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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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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Truecaller introduces Truemessenger in India, a new way of experiencing SMS

Truecaller unveiled Truemessenger for Indian consumers which will now make SMS safer and adds context to your conversations, by allowing you to put a name to a number on your SMS messages and automatically filter out spam. Launching exclusively today in India, Truemessenger is designed as an SMS replacement app, with an automated spam filter powered by 150 Million Truecaller community members worldwide. With the increasing amount of SMS spam,… Read More

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Airtel 4G goes live in Rohtak ( Haryana )

Bharti Airtel Limited, today launched its 4G services on dongles, Wi-Fi CPEs (customer premise equipment), Mi-Fi and Wi-Fi dongles in Rohtak Haryana. Customers can now experience the all new ‘electrifying’ internet browsing experience with the Airtel’s 4G home Wi-Fi solutions. Customers will be able to connect to the fastest ever internet service and enjoy capabilities like high definition video streaming with zero buffering, download 10 movies in less than 30… Read More

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Airtel says it’s ready for Full-MNP, offers balance transfers and faster processing of porting requests

Airtel, today announced that the company is fully ready to launch National Mobile Number Portability. Extending its spirit of Customer First, the company also introduced many firsts including faster processing of porting requests, free incoming on roaming, balance transfers and carry forward options. With this, mobile customers spread across the country can now easily shift between States without having to change their mobile number. Customers on Airtel, the largest telecommunications… Read More

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SpiceJet revamps its Mobile App on Android and iOS platforms

SpiceJet, unveiled its all-new SpiceJet mobile application today. With this app, customers on-the-go will find it more convenient than ever before to make and manage bookings, check flight status, and receive exclusive offers on their mobile devices with just a few taps on the screen. Booking and managing your flights and travel experience was never so easy! The interface is so simple that even the origin of journey helpfully gets… Read More

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Nokia Networks inks 4-year deal with Bharti Airtel for 3G network rollout in 5 new telecom circles

Bharti Airtel, has selected Nokia Networks to roll out its 3G network in 5 new telecom circles and network expansion in 3 existing telecom circles. Under the 4-year contract, the company will provide its radio elements and services expertise to power Bharti Airtel’s infrastructure. Deal details at a glance: Network planning and optimization, network implementation, network operations, project management and care services, including hardware and software maintenance as well as… Read More

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Bharti joins OneWeb’s to provide affordable high speed internet access, how it works?

Bharti Enterprises (“Bharti”), one of India’s leading business groups, today said that it has acquired a strategic minority stake in OneWeb, which is supported by a global consortium with an aim to provide affordable internet access to all. As one of the founding members of OneWeb, Bharti will have representation on the Board of the company. OneWeb today announced USD 500 million in funding from its investors to take forward… Read More

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Vodafone Introduces free 3G DATA offer in Mumbai

Vodafone India, in its continued endeavour to boost adoption of 3G data has launched an exclusive free 3G DATA offer in Mumbai. This offer is exclusive for customers who buy the new Samsung Smartphone or Tablet [Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7, Galaxy Note III, Note EDGE, S6 Flat, S6Edge (G925), Galaxy E5, Galaxy E7, Note 4]. Vodafone customers can download upto 2GB high speed 3G Data using new smartphone… Read More

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