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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Indian government to soon allow in-flight Wi-Fi service

The Indian government will soon allow Wi-Fi services on board of civilian aircrafts flying in and out of India, following a consensus among the home, telecom and aviation ministries on the security-related issue. Aviation secretary RN Choubey said that the government will decide on the issue of allowing Wi-Fi in Indian airspace in the next 10 days. “The matter has been taken up with other government departments. You may soon get… Read More

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RCOM enterprise arm launches “Make in India” cloud offering for enterprises

Reliance Communications (RCOM)’s enterprise arm Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) has expanded its cloud-based offerings for enterprises with the launch of Cloud X WAN, which is the first “Make in India” cloud-centric network platform. The cloud-centric platform, the company said, is designed to help overcome many of the challenges facing today’s global enterprise networks. Through Cloud X WAN, enterprises will be able to subscribe to network services on a “pay as you… Read More

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Facebook reaches out to RailTel for Wi-Fi initiative expansion

Facebook may soon join Google in extending the Wi-Fi Railways initiative to villages in the country. The social networking giant has approached Railtel, the partner of Google for Wi-Fi at certain railway stations, to be a part of the Wi-Fi initiative. RK Bahuguna, chairman of Indian Railways’ communications arm RailTel told Economic Times, “Facebook India has approached us for the Wi-Fi initiative initially. We will engage with the company for… Read More

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`Open Network’ Helps Airtel Upgrade 9,000 Sites And Optimise Another 30,000

Airtel, today said that its Open Network initiative has received good response from customers across the country. Launched in June 2016, the initiative made public Airtel’s entire mobile network information to customers through an interactive online interface and asked them for their feedback to improve the network. Airtel received feedback and suggestions from millions of customers across multiple Open Network touch points – Open Network portal, myAirtel app, Airtel Call… Read More

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Vodafone starts offering 4G on 1800 MHZ in Haryana

Vodafone India, today announced the launch of its Vodafone SuperNet 4G service in Haryana in the prominent business and residential towns of Karnal and Panipat. 4G services will be rolled out across Haryana over the next few months. The launch in Haryana follows the successful launch of Vodafone SuperNet 4G services in Kerala, Karnataka, Kolkata, Delhi & NCR and Mumbai. Announcing the launch of Vodafone SuperNetTM 4G service in Haryana,… Read More

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Telenor starts 4G in Dehradun, rolls out super saver 4G plans for customers at Rs 11

Telenor India today announced the launch of a pilot to deliver high speed 4G services for its customers in Dehradun. Subscribers will now experience high speed wireless mobile internet on the company’s advance network architecture and get on to the digital super highway to cater to their data needs. Prior to Dehradun, the company launched its 4G services in Agra in the month of June and got encouraging response witnessing… Read More

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RIL HR asks employees to port existing corporate connections to Jio

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has asked all of it employees to stop using corporate connections have been issued by telcos like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance Communications, and port these connections to Reliance Jio, which is telecom arm of the group. “Once you have submitted the required information, we will initiate the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) process with the existing operator. This will take around seven working days to complete,”… Read More

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TRAI mulls over revenue-based SUC for internet service providers

TRAI, the country’s telecom regulator, has come up with a consultation paper to seek public feedback on levying spectrum usage charges linked to annual revenues for Internet service providers (ISPs). The government currently levies spectrum usage charges linked to annual revenues on telecom operators in India. In a consultation paper, the regulator said service providers with Cellular Mobile Telephone Services and Unified Access Service Licence are assigned spectrum through market-based… Read More

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Now Airtel customers purchasing Samsung Galaxy J series mobile device, can enjoy 10 GB Airtel 4G data at the price of 1GB data.

Airtel, today announced that customers purchasing Samsung Galaxy J series mobile device, can enjoy 10 GB Airtel 4G data at the price of 1GB 4G data. Available with most of the Samsung Galaxy J series devices, under the offer, new and existing Airtel prepaid users can avail 10GB of 4G data at a nominal cost of Rs. 250. To claim the offer, customers will simply have log on to www.offers.airtel.com… Read More

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Jio counters top telcos’ claims of providing adequate interconnect capacity

Jio has said that top GSM operators have released lesser number of interconnection ports for the ongoing test run of its 4G services, discarding their claims that they have already provided the 4G telco with enough interconnect capacity to meet the usual demand of 15 to 20 million customers The Mukesh Ambani-led telco said, “Based on industry practice, 12,500 E1 ports are required for 22 million subscribers, which details have… Read More

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Vodafone starts offering Unlimited Roaming and Voice Calls plus 8GB Data on New Vodafone RED Postpaid at Rs. 1,999

Vodafone, today announced a feature rich Vodafone RED postpaid offering with unlimited roaming, unlimited voice calling and 8 GB data– for Rs. 1,999.  A variant of this plan is also available at Rs. 1,699 offering free roaming (incoming calls only), unlimited voice calling and 6 GB data. To encourage more customers to enjoy the Vodafone RED experience, Vodafone also launched a series of entry level Vodafone RED postpaid plans attractively… Read More

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RCom-MTS India merger deal may be stalled: Reports

The potential merger of Reliance Communications with Sistema Shyam TeleServices (SSTL) is being delayed due to the ongoing legal tussle with the telecom department (DoT) over levy of spectrum contiguity charges. The deal, which was earlier expected to be closed by the second quarter of 2016, could well be stalled as the transaction terms are deteriorating, a report by Russia Beyond The Headlines said. Now, the fate of the potential merger… Read More

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Telenor India rolls out 4G in Warangal, starts offering 4G plans for customers starting at Rs 85

Telenor India today announced the launch of a pilot to deliver high speed 4G services for its customers in Warangal.  The pilot in Warangal follows the successful test pilot of Telenor’s 4G services across its 6 circles in Varanasi, Vizag, Amravati, Agra, Anand, Lucknow, Ranchi, Vijayawada, Tenali, Eluru, Bhimavaram and Dhanbad. With this Telenor has moved a step closer to its ambition of Internet for All and becoming the preferred… Read More

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Reliance Jio to Trai: Take action against telcos like Airtel, Vodafone for denying inter-connection

Reliance Jio Infocomm has urged Indian telecom regulator, Trai, to take action against incumbent telecom operators for not providing points of inter-connection (PoIs) to the Mukesh Ambani-led 4G telco during the ongoing test trials. The telco said that denying inter-connection was a blatant breach of the licence agreement, which provides for obligation of the licensee to provide inter-connection facilities to other licensees. “It may be pertinent to note that the… Read More

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Idea expands 4G LTE services across 390 towns in Maharashtra & Goa, offers 4G packs’ at Rs. 49.

Idea Cellular, has rapidly expanded its 4G LTE services to cover 390 towns across 32 districts in Maharashtra & Goa. It is the first and only service provider to offer 4G services in 300 of these towns. Idea’s world class 4G LTE service is now available in the major towns of Amravati, Aurangabad, Gondia, Kohlapur, Alibagh, Wardha, Vasco and Panjim, in addition to Nagpur and Ahmednagar where services were launched earlier… Read More

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