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How is Bharti Airtel making its pitch stronger against formidable rivals?

No doubt about the fact that all the major telecom operators are now gearing up for the 4G war. When it comes to India’s top service provider Bharti Airtel, it has not left any stone unturned to brace itself up against its formidable rival Reliance Jio. Project Leap, and 4G launch in every other city are some of the examples, which indicate that it is in no mood to compromise with… Read More

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TelecomTalk Analysis : Our Take on Call Drops

Call dropped in the middle of a conversation? Call continues without voice? Voice breaks? Call connection failed? Yes, this is the scenario we are experiencing and hence without the need for any detailed explanation one can get a clear understanding on the problem statement. In One Sentence: Poor quality of calls experienced by customers Why this situation worsened from recent times? We can take multiple reasons into consideration to answer… Read More

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Low 4G uptake: Every telco wants a piece of the 4G market, but where’s the cake?

It is fairly well-known and well-accepted that the uptake of 4G LTE services launched by various telecom providers like Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, and Vodafone India is not impressive at all. While it is too early to pass the verdict, it is likely to be an area of concern for Reliance Jio as well. The low uptake will definitely be giving sleepless nights to the senior management of the company. Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance… Read More

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Clash of the thrifty Titans: Comparison between LeEco Le 1s and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Looks like the battle between LeEco Le 1s and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 just got more intense. Both the devices are beefed up with features, which makes them a great offering from the price point of view. The Redmi Note 3 and Le 1s are pretty much similar when it comes to build material, storage, and RAM. However, there are a variety of other factors that distinguish them. In terms… Read More

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Consumer Experience : Can you really rely on Telenor Internet – let’s check !

While Telenor is playing the game by relying heavily on 2G services for now, telenor is also testing its future on narrow band LTE and related technologies where chances of mergers are also possible. Telenor is the only operator available across few circles providing the cheapest data packs for as low as 1.25GB for 98Rs* with 28 days validity. Telenor India also boasts an aggressive upgrade to provide seamless data… Read More

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A conversation with the man behind Aakash tablet: controversies that surrounded world’s cheapest tablet and opinion about the Freedom 251

Suneet Singh Tuli reached for the sky with the world’s cheapest $35 Aakash tablet. Tuli’s company, Datawind manufactured the Aakash tablet, which was a project by HRD Ministry. We got an opportunity to interview Datawind’s CEO, Suneet Singh Tuli. Scroll down to know about Datawind’s take on new ventures such as Freedom 251, and the controversies that surrounded Aakash tablet. What’s your take on the way Indian smartphone/tablet market is… Read More

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Here are the top smartphones expected to launch in India this month

India has emerged as one of the most sought after destinations for the smartphone makers. Well, thanks to our ever-growing population, the number of smartphone users has also shot up substantially. Taking an example from trendy flash sales of devices like LeEco Le 1s conducted in India, wherein thousand of units are sold within seconds. Our country has become an oasis for the manufacturers to sell their devices successfully. Now… Read More

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Conducted a 20-day test of Vodafone 4G in Delhi/NCR, here is what we experienced

Vodafone launched 4G LTE service in Delhi/NCR on 3rd of February 2016. The company used its recently bought 1800MHz wave to offer this 4G (LTE-FDD) service to its consumers with a motto of providing a superior experience. I have been using the service on my primary SIM, for almost a month now. In this article, I bring to you my initial impressions of the service. Coverage: For starters, I had… Read More

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Mobile World Congress 2016: Roundup of smartphones that created substantial buzz

Tech world’s one of the biggest events, the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 has come to an end. The event kept every tech blog on its toes with back to back launches of some of the most-awaited smartphones. We, at TelecomTalk, had sleepless nights covering most of the launches. But, the wait and work were worth it all, as we witnessed the unveiling of some of the top of the… Read More

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LeEco’s Le 1s smartphone scores better than Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9+ at a considerably lower price tag

LeEco set its foot in India last month, with its much-talked-about budget smartphone, the Le 1s. The company has since then managed to stay in the limelight, thanks to its flash sale results that are pretty impressive. Its 10k priced device is challenging some of the industry leaders such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9+, which are priced much higher than it. This might look like a… Read More

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Why I’m Giving up on The Reasonably Sized Smartphone and You Should Too

I happened to meet a friend at a tech conference a few weeks ago. We both reached the venue at 8AM with our phones charged nearly full. Our usage, although not scientifically accurate, was roughly about the same — we both clicked pictures at the event, kept checking our Twitter timeline, made a phone call or two, until we finally sat down in the auditorium. It was then that I… Read More

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Analysis: An overview of competing telecom products and services in India

Every avid reader in India who has been reading about and following the country’s telecom scene must’ve come across terms like 4G/LTE, Spectrum, VoLTE, cloud services and the likes a lot, more so in the past two years. We’ve been hearing for a while about consolidation of small players, stiff competition and how Reliance Jio is going to revolutionize the Indian telecom scene by offering fast Internet at dirt-cheap prices… Read More

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Reliance Jio – Reliance Communications spectrum sharing pact: What does it really mean for the Indian telecom industry?

In a major strategic move, sparring Ambani brothers, who lead Reliance Communications and Reliance Jio, respectively, signed an agreement to share and trade spectrum in 800 MHz band across 17 circles. Reliance Jio will acquire nearly 33.75 MHz of spectrum from Reliance Communications in nine circles. “The spectrum arrangements between RJIL and RCOM will result in network synergies, enhanced network capacity and will optimise spectrum utilisation and capex efficiencies. Both… Read More

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