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Idea Cellular Limited provides GSM based mobile services and related telephony services to individuals and businesses in India. The company operates through three segments: Mobility Services, International Long Distance (ILD), and Passive Infrastructure. It offers 2G and 3G services that comprise roaming arrangements; ILD and other services; and a range of mobile broadband devices, including dongles and 3G smartphones that provide 3G applications and data services comprising Idea TV, games, social networking, etc., as well as mobile apps and games, and dialer tone services. The company also provides prepaid, postpaid, mobile Internet, and roaming services; mobile banking services; and passive infrastructure services, as well as sells handsets and data cards. In addition, it offers voice based services that comprise Idea ConCall, an audio conferencing service; hosted IVR solution that helps enterprises to manage various business processes; and toll free solution, as well as mobile number portability service. Further, the company provides field force automation solution, a mobile CRM tool that helps to speed up and streamline various phases of business comprising prospecting, lead management, sales tracking, stock, services, and order management; and !-SAFE, a secured connectivity solution that provides secured wireless connectivity between remote employees connected through 2G/3G data connectivity and enterprise Intranet/Internet servers. Additionally, it offers work force tracking solution, a location based service that helps enterprises with remote workers to manage work force. As of May 29, 2014, Idea Cellular Limited had approximately 137 million subscribers. The company was formerly known as Birla Tata AT&T Limited and changed its name to Idea Cellular Limited in 2002. Idea Cellular Limited was incorporated in 1995 and is based in Mumbai, India.

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Bharti Mulls To Acquire Towers Of Idea And Vodafone

Bharti Infratel Limited (BSE:534816) has approached Idea Cellular Ltd. (BSE:532822); Vodafone India Limited to buy their mobile towers in seven out of 22 telecom circles in the country, a top official of the company said. "I have made it very clear to Vodafone and Idea Cellular that we are interested in buying their towers in seven circles where Bharti Infratel is sole operator and Indus doesn't operate, "Akhil Gupta, Executive Chairman of Bharti said on sidelines of an event here. "We are waiting for them to come back. If at all they are ready we will be certainly pursuing the matter," Gupta added.

Bharti Reportedly Looking To Acquire Towers Of Vodafone And Idea

Bharti Infratel Limited (BSE:534816) is looking at the option of taking over the telecom towers of Vodafone India Limited and Idea Cellular Ltd. (BSE:532822) in India at a valuation of INR 50 billion, reported Business Standard citing bankers. The bankers also said that Bharti Infratel is also scouting for telecom tower acquisition opportunities in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh with its INR 76.46 billion cash kitty. Bankers say that it would cost Bharti Infratel anywhere between INR 45 billion and INR 50 billion to buy out the towers from Idea and Vodafone. When contacted by Business Standard, a Bharti Infratel spokesperson said, "The company has sufficient cash and debt resources available for organic and inorganic opportunities, as and when they arise. However, we believe it is premature to talk about the timing and valuation of any deal at this stage." The bankers said that Bharti Infratel is keen to buy out towers in the island nation, while the parent company consolidates its operations in the country. Vodafone declined to comment to Business Standard. An email sent to Idea by Business Standard did not elicit any response.

Idea Cellular Ltd. Announces Resignation of Biswajit A. Subramanian as Non-Executive Director

Idea Cellular Ltd. announced that Mr. Biswajit A. Subramanian, a Non-Executive Director, who was a nominee of P5 Asia Investments (Mauritius) Limited (P5 Asia), has ceased to be a Director of the company effective October 20, 2014, pursuant to acceptance of his resignation by the Board of Directors of the company at its meeting held on October 20, 2014. P5 Asia has been holding equity shares in the company since 2006 and Mr. Subramanian was representing them on the company's Board. Recently, P5 Asia had divested part of their holding in the company. Consequently, Mr. Subramanian has submitted his resignation for acceptance by the Board.


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