BSNL to Lease Tower Infra No to Fiber Sharing, a good Move?

After new government sets in, there are only good news for state-run telcos - BSNL & MTNL. In the latest development BSNL decides for leasing or sharing its telecom towers across the country. The revenue from tower sharing can boost its present weak financial status. At present BSNL has around 73,000 towers of its own and a good number of them are in remote areas which will give good valuation. We

MVNO in India: Not Truly MVNO Failed in Most Cases

Though MVNO is not legally approved in India, there are several trials of MVNO-like operations. World's one of the most popular MVNO, UK-based Virgin Mobile tied up with Tata Docomo, the telecom arm of legendary Tata Group. Virgin Mobile was selling CDMA & GSM voice and CDMA data over dongles; concentrates on GSM only now - offers voice & 2G internet. Tata Docomo has another tie up with Future Group

Why Should anyone use Vodafone when Emergency Services can’t be Reached? A Customer Experience

I was literally shocked when I saw this tweet from one Mr. Himanshu few minutes ago. Himanshu, a Vodafone customer who was on roaming could not reach an Emergency number when it was essential. After reading his blog post I decided to approach Himanshu for a first hand account of his experience. Not being able to reach an emergency service is not a great thing to happen for anyone. Himanshu

TRAI’s Proposal to Hike License Fee from ISP – not healthy for Indian Telecom !

India's broadband dream could have been stalled if TRAI's suggestion of 8% of annual revenue as license fee for internet service providers becomes a reality. The state of internet, more specifically the wire line segment is the worst in India; though wireless broadband situation is better, thanks to 3G, EVDO and LTE. TRAI proposed a uniform license fee of 8% of adjusted gross revenue to be applicable on all internet service providers including those have

Will 2014 be the start of Samsung’s downfall in smartphone market?

Samsung is world's biggest mobile phone brand in terms of sales. It has enjoyed a great deal of success with iconic smartphones like Galaxy S3 and tablet PCs like Galaxy Tab 2. People have enjoyed its colourful screens and powerful hardware. But as of late, people have started to grow bore of Samsung's offerings. But what are the reasons for this? Are we experiencing the start of Samsung's downfall? Let's have

Microsoft completes Nokia acquisition today, will it actually help Microsoft?

Eight months after the announcement that Microsoft will acquire Nokia's devices and services business for around $7.2 billion, Microsoft has now completely acquired Nokia's said divisions and related infrastructure today (except its manufacturing plants in Chennai and Korea). Nokia's will now be a completely owned, separately functioning subsidiary of Microsoft. Microsoft will own 'Lumia' and 'Asha' brands. Nokia is barred from using its brand name on any mobile device for