Articles about Vodafone India

06 Aug 2021

Government set to nullify controversial retrospective tax law

The Indian government has moved toward redacting the controversial retrospective tax law, introduced in 2012 and said to have hindered the country's prospects of foreign investment.

27 Jul 2019

Reliance Jio beats Vodafone to become India's largest telecom operator

In a remarkable achievement, Reliance Jio has beaten Vodafone Idea to become the largest telecom operator in India with a subscriber base of 331.3 million.

Kumar Mangalam Birla's son strikes superb ton in Ranji Trophy

More often than not, one sees children follow the footsteps of their parents in terms of profession especially when it comes to business.

31 Aug 2018

Bharti Airtel
India's largest telecom operator born as Vodafone, Idea complete merger

Following the Department of Telecommunications' approval in July, the long-awaited merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular has finally been completed.

07 Aug 2018

Bharti Airtel
Government exploring ways to block social media; what's going on?

The Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has asked for inputs from telecom operators and internet service providers regarding ways to block social media apps like Facebook and WhatsApp during emergencies, reports Livemint.

16 May 2018

Vodafone India posts operating profit of Rs. 9,805cr for FY17-18

Bouncing back from a loss of around Rs. 30,690cr in FY2016-17, Vodafone India has posted an operating profit of Rs. 9,805cr for the financial year 2017-18, ended 31st March.

08 Feb 2018

Bharti Airtel
4G smartphones for Rs. 500, Rs. 60 monthly-plans coming soon

You can soon get 4G smartphones for only Rs. 500 and enjoy Rs. 60-70 monthly plans.

02 Jan 2018

Bharti Airtel
Airtel to tie up with Amazon to boost content distribution

Bharti Airtel and Amazon are set to enter into a deal which will allow Airtel to distribute the American e-commerce giant's content through its Airtel TV app.

20 Dec 2017

Vodafone joins hands with itel; offers smartphone for Rs. 1,600!

Vodafone India and itel Mobile have partnered to launch the entry-level 4G smartphone, itel A20, at an effective price of Rs. 1,590 in India with an exciting cashback offer.

13 Nov 2017

Bharti Airtel
Vodafone, Idea to sell mobile-towers to ATC for Rs. 7,850cr

Ahead of their merger, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular have signed an agreement with a subsidiary of American Tower Corporation (ATC) separately to sell their respective standalone mobile tower businesses for Rs. 7850cr (combined).

25 Sep 2017

Bharti Airtel
Airtel's new offer: Unlimited calls, 112GB data at Rs. 999

With Jio providing call and internet services at throwaway prices, other telecom service providers have been forced to slash down their rates to ensure survival.

09 Aug 2017

Vodafone's new SuperHour offer: Unlimited calling at just Rs. 7!

Vodafone has become the latest player in the telecom bloodbath. It has released new "SuperHour" packs with unlimited calling and data for one hour.

08 Aug 2017

Bharti Airtel
SEBI's conditional nod to Idea-Vodafone merger: What are the terms?

The SEBI has given a conditional nod to the $23bn Idea-Vodafone merger, subject to the outcome of an ongoing probe over allegations that an Idea promoter had bought 0.23% shares in violation of laws.

29 Jul 2017

Bharti Airtel
Reliance Jio Effect: Telecom operators roll out cheap data plans

When Reliance Jio launched last year, it took the telecom sector by storm.

23 Jul 2017

Bharti Airtel
CAG Report: Six private telcos under-reported revenue by Rs. 61,000cr

The country's apex audit body Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) said six private telecom players understated revenues of Rs. 61,065cr over five years (FY 2011-15).

21 Jun 2017

#JioEffect: Vodafone partners with Meru, Mega Cabs for 4G services

The country's largest telecom company, Vodafone India, is set to partner with Mega, Meru and Easy Cabs to help users switch to avail its 4G services.

05 Jun 2017

Bharti Airtel
Reliance Jio leaves other telcos far behind in download speed

According to the latest report by telecom regulator TRAI, Reliance Jio broke its erstwhile record of 18.48 Mbps and clocked in a high download speed of 19.12 Mbps, topping the 4G network speed chart for the month of April.

17 May 2017

Millennials are changing India, one decision at a time

It is expected that within the next four years, India will have 64% of its population within the working age group, fuelling its growth.

