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One of the biggest ways 5G can disrupt the industry is by enhancing the live streaming of games.

5G cloud gaming: Industry's next big bet?

Dec 04, 2021

Experts say 5G could redefine gaming by enhancing the gaming experience and helping explore more revenue models.

DoT slashed performance and financial bank guarantee requirements of telecom operators by 80 per cent in October.

DoT releases bank guarantee of around Rs 9,200 cr of Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Jio

Dec 04, 2021

Under the amended norms, telecom operators will be required to provide a performance BG of up to Rs 44 crore for each service for the telecom licence compared to Rs 220 crore mandated under the old rule.

The OTSC case dates back to 2008 and is pending before various high courts, apart from the Supreme Court.

Cabinet likely to have discussed taking back one-time spectrum charges on telcos: Sources

Dec 01, 2021

The beneficiaries of this would be Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea as Reliance Jio is not a legacy operator.

The company has hiked the price of its plans by up to 21 per cent.

Reliance Jio follows Airtel, Vodafone Idea; hikes prices

Nov 28, 2021

Jio has hiked the prices of its plans by up to 21 per cent. The new rates would be applicable from December 1, it said in a release.

Airtel had said it is taking the lead in "rebalancing" tariffs during November

Airtel pulls back extra data benefit in-app coupons on certain packs to 'avoid any confusion'

Nov 27, 2021

The telecom operator had announced 20-25% tariff hikes for various prepaid offerings, including tariffed voice plans, unlimited voice bundles and data top-ups, and the new rates came into effect from Friday.

Bharti Airtel had earlier this week announced that it will raise prepaid tariff rates by up to 25 per cent with effect from November 26

Fitch affirms Bharti Airtel at 'BBB-'; outlook negative

Nov 25, 2021

Fitch has also affirmed Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV's senior unsecured guaranteed bonds at 'BBB-' and Network i2i Limited's subordinated perpetual bond at 'BB'.

Airtel has been allotted test spectrum in multiple bands by the DoT for the validation of 5G technology.

Airtel conducts India's 1st 5G trial in 700 MHz band with Nokia in Kolkata

Nov 25, 2021

The demo, conducted using 5G standalone (SA) mode, achieves the highest broadband coverage of 40 Km between two 5G test sites.

Moody's said Airtel's proven ability to access capital markets and the benefits of its strong and supportive shareholder base are reflected in the ratings.

Moody's upgrades Bharti Airtel's rating outlook to positive from stable

Nov 23, 2021

Moody's said the outlook change reflects Airtel's improving operating performance and credit metrics which, if sustained, could support an upgrade to investment grade within the next 12-18 months.

Vi increases prices of its prepaid plans

Vodafone Idea increases prices of its prepaid plans; check new rates

Nov 23, 2021

Two of its annual plans, priced Rs 1,499 and Rs 2,399 have been increased to Rs 1,799 and Rs 2,899.

Airtel gained 0.08% market share of wireless subscribers, while Jio’s user base declined 4.29% in September, the data added

Reliance Jio loses 1.9 cr users, Airtel adds 2.74 lakh subscribers in September: TRAI

Nov 22, 2021

TRAI data says the number of total subscribers registered a monthly decline rate of 1.74%.

Airtel noted that this level of ARPU will help in getting investments for networks and spectrum apart from giving the telecom behemoth “the elbow room to roll out 5G in India.”

Airtel increases mobile tariffs; check out new rates here

Nov 22, 2021

Telecom giant Bharti Airtel has announced the list of revised mobile tariffs, which will come into effect from November 26.