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Reliance Communications Ltd.

BSE: 532712 Sector: Telecom
NSE: RCOM ISIN Code: INE330H01018
BSE 00:00 | 24 May 2.12 0.05
(2.42%)
OPEN

2.10

HIGH

2.14

LOW

2.01

NSE 00:00 | 24 May 2.10 0.05
(2.44%)
OPEN

2.05

HIGH

2.15

LOW

2.00

OPEN 2.10
PREVIOUS CLOSE 2.07
VOLUME 4827933
52-Week high 21.65
52-Week low 1.66
P/E
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 586
Buy Price 2.12
Buy Qty 36780.00
Sell Price 2.14
Sell Qty 95840.00
OPEN 2.10
CLOSE 2.07
VOLUME 4827933
52-Week high 21.65
52-Week low 1.66
P/E
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 586
Buy Price 2.12
Buy Qty 36780.00
Sell Price 2.14
Sell Qty 95840.00

Reliance Communications Ltd. (RCOM) - Company History

Reliance Communications Limited is the flagship Company of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group India's third largest business house. The company is India's largest private sector information and communications company with over 100 million subscribers. They have established a pan-India high-capacity integrated (wireless and wireline) convergent (voice data and video) digital network to offer services spanning the entire infocomm value chain. The company shares are listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd and the National Stock Exchange Ltd.The company offers the full value chain of wireless (CDMA and GSM) wireline national long distance international voice data video Direct-To-Home (DTH) and internet based communications services under various business units organized into three strategic customer-facing business segments; Wireless Global and Broadband. These strategic business units are supported by passive infrastructure connected to nationwide backbone of Optic Fibre Network fully integrated network operation system and by the largest retail distribution and customer services facilities. The company also owns through their subsidiaries a global submarine cable network infrastructure and offers managed services managed Ethernet and application delivery services.The company is India's first telecom service provider offering nationwide CDMA and GSM mobile services with digital voice clarity. Their mobile portal R World offers the widest range of mobile content spanning e-commerce m-commerce entertainment music news astrology cricket bollywood maps search one-click set-up access to email and social networking.The company offers the most comprehensive portfolio of enterprise voice data video internet and IT infrastructure services catering to large medium and small enterprises for their communications networking and IT infrastructure needs. Their product portfolio includes national and international private leased circuits broadband internet access audio solutions including Centrex toll free services voice VPN video conferencing MPLS-VPN remote access VPN Global MPLS VPN managed internet data centre (IDC) services to name a few.The company operates nationwide Direct-to-Home satellite TV services under its wholly owned subsidiary Reliance Big TV Limited (Big TV). They formed an alliance with Polycom Inc. the global leader in tele-presence video and voice solutions to introduce world's first wireless high-resolution video and CD-quality audio conferencing service along with simple-to-use content sharing capabilities - at a bandwidth speed of 256 kbps at any place. They own and operate the world's largest next generation IP enabled connectivity infrastructure comprising over 277000 kilometers of fibre optic cable systems in India USA Europe Middle East and the Asia Pacific region. Reliance Communications Ltd was incorporated on July 15 2004 as a private limited company with the name of Reliance Infrastructure Developers Pvt Ltd. In July 25 2005 the company was converted into public limited company and the name was changed to Reliance Infrastructure Developers Ltd. During the year the company altered the objects clause of the memorandum of association to carry on the business of telecommunication infrastructure telecommunication system telecommunication network and telecommunication services. In August 3 2005 they further changed their name to Reliance Communication Ventures Ltd.In August 11 2005 the equity shares of the company were acquired by Reliance Industries Ltd and thus the company became the wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd. As per the scheme of arrangement all the properties investments assets and liabilities related to Telecommunication Undertaking of Reliance Industries Ltd was transferred and vested in the company on a going concern basis with effect from December 21 2005.In March 6 2006 the equity shares of the company were listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd and the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. In June 7 2006 the name of the company was changed from Reliance Communication Ventures Ltd to Reliance Communications Ltd. As a result of a Scheme of arrangement with Reliance Industries Limited the company became the holding company of minority interests in the telecommunications companies formerly controlled by Reliance Industries Ltd. The company restructured the telecom businesses by realigning the economic ownership of various businesses into the company. Under a Scheme of Amalgamation and Arrangement which became effective from September 12 2006 inter alia