Voice & Data

Airtel CEO clears the air on ‘Airtel Zero’ sends mailers to its customers, says it doesn’t violate net neutrality

It looks like things are not going well with Airtel in an effort to clear the misconceptions existing about Airtel Zero, Gopal Vittal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bharti Airtel issued a public notice explaining the ‘whats’ and ‘what nots’ of the platform to its customers. This is for the first time when Airtel has come forward in support of Airtel zero platform and directly reaching to its end [...]

Airtel strengthens its stronghold in Indian telecom space post auction

After the recent auction was concluded, Bharti Airtel now holds the largest amount of spectrum across airwaves in 2100MHz, 1800MHz and 900MHz. Airtel had spend a total of Rs 29,130.20 crore in the last auction. While Idea and Vodafone were busy renewing their 900MHz spectrum Airtel was shopping for additional spectrum after it renewed its expiring spectrum. 3G spectrum in 21 circles Airtel now stands to offer 3G service in all circles expect [...]

BSNL Launches Two New Promotional Unlimited Broadband Plans

With an objective to take on other telecom companies, BSNL has introduced two lucrative promotional broadband plans for 90 days only. Both the plans i.e. ‘BBG Combo ULD 1245 VDSL CS55’ & ‘BBG Combo ULD 1845 VDSL CS56’ are available for BSNL users in MP Telecom Circle. Here are the details of these plans- No. Particulars BBG Combo ULD 1245 VDSL CS55 BBG Combo ULD 1845 VDSL CS 1 Monthly [...]

Reliance Industries LTD. releases report for 4th quarter of financial 2014-15

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL), a subsidiary of RIL, is the first telecom operator to hold pan India Unified License. RJIL is the only private player with Broadband Wireless Access spectrum in all the 22 telecom circles of India and plans to provide reliable fast internet connectivity and rich digital services on a pan India basis. In addition, RJIL has in 2014 acquired spectrum in 1800 MHz in 14 circles [...]

Uninor introduces new combo packs offers unlimited calling at Rs. 5

Uninor has introduced a slew of combo packs for subscribers in Maharashtra & Goa circle. The offers include unlimited uninor calls, local/STD seconds and reduced call rates. Uninor offers one of lowest tariff for its customers in Maharashtra & Goa through these packs. Uninor New combo packs for Maharashtra & Goa Rs. 5 pack offer Unlimited U2U for 2 days Rs. 17 pack offer 1700 Local and STD seconds Free Valid for [...]

BSNL Launches New Wi-Fi Plans For PAN India for retail customers

BSNL has decided to set forth two new Wi-Fi plans for prepaid customers in Varanasi as well as rest of the India. Here are the details- (1) Revision Of Prepaid Wi-Fi Plans At Major Ghats of Varanasi: BSNL has revised the existing plans in the following manner- Existing Revised Plan Name Price (S.T. not included) Wi-Fi Duration Plan Name Price (S.T. not included) Wi-Fi Duration BSNL Wi-Fi 20 Rs. 20 [...]

Net neutrality debate triggered by corporate war between a media house and a telecom operator, says TRAI Chief : Report

Adding a new spark to the net neutrality debate, Telecom Regulatory of India’s Chief Rahul Khullar said that the net neutrality furore is the result of a ‘corporate war’ between a media house and a telecom operator reports Indian Express. Although he didn't mention the names of the media house or the telecom operator, he called it is ‘confounding an already difficult matter’. “There are many others in between, that [...]

Aircel introduces home delivery for SIM cards

Aircel, one of India’s leading telecom players, in the endeavor to make customers better accessible of its services, launched home delivery service of SIM cards. The customers can simply log on to www.aircel.com/newsim , enter the details and make the payment through online option to order a SIM card. The service is available for its Delhi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Kolkata and Mumbai circles. This service is Aircel’s second new launch for [...]

Uninor launches 200 Grahak Shikhsha Kendras, focuses on spreading mobile internet awareness for mass market

Uninor has launched Grahak Shiksha Kendras’ (customer education hubs) across all its operational circles that will act as a knowledge and awareness centers where existing and potential customers can walk in to get information related to Uninor voice and Internet services as well as resolve queries around the use of mobile phones. Uninor will also convert its 200+ retail stores across its six operational circles into GSKs in the first half [...]

BSNL network clocks 200TB mobile data in 24 hours, achieves 100% mobile data growth in south zone

BSNL has announced that it has reach milestone of handling 200TB mobile data on a single day. BSNL had recently completed its network expansion across the circle which has helped achieve this mile stone. As per BSNL, on 12th of April 2015 BSNL has handled a total of 200TB of data on its mobile network. BSNL also witnessed a steady growth of 65% year on basis. In south zone BSNL achieved 100% growth [...]

Vodafone’s new customer care number will be 199, says sources

Vodafone will change its customer care number into 199, according to sources. Currently, the service provider uses 111 as its customer care number and TRAI had directed it to stop using this number last month. Announcement of the same will strike soon. TRAI had earlier directed the service provider to change its existing 111 customer care number on the grounds that it violates the national numbering plan. According to the [...]

Jio and COAI divided on new interconnect charges enforced by TRAI

Reliance Jio which is yet to launch its commercial services is a member of the cellular operators association of India (COAI). The decisions of the COAI are greatly influenced by those of the incumbent operators Airtel, Vodafone and Idea cellular which have a major share of active cellular subscribers. Recently TRAI had reduced the interconnect charges that the operator on whose network the call originates pays the operator on whose [...]

Reliance introduces new Unlimited 2G and 3G ICRA data packs at Rs 45

Reliance has revamped its GSM data offering in Tamil Nadu circle by introducing new 2G and 3G data vouchers. Unlimited 2G data vouchers and 3G ICRA packs are now available for subscribers in Tamilnadu. Reliance New 3G Data packs After introducing 3G service through ICRA in Karnataka Reliance has now extended the service to Tamilnadu. Reliance has introduced four 3G data packs in the circle. Rs 45 3G pack offer [...]

Supporting net neutrality, prominent players Cleartrip, TOI and NDTV to exit Internet.org

With the rising debate on Net neutrality, internet.org, a zero-rated internet accessibility service from Facebook and Reliance is losing its supporters. Internet.org, which is currently available to Reliance Communication customers was offering free access to 37 services including prominent online players like Cleartrip, NDTV and Times Group. Today, the leading online travel agency Cleartrip withdrew its participation stating that it stands up for Net Neutrality. