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BSNL seeks to buy pan-India 700 MHz spectrum for 4G services

Government-run telecom operator state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) is planning to acquire 5 MHz spectrum in the super premium yet costly 700-MHz band across the country, in a bid to take on private telecom operators that are offering high-speed 4G services. BSNL has reached out to the government, seeking financial support to buy spectrum in the 700-MHz band, according to a Business Standard report. “We have 20 MHz spectrum in 2,500-MHz… Read More

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Airtel soon to launch 4G services in over 100 towns across Himachal Pradesh

Airtel, today said that it plans to soon launch 4G services in over 100 towns/locations* across Himachal Pradesh. Customers can now upgrade their existing 2G/3G SIMs with 4G ready USIMs completely free of cost at any Airtel retail store. With the USIM upgrade, customers can continue enjoying their existing 2G/3G services, while staying ready to experience Airtel 4G from the day of its launch. Airtel 4G is currently available to… Read More

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War of words: Jio claims daily 2 crore call failures; Airtel says correct your VoLTE

Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel have kicked off a war of words on Sunday accusing each other over the ongoing interconnection points and mobile number portability (MNP) issue. Jio on Sunday has again alleged that Airtel was abusing its market dominance for not providing sufficient interconnection points, besides restricting mobile number portability (MNP) requests. The Mukesh Ambani-led telco further said that more than two crore calls are failing everyday between… Read More

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Interconnection saga: Trai orders top telcos, Jio to submit call details, seeks to examine traffic pattern

Even as India’s top telecom operators Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular allocate more points of interconnections to Reliance Jio to resolve the issue, The Indian telecom regulator, Trai, has ordered these telcos, along with BSNL and MTNL to submit call details to examine the traffic pattern on their networks. The move will help the regulator examine allegations by Reliance Jio against incumbent telecom operators that they were not providing proper… Read More

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Airtel launches 4G services in Siliguri

Airtel, today launched its 4G services in Siliguri. With this, Siliguri has become the first town in North Bengal to have 4G mobile services. Airtel 4G in Siliguri has been rolled out using spectrum band of 2300 MHz (TD LTE) which ensures higher spectrum efficiency and increased upload and download speeds, which translates into a superior customer experience. Commenting on the launch, Ravindra Singh Negi, CEO – West Bengal &… Read More

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This Is How Airtel Can Turn The RJio Challenge To Its Advantage

A new chapter begins in the story of Indian telecommunications industry with the launch of Reliance Jio’s 4G services earlier this month. In a highly disruptive move, Jio launched services by announcing one of the cheapest data plan in the world and free-voice-for-life service to its subscribers. As if this wasn’t enough the company would be offering free voice, data and messaging service till the end of the current calendar… Read More

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Airtel soon to launch 4G services in Assam invites customers to upgrade USIMs free of cost

Airtel today said that customers can switch their existing 2G/3G SIMs with 4G ready USIMs completely free of cost at any Airtel retail store in 37 towns in Assam including Guwahati, Silchar, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Tezpur, Tinsukia, Bongaigaon, Sibsagar, Nagaon, Lakhimpur, Barpeta, Duliajan, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Dhemaji, Golaghat, Gaolpara, Mangaldoi and Nalbari. Airtel plans to launch 4G services in Assam soon. With the USIM upgrade, customers can continue enjoying their existing 2G/3G… Read More

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Why Jio launch is not good news for Vodafone and Idea Cellular

The launch of commercial services by Reliance Jio will force bigger carriers like Vodafone and Idea Cellular to review their strategy for the upcoming auctions. Following the introduction of free voice services and data at rock bottom prices, Vodafone and Idea Cellular will now be forced to spend more on new spectrum as earlier estimated. According to analysts, Idea Cellular is likely to bid aggressively spending Rs 4,000 crore more… Read More

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Jio to take on Airtel’s Open Network by launching own Network Tracker

We all remember how Airtel stormed our TV sets and online media with its “Open Network” campaign. Now, in one of the most competitive way, Jio is planning something similar to woo its users. The Reliance-backed network is tipped to launch similar facilities so that people who are concerned about Jio 4G coverage before joining their network can check its 4G coverage in their area. In India, data connectivity is… Read More

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Telenor India launches 4G services in Guntur and Rajahmundry

Telenor India today announced the launch of high speed 4G services for its customers in Guntur and Rajahmundry. The launch in Guntur and Rajahmundry follows the successful test pilot of Telenor’s 4G services across its 6 circles in Varanasi, Vizag, Amravati, Agra, Anand, Lucknow, Ranchi, Vijayawada, Tenali, Eluru, Bhimavaram, Dhanbad, Warangal and Dehradun. Speaking on the occasion, Shrinath Kotian, Circle Business Head – AP&TS, Telenor India, said “We are really excited… Read More

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`Open Network’ Helps Airtel Upgrade 9,000 Sites And Optimise Another 30,000

Airtel, today said that its Open Network initiative has received good response from customers across the country. Launched in June 2016, the initiative made public Airtel’s entire mobile network information to customers through an interactive online interface and asked them for their feedback to improve the network. Airtel received feedback and suggestions from millions of customers across multiple Open Network touch points – Open Network portal, myAirtel app, Airtel Call… Read More

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Vodafone starts offering 4G on 1800 MHZ in Haryana

Vodafone India, today announced the launch of its Vodafone SuperNet 4G service in Haryana in the prominent business and residential towns of Karnal and Panipat. 4G services will be rolled out across Haryana over the next few months. The launch in Haryana follows the successful launch of Vodafone SuperNet 4G services in Kerala, Karnataka, Kolkata, Delhi & NCR and Mumbai. Announcing the launch of Vodafone SuperNetTM 4G service in Haryana,… Read More

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Jio to extend preview offer to Asus and Panasonic 4G smartphones from tomorrow

After extending preview offer to all Samsung and LG smartphones , Jio has now officially shared that they would offer SIM cards to ASUS & Panasonic 4G smartphone users from tomorrow under Jio Preview Offer loaded with unlimited data, calling, sms and access to premium Jio apps for 90 days. As per the official information shared by the company, people using ASUS and Panasonic 4G smartphones who are interested in… Read More

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