India’s top operators put $71B behind Digital India initiative

Some of India’s top companies, including many leading telecoms operators, have committed a total of INR4.5 trillion (almost $71 billion) to support prime minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India campaign, which was back in focus last week with the launch of …

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RCom-SSTL merger highlights uncertainty in spectrum rules

Reliance Communications’ (RCom) planned merger with Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL) may help give it the scale to better compete with the top three operators, but the potential move highlights the country’s ambiguous spectrum holding rules, the Economic Times said. The …

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India’s RCom looks to sell off tower unit

India’s fourth-largest operator Reliance Communications (RCom) is looking to sell off at least a majority stake in its tower unit for an estimated INR200 billion to INR250 billion ($3.13 billion to $3.9 billion). Reliance Infratel is the country’s third-largest tower company …

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RCom awards Ericsson $1B managed services deal

India’s Reliance Communications (RCom) has contracted Ericsson to manage both its wireline and wireless networks across all its operations in India. The seven-year contract, reportedly valued at more than $1 billion, covers RCom’s 2G/CDMA/3G networks as well as 150,000km of …

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India’s RCom cuts prices to match Airtel

India’s Reliance Communications (RCom) has followed Bharti Airtel’s lead and reduced prices of its mobile data services – offering what it says is “true unlimited” plans for INR999 ($16). Airtel announced earlier in the week it was cutting prices of …

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Reliance forges Indian 3G roaming deal

Indian operators Reliance Communications, Tata Teleservices and Aircel this week announced a three way inter-circle roaming partnership to offer pan-Indian 3G services to their customers.