telecom secretary J S Deepak
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsIn most of the countries there is a clear Spectrum roadmap. Telcos know much in advance when there would be an opportunity to acquire more Spectrum...read more
Telecom News Vodafone and Idea announce merger, to create largest Telco in India
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe merged entity will be benefitted by the scale of operations that will bring down the costs. It will help the company to fight tariff war due to entry of a new operator – Reliance Jio...read more
Telecom News Is DoT violating DPE rules to favour Tata Communications Ltd
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom News“I am shocked at the gross violation of DPE rules and complete disregard of corporate governance practices,” said B K Syngal, former CMD of VSNL...read more
Telecom News Reliance Communications receives CCI approval for proposed demerger of wireless business into Aircel
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe Company has already received approval from the SEBI, BSE Limited and NSE for the proposed Scheme of Arrangement and filed an application with the NCLT, Mumbai Bench, for approval of the said Scheme...read more
Telecom News Does ‘Buy One Get One Free Offer’ show Reliance Jio’s nervousness?
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsNow the question is what was the need of launching ‘Buy One Get One Free’ offer within a few days of starting registration of customers for paid services? Does it mean that lukewarm response for its Rs 303 tariff plan under its prime membership scheme forced it to launch ‘Buy One Get One Offer'?...read more
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Telecom News RCOM debt to reduce by Rs 12,000 crore, CCI approves sale of Reliance Communications’ subsidiary to Brookfield
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe Canadian company has valued tower business at a value of Rs 22,000 crore. It will pay about Rs 11,000 crore to RCOM. This will go towards reducing debt of RCOM, which is to the tune of Rs 42,000 crore...read more
Telecom News Apple to manufacture in India
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsApple will start manufacturing iPhone SE models in Bengaluru. The report said that Apple’s Taiwanese manufacturing partner Wistron Corp will set up a plant in Bengaluru to assembling iPhones...read more
Telecom News TDSAT asks telecom regulatory to re-examine Reliance Jio's promotional offers
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe telecom regulator will re-examine the offers and report back to TDSAT in two weeks on a petition filed by others including Bharti Airtel...read more
Telecom News Telkom and Business Connexion launch BCX, Africa’s premier end-to-end ICT solutions provider
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom News“The launch of BCX is truly the beginning of a new chapter of digitalisation for Africa. This new brand is the culmination of the vision my late brother and I had when we started Business Connexion over 20 years ago,” said Isaac Mophatlane, CEO of BCX...read more
Telecom News Xperia XZ Premium awarded as the best new smartphone at MWC 2017
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom News“Xperia XZ Premium has received endorsement from operator partners, media, consumers and industry peers alike, which is testament to our relentless pursuit of innovation, to deliver great products and experiences for consumers," said Hiroki Totoki, President and CEO of Sony Mobile Communications...read more
Telecom News Huawei elected as first Asian platinum member of the OpenStack foundation
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom News“We are honored to be selected as a platinum member and will continue to demonstrate our leadership and commitment to developing OpenStack and its ecosystem," said Zheng Yelai, President, IT Product Line of Huawei...read more
Telecom News Pierre Samson appointed as the new Vice President of Sales for Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise APAC region
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsPierre will assume his role effective immediately, and will be based from Singapore. He will report to Matthieu Destot, Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, ALE...read more
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"Smartphones have an integral part to play in the connected world of future"
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Kuldeep Malik
Country Head – Corporate Sales International, MediaTek India Technology Pvt. Ltd.

With more IoT devices and technologies being developed, smartphones have an integral part to play in the connected world of future. With favourable government initiatives and policies, we expect data consumption to grow further along with more connected devices.......read more

Corporate
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsReliance Jio's nervousness increases as March 31 approaches: Offers another freebee even as incumbents add 2.27 million new customers in February
"You come out with new freebees when you are desperate for acquiring customers. It is obvious that its response for paid services is not good,"said Syngal...read more
Policy & Regulation
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTDSAT asks telecom regulatory to re-examine Reliance Jio's promotional offers
The telecom regulator will re-examine the offers and report back to TDSAT in two weeks on a petition filed by others including Bharti Airtel...read more
Technology
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsAnritsu introduces MT8862A Wireless Connectivity Test Set
New MT8862A instrument with industry-first Network Mode for evaluating IEEE802.11ac WLAN devices. This new model strengthens the company’s products for testing WLAN equipment, which is expected to see good growth in line with the expanding IoT market...read more

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Mobiles & Tabs
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsApple to manufacture in India
Apple will start manufacturing iPhone SE models in Bengaluru. The report said that Apple’s Taiwanese manufacturing partner Wistron Corp will set up a plant in Bengaluru to assembling iPhones...read more
People Movement
TCS to set up World’s largest Corporate Learning Center in Thiruvananthapuram
With a total capacity to train 15,000 professionals at one time and 50,000 professionals annually...read more