Voice & Data

BSNL employees unions to go indefinite strike from March 17, may impact its users

The eight Unions of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) have decided to go nationwide indefinite stir from March 17 to protest against by the Narendra Modi government to consider the public sector unit as sick industry. The decision may impact its services among its subscribers in India if it happens. The BSNL employees would be submitting a letter to Prime Minister on February 25 signed by one crore people while

Uninor Launches special recharge to offer calls at 1paisa/2 seconds

Uninor has slashed its local calling rates to 1 paisa/ 2 seconds for a special recharge of Rs. 8 in UP West. The call rates and STV price is same for every customer but validity may vary which can be checked by dialing *234#. (*234# is an USSD platform which shows best offer available for the customers). “On the 66th Republic Day celebrations, Uninor has adorned the colour of Indian

BSNL introduces new Unlimited broadband plans for Chattisgarh and extends promotional ones for Gujarat

BSNL has been constantly trying to increase its user base when it comes to broadband services. It has just launched new broadband plans for the Chhattisgarh circle and re-introduced a promotional plan in the Gujarat circle. BSNL has decided to launch new Broadband Plans ‘BBG Combo ULD 1245 CS52’ & ‘BBG Combo ULD 1441 CS53’ on a promotional basis for a period of 90 days. The plans will come into

Airtel to apply for Payments Bank License

Airtel today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Airtel M Commerce Services Limited (AMSL) is seeking to convert its existing Prepaid Payment Instrument license into a Payments Bank license to be issued by the Reserve Bank of India. It also announced that subject to grant of a Payments Bank license to AMSL by the RBI and all regulatory approvals, Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited (Kotak) will acquire 19.90% stake in AMSL

India not to appeal against Bombay High Court order; Vodafone welcomes govt move in tax case

The Narendra Modi government has decided not to appeal against a Bombay High Court ruling that Vodafone India is not liable to pay Rs 3,200 crores in additional tax in a transfer pricing case. "The Cabinet has decided not to appeal to the Supreme Court against the Bombay High Court order of October 2014. We examined the order, discussed it with A-G...and found that the Bombay HC order was correct

Reliance jio to offer Free Wi-Fi in Park Street, Kolkata, Feb 5th onward

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the City of Joy is going to be the first Wi-Fi enabled city of the country in coming two months at the inaugural session of the 39th International Kolkata Book Fair. “I am also happy to announce that Kolkata will soon be a fully wi-fi enabled city in the country. This facility will be extended to Park Street and neighbouring areas by

International: A2P, P2A SMS market to rise to 1,762 billion in 2018: Dimoco

The Application-to-Person (A2P) and Person-to-Application (P2A) SMS market is still growing and expected to rise from 1,436 billion text messages in 2013 to 1,762 billion text messages in 2018, according to Mobile payment and messaging provider Dimoco. The Dimoco has published this report with the help of global mobile messaging market special. In co-operation with Juniper Research and Portio Research, With 6.4 billion handsets in use worldwide, companies can tap

mRUPEE, in partnership with RBL Bank, launches PaySmart Prepaid card

MMPL (a subsidiary of Tata Teleservices Ltd.) has launched a new Open Loopprepaid, VISA powered, card in partnership with RBL Bank (Also known as Ratnakar Bank). The new service will provide a platform for the users to move away from traditional cash based transactions into an easy, secure and private mode of payment. The minimum money value the PAY Smart card would hold is 200 rupees with the maximum value being

DoT revises and issues fresh MSC Codes across various circles

DoT Licensing wing has finally given green signal for opening of number series 791 and 792 for Videocon services. According to the report Videocon, is planning to start its basic telephonic services in Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, M.P and UP service areas. Attached below is the list of Licensee and revised MSC code for the respective service areas.  S.No Name of Licensee Name of LSA ACCESS MSC Codes to be allocated

International: Vodafone signs a new Partner Market agreement with DOCOMO PACIFIC

Vodafone signed a new Partner Market agreement with DOCOMO PACIFIC for Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) building on Vodafone’s strategic partnership with NTT DOCOMO. Under the non-equity partnership agreement, DOCOMO PACIFIC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT DOCOMO, becomes Vodafone’s preferred partner in Guam and the CNMI and the two companies will jointly offer business and consumer customers a range of products and services. “We are

Telecom Department creates committee to oversee NBN ( National Optic Fibre Network) deployment

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has formed an eight-member expert committee to oversee the implementation of the National Optic Fibre Network (NOFN) project to accelerate the project and connect all gram panchayats by December 2016. The NOFN project was approved by the cabinet in October 2011. It was expected to be completed within two years. Then, the project cost was estimated to be Rs 20,000 crore, which has now escalated

Directorate of Revenue Intelligence issues Rs. 427 crore demand notice to six operators

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has issued demand notices to six telecom operators including Vodafone India, Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular to pay over Rs 427 crore for allegedly evading anti-dumping duty while importing digital transmission products from China and Israel. "Vodafone has been asked to pay Rs 333.34 crores, Bharti Airtel Rs 46.43 crores and Idea Rs 9.38 crores. Over and above the said amount, the telecom companies

Update: Airtel’s services disrupted in Hyderabad : Report

Airtel, the country’s largest private operator has been in the middle of quite a lot of controversy since it announced it plans on charging for VoIP services. But it took back the move after that and resumed providing regular services after that. Now the company has been struck by a systemic failure of its network in Hyderabad and, as a result, its cellular services have not been available since 6

BSNL re-introduces Rs 33 national roaming voucher, offers 1.5 paisa/second on roaming (Local and STD)

BSNL introduced a national roaming STV (Special Tariff Voucher) for Rs. 33 back in November for a promotional period of 90 days for its pre-paid customers. It seems like the pre-paid users across the country warmed up to the STV and BSNL has decided to re-introduce the same after listening to its customers. BSNL anyhow has been losing out on market share in the cellular services arena and launching such

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