Voice & Data


BSNL launches Friends & Family benefits for its users in Punjab

The state-run telecom operator BSNL has now launched special Friends & Family benefits for its GSM subscribers in the Punjab circle. This move comes when it is facing stiff competition from private players in the business. So, they have launched the plan to bind their customers as they are losing out customers in the region. Under this promotional scheme, all prepaid users (both new & existing) who are on the… Read More


SSTL records Q3 losses at Rs 406.3 crore

Sistema Shyam TeleServices (SSTL), which operates under the MTS brand in India, has registered a net loss of Rs 406.3 crore for the third quarter ended September 30, as against Rs 437.9 crore in the year-ago period. However, the company’s consolidated revenues increased by 10% Y-o-Y to Rs 3,763 million (USD 59.2 million), mainly on account of data revenue growth. The mobile ARPU for the quarter rose by 2.7% to Rs… Read More


Bharti Airtel is the most trusted telecom brand in India: Survey

Bharti Airtel, the largest telco by subscriber number, has emerged as the most trusted telecom brand in the country, according to Economic Times Brand Equity’s Most Trusted Brands report. Bharti Airtel stood at the eleventh spot, as compared to twelfth spot in an earlier study. Vodafone India also surged four spots to reach at 24 in the current findings, and became the second most trusted telecom brand in India. Idea… Read More


‘Good Morning’ pack for Aircel users; free local calls from 6 AM-8 AM

Telecom services operator Aircel has launched a ‘Good Morning’ pack that would enable all subscribers enjoy free Aircel to Aircel local calls every morning between 6AM to 8AM for Re.1. Users will be charged Re.1 for the first call of the day between 6AM-8AM after which all his calls would be free during the period. Subscribers can also avail this offer through IVR facility, a company release said. Subscribers can… Read More


Telenor ‘s Paisa Vasool mantra reaches Bihar & Jharkhand with 950 new sites

Telenor India, erstwhile Uninor, has rolled out 950 additional sites across Bihar and Jharkhand (B&J), covering over 3,380 rural areas in the circle, and with this the total number of Telenor sites has gone up to 4,185 in the two states. This expansion is in addition to the network swap and upgradation happening at the existing 3,235 sites in B&J as part of the modernisation plan. As of September 2015,… Read More


Idea inks Rs 3,310-crore deal with Videocon Telecom for spectrum acquisition in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh (West)

Amid media reports that there could be a possible merger of businesses between Videocon Telecom and Idea Cellular, India’s third-largest telecom operator Idea Cellular has announced its Rs 3,310-crore deal with the telco for acquiring spectrum in the circles of Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh (West). This agreement is for a quantum of 2×5 MHz contiguous blocks of 1800 MHz in each service area, with right to use spectrum until December… Read More


Telenor to expand retail footprint; add at least 14,250 new sales outlets by year-end

In sync with its network expansion and modernisation plan, Telenor is also planning to expand its retail outlets, by adding at least 14,250 new sales outlets by year-end and taking its retail base to over 80,000. The company has also announced rollout of about 950 new sites in the Bihar and Jharkhand circle as part of its expansion and modernisation plan. The work on the new sites has already started… Read More


Robust data spectrum makes Bharti Airtel most preferable buy: ICICI Securities

Riding on its strong data spectrum holding and data network coverage, country’s top telco Bharti Airtel has gained a ‘buy’ rating from ICICI Securities. The equity research firm has also placed a buy rating for Idea Cellular, but a sell for Reliance Communication (RCom). “We continue to prefer Bharti Airtel as it is well positioned to capture higher incremental data revenue market share led by its. Moreover, Bharti Airtel would see… Read More


India registers 3x growth in 4G smartphones, Samsung leads the market: IDC

According to latest numbers from IDC, one of the trusted data analytics firms, the smartphone market jumped 21.4 percent in Q3 2015 with a major push towards availability of 4G smartphones and services. Shipments of 4G LTE-enabled smartphones have jumped three times in the third quarter of the year. In India, around 28.3 million units of smartphones were shipped in Q3 2015 when compared to 26.5 percent in Q2 2015 and 23.3 million… Read More


Bharti Airtel adds maximum number of subscribers at 28 lakh in October

The GSM mobile subscribers base rose by 63 lakh in October to 73.94 crore in the country, with top telco Bharti Airtel adding the highest 27.67 lakh users during the period. According to Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), Vodafone added 16 lakh subscribers, the second highest number of users, taking its total base to 189 million at the end of the month. Country’s third-largest operator Idea Cellular added 7.2… Read More


Vodafone now covers 70% population in ANE circle; launches 3G services in Changlang in Arunachal Pradesh

Telecom services provider Vodafone India has launched 2G and 3G services on its own network in Changlang in Arunachal Pradesh and with this, the company becomes the first operator to provide services in the region. Vodafone has been rolling out its own 3G network in a phased manner across Assam and North East ((ANE)) Circle and with the latest launch, the company now covers about 70% of the population in… Read More


Reliance Mobile launches Voice Unlimited Calling offer for new customers from Himachal Pradesh

In a bid to gain new users, Reliance Mobile has launched an attractive unlimited calling offer in the Himachal Pradesh circle. Under this offer, new users (those who haven’t crossed 90 days from activation date) can recharge with Rs. 89, which will offer them unlimited Reliance-to-Reliance calls to local & STD on-net numbers. Reliance Mobile Unlimited Calling Offer for New Customers Particulars Details STV Price Rs 89 Benefits Unlimited Calls… Read More

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