Both 5G spectrum and 700 MHz band auction may flop



Analysts at rating agency ICRA say the debt level of the telecom companies is very high and the ecosystem for the premium band is not in place.



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Amit Shah to inaugurate mobile congress on Monday



Home minister heads several groups of ministers, including the one to decide the revival package for Bharat Sanchar Nigam and Mahanagar Telephnhgone Nigam. His ministry also takes decisive calls on national security in relation to telecom operations as well as equipment and technology used in the industry.



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Jio users will now be charged for voice calls



Jio to charge users 6 paisa/min for voice calls made to rival phone networks. However, these charges are not applicable on calls made by Jio users to other Jio phones and to landline phones and calls made using WhatsApp, FaceTime and other such platforms.



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Sensex drops 155 points, Nifty slips below 11,500



Sectorally, bankex suffered the most by dropping 2.62 per cent, followed by finance 2.44 per cent and realty 1.63 per cent. On the other hand, telecom was among the top sectoral gainers, rising 4.60 per cent. IT index rose 2.62 per cent.



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Telco biggies are ignoring Chinese firms for 5G trial



The move comes against the backdrop of the US and some of its allies banning the purchase of Chinese telecom gear over security concerns and pressuring other countries to follow suit.



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Sensex ends 167 points lower; Yes Bank cracks 5%



Top other laggards in the Sensex pack included Tata Motors, Maruti, Axis Bank, Bharti Airtel, RIL, NTPC, Bajaj Auto, Asian Paints, ITC, Kotak Bank, Bajaj Finance and TCS, falling up to 5.10 per cent.



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Airtel joins war, offers 1 Gbps broadband for Rs 3999



“Starting today (on Wednesday), Airtel Xstream Fibre is available to homes, SOHO (Small Office Home Office) and small commercial establishments in Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida, Ghaziabad, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Indore, Jaipur and Ahmedabad,” Bharti Airtel said in a statement.



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Will Takkar manage to revive Voda-Idea's fortune?



Vodafone Idea lost 115 million subscribers over the last four quarters. Rating agency Care downgraded Vodafone Idea to Care A with a negative outlook on account of weak financial performance. Crisil, too, downgraded credit value of Vodafone Idea.



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Jio is India's top telecom revenue earner



The incumbents Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea recorded adjusted gross revenue of Rs 10,701.5 crore and Rs 9,808.92 crore, respectively, during the quarter.



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