Future belongs to organizations that can lead the digital revolution: Mukesh Ambani

For Reliance Industries’ Chairman, Mukesh Ambani future belongs to organizations that will lead and leverage the digital revolution. In his address to shareholders in the company’s annual report released on Wednesday, Ambani said, “As technology becomes a driving force in all businesses and facets of life, the future belongs to organizations that can lead and … Read more

5G trials in India: DoT approves telcos’ applications for 5G trials; no Chinese tech for trials | India Business News

The Department of Telecom on Tuesday approved applications of telecom companies — Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and MTNL — for conducting 5G trials but none of them will be using technologies of Chinese entities. The list of telecom gear makers approved for trials include Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, C-DOT and Reliance Jio’s indigenously developed technologies. … Read more

India’s draft e-commerce policy calls for equal treatment of sellers

India will require e-commerce firms to treat sellers equally on their platforms and ensure transparency, according to a draft policy seen by Reuters on Saturday that follows criticism against business practices of big online companies. India has been deliberating a new e-commerce policy for months amid complaints from brick-and-mortar retailers who allege online giants like … Read more

Delhi HC orders status quo on Future-Reliance deal

In a relief to Amazon, the Delhi high court on Tuesday said it is of the “clear view” that the emergency award (EA) by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is enforceable in India. It has asked Future Group to not proceed with the Rs 24,731-crore deal with Reliance Industries (RIL) till it pronounces a … Read more

Bharti Airtel steals a march on 5G rivals, conducts live testing of service

Exhibiting its 5G prowess, Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced that it had successfully conducted a live demonstration of 5G service over a commercial network in Hyderabad city. The company said the full impact of the 5G experience would be available to Airtel customers when adequate spectrum is available and government approvals received. Gopal Vittal, managing … Read more

Shares of Reliance Industries plunge 6% on disclosure concerns

Shares of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL) plunged nearly six per cent — the most since November 2 — after analysts raised concerns over disclosure standards. The country’s most-valuable firm on Friday reported record quarterly profit for the quarter ended December 31, but didn’t disclose gross refining margins (GRM), a key metric to analyse its … Read more

Spectrum auction: Cabinet approves next round of spectrum auction | India Business News

The Union Cabinet has approved the next round of spectrum auction, information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday. The minister said that the cabinet has approved relief for sugarcane farmers, improvement in electricity infrastructure in North Eastern states and the auction of spectrum. The Digital Communications Commission, the apex decision making body of … Read more

For deal with RIL, I have to ask Amazon sitting in US? Future Retail lawyer

The lawyer for Future Retail Limited (FRL) on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that due to the investment by Reliance, Future’s creditors worth Rs 18,000 crore are being protected. The counsel contended that these are all Indian people and alleged that Amazon doesn’t care. The Delhi High Court is hearing Future Retail’s suit related … Read more