What does telecom consolidation mean for you and me?

Well, there’s too much of buzz around consolidation in the telecom industry with cash-rich Reliance Jio’s entry, but what does it actually mean for a mobile user like you and me? Firstly, the good news for mobile users is that with consolidation there would be some improvement in the quality of services. When there are too many players in the sector, the resources gets badly divided and which means limited… Read More


Delhi 2G Drive test results 2015- Tata has the best 2G network Aircel lags behind

TRAI conducts Audit and Assessment  of Quality of Service being provided by the  service providers through independent  agencies for Cellular Mobile Telephone Services, Basic Services and Broadband  Services. As a part  of this audit, the Audit  Agency,  M/s TUV SUD has carried  out special  independent drive test for 2G Cellular Mobile Telephone Services of Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Idea Cellular, Reliance Communications, Aircel and Tata Docomo in Delhi in  June July,… Read More


Why 3G Will Be The Backbone Of 4G In India

With the telcos planning to focus on 4G services in the coming year, the market for 3G in India faces an uncertain future just four years after its commercial introduction and only five years after the telcos spent nearly $15 billion for their 3G licenses. While there is a little doubt that 3G services introduced India to mobile broadband and its vast potential, 3G has not led to mobile broadband… Read More


Top 5 Networking Trends in India

India is one of the three largest markets in the world for Internet and smartphone growth, according to former analyst Mary Meeker, whose annual Internet Trends report is considered the gospel for tech developments around the world. So it should come as little surprise that employees on the subcontinent are increasingly using their smartphones and other connected personal devices to do their jobs. The invasion of personal mobile devices in… Read More


Why are telcos resorting to offering insurance cover?

After Telenor, Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL), which runs under the brand MTS, is all set to provide insurance cover to its data subscribers. For the first time, with Telenor, a telecom operator has started offering life insurance to its new and existing customers, with covers from Rs 5,000 to Rs 50,000. SSTL has tied up with Oriental Insurance company to provide Rs 1 lakh accidental insurance cover to its new… Read More


A Basic Overview Of Why Call Drops Happen & How Telcos Can Solve Them

The Indian Telecom Regulator, TRAI, recently instructed the service providers to compensate customer for each call drop with Re. 1 with maximum compensation of Rs. 3 every day. The issue of call drops is no small matter and in fact, has opened up a Pandora’s box. There has been a lot of mudslinging in the last few days between the government and the service providers, with both parties blaming the… Read More


Airtel 4G: Well Begun Is Half Done?

Bharti Airtel acquired a huge psychological advantage over its competitors by launching 4G services in around 300 towns and cities earlier this year. However, the initial response to the service can at best be described as mixed. While there are customers who are satisfied, there are equal numbers of disgruntled customers (See: Telecom Talk Reviews Airtel Hotspot.) There have been reports of Airtel 4G being a patchy service and the… Read More


3G vs 4G: Why is 4G a superior technology?

The 3G vs. 4G question seems quite obvious as there is an entire generation gap between these two telecommunication technologies. Moreover, in India, it is not just generation that divides 3G and 4G apart, but even more factors. Let us take a look into the technical and economical aspects of 3G and 4G in India. A Little History About 3G 3G is an old technology, which evolved over the years,… Read More


Here’s a grand overview of the situation of data packs in the Kolkata Circle

Kolkata is one of the three metro circles, and it’s a crowded telecom zone with more than 23 million mobile connections as of July 2015. Kolkata has had a rich telecom heritage. During the British rule, the first experimental electric telegraph line was started between Kolkata (then Calcutta) and Diamond Harbour in 1850. After the country’s independence, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Shri Jyoti Basu, ushered in the cellphone… Read More


Is It Advantage RJio In Battle For 4G Supremacy?

A few months back the incumbents were believed to be in a strong position to put up a good fight against Reliance Jio, which is planning to launch 4G services in December this year. However some recent developments point to a changing scenario, which is fast turning out to be detrimental to the incumbents, especially the top three, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular. A key recent development is… Read More


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

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