India: Ahead of its merger with Vodafone, Idea Cellular plans $1.1b fund raise Idea cellular. Photo: Livemint Arnab Paul January 4, 2018 PremiumIdea Cellular Ltd, India’s third largest mobile services operator, on Thursday unveiled a 67.5 billion-rupee ($1.1 billion) fundraising plan ahead of its merger with Vodafone’s local unit. Continue reading this story with a subscription to DealStreetAsia. Subscribe Already a subscriber? Log in Should your colleagues be reading this article too? Contact us for corporate subscriptions at email@example.com.