4G in India

Reliance Jio gets new signalling point codes for 9 more locations

We had earlier reported on Reliance Jio had been allotted signalling point codes (SPC) for offering National long distance (NLD) and International long distance (ILD) calling services. But it was limited to four metro cities namely Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata. DOT has now allotted S.P codes for a total of nine locations across the country for PAN India NLD and ILD service for Reliance jio the upcoming 4G operator. Reliance Jio has been [...]

Airtel launches 4G services in Bathinda

Bharti Airtel Limited has launched its 4G services in Bathinda. With this, Bathinda has become the 12th town in the state to get Airtel 4G services following Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Phagwara, Kapurthala, Patiala and Moga. Announcing the launch, Manu Sood, Hub CEO –Upper North, Bharti Airtel (India)said, “We are delighted to launch 4G in Bathinda and empower customers with a choice to upgrade to cutting edge [...]

Airtel-Vodafone Backed Firefly to Crash Jio’s WiFi Party

India's WiFi market is going to see major revamp as the approach from the top players are changing, thanks to Reliance Jio's upcoming commercial launch with Wifi & 4G in the kitty. Airtel & Vodafone - the leaders have formed a JV - Firefly Networks in 2014, which was as a sleeper cell with just 30-people team since the beginning. But the entity is going to be a full phased [...]

Too Many LTE Ecosystems to Emerge, Tough Task to Find All-in-One LTE Smartphone

If you are planning for investing on an LTE-ready smartphone, just wait for few days. The reason is simple - India will see different types of LTE network in coming days. With prepaid dominated MNP-ready market, Indian users are least loyal to their operators. As of now Airtel has launched their LTE services in the country for smartphone users. Second LTE operator Aircel has launched services in fewer pockets via [...]

Airtel launches 4G services in Moga Punjab

Airtel, today announced the launch of its 4G services in Moga. With this, Moga has become the 11th town in the State to get Airtel 4G services following Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Phagwara, Kapurthala and Patiala. Customers here can now experience an all new ‘electrifying’ internet browsing experience with the Airtel’s 4G home Wi-Fi. Customers will be able to connect to the fastest ever internet service and [...]

Airtel join hands with China Mobile; eyes growth of 4G LTE ecosystem and affordable LTE devices

Airtel announced a strategic collaboration with China Mobile under which the two companies will work towards the growth of the 4G ecosystem. China Mobile and Airtel plan to share relevant network, as well as product knowledge, best practices, and technical learnings to enable delivery of world-class affordable services to end users. Airtel and China Mobile will also work together for development of relevant technical standards and interoperability testing. Speaking on [...]

LTE on 700 MHz band, advantages and implementations around the world

As we inch closer to the upcoming spectrum auctions, all limelight is focused on the 800, 900, 1800 and 2100MHz frequency bands. But one of the most efficient bands for the deployment of LTE is less talked about and still remains shrouded in ambiguity, yes we are referring to the 700MHz band. The 700MHz band is one of the most sought after band for LTE deployment around the world due [...]

Videocon Telecom to rollout 4G services in UPE, UPW & Bihar on 1800 Mhz band

Videocon Telecom is planning to rollout out its 4G services in  UPE, UPW and Bihar Telecom circles. The telco which holds 5Mhz liberalized spectrum in the 1800 Mhz band in the circles plans to utilize the entire spectrum for rollout of 4G LTE services in 29 key cities and offer voice on overlay network in these select cities. In remaining coverage area, the telco shall offer 2G voice on own [...]

Sneak Peek into Vision LTE conclave 2015

We were invited to attend the Vision LTE conclave in New Delhi hosted by Gionee, Uninor and News X. The conclave revolved around the pivotal role played by 4G LTE and the challenges involved in its implementation and mass adoption and the future roadmap and steps to be taken to ensure it's smooth uptake in the Indian market. The chief guest for the event was none other than the honourable [...]

Will Reliance Jio take Digital India to the next level?

With the government emphasising on Digital India, we hope that we will soon get excellent internet services. Who will be the game changer? The sector has a lot of expectations from Reliance Jio. In my previous articles, I have always talked about cost effective super fast internet connectivity from Jio. But I might be wrong about Jio's Rs 10 per GB 4G data. There are reasons which I are explained [...]

Reliance Jio President Sumit Chowdhury quits before commercial launch

Reliance Jio Infocom LTD is one of the most awaited new generation mobile operators in India. Tech enthusiasts and early technology adopters alike have been waiting with bated breath for it to launch services. But even before the company’s commercial launch we have been witnessing changes in leadership and high profile exits in the pecking order. In the recent turn of events Reliance Jio’s President Mr. Sumit Chowdhury has stepped [...]

Aircel starts offering 4G LTE WiFI router, 4G Plans starting at Rs 999

Aircel is buckling up its armour and entering into the 4G LTE battlefield in which up till now Airtel and Reliance Jio have been locking horns for gaining the early movers advantage. Aircel holds 20MHz of spectrum in the 4G LTE 2300 MHz band across eight circles - Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Assam and North East and Jammu and Kashmir. In comparison, Airtel holds 20MHz of [...]

Reliance Jio Introduces Free Public Wifi in Kolkata, How to Use Jionet Wifi ?

Kolkata has become country's first 'metro' to get public WiFi on a large scale, credit to Reliance Jio. Earlier RJIL has launched public WiFi services in Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Surat of Gujarat in April-May of 2014. Jio is banking upon its WiFi services to reach the masses before they launch their 4G wireless services across the country. Today's launch event of WiFi services in Kolkata was taken care of by [...]

Airtel asks customers in Hyderabad to upgrade to 4G SIM cards, official launch evident?

Earlier today, a number of Airtel customers in Hyderabad (including me), have received a message from Airtel requesting to upgrade their SIM cards to avail 4G services on their devices. This means that Airtel is officially stating that it has launched 4G services in Hyderabad? Last month, we had reported that Airtel might soon launch 4G LTE services in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana circles. The report also stated that Airtel's 4G [...]

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