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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Opera Mini consumes 14% less battery and 89% less data on 2G and 3G networks in India : Report

According to testing performed by Cigniti Technologies, an independent software testing services company, Opera Mini consumes on an average 14% less battery and 89% less data when compared to other mobile browsers. This announcement is part of a performance benchmarking and independent testing report for data and battery consumed by different browsers. The tests evaluated the performance of Opera Mini against other leading mobile browsers such as Chrome, UC browser,… Read More

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Idea 3G to Ring Kolkata by Diwali

Idea Cellular will be launching 3G/HSPA its own network in Kolkata by November 2015. Idea presently offers 3G services in Kolkata using Vodafone’s 3G network under ICRA. Idea 3G will be Kolkata’s 6th 3G network. Recently Airtel has also launched its own 3G (UMTS900) network on 900Mhz band as Platinum 3G. However Idea will offer its 3G services on 2100Mhz which they acquired in last auction. Airtel’s Platinum 3G is not supported… Read More

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Videocon Telecom plans to invest Rs 210 Cr in Gujarat in FY 2015-16 on Network expansion

Videocon Telecom, plans to invest over Rs 210 Crore in Gujarat Telecom circle in the current financial year. The telco’s investment will be on its GSM services Network expansion, where the telco plans to deploy over 450 new cell sites, of these 330 sites will be for geographical coverage expansion across 142 new towns, and another 120 sites for capacity enhancement to accommodate more users. The telco will be also investing… Read More

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Ozone Connect App Review – Automate Login On Ozone WiFi

Incorporated in 2007, Ozone Networks is one of the early entrants of public WiFi business in India. Currently Ozone has around 6500 public WiFi hotspots commercially available across the country. At present Ozone is offering its WiFi services in a ‘try free before use’ model – you connect to Ozone WiFi and then share your mobile no., an authentication password will be sent to your mobile no. Log in with… Read More

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Uninor attains 19% year-on-year increase in revenue for first quarter of FY2015

Uninor reported a 19% year-on-year increase in revenue for first quarter of FY2015. In the quarter ending March 2015, the 100% subsidiary of Norway-based Telenor Group, improved its EBITDA by 40% compare to the same period last year. Uninor has also seen rapid adoption of Internet services by its customers with nearly 26% of its customers accessing Internet on their mobile phones. Uninor launched Sabse Sasta Internet services in April… Read More

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Tata Docomo customers will now pay 20% (local) & 23% (STD) less for calls on national roaming

Tata Docomo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL), has announced the revised roaming tariffs on National Roaming effective May 1. Tata Docomo customers will now pay less for both local and STD calls on National Roaming. On roaming, for all outgoing local calls, now the customer has to pay 80 paise/minute from the earlier Rs 1/min, and for STD calls it is Rs 1.15/min from earlier Rs… Read More

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Idea users can now enjoy 40% reduction on incoming calls, while roaming; STD call tariff reduced by 23%

Idea Cellular, has announced a reduction in national roaming tariffs today. As per the revised tariffs, Idea will now offer incoming calls at just 45 paise/minute, a reduction of 40%, while roaming anywhere in India. Outgoing Local call rates have been reduced by 20% and STD call rates by 23%. Local SMS will now be available for just 25 paise and STD SMS for just 38 paise, on roaming nationally.… Read More

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Vodafone deploys first ever instant network in Nepal to help rescue efforts

The Vodafone Foundation Instant Network Mini, a portable ‘mobile network in a backpack’, has been taken to the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal to help restore communications to some of the areas worst affected by last weekend’s earthquake. The Instant Network Mini is a robust backpack that can be taken as hand luggage on commercial flights and deployed by non-technical staff. Instant Network Mini can connect up to five mobile phone… Read More

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Videocon Telecom extends all ISD calls to earthquake-hit Nepal at local call rates

Videocon Telecom, the versatile, friendly and dynamic telecom brand of the $10 billion worth Videocon Group extends all ISD calls to earthquake-hit Nepal at local call rates for the next 2 days. As an intense earthquake left behind a trail of death and devastation in Nepal, telco has taken this move to help affected people and support the relief work from India. Mr. Arvind Bali, Director & CEO, Videocon Telecommunications… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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