Taxes on Mobile Telephone Towers in Rajasthan

The Rajasthan Government has today finalized the revenue sharing model for the telecom towers & has asked all local bodies under it to levy taxes on mobile telephone towers. This has come at the time when almost every company is in expansion mode. This would for sure increase their capex now. According to Dr. R. […]


Kapil Sibal meets Prime Minister and Finance Minister for Telcos Loan

Telecom Minister, Mr. Kapil Sibal yesterday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh & Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to discuss the issue of freezing of loans by banks & other financial institutions to telecom companies. “Yes we have met,” Sibal told reporters without giving the details of his meeting with the Prime Minister and Mr. Mukherjee. Ever […]


Forget 2G Spectrum Scam, WiMAX Scam is here

The people of India have still not recovered from the 2G spectrum scam, and there is another scam to rock them. This time it is WiMAX Spectrum scam. An internal committee has found no. of irregularities in the tendering process for the award of WiMAX spectrum to four franchisees by BSNL to provide broadband services […]


Department of Telecom to issue Notices to 9 Telecom Companies

Telecom department has made its mind to issue showcause notice to 9 telecom operators ahead of canceling their licenses for not meeting services rollout obligations. DoT has already issued notices to Etisalat DB Telecom seeking cancellation of its licenses in Delhi and Mumbai circles. “In those cases, where there have been rollout delays beyond 52 […]


India Adds 14.7 million new subscribers, this February

India’s GSM subscriber base grew by 2.72 percent in February with the addition of 14.7 million mobile phone users, of which  3.56 million were added by Vodafone alone. The total number of GSM subscribers in the country crossed 555 million as against 540.37 million in January, according to the data released by Cellular Operators Association […]


Micromax launches the Shaking Phone, X395

Micromax has launched a new dual sim handset in the market, X395. It is a bar phone that comes with a 2.4Inch QVGA Screen Display supporting 240 x 320 pixels of resolution along with Unique Reflective Keypad. The 1.3 Mega Pixel Camera, and MicroSD Card supporting up to 8GB enhance the user experience. The phone […]


Idea Cellular finally launches 3G Services

[Update – May, 2012] Idea has revised it 3G Packs for all circles in May,2012. To get the Full details either click on 3G Tariff Wars above or visit this page. Idea Cellular today announced the launch of its 3G services beginning with the states of MP & Chattisgarh, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh today. To mark the occasion, Idea unveiled […]

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MTNL Delhi launches two new Unlimited Broadband Plans

Keeping in mind the high cost of broadband plans in India, MTNL Delhi has launched two Unlimited Broadband plans at a relatively cheaper price. Power Connect-275 is an unlimited broadband plan which offer data download speed of 192kbps. It is priced at Rs. 275 per month & the validity for the same is 30 days. […]