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Reliance Jio expected to clock Rs.516-cr net in Q4

Reliance Jio is likely to outshine older rivals Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular in the fourth quarter ended March 31 by reporting a net profit of Rs.516 crore, according to an ET poll of analysts.

MCD seals 566 mobile towers, call drops likely to increase

Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) industry association for Telecommunication Infrastructure Providers has assessed that 566 mobile towers have been sealed by Delhi by municipal corporations out of 11,500total mobile towers in Delhi despite the fee deposit of 48 crore rupees lying with municipal corporations.

Stay on RCom fibre, towers sale continues till April 23 after NCLAT recalls earlier order

In a setback to Reliance Communications, the telco will be unable to sell its fibre and towers till atleast April 23 after the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) Wednesday recalled its April 6 order that allowed the sale.

DoT awaits FDI clearance for Idea to approve merger with Vodafone

DoT is waiting for DIPP to give clearance for raising the foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in Idea Cellular to 100 per cent before approving the merger of Vodafone India with the Aditya Birla group firm, as per official sources (reported PTI).

MediaTek collaborates with Microsoft to advance innovation and security

MediaTek Inc. has announced that they are collaborating with Microsoft to deliver the first ever Azure Sphere chip, the MT3620 that will drive IoT innovation with built-in security and connectivity. Azure Sphere is a solution for creating highly-secured, connected MCU powered devices at a price that makes enterprise-class security affordable for the multitude of cloud connected devices.

Tata Communications partners with Dreamtime Technologies

Tata Communications, a leading digital infrastructure provider, and South African ICT services provider Dreamtime Technologies (Pty) Ltd. (DTTech), have joined forces to build a new cloud-based virtual mobile network to serve African mobile and IoT providers. It will act as the foundation for next-generation mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) services in sectors such as healthcare, transport, mining, agriculture, banking and retail.

Telcos to report subdued Q4 nos as Reliance Jio pressure continues

The battered telecom sector companies will be reporting another set of subdued numbers for the January-March quarter, with revenues likely to show a correction of as much as 40 per cent, analysts have said.

SC extends protection to Karti Chidambaram till May 2 in Aircel-Maxis matter

A Delhi court on Monday, granted Karti Chidambaram interim protection from arrest till May 2 in two cases filed by the CBI and ED in the Aircel-Maxis matter arising out of the 2G spectrum cases.

JioMoney & Sodexo to enable digital transactions across retail point of sales

Reliance Jio and Sodexo, the leader in Employee Benefits has announced the partnership to accelerate India’s digital transformation. Jio and Sodexo will leverage complementary strengths and offerings to create an enriched digital life ecosystem for Indians.

Digital transformation to add US$154 billion to India’s GDP by 2021

By 2021, digital transformation will add an estimated US$154 billion to India’s GDP, and increase the growth rate by 1.0% annually, according to a new business study released today.

Fourth-quarter may be impacted by Aircel's insolvency proceedings: Wipro

Wipro said its fourth-quarter revenue and profitability would be hit by the insolvency proceedings of one of its telecom clients in India, making this the second quarter in a row in which a troubled client has hurt the company’s results.

Xiaomi begins PCB assembling in Tamil Nadu, setups 3 new plants

Xiaomi, a Chinese handset maker has established its first ever SMT plan in collaboration with its Taiwanese manufacturing partner, Foxconn, to begin PCB assembling in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu.

DoT likely to approve Voda-Idea merger by end of this month

The Department of Telecom (DoT) is likely to approve the merger between Idea Cellular and Vodafone India within this month, a senior official said which will pave the way for creating the largest carrier in India by subscribers and revenue market share.

Reliance Jio Infocomm’s entry in Sept 2016 led to $10 billion savings for India: Report

Institute for Competitiveness said Reliance Jio Infocomm’s entry in September 2016 led to $10 billion in annual savings for India and an unprecedented surge in data consumption.

Tata Power launches IoT based Smart Consumer Sub Station in Mumbai

Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company has selected Tata Communications to launch its IoT based, Smart Consumer Sub Station (CSS) in Mumbai.

Bharti Airtel looks set to report first quarterly loss in 15 years

Analysts said market leader Bharti Airtel is slated to report a net loss in the fiscal fourth quarter ended March — its first in 15 years — stung by a mix of continued pricing aggression from Reliance Jio Infocomm, a cut in international termination rates, and a move from subscribers to lower priced bundled packs from higher ones.

MediaTek’s Helio P60 conferred with Android Authority’s ‘Best of MWC’ Award

Helio P60 is featuring MediaTek’s NeuroPilot AI platform, delivers a 70 percent performance boost over the previous Helio P series and is built for energy efficiency

Sooktha to showcase portfolio of 4G LTE, NB-IoT and 5G NR solutions at MWC 2018

Sooktha''s portfolio of 4G LTE, NB-IoT and 5G solutions with patented WiFi mesh connectivity enables coexistence and covers the entire gamut of applications in next generation networks including consumer broadband, Internet of Things, and mission critical applications

Idea Cellular suspends interconnect services with Aircel for non-payment of dues

Idea Cellular has suspended interconnect services with Aircel Ltd., due to non-payment of dues. Despite several reminders for releasing the dues since November 2017, the operator has failed to meet its payment commitments forcing Idea to suspend interconnect services, as per the terms of interconnect agreement between both parties

MediaTek showcases future-ready smart technologies for next phase of smartphone growth in India

“India is growth intensive, a market of immense opportunities with its own set of aspirations and needs. We continue to intensify our technology collaboration in India, even beyond smartphones, and recognize its importance in the global marketplace,” said T L Lee, GM, Wireless Communication at MediaTek.