Voice & Data

Supreme court to hear Vodafone’s plea against reduced interconnection charges today

Vodafone India has challenged the Telecom regulatory authority of India's decision to lower the interconnection charges that the calling operator pays to the operator on whose network the call terminates. Vodafone has stated that the TRAI has taken a hasty decision in reducing the charges and that cases pertaining to this topic are already pending hearing in court and until those are cleared this move cannot be passed. The TRAI [...]

Aircel signal reappears in parts of Kerala, planning for a comeback?

In 2012, Aircel announced scale down mobile Services in five telecom circles Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Punjab. In Kerala, Aircel closed down their retail out lets and shut down their 2G & 3G network. Now Aircel signal has started re-appearing in parts of Trivandrum city in Kerala. Interestingly I am getting both 2G and 3G signal of Aircel giving a strong hint that Aircel is planning [...]

TRAI slashes STD call carriage charges by 50%, will STD calls get cheaper?

When you make a STD call to a number outside your telecom circle, your network operator is required to transfer your call to an operator which has National long distance (NLD) telephony license, who in turn transfers your call to the recipient network in another circle. The NLD operator charges a carriage fee to the network on which the call originates for carrying it over the long distance. This leads [...]

Reliance Jio appoints former Den Networks CEO SN Sharma to lead multi system operator segment

As we know Reliance Jio is awaiting approvals for the pan-India MSO licence, the company is rapidly strengthening its team. Mukesh-Ambani led Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) has appointed former Den Network CEO SN Sharma to lead multi system operator segment. Sharma has over 20 years of experience in electronic media industry. He is credited with creating one of the biggest MSO network, Den Networks.He will be responsible for the day to [...]

BSNL to roll out high speed WiFi services in 10 cities of Andhra Pradesh

The state-owned telecommunications company, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has selected 10 cities of Andhra Pradesh (AP) circle where company will roll out its high bandwidth WiFi services. We have identified 10 towns, including Guntur, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Tirupati, which will soon have high-speed WiFi services. In each town, we will provide WiFi hotspots to universities, public spaces like bus stations and railway stations. High-speed connectivity will be one of [...]

Reliance expands Pro 3 Rev B service to more circles

Reliance has expanded its Pro 3 CDMA EVDO Rev B service to more circles. Pro 3 services are now available in Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Delhi, UP West, West Bengal (incl Kolkatta), Rajasthan, Gujarat & Kerala. Reliance Pro 3 service offers speed up to 14.7Mbps on CDMA EVDO Rev B network by using multiple carrier frequencies. The speed is much higher than Rev B service from competitors like Tata Photon Max [...]

Videocon Telecom registers 126% growth in data consumption in 2014

Videocon Telecom, reported 126% growth in mobile data consumption in year 2014. This growth is almost double the growth at 72% registered by the industry during the same period. As per the Nokia Mbit Index 2105 mobile broadband performance statistics, the industry mobile data consumption grew by 72% in year 2014, with 3G data consumption leading the growth at 114% and 2G data at 42%. The Nokia, Mbit statics on [...]

BSNL Karnataka introduces STV 444 & 666 (Data and Voice) combo offer

BSNL Karnataka has introduced STV 444 & 666 combo data + voice offer for its customers. This promotional offer is introduced as raining fours & sixes offer this Cricket Season and valid for 45 days from 24-02-2015 to 09-04-2015. The new STV 444 offer 4444MB 3G data + 444 voice call mins(222 Local/STD on net + 222 Local/STD off net) with validity of 30 days. Similarly STV 666 offer 6666MB [...]

TRAI slashes interconnection charges by 30%, can we expect lower call rates?

One of the factors that plays a role in determining the voice calling tariffs offered by telecom operators is the interconnection charges paid by the operator on whose network the call originates to the operator on whose network it terminates. The more the operator would have to pay as interconnection fee, the higher it would charge the end user in the form of call tariff. Telecom regulatory authority of India [...]

MTS India to offer its Prepaid customers free minutes every time India scores a 4 or a 6

MTS today announced World Cup Pack for its prepaid voice customers across all the 9 circles where the company provides telecom services. Prepaid voice customers need to recharge with Rs. 215 to get a host of benefits including full talktime, free subscription of Cricket Alerts and a lot more. In addition, customers will also get an extra minute of local talk time for every 4 or a 6 scored by [...]

Videocon Telecom starts offering unlimited data plan at Rs. 149

Videocon Telecom, has announced Unlimited Data Plans at never before rates. The unique plan is essentially a functional data pack that will keep your smart phone smarter in the true sense, while giving value for money to postpaid plan users across Punjab. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Arvind Bali, CEO and Director Videocon Telecommunications Ltd. said, “The first demand of any telecom consumer is a good internet plan and we [...]

Tata Docomo launches ‘Emergency Talktime’ services for its prepaid customers

Tata Docomo has launched ‘Emergency Talktime Service’ for its prepaid GSM customers in Karnataka. The service allows its customers to stay connected by enjoying credit talktime. Tata Docomo customers can get a talktime credit of Rs. 4 by simply sending the SMS ‘Loan’ to 369 or Dialling USSD *369# from their mobile. It is a toll-free facility, and the credit amount will be recovered within 24hrs with a nominal fee. [...]

RCom launches Pro 3 EVDO Rev.B wingle and personal hotspot

Reliance communications have recently launched its next generation Pro 3 network which is a phase 2 EVDO Rev.B network with peak download speeds of 14.7 Mbps. As an initial strategy RCom is upgrading its network in the cities of circles where it does not have 3G HSPA spectrum (RCom has 3G spectrum in 13 of the 22 telecom circles). The pro 3 network gives speeds comparable to 3G with the [...]

TT Exclusive: Rcom to launch true unlimited 2G data packs

We have come to learn through insider sources that Reliance communications will soon be revising the existing 2G data packs in Karnataka circle so as to offer true unlimited 2G data. The packs of which data offerings will be revised are Rs.68 voucher which earlier offered 1GB data for 15 days will now offer unlimited 2G data for 15 days. Rs.99 voucher which earlier offered 650MB for 21 days will [...]

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