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Are WhatsApp & Viber A Real Threat To Indian Telecom Operators? We find out.

The IM (instant messaging) and VoIp apps like WhatsApp and Viber who provide free unlimited messages and voice/video calls respectively have taken over the world by storm. The total number of messages sent and received through WhatsApp per day have now overtook the total number of SMSes sent and received everyday. WhatsApp has disrupted the IM market in the same way how Skype did to international calling market. This has resulted ... Read more

Reliance Jio – What Do They Are Up to ? Our Analysis

Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecom arm of Mukesh Ambani headed Reliance Industries is leaving no stone untouched to roll out 4G services to usher a new age of technology in the country. The company have been tied knot even with its competitors like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance Communications on different matters. Jio has made deal with RCom for their inter-city OFCN, intra-city OFCN and 45000+ towers. They will use Viom ... Read more

Mobile Handset Vendors & OEMs Pushing Telcos For Faster 4G LTE Rollout In India

Multiple mobile handset vendors as well as OEMs are in collaboration with telecom operators in India for faster 4G LTE network rollout. India uses TD-LTE technology for the deployment of 4G networks over Band 40 (2300 MHz). Earlier, this technology was being used only by China and India but now, more and more countries in Asia are adopting it due to its lower cost of deployment when compared to LTE FDD. Nokia ... Read more

Airtel,IBM 2014 Deal – What is it all about : Our indepth Analysis

It is well known that IT companies wait for long term contracts be it for benefits on one hand or for stability/performance related issues on the other hand especially when it comes to service or support related. We have one such huge and lucrative contract in the Telecom as well as IT field and the news is all about the latest 5 year Service Agreement between Airtel, IBM and other ... Read more

Are operators effectively utilizing the collected customer’s data over sms: We find out

Whenever we take a new cellular connection (I’m taking especially about prepaid connections) we fill the CAF form where we find space to fill email address and alternate contact details too. Many a times I wondered if these are really used by operators and eagerly filled the email column expecting some sort of communication via email from operators. But in vain these haven’t been effectively used may be for different ... Read more

Idea Cellular Offers Uniform Postpaid !Plans compared to Airtel PAN India : Our Analysis

With the ongoing or yet to be hiked prepaid tariffs across various circles a good number of users may be looking for alternatives in postpaid section of services from mobile operators.It is worth a mention that postpaid users enjoy premium customer care and service response times along with detailed bill facility compared to prepaid users. So, ultimately it depends on the user which operator to choose from in their circle ... Read more

Our Analysis of BSNL’s Social Media Efforts on Twitter – Huge Improvements Necessary

Given the importance of BSNL as India’s national telecom operator we had taken to writing about BSNL. Others don’t get us wrong when we brand BSNL as India’s national telecom operator - they are owned by Govt. of India and still offer unmatched services throughout India. In the recent months we made few stories on BSNL where the opinions we expressed were widely hailed by our readers, many of them ... Read more

Bug in Vodafone India’s “HELP” Sms Services irritates Customers

Most of the times it’s not necessary for the users to remember SMS KEYWORDS for any operator to seek information or HELP. For the interest of the users along with adding comfort, Operators should design their sms navigation system in such a way that whatever keyword user has sent they should be able to get suggestions for correct KEYWORDS or required help in the form of a return sms. This ... Read more

Airtel Web Based self care services for Prepaid Customers Not reliable : Our Experience

Some time back TRAI has released guidelines that stress on transparent billing for Prepaid subscribers and Airtel has proudly launched an online ‘My Account’ self care service portal for Prepaid subscribers stating First of it's Kind experience to Prepaid users. Now that it seems like they have launched it just for name sake and forgot it's maintenance to keep it running smooth. Users have been facing many issues with Airtel My ... Read more

With Atleast 5MHz Spectrum on 1800MHz Reliance Jio Has More Cards to Show off : Our Analysis

Despite strong market rumor and experts' forecast Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Industries' telecom arm Reliance Jio Infocomm skipped 900MHz spectrum and acquired spectrum in 1800 MHz in 14 circles (Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Maharastra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Andra Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam and North East) only in the recently concluded auction. Reliance Jio, formerly Infotel Broadband won pan India 20MHz spectrum in 2.3GHz band in 2010. In ... Read more

Auction 2014: List of Winners in 1800 MHz and 900MHz

India's latest spectrum auction has just ended today. The auction was crowded by 8 operators - Airtel, Aircel, Vodafone, Idea, Uninor (Telewing), Reliance Communications, Tata Docomo and Reliance Jio Infocomm. Auction winners  in 1800MHz Circle Operators A.P Airtel, Idea Cellular , Reliance Jio, Uninor ( TeleWings) , Vodafone India Assam Reliance Jio and Uninor Bihar Uninor Delhi Airte, Vodafone, Idea , Reliance Jio Gujrat Vodafone, Idea, Reliance jio Haryana Idea ... Read more

India Crosses 881.13 Million Wireless Subscribers by End of November 2013, Maximum Number of Porting Request from Rajasthan and Karnataka

TRAI released the official data regarding the mobile subscriber base in India and about the share of various telecom operators in the market. Let us firstly talk about the market share of the telecom operators functional in the country. As per the numbers, Airtel is the market leader with 22.31 percent share in November 2013 with Vodafone  in second place with 17.94 percent and Idea Cellular with 14.57 percent  in third ... Read more

Lenovo acquires Motorola for 2.91 Billion USD: All that you need to know

When Google acquired Motorola for $ 12.5 Billion 19 months ago, many saw it as an aggressive move on behalf of Google while many saw it as a reckless move. As times progressed, things changed and Google didn’t really go all guns blazing in the handset business as it would have not been received well by its partners. Google has now sold off the handset business of Motorola to Lenovo ... Read more

Are Operators Application Only specific Offerings worth enrolling for? : Our Analysis

Users who have activated this Application only specific offerings may be aware of what this article all about. Our Operators have the habit of offering same thing if one operator starts something. This might be because of competition, really a good product to offer or with a threat that customers may move out to that operator for that offering alone. There may be some situations with operators too where they ... Read more

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