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Airtel 3G / 4G customers are facing issues with certain websites – Technical Glitch or anything else?

From the past few weeks some TelecomTALK team members who use Airtel 4G and 3G services have been facing issues with certain websites when loaded through Airtel 3G / 4G. While we had initially attributed the issue to some network issue such occurrences have only increased and we have also started receiving complaints from our readers. This prompted us to do some thorough testing and document them. We have tested on Chrome… Read More

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Comparing top DTH operator’s maximum channels and service packages

When you have to choose a DTH monthly package, it’s nothing short of doing some CFO level calculation. Quite unnecessary indeed. When I asked around how people choose DTH service packages, the unison reply I received from all channels was that they typically subscribed to the costliest one which provides maximum number of channels. @unitechy Just get the costliest one available. Not worth the headache. — Ravi Handa (@ravihanda) May… Read More

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In-depth Analysis: Trivial problems faced by users on MNP

MNP needs no formal introduction as its been in India for quite some time now. However to reiterate – Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is the facility which allows subscribers to retain their mobile number and switch to service provider of their choice and technology. Hence one can port a CDMA number to GSM and vice versa. Currently, in India this facility is available with in a telecom circle i.e. intra-circle… Read More

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Asian Giants Bet Big on Digital India

Asian investors are making big plays in the Indian venture ecosystem and are honing in on all things India mobile. In today’s news, sources indicate that Chinese digital commerce giant Alibaba, through its separate payment unit Alipay, is set to make its second investment into India, this time into Indian low-cost mobile phone maker Micromax. Earlier this year, the group invested in Paytm, a fast-growing Indian digital payment company. It’s not just the Chinese… Read More

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These are the best 4G LTE smartphones in India as of April 2015

Telecom operators will start a nation-wide roll out of 4G LTE networks in India starting this year, and the smartphone brands are looking to capitalise on this. They are flooding the market with smartphones that are compatible with these 4G LTE networks. In this flood, many consumers might be confused as to which device to buy. So, if you are someone who wants to buy a 4G LTE smartphone in… Read More

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TT Analysis : 70.1% of users don’t prefer to spend on Mobile VAS

As days go by, users expect more and more of useful and innovative products in the market. Some time back we have conducted a poll on Mobile VAS to analyse the opinion of TT readers on VAS services. Below are our findings and results of the poll conducted. As always the prepaid user base is higher compared to the postpaid subscriber base. We have 71.6% of users from prepaid segment and… Read More

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Pan India 2015 spectrum holding data sheet (updated)

Recently concluded auction has redrawn the mobile spectrum map of India. The latest auction has paved way for entry of new 3G operator in at least 12 circles. Also operators are free to using 900MHz won in the auction for 3G service as the entire spectrum won in this auction is liberalized. Accordingly we have updated the Pan India spectrum holding data sheet. New changes in spectrum holding data Reliance Jio won 800MHz… Read More

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Toll-Free Apps Help Build Smart Pipes for a Digital India

The booming digital economy has implications for a country soon predicted to have 283.8 million users – the world’s second largest Internet user base after China. Internet traffic in India is expected to increase five-fold by 2018, with a CAGR of over 40%, according to a recent consultation paper prepared by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). In this article, I address how India is grappling with infrastructure, innovation… Read More

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Analysis: Mobile tariff unlikely to go up after auction

Telecom Spectrum auction is a great success for the Government, it garners around Rs.1.10 Lakh Crore from the sale of mobile phone airwaves after 19 days of fierce bidding. The amount is more than Rs.1.06 Lakh Crore raised during the year 2010. The Finance Minister may happy that one-third of the amount will come to Governments kitty within 15 days and it is very useful for him to reduce the… Read More

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A handy guide to frequency bands used for telecommunication in India

Use of radio frequency bands of the electromagnetic spectrum is regulated by governments in most countries, in a Spectrum management process known as frequency allocation or spectrum allocation. Radio propagation does not stop at national boundaries which is why governments have sought to harmonise the allocation of RF bands and their standardization. A number of bodies work on standards for frequency allocation, including: International Telecommunication Union (ITU) European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) Radio… Read More

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RCOM Vs DoCoMo who offers the best CDMA smartphone postpaid data packs?

CDMA is the lesser popular counterpart of mobile telephony which is losing its charm in the GSM dominated Indian telecom industry. As of today, we have just 3 serious CDMA operators in the country, namely Rcom, DoCoMo and MTS. For the sake of this comparison we are considering only Rcom and Docomo since both these operators offer standalone unified HSD(EvDO) packs for postpaid smartphone users while MTS only offers these… Read More

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Analysis on VAS activation procedure followed by Indian Operators, Reliance GSM creates confusion during activation

We have already stirred a hornet’s nest with our recent poll – Mobile VAS, is it really driving the Indian telecom market? Now that we have already started something, just wanted to cover all the aspects of VAS in a consumer-centric approach and we have come up with an analysis on VAS activation procedure followed by most of the Indian telecom operators before we come up with our poll results.… Read More

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Analysis : List of Operators who messed up Call forwarding/Divert Services

Ever tried to forward or divert your mobile calls to another mobile/voice mailbox number and faced tough times with the process? If you are in any situation where you feel the importance of call forwarding/divert services, go ahead and continue reading. Your reason can be anything, be it network availability or you are in a situation unable to take calls. Call forwarding/diverting feature may come to rescue under any such… Read More

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