Reliance Infocomm Ltd Ambani Enterprises Pvt Ltd Reliance Business Management Pvt Ltd Formax Commercial Pvt Ltd Reliance Communications Technologies Ltd Reliance Software Solutions Pvt Ltd Reliance Communications Solutions Pvt Ltd and Panther Consultants Pvt Ltd were amalgamated with the company and the and Network division of Reliance Communications Infrastructure Ltd was de-merged to the company. Upon the Scheme of Amalgamation and Arrangement all the subsidiaries of erstwhile Reliance Infocomm Ltd Reliance Infocomm Infrastructure Pvt Ltd Reliable Internet Services Ltd and Campion Properties Pvt Ltd including the subsidiaries of Reliance Communications Infrastructure Ltd Reliance Telecom Ltd and Flag Telecom Group Ltd became the subsidiaries of the company.During the period 2006-07 Paradox Studios Ltd Reliance Digital World Ltd and NIS Sparta Ltd ceased to be subsidiaries of the company and Gateway Net Trading Pte Ltd Reliance Communications (Singapore) Pte Ltd Reliance Communications (Hong Kong) Ltd Reliance Communications (New Zealand) Pte Ltd Reliance Communication (Australia) Pty Ltd. RCOM Malaysia SDN BHD Synergy Entrepreneur Solutions Pvt Ltd and Reliance Next Generation Technology Pvt Ltd became subsidiaries of the company.During the year 2007-08 Reliance Tech Services Pvt Ltd Reliance Big TV Ltd Yipes Holdings Inc Reliance Globalcom Services Inc Yipes Systems Inc YTV Inc Anupam Globalsoft (U) Ltd Lagerwood Investments Ltd and Reliance Telecom Infrastructure (Cyprus) Holdings Ltd became the subsidiaries of the company. While Flag Projects Pte Ltd Alsign Holdings Pte Ltd Actaram Capital Pte Ltd Reliance Telephones Ltd and Gateway Net Trading Pte Ltd ceased to be subsidiaries of the company.As per the scheme of arrangement amongst the company Reliance Telecom Limited (RTL) and Reliance Infratel Limited (RITL) the passive infrastructure of the Company and RTL was de-merged and vested into RITL with effect from April 10 2007. The group structure involving various subsidiaries of the company was reorganized during the year. Consequently Reliance Infoinvestments Ltd and Synergy Entrepreneur Solutions Pvt Ltd amalgamated with Reliance Communications Infrastructure Ltd with effect from July 23 2007 and September 1 2007 respectively and Reliable Internet Services Ltd amalgamated with Reliance Telecom Ltd with effect from September 29 2007. FLAG Telecom USA Ltd was merged with Yipes Holdings Inc. with effect from December 17 2007.During the year the company acquired Uganda-based company Anupam Globalsoft (U) Ltd holding Public Infrastructure Provider License and Public Service Provider License to offer Mobile Fixed Line Internet National and International Long Distance services in addition to WiMax and Wifi services marking their entry in Uganda In April 2008 they also acquired controlling stake in Reliance WiMax World Limited (formerly eWave World Limited) a UK headquartered company focused on the rapidly developing market for wireless telephony services using the WiMAX technology standard.During the year 2008-09 the company launched GSM services in 14 service areas and commenced commercial operations. They received start-up spectrum to launch GSM services from Department of Telecommunications (DoT) under their existing Unified Access Service License (UASL) in 14 service areas. Reliance Big TV Ltd a wholly owned subsidiary of the company launched fully Digital Home Entertainment Direct To Home (DTH) Service on the most advanced MPEG 4 DTH Platform. During the year Reliance Vanco Group Ltd and their subsidiaries Reliance WiMax World Ltd and Gateway Net Trading Pte Ltd became the subsidiaries of the company. While FLAG Telecom France Network SAS FLAG Telecom France Services EURL FLAG Telecom Korea Ltd and FLAG Telecom Espana SA ceased to be subsidiaries of the company. The company rolled out their fastest Wireless Internet service Reliance Netconnect Broadband Plus with a downlink speed of up to 3.1 Mbps. This makes Netconnect Broadband Plus best suited for video streaming video surveillance rich media content and superior Internet browsing. The company through their wholly owned subsidiary Reliance Communications Infrastructure Ltd formed a joint venture with Krishak Bharati Cooperative Ltd (Kribhco) a premier co-operative society with an unparalleled marketing network in rural India. The company made a tie up with Flytxt a leading technology provider for the implementation of an integrated carrier-class mobile marketing software platform called Neon on the RCOM Network. Also they made a tie up with SAS for better business intelligence and analytics and AMDOCS for Customer Self Service systems.During the year 2009-10 Global Innovative Solutions Pvt Ltd Reliance WiMax D.R.C. B.V Reliance WiMax Gambia B.V. Reliance WiMax Mauritius B.V. Reliance WiMax Mozambique B.V Reliance WiMax Niger B.V. Reliance WiMax Zambia B.V. Access Bissau LDA became the subsidiaries of the company. While Reliance Mobile Ltd and Vanco (India) Pvt Ltd ceased to be subsidiaries of the company. As per scheme of arrangement between the company and Reliance Infratel Ltd the Optic Fiber Undertaking of the company was de-merged and transferred to Reliance Infratel Ltd with effect from April 1 2008.Also Reliance Gateway Net Ltd a wholly owned subsidiary of the company amalgamated with the company with effect from July 13 2009.During the year the