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
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
It is a well-known fact that Samsung is the market leader when it comes to smartphones. The manufacturer has held the number one position for a number of years now. It can be said that Samsung is to smartphone what Maruti is to cars, that is the penetration that Samsung has enjoyed. Coming in behind Nokia which was then the market leader and making a place for itself wasn’t very… Read More
Here’s wishing all TT readers a very happy and prosperous 2016. As the year 2015 comes to an end, we at Telecom Talk compiled trends for the coming year. Key trends that dominated 2015 were anticipation around launch of Reliance Jio’s launch; Call drops imbroglio; growing ecosystem of 4G; increasing affordability of smartphones besides regulatory guidelines for spectrum sharing and trading. Many of these trends are likely to continue in… Read More
The Indian telecom industry, which struggled a lot due to issues like 2G scam, regulatory uncertainty, and debt over last few years, finally saw a bright light in the year 2015. This year was indeed an exciting one for the telecom industry, and it saw the biggest ever spectrum auction, followed by the spectrum trading and sharing policy. The telecom market also observed the launch of mass-market 4G services by India’s leading… Read More
User Experience: Does BSNL even care to maintain or provide SIM cards at its customer service centers?
Apart from recharges, bill payments and grievances, the most important objective of a Customer Service Center is to make sure of the availability of SIM cards as it is the basic expectation of a customer from a service center. It is also the minimum responsibility of an operator to ensure the availability of SIM cards at their service centers. However, it looks like BSNL is not interested in welcoming new customers with… Read More
With maximum growth being recorded by the circles of Jammu & Kashmir, Bihar, and Assam, category `C’ are recording the maximum subscriber growth. However, this subscriber growth is not translating into revenue growth Jammu & Kashmir recorded a subscriber growth of 16% with the number of subscribers increasing from 8.25 million at the end of June 2014 to 9.6 million at the end of June 2015, as per data released… Read More
Traditionally Indian telcos have shied away from venturing in the devices segment. They have hardly ever aped the western model of bundled devices. Predominantly, this is because of extremely low Average Revenue Per User (ARPU), high churn and dominance of pre-paid users. Now the new kid-on-the-block, Reliance Jio seeks to change this. Because of new technology it is almost imperative for the company to focus on the devices as well… Read More
Call drops have been plaguing Indian mobile subscribers, particularly the urban populace for nearly a year now. Call Drops has become a national topic, thanks to campaigns like #NoCallDrops from Network18. Since then various media houses have joined the debate and this has resulted in growing awareness about the subject. Thanks to the involvement of DoT, TRAI, PMO, and Telecom Ministry, Indian mobile subscribers will hopefully have a solution in the coming… Read More
Didn’t like the services of your current operator and wanted to avail MNP? Moved to a different state and wanted to avail NMNP? Planning to switch to Vodafone? Interested or want to stick with prepaid? Be prepared, you may end up with some situations like below. 1. Experience with MNP : Delhi, Andrews Ganj Donor Operator : Airtel DL | Recipient Operator : Vodafone DL | Requested : Prepaid migration… Read More
Every time an increment in G – from 3G to 4G or even to 5G the common aspect which a consumer expect is speed and quality. Technically and non technically there are many aspects which can differentiate a technology but what matters to end customers is affordability, reliability and finally usability. How can anyone use or rely on technology when it is not useful in times of need and in… Read More
The Case for Small Cells and Signal Boosters in India – Why Indian Operators must consider them to Improve Coverage?
Two weeks ago when I had been to southern Karnataka and northern parts of Kerala several of my friends and relatives were telling me about dropping signal strengths of several mobile operators. This included state-run BSNL and even leading private telcos like Airtel and Idea Cellular. Few of them had even complained to the authorities at multiple levels but this yielded nothing. At places where phones indicated full signal strength… Read More