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RJio Set To Launch 4G In More Than 500 Cities

As per sources Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio is all set to launch commercial 4G services in more than 500 cities and towns on January 14, the auspicious day of Makar Sakranti. These services will be available only with their Lyf handsets, which will come bundled with 4G Sim cards. The cities where the services would be available include the metro cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, besides including most of the… Read More

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Bharti Airtel’s 4G services reach 6 new towns in Punjab

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel has launched its 4G services in six new towns – Rajpura, Nabha, Zirakpur, Kharar, Rayya and Chaheru—in Punjab. With this, the company has expanded its 4G footprint across 15 towns, including Panchkula, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Phagwara, Bathinda and Moga, in the state of Punjab. Airtel 4G is available to customers across a range of smart devices, including mobile phones, dongles, 4G hotspots and CPEs… Read More

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How Bharti Airtel is using various technologies and solutions to stay ahead

Bharti Airtel is leaving no stone unturned to protect its turf in the Indian market, even as competitors like Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Reliance Jio make foray into the fast developing 4G space, and make investments to expand their respective network reach. In a bid to stay ahead, the country’s largest telecom operator by subscribers, recently launched its biggest ever network expansion program, Project Leap, which will see a nationwide… Read More

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Year 2015 in Review: Highlights of the Indian telecom industry this year

The Indian telecom industry, which struggled a lot due to issues like 2G scam, regulatory uncertainty, and debt over last few years, finally saw a bright light in the year 2015. This year was indeed an exciting one for the telecom industry, and it saw the biggest ever spectrum auction, followed by the spectrum trading and sharing policy. The telecom market also observed the launch of mass-market 4G services by India’s leading… Read More

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Airtel 4G goes live in Hubli and Dharwad

Airtel today launched 4G trials exclusively for its customers in in the twin cities of Hubli and Dharwad. As part of the trial offer, Airtel customers in Hubli-Dharwad can now avail a complimentary upgrade to Airtel 4G at 3G prices and experience blazing Airtel 4G speeds. The company will assimilate valuable customer feedback from these early adopters and leverage the initial market response towards strengthening its service experience – thus… Read More

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TRAI working towards total transition of digital cable TV by 2016

With a full swing digitisation process on a complete transition from Digital cable tv likely to happen by the end of this year, informed a senior official with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on Thursday. Sibichen K Mathew, Adviser and Regional Head Bengaluru and Hyderabad (in-charge), TRAI stated that Various value added services will be provided through digitisation which includes broadband for consumers.He was speaking at an occasion organised… Read More

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2.48 growth in tower tenancy by 2020 says Deloitte

The Indian telecom tower tenancy ratio is expected to reach 2.48 by 2020, states a report by Deloitte. In the report titled Indian Tower Industry : The Future is Data Deloitte points out that the Industry tenancy ratio is expected to grow from 1.77 in 2015 to 2.48 by 2020. Focus on data is the prime reason for the growth. Tenancy ration refers to the number of tenants or operators who… Read More

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Indus Towers announces 50,000 Outdoor sites across 15 telecom circle

Indus Towers, today announced 50,000 of its cell sites as Outdoor sites across 15, thus shutting AC’s in those sites and working towards minimal energy consumption. Speaking of the milestones achieved, Mr. B S Shantharaju, Chief Executive Officer, Indus Towers, said, “With the vision of ‘Putting India First’, the company has been focusing on enabling communications through sustainable green solutions to reduce carbon emissions and consumption of diesel, thus saving… Read More

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Uninor launches 200 Grahak Shikhsha Kendras, focuses on spreading mobile internet awareness for mass market

Uninor has launched Grahak Shiksha Kendras’ (customer education hubs) across all its operational circles that will act as a knowledge and awareness centers where existing and potential customers can walk in to get information related to Uninor voice and Internet services as well as resolve queries around the use of mobile phones. Uninor will also convert its 200+ retail stores across its six operational circles into GSKs in the first half… Read More

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Reliance Jio announces acquisition of Spectrum in the 800MHz and 1800MHz bands

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd announces that it has successfully acquired the right to use spectrum in 13 key circles across India in the recently concluded spectrum auction conducted by DoT, Government of India. Circle wise details of Circle wise details of spectrum acquired are provided in the following table: Circles 800MHz band 1800MHz band Assam 5.0 Bihar 5.0 Haryana 5.0 4.0 Himachal Pradesh 5.0 5.4 Jammu & Kashmir 5.0 Kolkata… Read More

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Idea Cellular Wins back crucial 900 MHz Spectrum across 9 Service Areas

Idea Cellular, has successfully retained the crucial 900 MHz spectrum and won 54 MHz of 900 MHz Spectrum, out of overall win of 79.4 MHz Spectrum, for nine of its leadership Service Areas covering over 73% of the company’s revenues. The provisional results of the spectrum auction were announced by the DoT earlier. Idea’s successful bid has helped it retain its spectrum in the 900 MHz band ensuring business continuity and… Read More

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Vodafone India partners with Department of Posts to offer recharge vouchers through post offices in Kerala

Vodafone India, today announced a tie-up with the Department of Posts to offer recharge vouchers through post offices in Kerala for the benefit of its prepaid customers. Vodafone recharge coupons will now be available at post offices, enabling Vodafone prepaid subscribers to recharge their cell phones through coupons while they are in a post office. Given the prolific distribution of post offices, this would save them a separate trip to… Read More

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Idea Cellular crosses 2 crore subscribers in Maharashtra & Goa

Idea Cellular has recently announced that it has achieved an unprecedented milestone in the history of the circle by recording a total of over 2 crore subscribers, recently.   Idea also became the only operator to grow its Revenue Market Share (RMS) in the circle, by over 2 percentage points in a year to 31.4%, in Q1FY15. To mark the occasion, Idea also launched a campaign highlighting over 2 Crore… Read More

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