company won the prestigious Global World Communication Awards 09 held in London. They also won this award in the Best Device Category where they participated with a new network device developed with CISCO. The company was the only Indian company to win an award at WCA 09. The company received the Frost and Sullivan Market Share Leadership award for Data Center and Managed Services category (FY 2009). They also received INFOCOMM - CMAI National Telecom Award for the Largest Telecom Network category presented by Secretary DoT and Chairman Telecom Commission.During the year 2010-11 the company along with its wholly owned subsidiary Reliance Telecom Ltd (RTL) was awarded 3G spectrum in 13 out of 22 telecom circles at a price of 85850 million. The company is one among the only 3 operators who won in 13 circles the highest circle coverage for any existing player. The company won in all the 3 metros namely Mumbai Delhi and Kolkata and also in all those circles in which the Company has GSM incumbents. In December 13 2010 the company became the first operator to offer 3G services to customers in top 3 metro circles namely Mumbai Delhi and Kolkata.During the year Flag Pacific Ltd Flagweb Ltd Flag Telecom Belgium Network SA Vanco ApS Vanco Hongkong Solutions Ltd Vanco Net Direct Limited UK RCOM Malaysia SDN. BHD Yipes Systems Inc and Flag Access India Pvt Ltd ceased to be subsidiaries of the company. In June 20 2010 the Company approved a proposal to acquire Digicable India's largest Cable TV service provider to be renamed as Reliance Digicom. Integration of the company's DTH IPTV retail broadband businesses along with Digicable acquisition will make the Company India's/ Asia's largest and the world's 5th largest digital TV and ultra high-speed broadband service provider. The Company is awaiting regulatory approvals for completing this transaction.In March 9 2011 the company signed facility agreement with China Development Bank (CDB) which includes Rs 6000 crore for refinancing 3G spectrum fee payment by the company and Rs 2700 crore for equipment imports from Chinese Vendors by the company and Reliance Telecom Ltd.During the year Reliance Mobile Commerce Limited became the wholly owned subsidiary of the company. Reliance Communications Maharashtra Pvt Ltd became the wholly owned subsidiary of the company through Reliance Telecom Ltd (RTL) during the year and merged into RTL with effect from May 25 2011. Global Innovative Solutions Pvt Ltd a wholly owned subsidiary of the company was amalgamated with the company with effect from May 25 2011. The appointed date was April 1 2010. Reliance Global IDC Ltd a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Infratel Ltd (RITL) merged with RITL with effect from May 25 2011. The appointed date was January 1 2011. Also Matrix Innovations Ltd a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Communications Infrastructure Ltd (RCIL) merged with RCIL. The appointed date was April 1 2010.In January 2012 the company acquired AnComm creator of Talk About It the anonymous communication service that allows students to speak up by engaging in text message or email dialogue with trusted school staff members.In 2012 the company ties up refinancing for redemption of outstanding FCCBs of USD 1.18 Billion (Rs. 6125 Crs). The company signs definitive final Agreements with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd. (ICBC). The company partners with Big Flix to provide movies to its 3G subscriber. The company also signed the final definitive agreements with ICBC CDB and EXIM for refinancing its outstanding Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds (FCCBs). The company has launched partnership with WhatsApp a cross platform mobile messaging application for its prepaid GSM users and students called WhatsApp Plan and My College Plan respectively.In 2013 the company entered into a billion dollar contract with Alcatel-Lucent in a bid to improve network performance and customer experience to offer Next Generation telecom solutions across multiple devices and platforms. The company launches first of its kind customer delight program in India. Reliance Communications and Ericsson sign USD 1 billion managed services contract for wireline and wireless networks for North and West India. Reliance Globalcom Upgrades Trans-Atlantic FA-1 South Submarine Network to 100G with Ciena GeoMesh. Reliance Globalcom delivers first circuit to Mobily on newly launched Hawk cable system -Reliance Communications partners with Twitter in India.In 2014 Reliance launches 'Free Facebook Fridays'. RCOM Launches Disruptive Hi-Speed Unlimited Data Plans. RCOM Unveils 'TalkLoan' Facility to Ensure Uninterrupted Calling Surfing for its Customers. Reliance Communications Unveils Bouquet of Game-Changing Enterprise Products & Services. Reliance Jio Infocomm and Reliance Communications sign Master Services Agreement for sharing of RComs city Fiber Infrastructure. R Com expands 3G services to 18 circlesIn 2015 Reliance Communications Realigns Business Units Expands Role of Global Cloud Xchange. RCOM Launches Next-Generation Content and Cloud Delivery Network in Five Cities Across India. Reliance Commu.Ltd Reliance and Jasper Partner to Deliver IoT Services Across India and Make Smart Cities a Reality. Reliance Communications has signed a non-binding Term Sheet with Tillman Global Holdings LLC and TPG Asia Inc.