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Airtel now offering 3G speed on 2G data packs, Fierce battle ahead ?

Ever since Jio entered the telecom market in India, the existing operators are gearing up to compete with Jio’s insanely priced 4G packs. The operators like Bharti Airtel and Vodafone India have been slashing their data rates rapidly to counter Jio. In one of the latest moves, Airtel has started offering 3G speeds to 2G data packs. Today, we got an SMS on our Airtel prepaid number, which touts the 2G… Read More

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BSNL introduces new 3G night data packs, offers 99% discount on night data usage

Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) has announced new 3G data STVs offering night data usage and reduced night data tariff. The STVs offer night data tariff of 9p/MB and 5p/MB, which is almost 99% discount when compared to current data tariff of 4p/10KB. The new data tariff will come into effect from May 21st, 2016 on PAN India basis. STV Rs 3/5 offer reduced night data tariff of 9p/MB during night hours of 2am to… Read More

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Airtel introduces combo STV offering unlimited calling and 4G data

Airtel has introduced three new combo STVs offering unlimited calling and 3G/4G data for its subscribers in Delhi circle. The latest move is to prevent losing revenue to rival networks like Aircel & Reliance, who already have introduced unlimited calling offers. Earlier Vodafone had also started offer unlimited calling to select customers. Combo STV Rs 648 offer unlimited local Airtel to Airtel mobile calls and 1GB 3G/4G data. Similarly combo STV Rs 849 offer unlimited local and STD Airtel… Read More

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Airtel ensures effective network during Simhastha Mela in Ujjain

Airtel, has taken significant measures to ensure excellent network and service experience during the time of Simhastha Mela 2016, happening in the city of Ujjain from 22nd April. A footfall of five crore is expected for the Mela during the 30 days. As a part of the Mela, Airtel has primarily upgraded the capacities of all the 72 towers in the city of Ujjain. The existing infrastructure will be supported… Read More

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Airtel to offer Platinum 3G using 900 Mhz band for high-speed broadband services for customers in Vijayawada & Vishakhapatnam

Airtel today announced the launch of its Platinum 3G network for customers in Vijayawada and Vishakhapatnam. Airtel’s Platinum 3G will boost indoor coverage, enhance voice clarity, deliver faster internet speeds and offer a superior network experience for customers. Platinum 3G is powered by dual band spectrum of both 900 Mhz and 2100 Mhz. This service does not require any additional subscription, it is a part of a network service enhancement… Read More

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Vodafone India to complete 3G rollout in Bengaluru by March

Telecom operator Vodafone India has started rolling out 3G services on its own network in Bengaluru and aims to cover the entire city in the next 60 days. The company has been providing 3G services in Bengaluru through intra-circle roaming arrangements with other operators. With the rollout, J P Nagar, Chamrajpet, Basavanagudi, Padmanabha Nagar, Hanumanth Nagar, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Srinagar, Jayanagar, KR Market, Kumaraswamy layout, Electronic City, Jigni, Bommasandra and Bommanahalli… Read More

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Vodafone launches 3G services on its own network in Aizawl

Vodafone India, has announced the launch of Superfast 3G services on its own network in Aizawl in Mizoram. To provide high speed mobile internet services to its valued customers in the capital city of Mizoram, Vodafone has so far deployed 59 new 3G towers and continues to add more sites. The new Superfast Vodafone 3G will enhance the service experience such as multimedia, high speed mobile broadband, internet access with… Read More

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Idea rolls out 3G services in Kolkata on 2100 MHz band

Telecom operator Idea Cellular has launched 3G services in its own network in Kolkata metro on 2100 MHz spectrum band that was acquired through auction earlier this year. Idea has started rolling out its own 3G network, in a phased manner, while continuing to offer 3G ICR (Intra-Circle Roaming). The company has expanded to 13 major markets in India, covering 79% of Idea’s revenue and 60% of industry revenue. It… Read More

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Idea launches new data packs for 3G users in Kolkata

Ahead of announcing their own 3G network in Kolkata, Idea Cellular has announced new data packs for prepaid users in the region. We had earlier reported, Idea 3G signal is live in Kolkata. However, Idea has restricted users to connect into the network. Now, Idea has come up with cheaper rates for 3G data users while the rates for 2G packs remain unchanged. In a bid to drive data usage,… Read More

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Idea brings 3G services on 900 MHz band to Delhi with ‘DelhiNahiRukegi’ campaign

Country’s third largest telecom operator Idea Cellular today announced the commercial launch of 3G services Delhi, with a brand campaign DelhiNahiRukegi that has been built around 900 MHz network comprising 2,500 3G cell sites. The company has built the data network of 2,500 3G cell sites and 5,000 2G cell sites. Ambrish Jain, Deputy Managing Director, Idea Cellular, said, “Over the last two years, Idea has invested heavily in acquiring… Read More

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Vodafone India launches 3G services on own network in Dimapur

Telecom service provider Vodafone has launched 3G services on its own network in Dimapur, Nagaland. The company has deployed 70 new 3G towers and is in the process of adding more sites. Alok Verma, Business Head- Assam & North East, Vodafone India, said, “Our aim is to accelerate mobile internet adoption through penetration, consumption and value addition, and we are confident that this move will facilitate in quicker adoption, better… Read More

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LG launches VoLTE, VoWiFi ready smartphones with Reliance Retail

LG Electronics India has launched the LG Spirit LTE and LG G4 Stylus 4G, the latest VoLTE (Voice Over LTE) and VoWiFi (Voice Over Wi-Fi) enabled smartphones in India. It has also entered an exclusive sales and distribution partnership with Reliance Retail. With the launch of these devices, the handset maker said that it will have a first mover advantage in a rapidly evolving 4G handset ecosystem. The VoLTE and… Read More

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Airtel’s own 3G network goes live in Goa

Airtel 3G signal is now live in different parts Goa indicating its ready for launching 3G service using own network. Currently Airtel provide 3G service in the circle using ICRA with Vodafone and Idea. Airtel had won 3G spectrum in Maharashtra & Goa circle on March 2015 auction. In the auction, Airtel had also bagged 3G spectrum in additional 6 circles were it currently don’t have 3G network. Earlier we had reported Airtel… Read More

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