4G in India: 2016 is going to be the year of 4G

In India, 3G and 4G spectrum auction took place back in 2010, and 3G networks went live within an year. However, we have been waiting for 4G networks and its mass deployment from the past 5 years. Back then, 3G was seen as promising technology for mobile data until smartphone revolution demanded better data speed, which 3G could not deliver. Why it took so long? As they always say, the… Read More


Per second billing simplified: Who introduced it and what’s in store for you ?

‘Per second billing’ has been making news for quite a while now with some of the major operators taking a plunge and introducing per second billing for all its prepaid users. Idea recently announced that it is shifting its 1.5 million prepaid customers who were on per minute billing (PMB) plan to per second billing (PSB). Apart from the 1.5 million, who will be shifted over the next 30 days,… Read More


How is 4G Mobile Network Technology different from 3G Technology?

Features 3G 4G First Use R&D started in 1980s, development took 15 years 2007-09 Data Speed Avg. speed is around 384 Kbps. Min. and Max. speed varies b/w 144 Kbps and 42 Mbps Avg. download speed is around 100 Mbps and upload speed around 50 Mbps Network Standards UMTS LTE and LTE-A Switching Technique Packet Switching Technique Packet Switching along with message switching Network Architecture UMTS LTE and LTE-A Frequency… Read More


Did you update your Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to iOS 9?

Apple announced and showcased its latest take at mobile operating systems at WWDC 2015 event with iOS 9. After a long waiting period, and understandably so, the iOS 9 update was released to consumers after the unveiling of the Apple iPhone 6s, the Apple iPhone 6s Plus, and the Apple iPad Pro. The update was released worldwide, including India, on the 16th of September 2015. If you are an existing… Read More


CDMA VS GSM: Which platform should you pick?

People hash over GSM and CDMA networks, but they hardly dig in deep and identify the parameters on which these two split hairs from each other. For most of them, CDMA is the network offered by MTS India, Reliance and TATA Indicom, while GSM is the network provided by major companies like Airtel, Idea, Vodafone, Reliance, BSNL, Tata, Aircel and a few others. According to a TRAI report, over 876.15… Read More


Scenario for Voice in 4G for OTT players

With 4G taking the scene across India with happy faces seeing download speeds around 40+ Mbps. There is no doubt that 4G means data at a much faster rate. The Critical question is will the voice quality that was challengeable for OTT SKYPE players whatsapp in 3G  etc  improve in 4G. We need to have a closer look at how the protocol works here. Irrespective of 3G or 4G the… Read More


A comparative analysis between the entry level base packs offered by Indian DTH operators

This is the age of digitisation of analogue cable and more and more people are moving towards DTH platform. The active subscriber base of the 6 commercial DTH operators put together is around 41 million in the quarter ended March 2015 as per figures released by TRAI. This number is expected to grow with the phase 3 and 4 of digitisation of cable TV. In such conditions the subscriber at… Read More


OnePlus 2 review: Is it the ‘2016 Flagship Killer’ you were waiting for?

A smartphone brand that mysteriously appeared last year with its first device, the OnePlus One, launched its second smartphone recently. With the OnePlus 2, the company wants to defeat 2016 flagship smartphones for half the price. The company launched the OnePlus One in December last year with an exclusive partnership with Amazon, and the company has repeated the same feat this year. The OnePlus 2 is priced at Rs. 24,999… Read More


A handy guide to Satellites used for broadcasting DTH signals in India

Satellite television is a system of delivering television programming using signals relayed from communication satellites which orbit around the earth at 35,786 KM above the equator in geostationary orbits. The signals are received via an outdoor parabolic reflector antenna usually referred to as a satellite dish and a low-noise block down-converter (LNB). A satellite receiver then decodes the desired television program for viewing on a television set. Receivers can be… Read More


Is Uninor violating TRAI norms on VAS Activation’s ?

TRAI has taken strong measures in order to curb unwanted and auto VAS activation menace with operators. If you think with these norms and process there are no auto VAS activations you are completely wrong. We have been observing VAS activations on various operators and here we have one operator with us where VAS activations just happen on the fly like magic. Continue reading to know more about our observations… Read More


Initial experiences and problems faced on Airtel during NMNP : Our Analysis

While we continue experiencing and always be on analysis mode, it’s quite a time for us to experience National Mobile Number portability and now we put forward our initial experiences and  problems faced on NMNP on Airtel. Steps, Documentation, Verification, SMS information, Activation : Donor Operator : Airtel AP | Recipient Operator : Airtel KA | Requested : prepaid to prepaid migration 1. Porting code generated on : July 8th… Read More


Comparison between VoIP calls on Whatsapp, Hike, Viber on 3G-2G data vs Regular call charges

VoIP calls through internet over some OTT players like WhatsApp, Hike, Viber gains momentum as more people use data & own a smartphone nowadays. In India, WhatsApp has the largest user base while Bharti’s Hike is quite popular. On the other hand, Viber was the only one that was providing free calls. A few months back, WhatsApp and Hike introduced the free calls feature using Voice over Internet Protocol. Recently Telecom carriers… Read More

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