20 Mar 2017

Bharti Airtel
Idea Vodafone merger: A deal of necessity rather than luxury

Idea cellular board has finally agreed a merger with Vodafone.

20 Mar 2017

Bharti Airtel
Jio effect: Mega Vodafone-Idea merger announced

The long-awaited Vodafone-Idea merger has been announced, with the former holding 45%. Idea promoters will own 26%.

08 Mar 2017

Fight between DoT and TRAI over Jio offers

TRAI has stated that a lack of reforms was responsible for the poor performance of the Indian telecom industry.

09 Feb 2017

Bharti Airtel
Kumar Mangalam Birla to lead Vodafone-Idea merged entity

Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla is expected to lead the entity created if Vodafone and Idea were to merge.

07 Feb 2017

Jio's 'Happy New Year' offer faces more trouble

Airtel and Idea Cellular have filed fresh appeals against the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's order that Reliance Jio's 'Happy New Year' offer was distinct from the Jio Welcome Offer.

04 Feb 2017

TRAI gives nod to Jio's 'Happy new year' offer

The telecom regulatory authority of India (TRAI) has approved Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio to proceed with its "Happy New Year" offer and give 1GB free data everyday.

30 Jan 2017

Vodafone moves court against Reliance Jio

Vodafone India moved the Delhi High Court against Reliance Jio's 'Happy New Year' offer.

30 Jan 2017

Bharti Airtel
Vodafone-Idea Cellular merger confirmed

On Monday, Telecom operator Vodafone confirmed its participation in exploratory discussions for a merger with the Aditya Birla Group's telecom operator Idea Cellular.

20 Jan 2017

Bharti Airtel
Telecom spectrum holdings to rise

Telecom secretary J.S. Deepak stated that due to structural changes and consolidation, the telecom spectrum holding for all operators will rise to 40MHz from 18MHz in 2017.

14 Jan 2017

Ambani to invest fresh Rs.30,000 crore in Reliance Jio

Mukesh Ambani announced that he would be pumping in fresh funds- almost Rs.30,000 crore in Reliance Jio, his telecom venture.

14 Dec 2016

Vodafone launches M-Pesa PAY to help merchants

Vodafone India, in a bid to ease the burden on merchants and retailers in post-demonetization India, launched M-Pesa PAY on its already existing mobile wallet service.

01 Dec 2016

Jio's Happy New Year offer - Free services till Mar'17

Mukesh Ambani announced that from December 4, every new Jio user will get data, voice, video free till March 31. He called it 'Jio Happy New Year' offer.

01 Dec 2016

Bharti Airtel
Brookfield targets to obtain 51% stake in Bharti Infratel

Canada's Brookfield Asset Management Inc., submitted the highest bid to acquire 51% stake in the telecom tower service provider Bharti Infratel Ltd.

19 Nov 2016

Jio sees decline in subscriber growth; may extend offer period

Market analysts believe that Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd is grappling with slow subscriber growth.

07 Oct 2016

Bharti Airtel
India's largest spectrum auction raises $9.9 billion, misses target

India's spectrum auction ended yesterday, with the government raising $9.9 billion, out of the $84 billion-worth of spectrum put up for sale.

06 Oct 2016

Bharti Airtel
Telecom auction moves at snail's pace

Overall, the telecom auction progressed extremely slowly, receiving bids worth a mere Rs.2,482 crore.

03 Oct 2016

Bharti Airtel
India's biggest spectrum auction: All you need to know

With over 2354.55 MHz of spectrum up for auction across seven bands, India's biggest spectrum auction garnered Rs.53.53 crore on 1 October.

23 Sep 2016

Himachal Pradesh
Telenor and Tikona in discussions to merge

Norwegian company, Telenor is in discussions with Tikona Digital to merge their broadband spectrum business.

01 Sep 2016

Reliance Jio launch: Ambani announces attractive offers

The much anticipated launch of Reliance Jio's 4G services took off to a scintillating start when Mukesh Ambani announced attractive offers and tariff plans today at Reliance's Annual General Meeting.

24 Aug 2016

Bharti Airtel
Vodafone, Idea in 'exploratory' talks for mega merger

Idea Cellular and Vodafone India are "exploring" possibilities for a vital deal that could possibly translate into a merger.