Telecom stocks were trading in green, with the S&P BSE Telecom index increasing 6.59 points or 0.71% at 931.52 at 09:48 IST.
Among the components of the S&P BSE Telecom index, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (up 4.92%), Vodafone Idea Ltd (up 4.4%), Bharti Infratel Ltd (up 2.3%), and Bharti Airtel Ltd (up 0.28%), were the top gainers.
On the other hand, Optiemus Infracom Ltd (down 4.99%), Tejas Networks Ltd (down 1%), and HFCL Ltd (down 0.86%) turned lower.
At 09:48 IST, the S&P BSE Sensex was up 141.41 or 0.35% at 40611.19.
The Nifty 50 index was up 46.5 points or 0.39% at 12012.55.
The S&P BSE Small-Cap index was up 83.56 points or 0.62% at 13556.57.
The S&P BSE 150 Midcap Index index was up 29.81 points or 0.64% at 4672.09.
On BSE,985 shares were trading in green, 511 were trading in red and 81 were unchanged.
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