• Broadband: Department of Telecommunications Seeks Time From PMO To Complete Nation-wide Project

    The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has approached the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) for a nine-month extension of the national broadband project rollout deadline to December 2016, citing delayed procurement of key devices that will carry voice, data and video signals over a countrywide fibre-optic network at very high speeds. These devices, known as Gigabit Passive…

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    Micromax Informatics Soon to Dial Dalal Street for Rs 3,100-crore IPO

    Micromax Informatics, one of India’s top mobile phone makers, has begun shortlisting investment bankers to manage an initial public offer to raise as much as $500 million (Rs 3,170 crore) in the domestic market by diluting a minority stake in the next financial year starting April, bankers said. According to people familiar with the development,…

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    Telenor May Buy DoCoMo’s Stake in TTSL

    Norway’s Telenor is reportedly back at the negotiating table regarding a potential acquisition of a 26.5% stake in India’s Tata Teleservices. Telenor is in discussions with NTT DoCoMo regarding acquiring the Japanese operator’s stake in Tata Teleservices, the┬áHindu Business Line┬áreported. Sources interviewed for the report stated that Telenor is considering buying Tata Teleservices with an…

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    SK Telecom Launches Tri-band LTE-A

    SK Telecom used the tail-end of 2014 to launch what it is billing as the world’s first commercial tri-band LTE-Advanced network. The operator has introduced a 300Mbps LTE-A service that combines spectrum in the 800-MHz, 1.8-GHz and 2.1-GHz bands. As part of the upgrade SK Telecom plans to add 2.1-GHz coverage to its existing 800-MHz/1.8-GHz…

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    Idea Will Evaluate 4G Technology Only After 2016: CEO Himanshu Kapania

    Idea Cellular, India’s thirdlargest mobile phone carrier, will convert 70% of its network to 3G over the next three years, from 40% now, continuing to focus on the rural and semi-urban voice market where it is seeing maximum growth, chief executive Himanshu Kapania told ET’s Deepali Gupta in an interview. In the remaining areas where…

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