3G in India

India’s 3G data consumption up by 114%: Nokia Networks

Over 74% increase in mobile data traffic generated by both 2G and 3G mobile broadband services at the end of 2014, compared to the beginning the same year, according to Nokia Networks' MBit Index study. This rise was primarily driven by a strong 3G growth with 114% increase while the 2G data traffic growth was reported to be 41%. According to the study, 3G data consumption was 52% of the [...]

Airtel starts 3G services in Lachen

Airtel has started offering 3G services in Lachen – a town in North Sikkim district. Even Vodafone India today announced its expansion of its 3G services in Lachen. Airtel has enabled seamless connectivity in Lachen enabling customers to easily stay connected to their dear and near ones. The services were launched in the presence of Pepan - Head of Lachen apart from the Heads of the Lama Community; Lachen Gram [...]

Vodafone to expand 3G services in Lachen, North Sikkim

Vodafone India has announced expansion of its 3G services in Lachen, North Sikkim. Vodafone had earlier announced its network expansion to Lachung, Sikkim and with this expansion Vodafone would now cover approximately 665 Census Town, 4135 Mkt. Towns & 35354 villages in the Rest of Bengal circle. In Rest of Bengal Circle, Vodafone operates in two states spanning a diverse demographic landscape, catering to an equally diverse populace in terms [...]

Airtel 3G Vs. 4G: Is 4G service in India hyped up or is it really any good?

Airtel has been pitching the 4G services quite aggressively and even the Indian smartphone market is inundated with entry-level handsets that support 4G LTE. I have been using 4G connection in Bangalore for almost 8 months and there is also considerable progress when it comes to 4G speeds over the period of time. Let's check out if Airtel is just trying to create a hoopla or 4G connection really makes [...]

Spectrum price issue: TRAI returns clarifications sought by Telecom Commission without any change

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Thursday returned the clarifications sought by the Telecom Commission and kept the base price of 3G spectrum unchanged at Rs 2,720 crore per megahertz stating all spectrum in 2100 MHz band. In its reply, TRAI said that it stands by its pricing of 3G spectrum at Rs 2,720 crore per megahertz and that it would be auctioned on February 25. A week ago, the [...]

Supreme Court of India nod to Vodafone, Airtel on 3G intra-circle roaming pact

The Supreme Court of India (SCI) has declined to stay a Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) order allowing operators to offer third generation (3G) services in circles in which they didn't have the required spectrum. After the judgement, the telecom operators can continue providing 3G roaming facility to mobile phone subscribers beyond their allotted zones through pacts with other service providers. The apex court's decision follows a petition [...]

3G Roaming issue: SCI issues notice to Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular, and Tata Teleservices

The Supreme Court of India has issued notice to Bharti Airtel Ltd, Vodafone India Ltd, Idea Cellular Ltd and Tata Teleservices Ltd over Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal’s (TDSAT) judgement that allowed Airtel, Idea and Vodafone to offer 3G services under a roaming arrangement in areas where not all of them own 3G spectrum. This notice was issued in an appeal by the department of telecommunication (DoT) challenging an [...]

Idea reduces data/validity of existing 3G pack, adds two new packs in Kerala Circle

Following Airtel's footsteps, Idea has also reduced data and validity of certain 3G packs in Kerala circle. Now Idea subscriber has to spend more to get 3G internet for a month. Monthly 3G packs Rs 107 used to provide 300MB data for 30 days has been drastically reduced to 21 days validity and 250MB data. Validity of another monthly pack Rs 199 600MB has been reduced to 28 days from existing 30 [...]

Reliance revises 3G Rs 177 pack with 2GB for all circles

Reliance has revised Rs 177 3G pack by offering 2GB data instead of 1GB. Earlier we had reported this offer for only Mumbai circle, now it is available to all users in Reliance 3G circles. Apart from the 2GB data subscribers will also get benefit of Unlimited FB, Twitter and Whatsapp, making this one of the best value for money data pack in the country. The offer of Rs.177 is common across all 13 [...]

Idea Cellular ready to launch 3G services in Delhi, test signal goes live

As we know, Idea Cellular is offering 3G services in Delhi through intra-circle roaming pacts with Airtel and Vodafone. Now good news for its subscribers, the country's third largest telecom operator will use its own network to offer 3G services in the lucrative Delhi circle. We at TelecomTalk found that MNC code 404-999 is having UMTS signal and this signal is live in different areas of Delhi-NCR for instance IIT [...]

Airtel starts offering 3G services in Odisha

Airtel will now offer its 3G mobile services to customers in Odisha. Airtel 3G will be available to customers in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Brahmapur, Keonjhar, Jajpur Road, Jajpur Town and Paradip. Airtel customers across these cities can now experience high speed 3G mobile broadband experience and enjoy buffer-free video streaming, high speed downloads, file sharing and transfers, online gaming and much more on the go. Airtel 3G services will [...]

Best and most affordable 3G plans in Bengaluru

The Smartphone revolution has been based on the mobile internet ecosystem and the fact that nowadays smartphones can actually be dismissed as utterly useless without an active data connection. It is not always that we are under the shade of Wi-Fi and it does become necessary for users to subscribe to a 3G data pack from network operators for an uninterrupted connectivity. Lets take a look at some of the [...]

Comparison: Airtel Vs. Idea Unlimited 3G plans, Which is the Best ?

The mobile tariffs are currently seeing an upward trend in the country and its not just Airtel who have revised their plans. Idea Cellular which is one of the most prominent Telecom operator in the country has also hiked their 3G tariffs. Idea is surprisingly costlier as it offers only 20-40Kbps speed after FUP and this is nothing short of a joke. Airtel has been a little generous though as [...]

Airtel to enhance its 3G network in Mumbai, West Bengal and Bihar, Using radio access network advanced platform

Airtel will enhance its 3G network in the Mumbai, West Bengal and Bihar telecom circles using Nokia’s latest Single RAN (radio access network) Advanced platform.  The deal includes an India-first dual band, dual carrier 3G network implementation, refarming 900 MHz to complement Mumbai’s existing 3G network on 2100 MHz. This will enable higher throughput and thus improved 3G services. Under the contract, Nokia Networks will supply its Single RAN Advanced [...]

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