Rudradeep

About the author: The happy guy RDB (stands for Rudradeep Biswas) has been writing for Telecomtalk since 2009, covering mobile operators, 3G, broadband, WiFi, 4G, LTE, telecom policies and what-not related to Indian telecom. He is by profession a doctor, did his MBBS from R.G.Kar Medical College, Kolkata.

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Court Cancels Indus-NDMC WiFi Deals on Jio’s Petition

Airtel may try to steal the 4G show from Reliance Jio by taking country-wide launch almost 6 months before Jio comes in the market, Jio is not just in wait-n-watch mode. Airtel, Idea and Vodafone backed Indus Towers won a contract for WiFi roll out in Delhi, beating Jio. Now Jio has dragged New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to court to prove contract to Indus was not legit. The court… Read More

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Vodafone delights prepaid customers with double validity on rate cutters at a nominal cost of Rs. 7

Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecom service providers launched Double Validity on rate cutter packs, giving pre-paid customers a great reason to talk more at lower rates. The offer on rate cutter pack will enable customers to talk more at attractive rates, affordable prices and an opportunity to double the validity of the product at a nominal cost of Rs. 7. All pre-paid customers of Vodafone in Mumbai can… Read More

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Shemaroo Entertainment’s movies now on HOOQ

Shemaroo Entertainment, an established content house partners with HOOQ, the video-on-demand service launched by industry giants – Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. The companies have signed a deal of more than 1000 titles across multiple genres and languages. HOOQ, Asia’s largest premium video-on-demand service with a content library of over 30,000 hours, has recently entered into the Indian market and will now distribute Shemaroo’s library that includes a… Read More

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Reliance Jio is all set to begin its commercial operations by December 2015

Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecommunications arm of Reliance Industries, is all set to begin its commercial operations by December 2015. Though we are yet to know the official launch date (for which we will get some abusive comments from our readers), there are some updates regarding Reliance Jio’s progress towards the commercial roll out. Before Jio’s data services come to market, as early as by mid-September 2015, RIL will launch… Read More

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Verizon aggressively backing for VoLTE before winding up traditional voice

American telecom giant Verizon is working hard to make Voice over LTE (VoLTE) a default feature for its all customers. Presently worldwide carriers are shutting down 2G networks to make room for LTE deployments. Verizon is also walking to it – the company has plans to phase out its entire CDMA network by 2021. But before that they need to have a robust 4G network running. Now Verizon’s VOLTE feature… Read More

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Vodafone starts offering ‘Double Data’ benefits for pre-paid customers

To further encourage adoption of data as well as to reward existing data users, Vodafone, Mumbai’s leading telecom service provider has launched ‘Double Data’ offer. Under the offer pre-paid customers availing data recharge via 121 or through the special offers section on the Vodafone website and MyVodafone app, will enjoy double the value of the chosen data pack. This offer is valid on all Vodafone pre-paid data recharge packs offered… Read More

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Manish Khera to be appointed as CEO – Airtel Money

Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), today said that Manish Khera, Co-founder & MD of YTS Solutions will be appointed as CEO of Airtel M Commerce Services Limited (AMSL), which offers Airtel’s flagship semi-closed wallet under the brand name ‘Airtel Money’. Once appointed, Manish will be a part of the Airtel Management Board and report to Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO of Bharti Airtel (India & South Asia). Commenting on the appointment, Gopal… Read More

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Unfair to blame operators for call drops; allow more sites for cell towers : ASSOCHAM to Govt

Expressing concern over steadily deteriorating situation with regard to call drops in mobile networks, ASSOCHAM today pointed out it is unfair to put the blame on the operators only since many of the critical factors causing the problem are not within the control of the telecom industry. Explaining the technical aspects of the paper, Mr. T V Ramachandran, Chairman of ASSOCHAM Telecom Council stated that fundamentally, once a cellular network… Read More

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Free access to 16 lakh songs exclusively for Vodafone data subscribers in Rajasthan

Vodafone India, has introduced a delightful offer for all residents of Rajasthan subscribing to a Vodafone Mobile Internet pack, every prepaid and postpaid Vodafone mobile internet customer will get to download and use the Vodafone Music App for free! Announcing an offer that sounds like music to the ears of Rajasthan residents, Amit Bedi, Business Head- Rajasthan, Vodafone India, said “For the residents of a state that’s known to be… Read More

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Nokia Takes Another Step to Acquire Alcatel Lucent

Nokia gets nod from European Commission to acquire French telecommunication equipment company Alcatel Lucent. Earlier Nokia received no objection certificate from anti-trust organizations of Albania, Canada, Colombia, Russia, United States, Brazil and Serbia. The deal amount is clocked at USD 16.6 billion. The NoC comes as a relief to Nokia to strengthen its RAN and core networks business in several territories. EC states that this deal does not raise competition… Read More

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Uninor delivers positive EBITDA for Q2 2015, ARPU fell by 12% to Rs 95

Uninor has reported a positive EBITDA for second quarter of FY 2015. Increased revenues, improved gross margin following the mobile termination rate cut and continued initiatives around cost efficiencies helped company deliver positive EBITDA in Q2 2015. This quarter the company registered a positive EBITDA of Rs 18.8 crore. In the quarter ending June 2015, Uninor saw an increase of 9% in revenue over same quarter last year. In line… Read More

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Airtel 4G trials go live in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack

Airtel launched 4G trials exclusively for its customers in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. Airtel 4G enables superfast internet speeds and allows customers to enjoy capabilities like high definition video streaming with zero buffering, downloading up to 10 movies in less than 30 minutes, uploading entire photo albums in less than five minutes (i.e. uploading two high resolution photos per second), connecting multiple devices without compromising on the experience. As part of… Read More

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LTE Stories in Africa & Indonesia Suggest Reliance Jio’s Success in Data-Starved India

Reliance Jio is all ready with guns and bullets as the commercial operations will go live by December this year. While everyone concerned believe that Jio will disrupt the market causing existing players to bleed, let’s take a look at how Jio’s data- only model can work in India. Though Jio has been in the limelight of technology media from the very first, we were actually given information by Jio… Read More

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