Vodafone plans VoLTE service in Zambia

Vodafone will launch voice service in Zambia within three months under a newly acquired licence from the Southern African nation’s communications regulator, the firm said on Tuesday. Vodafone Zambia chief executive Lars Stork said in a statement the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority had allowed it to launch voice over data service, in addition to its current […]

Bharti Infratel, Indus Towers planning merger to create telecom tower giant

Mumbai: Bharti Infratel Ltd and Indus Towers Ltd—two of India’s largest telecom tower firms—are planning to merge their businesses, three people aware of the matter said. Vodafone India Ltd and publicly traded Bharti Infratel Ltd hold 42% each in Indus Towers. Idea Cellular Ltd owns 11.15% and US-based private equity fund Providence owns 4.85%. Bharti […]

Airtel, Vodafone, Idea want government to postpone 5G spectrum auctions till FY2020

The telecom sector wants the government to put off auction of 5G spectrum till 2019-20 to give time for a devices ecosystem to develop and allow the industry to overcome its financial stress and consolidate completely. The government “must not rush into any spectrum auction this year” as the industry is reeling under acute financial […]

Bharti Infratel to explore buying stake in Indus Towers


RCom-MTS merger gets Department of Telecommunication’s thumbs up