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.

Vodafone starts offering double data benefit at same price

Vodafone India has launched a new 3G Data offer for Prepaid customers in Tamil Nadu dubbed as Vodafone 3G power play scheme which will offer double the data at same price. These offers are launched under the Speed is Good campaign. Vodafone 3G customers can simply dial *121# to access this special limited period offer valid from 17th April 2015 Vodafone 3G power play Plan Details 3G MRP Current Benefit New Benefit [...]

UTStarcom appoints Mr. Vikas Giridhar to drive Wi-Fi initiatives in Indian telecom market

UTStarcom, a global telecommunications infrastructure provider, today announced the appointment of Vikas Giridhar, increasing its employee strength in India. Vikas comes on board as General Manager- Sales, wherein he will be leading business development and sales for UTStarcom’s North India operations. He will be reporting to Rahul Pandey, Director (S&M), UTStarcom India. With new telecom wave ready to storm the industry, UTStarcom is upbeat about its business growth in Indian [...]

Broadband Boost for North East Comes with 10Gbps Bandwidth from Bangladesh

Our independence comes with a division of lands, and worst happened to north east as connecting to these states from main India is always troublesome. So is north east's communication system, mostly managed by state owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL). North east states are connected via cable from Kolkata & Siliguri traversing through hilly areas and often affected by natural calamities. Satellite internet is strictly regulated in India, and [...]

COAI Reaffirms Support for Net Neutrality, says Internet should be for all

The COAI today reaffirmed its support to Net Neutrality and made a strong pitch for ‘Net Equality’ that will enable access to Internet for a Billion Indians as part of the Government’s Digital India vision.  Clearing misconceptions that have arisen from the recent public debate over net neutrality and concerns over operators who are trying to control the consumers’ access to the Internet, COAI said: We support an open Internet [...]

Airtel Reacts after Flipkart pulls out, defends its Airtel Zero Platform and supports Net Neutrality

Airtel has now issued a statement saying it fully supports the concept of Net Neutrality and quotes there have been some misconceptions about our toll free data platform – Airtel Zero. It is a not a tariff proposition but is an open marketing platform that 1. Allows any application or content provider to offer their service on a toll free basis to their customers who are on our network. 2. [...]

MTS India Brings Down Voice Tariffs; Offers Exciting Benefits for Its Customers In Kerala

MTS today announced a series of exciting voice and data offers for its customers in Kerala circle on the occasion of Vishu. MTS India has brought down the voice tariff to just 25 paise to add to festivities of Vishu for its customers in Kerala. The offers have been especially designed to give the customers one more reason to celebrate in the festive season. For Voice Customers For Data Customers [...]

RevB Boost brings trouble for voice customers of MTS

Network congestion and calls drops are becoming common problems among MTS voice customers in Kolkata. The issues can be seen in other circles too. In an attempt to boost its RevB downlink speed, MTS has deployed three carrier channels for RevB. Each 1.25 MHz spectrum band can add up to 4.9Mbit/s downlink speed. In most circles they have 3.75 MHz spectrum and deployed all three for RevB. It leads to [...]

Videocon Telecom starts offering all local calls at 20P/min

Videocon Telecom, continues with its ‘Saste se bhi Sasta’ customer promise by offering the LOWEST & UNMATCHED TARIFFS across Gujarat. With the intention of passing on the benefit of the new IUC regime to its customers, the brand has introduced a new Plan voucher (PV) and Special Tariff Voucher (STV) offering ALL LOCAL CALLS at 20P/min only. Mr. Arvind Bali, Director and CEO, Videocon Telecom commented, “With rollout of these [...]

MTS Plans to Grab ISP License, Offer WiFi across India

MTS India, the telecom brand of Sistema Shyam Teleservices is planning to pan India, not with CDMA mobile network, rather they will be banking on WiFi to grab a pie of the upcoming data boom in the country. For MTS, data services remain a very important part of their growth strategy. At present their non-voice revenues account for nearly 47% of total earnings. Being a CDMA operator, MTS pushed its [...]

Videocon d2h becomes first Indian media company to ring the Opening Bell at NASDAQ

Videocon d2h, achieved yet another milestone, as it rang the opening bell at the prestigious Nasdaq stock market in New York . Videocon d2h became the first Indian private company since the year 2000 to list overseas, issuing ADR worth $325 million to the public. To mark the celebrations, Mr Rajkumar Dhoot - Member of Parliament – India & Mr. Saurabh Dhoot - Managing Director of Videocon d2h visited the [...]

Videocon Telecom introduces ‘Selfcare Mobile App’ for postpaid customers

Videocon Telecom, has added an all-new Videocon ‘Selfcare Mobile App’ for postpaid customers across Punjab, to its existing product portfolio. The unique Selfcare Mobile App is a 24*7 real time application which updates the daily phone usage of Videocon Telecom’s postpaid customers. Postpaid customers including working professionals, businessmen , college students and others can now download Videocon’s user friendly app on Google playstore (app size 600kb only) for Free. Speaking [...]

MyITreturn launches mobile app service for IT return Updates

myITreturn today launched the MyITreturn mobile app, a service aimed to keep individual tax filers updated with their Income-tax return details. This app helps you calculate your tax payable for the current year and also gives you a timeline for your previous tax returns and refunds The application has a One Time Password (OTP) based registration process to secure and identify the user. The tax return status checking feature gives [...]

Airtel acquires 111.6 MHz of prime spectrum across 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz bands

Bharti Airtel, has announced that it has acquired 111.6 MHz of prime spectrum across 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz bands for a total consideration of Rs. 29,130 crores. Of this, Rs. 17,618 crores has been spent on the renewal of existing spectrum while the balance Rs. 11,512 crores has been spent on procuring new spectrum. Airtel has successfully renewed all its spectrum holdings in the 900 MHz band [...]

Idea Launches 3G Services in Delhi on 900 MHz Spectrum

Idea Cellular, has launched its 3G services on 900 MHz spectrum band in Delhi circle.  The 3G launch in Delhi is a milestone achievement for Idea as it marks company’s first 3G network in a metro circle in India. With this, Idea’s 3G network has expanded to 12 major markets in India, in addition to 3G services through ICR arrangements with other telecom operators in 9 circles, enabling its 3G [...]

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