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Bhubaneswar gets Reliance Jio 4G Wi-Fi internet service available at four locations

Considering Odisha government’s initiative to convert Bhubaneswar into ‘Smart City’, Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL) has unveiled 4G Wi-Fi internet in the city. Four locations — Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) campus, Gopabandhu Chowk, Governor House Road and Surya Nagar — covering popular areas like Reliance Fresh Retail outlet, Gopabandhu market complex and ICICI Bank are the locations that received 4G. The service is offered free to a fair… Read More

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Vodafone India confirms that it will launch its 4G services by end of the calendar year 2015

Vodafone India confirms that it will launch its 4G services by end of the calendar year 2015. Important data markets including Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Kochi will be part of the first wave of the roll-out. In addition, Vodafone India will also roll out its own 3G networks in 7 circles – Assam, North East, UPWest, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Kerala and Odisha, to expand its overall 3G footprint to 16… Read More

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Court Cancels Indus-NDMC WiFi Deals on Jio’s Petition

Airtel may try to steal the 4G show from Reliance Jio by taking country-wide launch almost 6 months before Jio comes in the market, Jio is not just in wait-n-watch mode. Airtel, Idea and Vodafone backed Indus Towers won a contract for WiFi roll out in Delhi, beating Jio. Now Jio has dragged New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to court to prove contract to Indus was not legit. The court… Read More

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Bharti Airtel acquires Augere Wireless in an attempt to consolidate its 4G footprint in India

Bharti Airtel Limited the largest operator in India by subscriber base and third largest operator in the world with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% equity stake in Augere Wireless Broadband India Pvt. Ltd. (“Augere”), which holds 20 MHz of BWA spectrum in the telecom circle of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh (MPCG). Upon acquisition, Augere will become a… Read More

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After Kochi, Airtel Brings 4G to Kozhikode

Airtel, customers in the city can experience high speed wireless broadband on Airtel 4G and get on to the digital superhighway to enjoy uninterrupted HD video streaming, superfast uploading and downloading of movies, music and images. Airtel 4G is available to customers across a range of smart devices including mobile phones, dongles & 4G hotspots. Commenting on the launch of Airtel 4G in the city, George Mathen, HUB CEO –… Read More

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Airtel launches 4G services in Kohima and Dimapur (Nagaland)

Bharti Airtel Limited, today announced the commercial launch of its high speed 4G services (also called LTE) in Kohima and Dimapur (Nagaland). Now, customers across the country can experience high speed wireless broadband on Airtel 4G and get on to the digital superhighway to enjoy uninterrupted HD video streaming, superfast uploading and downloading of movies, music and images. Airtel 4G is available to customers across a range of smart devices… Read More

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Exclusive: Could this be our first look at a Jio partnered smartphone?

Today we had the opportunity to lay our hands on the yet to be launched ‘Lenovo Vibe shot‘ smartphone. The vibe shot is a photography  focused smartphone which features a 16 megapixel back cam with optical image stabilization, IR focus sensor and triple LED flash. The handset has a premium feel in the hand with a metal frame running around the border and a brushed metal strip running vertically along… Read More

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Reliance Jio is all set to begin its commercial operations by December 2015

Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecommunications arm of Reliance Industries, is all set to begin its commercial operations by December 2015. Though we are yet to know the official launch date (for which we will get some abusive comments from our readers), there are some updates regarding Reliance Jio’s progress towards the commercial roll out. Before Jio’s data services come to market, as early as by mid-September 2015, RIL will launch… Read More

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Videocon Telecom plans to pool spectrum with other operators to provide 4G LTE services

Videocon Telecom, the innovative & vibrant telecom arm of the Indian conglomerate Videocon Group, announced that the telco is in talks with other telecom operators for spectrum sharing agreements in Madhya Pradesh including Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and Haryana telecom circles.  Spectrum sharing policy allows two operators to mutually pool radio frequencies to enable them to effectively use the airwaves and enhance wireless bandwidth. The telco which has been planning to rollout… Read More

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RCOM to sign spectrum sharing deal with Jio in 10 circles for 800MHz spectrum : Report

The union cabinet has recently granted  operators permission to share spectrum with one another provided both operators have spectrum in the same circle in the same frequency band. Taking advantage of this provision the Ambani brothers have decided to ink a deal to share the spectrum they possess in 800 MHz band in the 10 circles where both operators have spectrum. With this, there will be a combined chunk of 10MHz… Read More

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Airtel launches 4G services in Agartala

Bharti Airtel Limited (“Airtel”), today announced the commercial launch of its high speed 4G services (also called LTE) in Agartala (Tripura). Commenting on the launch of Airtel 4G in the city, Saurabh Goel, CEO – Assam and North East, Bharti Airtel said, “As customers in India show an increasing propensity for consuming data services, we at Airtel are excited to take the lead in introducing the market to the power… Read More

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4G LTE Data card shipments in India record a 179% year on year growth in first quarter of 2015

Rising demand for internet connectivity coupled with reduction in telecom tariffs has spurred the market for the 4G Data Card devices in India. Additionally, provision of LTE based data cards, primarily due to the recent implementation of 4G services in the country have further boosted the India 4G Data Card market. According to 6Wresearch, India 4G Data Card market shipments value reached $3.5 million for CY 1Q 2015. The market… Read More

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Airtel launches 4G services in Pondicherry

Airtel today announced the commercial launch of its high speed 4G services (also called LTE) in Pondicherry.  Airtel has led the 4G story in India, having launched India’s first 4G network in Kolkata in April 2012. On 6th August 2015, Airtel announced that its 4G services were available in 296 towns across India. Prior to that, Airtel had successfully conducted trials of its 4G services in select cities and leveraged… Read More

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