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owner of Idea Cellular India - Wiki and Logo

Idea Cellular Ltd is a GSM offer telecommunication company. Know more about the owner of Idea Cellular Limited India and more Company information. Idea Cellular was the first multinational company under the Aditya Birla group. A pan-integrated GSM provider with 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile network companies. Headquartered in Mumbai, India.

  • About the owner of Idea Cellular Ltd.

Owner of Idea Cellular India - Wiki and Profile
Owner of Idea Cellular Wiki

Idea Cellular Ltd was incorporated in 1995 as Birla Communications Limited.  In 1996, Changed its name to Birla AT&T Communications Limited following a joint venture between Grasim Industries and AT&T Corporation.

Kumar Mangalam Birla, the chairman of Aditya Birla companies and consequently, Idea Cellular Ltd.

  • About The Idea Cellular Limited Wiki

Company Name
Idea Cellular Ltd
Parent Aditya Birla Group
Founded 1995
Founder Aditya Birla
CEO Akshaya Moondra
Status Active ( merged with Vodafone India and changed its name to Vi in 2018 )
Official Website www.ideacellular.com
Head Office Gandhinagar, GUJRAT, India
Bharti Crescent, 1, Nelson Mandela Road,New Delhi, India
Idea customer care


 121 (Balance & Offers Inquiry)12345

198 (Customer Complain Number)

1860 (Non-Aircel)

*121# (Best Offer of your Phone Number)

*123# (For all Inquiry Balance, Validity, voucher, etc…)

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owner of Idea Cellular India - Wiki and Logo
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  • Details of the owner of Idea Cellular(Wiki)

Kumar Mangalam Birla’ (born 14 June 1967), is an Indian industrialist and the chairman of the Aditya Birla Group.  Moreover, the chancellor of the Birla Institute of Technology & Science and chairman of IIT Delhi. Born in Kolkata and raised in Mumbai.  Birla graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from H.R. College of Commerce and Economics. In addition, MBA degree from London Business School, where he is Hon. Fellow. and CA (Chartered Accountant) from ICAI (India).

Himanshu Kapania, the Managing director of Idea cellular since 2011.  He led the company’s foray into the wireless broadband business. He completed his graduation from Birla Institute of Technology (Mesra) and the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

After the proposed Vodafone India and Idea Merger agreement, Vodafone will own 47.5% ownership of Idea Cellular.  Their agreement includes a note, which mentions the share cannot be sold to a third party until another 3 years from 2018.

  • Details of the Company

In the first place, Idea cellular has its own NLD and ILD operations, and an ISP license. Idea cellular holds to be among the top 3 mobile network providers in India and 6th over the world owing to Subscriber strength.

In addition, Idea provides entertainment facilities through its network. Including, Idea Music Lounge, Idea Movie Club, and Idea Game Spark.  The company is ready to expand its operations into digital communications, digital payments, and also cloud computing.  Moreover, Idea payments bank is already alive.

Idea Cellular is looking forward to implementing additional functionalities including, digital communication, cloud and storage, digital payments, digital information, and a lot of other features.

Idea Cellular saw its growth through the gain of over 22 million customers through MNP. In March 2017, the directors of Idea Cellular and Vodafone India announced a merger of both companies. Which is most likely to be in effect after the mid of 2018.

The Idea- Vodafone India Merger led to the rise of up to Rs 6,750 crore. This can bring alteration to the shares holding patterns of the company.  Owing to the alterations, Aditya Birla Group will have to purchase Vodafone Marger shares for Rs 1,960 crore.

Even after the Idea cellular – Vodafone India merger, the same will be headed by Kumar Mangalam Birla, the current owner of Idea Cellular. Birla, the non-executive chairman of the merged company.  The telecom department of India will approve the merger by the end of this month.

Another notice by Idea Cellular noted that they will be launching VoLTE service to its customers at selected markets from March 1.  The said market includes about 30 cities in India. It generated a revenue of 4.7 million US$ IN 2016.

  • Awards acquired

The idea won the reputable –

  • “ET Telecom Award” in 2017 for Best Enterprise Mobility Solution.
  • Also, Idea was awarded the ‘Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social”.
  • Idea Cellular Limited Subsidiaries

Idea Celluar is also, a worldwide telecommunication network company, So it has many subsidiaries or branches. Moreover, many countries are using Idea telecommunication for office-to-home use, You can see the Full list of Idea subsidiaries.

Subsidiaries of Idea Cellular Limited

  • Aditya Birla Telecom Limited
  • Idea Mobile Commerce Services Ltd.
  • BTA Cellcom
  • Idea Cellular Infrastructure Services Ltd.
  • Idea Cellular Services Ltd.
  • RPG Cellular
  • Idea Mobile Communications
  • Idea Telesystems Ltd.
  • Bhagalaxmi Investments Private Limited
  • Vsapte Investments Private Limited
  • Sapte Investments Private Limited
  • Asian Telephone Services Limited
  • Swinder Singh Satara & Co. Limited
  • Idea Telecommunications Limited
  • Services Provided by the Idea

Idea Cellular is the biggest and most popular network in India, Peoples can use India’s mostly strong network with Idea company. They provide many apps for using different tasks. Also, you can enjoy Live TV and other things in Idea.

Services of Idea Cellular Limited India

  • Switch to Idea
  • Idea App for prepaid and postpaid
  • Idea Money
  • Wynk
  • Prepaid SIM
  • Postpaid SIM
  • Broadband Tariff
  • Broadband & Fixed Line
  • Online Recharge

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  1. To the CEO…
    ADITYA BIRLA group…

    I am very much dissapointed with your service… I am a citizen of india from TRIPURA… i am a retailer of your idea sim service… We are very much upset with your services… The customers are seffering from your services… In their phone there is incomming calls, but no outgoing calls….we are suffering lot of problms from 1 month…customers are porting their phones from idea to other networks… Immidiate action must be taken on this serious matter…
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