Spectrum Auction 2015

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal of the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) to proceed with the auction in 2100 MHz band along with 800, 900 and 1800 MHz bands. The UnionContinue Reading

TRAI calls for suggestions on amendment of wireline and cellular standards regulation

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a draft “The Standards of Quality of Service of Basic Telephone Service (Wireline) and Cellular Mobile Telephone Service (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2014″ for comments from the stakeholders. Through these amendments, the authority proposes to review the framework for financial disincentives for..

Motorola sold 3 million smartphones in India

Motorola has announced that it has sold over three million smartphones in India. The company, which had quit the Indian market made a comeback in February last year with an online-only retail model with Flipkart. Motorola earlier revealed that it had sold around a million units in the initial five..

Xiaomi to launch own e-commerce portal ‘Mi.com’ in India

Chinese mobile manufacturer, Xiaomi is all set to start selling smartphones in India later of this year through its own online portal. The company is planning to double its presence in India, which is the world’s fastest growing smartphones market. Xiaomi, presently sells its devices in India through the eCommerce..

Uninor Launches special recharge to offer calls at 1paisa/2 seconds

Uninor has slashed its local calling rates to 1 paisa/ 2 seconds for a special recharge of Rs. 8 in UP West. The call rates and STV price is same for every customer but validity may vary which can be checked by dialing *234#. (*234# is an USSD platform which..

HTC Desire 526G+ with an octa-core processor launched in India for Rs. 10,400

HTC has been feeling the heat from Chinese OEMs in the budget smartphone segment, and in order compete with them, it has just launched a new smartphone; the HTC Desire 526G+ in India at a starting price of Rs. 10,400. The highlight of the device is its octa-core processor and a low price..

BSNL introduces new Unlimited broadband plans for Chattisgarh and extends promotional ones for Gujarat

BSNL has been constantly trying to increase its user base when it comes to broadband services. It has just launched new broadband plans for the Chhattisgarh circle and re-introduced a promotional plan in the Gujarat circle. BSNL has decided to launch new Broadband Plans ‘BBG Combo ULD 1245 CS52’ &..

TDSAT directs broadcaster Star India to cancel its disconnection notice to Siti Cable network

The Telecom tribunal, Telecom Disputes Settlement and Arbitration Tribunal (TDSAT) has asked broadcaster Star India to cancel its disconnection notice to Siti Cable Network. It comes after the multi-system operator (MSO) handed over a cheque of Rs 10 crore for settlement of the payment dispute pending mutual negotiations. “We hope..

Airtel to apply for Payments Bank License

Airtel today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Airtel M Commerce Services Limited (AMSL) is seeking to convert its existing Prepaid Payment Instrument license into a Payments Bank license to be issued by the Reserve Bank of India. It also announced that subject to grant of a Payments Bank license..

iPhones, iPod Touch and iPads start getting iOS 8.1.3

The iOS 8 update for Apple’s devices hasn’t had the journey it would have expected. The latest iteration of iOS was bogged down by several bugs which were then sorted out by Apple in the consequent updates. In a bid to constantly improve the user experience, Apple has just released the..

Airtel to be largest Broadband provider, Vodafone registers 200% growth over the year

Data market is booming in India after smartphones went mainstream back in 2014. For operators, data has become the key revenue at a time when SMS and voice revenues are falling. Today we analyse broadband subscriber addition in India over the past one year to find growth rate for each operator. Wireless broadband..

India not to appeal against Bombay High Court order; Vodafone welcomes govt move in tax case

The Narendra Modi government has decided not to appeal against a Bombay High Court ruling that Vodafone India is not liable to pay Rs 3,200 crores in additional tax in a transfer pricing case. “The Cabinet has decided not to appeal to the Supreme Court against the Bombay High Court..