4G in India

Update: Airtel’s services disrupted in Hyderabad : Report

Airtel, the country’s largest private operator has been in the middle of quite a lot of controversy since it announced it plans on charging for VoIP services. But it took back the move after that and resumed providing regular services after that. Now the company has been struck by a systemic failure of its network in Hyderabad and, as a result, its cellular services have not been available since 6

Bharti Airtel inks Rs 12.40 billion 4G network deal with Nokia Networks

Bharti Airtel has selected Nokia Networks for its 4G network deployment in the 1800 MHz band in six telecom circles, the contract is worth around USD 200 million (approximately Rs 12.40 billion). Interestingly the National Stock Exchange (NSE) has sought clarification from Bharti Airtel Limited with respect to recent news saying that Nokia Networks Bags Rs 12.40 billion (Rs.1240-cr) Airtel 4G Deal. Three months ago, Ericsson joined hands with Bharti Airtel

Airtel to launch 4G services in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana soon

Airtel has been pushing the 4G services aggressively and has been targeting tier two cities. Airtel has also sorted the low 4G speed issues and now customers can enjoy upto 20-25Mbps speed in 4G areas. TelecomTALK has learnt from its sources that Airtel will be soon introducing 4G services in greater Hyderabad and then the services will be extended to Vizag and Vijayawada. Also read : Airtel 4G plans Airtel has also

Best affordable 4G LTE supported smartphones in India under Rs. 10,000

Indian smart phone market is being swarmed by highly affordable smartphones that support 4G LTE. In fact telcos like Airtel already have a tie up with Xiaomi and are selling the 4G devices in Airtel stores. Nokia recently came up with Lumia 638 which is another budget 4G phone but Nokia unlike Xiaomi have cut corners on hardware and quality. If you are planning to buy a 4G supported budget

Airtel now offers 4G double data for Xiaomi and dongle users

Ahead of rival Reliance Jio 4G launch, Airtel has revamped its website for 4G services. The new website offer a modern and easy to navigate interface with stunning graphics. The website list Airtel 4G service in 16 cities with images of main tourist attractions for each city. It also list location in city where 4G coverage is available. Airtel has also showcased best mobile device for its 4G network which

Reasons why we expect to see a soft launch by Reliance Jio on 28th December

Telecom enthusiasts all over the country are eagerly awaiting the commercial launch of Reliance Jio which is the 4G venture that marks the re-entry of Mukesh Ambani in the telecom market. Every year as we approach the end of December, rumours of Jio’s launch run rife with the date under speculation being 28th December which is the birth anniversary of late Mr. Dhirubhai Ambani, the pioneer of reliance group of

Airtel extends 4G network in Maharashtra’s Virar, Nalaspora and Vasai

At a time when Reliance Jio is expected to take the Indian Internet scenario by storm Airtel is silently increasing their 4G foothold. Airtel has added up three more circles cities Virar, Nalasapora and Vasai. Airtel already have 4G coverage in Pune and Nashik which translates into a pretty strong foothold in the Maharashtra region. It can be observed that Airtel are extending 4G services to tier 2 cities so that

How Can Airtel Beat Reliance Jio on 4G Turf?

Bharti Airtel, country's largest mobile operator, is going to enter a challenging phase with Reliance Jio's upcoming & much-anticipated commercial launch of 4G services. To make it short, Airtel's strategy regarding 4G is basically in limbo until Jio launches its services. They are watching Jio's footprints but thanks to Jio's super secret policy they can see only what Jio is showing to everybody. Jio have understood that there is no

4G in India: COAI seeks deadline extension for the 4G network rollout by another five years

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has requested the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to extend the deadline for completion of 4G network rollouts by another five years. The government had allocated 4G spectrum to telecom service providers in the auction in 2010, with specific rollout targets for the spectrum winners. The operators were supposed to achieve the network rollout within a five-year period which expires in 2015. In case telecom

Signalling Point Codes allotted to Reliance Jio in Mumbai, Delhi, Karnataka and Kolkata

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has assigned signalling point codes to Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd for launching its national long distance (NLD) and international long distance (ILD) services. The codes have been allotted in Mumbai, Delhi, Karnataka and Kolkata. Signalling Point Codes are required to establish interconnection between two networks. The codes have to be used within six months, or they would be withdrawn, according to the regulations under which

DoT asked to furnish 4G implementation status four and a half years after spectrum allocation

The 4G spectrum had been last allocated almost four and half years ago and this has prompted the CAG to furnish the accurate roll-out status of the 4G technology by the respective entities. The guidelines say that the bidders are expected to roll-out services within 5 years of spectrum allocation. According to the auction, bidders are expected to provide 90% coverage in the metro areas and 50% in rural area