Spice Communications incorporated in 1995, operates cellular phone services in the states of Punjab and Karnataka. The company offers post paid and prepaid connection under which is offers spectrum of services such as Infotainment, Radio, Caller Songs, Entertainment, Spice Emergency Service, Short Messaging Service, Dial in Service, GPRS, Incoming Call Block, Call Management Service, Background Music, Contests, Spice Mail, BID For VIP Numbers and also Spice TV.
1995-Company was incorporated as Modicom Network-private limited company to offer telecommunication services. Company set up 6 circles out which 3 received H-1 position becoming the highest bidder for getting the license in Karnataka, Punjab and Rajasthan telecom circles.
1996-Company entered into license agreements with DoT for operation of Cellular Mobile Telephone Services in Punjab and Karnataka.
1997- Company commenced its commercial operations in May 1997 in Karnataka circle and June 1997 in Punjab Circle.
1999- Company was successful in achieving 0.1 million subscriber base. The company was converted into Deemed Public Limited and name was changed to Modicom Network. In the same year the name was changed Spice Communications.
2000-The Company was entitled to Revenue sharing regime of licensing instead of fixed license fee regime.
2002- Company received ISP license.
2003- Company was successful in achieving 1 million subscriber base.
2004- Company migrated to Unified Access Services.
2006-Company touched the mark of 2 million subscriber base. Company applied to obtain ILD and NLD Licenses. Company applied for Cellular Licence in 20 Circles
2008- Idea Cellular acquired 40% stakes in Spice Communications. Thus now Spice Communications has become Idea Cellular.
In future, Spice Communications plans to widen its services portfolio and increase its presence in India.