4G in India

Videocon hopes to launch 4G in Haryana and Punjab by next year

Videocon Mobile Services will launch high-speed data 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) in Haryana and Punjab by the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014-15. The company has a Unified Licence, which allows it to provide all kind of services including 3G and 4G. The 4G services will be launched in all six circles, where it bagged spectrum in the November 2012 auction. With this, the company to expand aggressively by buying

Airtel brings back tariff wars, prices 4G lower than 3G plans

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest mobile carrier by subscriber base, is offering high-speed fourth-generation (4G) services packs at lower prices than 3G plans for its customers ahead of the highly awaited Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio 4G launch. It is believed that the development comes after Reliance Jio said they would provide 10-12 times faster 4G wireless service compared to 3G networks at cheaper rates which is expected to launch by next

ISPs to heatup the broadband wars, Tikona Digital raises $45mn Investment from IFC

Tikona Digital Networks (TDN) has announced the successful completion of a $45 million fund raise. The round was led by IFC with a $25 million investment and existing investors, funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Oak Investment partners, Everstone Capital and L&T Infrastructure Finance Co Ltd, collectively invested in $20 million. The capital raised will be used to expand Tikona's broadband network in existing and new cities. "We are

Exclusive: Airtel reduces 4G tariffs by Rs. 1 but also reduces data benefits by 25%

The tariff for the 4G plans is on the higher side though the speed is almost similar to 3G network. We have already reviewed the 4G dongle and discovered that the speed was not outstanding. Another concern is the limited service areas wherein the 4G network is available. Airtel has reduced the rental by Re.1 but has also reduced the free data usage by a whopping 25%. The Rs.2000 plan

Reliance Jio Infocomm to recruit 3,000 people ahead of 4G LTE launch in 2015: Reports

According to reports, Mukesh Ambani lead, Reliance Jio Infocomm is planning to hire nearly 3,000 people at regional levels to set up its retail and distribution chain for its telecom business in India. The company is all set to launch its much-awaited fourth-generation telecom services (4G LTE high-Internet-speed services ) next year in March, 2015. As per the reports, Reliance Jio has been on a hiring spree earlier too. The

TT Exclusive: Airtel 4G Portable Hotspot Review

Airtel had recently introduced a 4G hotspot that would let you create your own hotspot anywhere and anytime without even using an external power source. We found this device to be the right bet for people constantly on the move and decided to take the portable 4G hotspot for a spin. Design and Build   Well frankly speaking design is an aspect that we really aren't much bothered about when

20% fall in data tariffs expected due to Reliance Jio’s entry: Fitch Report

The credit profiles of the top four Indian telcos - Bharti Airtel Limited , Vodafone India, Idea Cellular and Reliance Communications will remain intact in 2015 thanks to a gradual rise in voice tariffs and improving regulatory environment that stem from industry consolidation, according to Fitch Ratings. “The likely entry of new telco Reliance Jio, which is part of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) in H1 2015 will intensify competition in

Reliance Jio readies itself for 4G network test, services to be launched soon?

Reliance Jio Infocomm is all set to start rolling out its 4G network in the country and it wants to do a test run before it actually begins the roll-out. It has just filed an application with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to test the 4G network before the launch takes place. "Reliance Jio has written to DoT requesting it to start test of legal interception and monitoring solution in

4G in India: Telenor, Idea , Reliance Jio update

Reliance Jio launch is around the corner and there has been lot of buzz around 4G recently. We bring to you the top 4G news that hit headlines last week. Telenor plans to skip 3G, working on narrow band 4G technology Uninor's parent company Telenor of Norway is working on technology to offer 4G broadband service on less spectrum which will allow them to skip 3G in India. When the technology is

Kerala to lease out government office premises to Reliance Jio

As reported by Indiavision TV, Kerala government has decided to lease out premises at all government offices in the state to Reliance Jio for erecting 4G towers. Government has not yet officially announced the decision which was taken in a high level meeting presided by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. The news was leaked from minutes of the meeting conducted on 8th October 2014. The meeting was attended by P. K

Is Airtel getting too ambitious with 4G?

At the Code/Mobile conference in Half Moon Bay, California, Airtel's Chief Product Office Anand Chandrasekaran disclosed that Airtel hopes to get 40 to 50 percent of its revenue from data, and more specifically from 4G. "For every operator in the US, 50 percent of their revenues is from data. Part of my journey is getting that 12 percent (current data revenue percentage) to 40 or 50, through 4G and apps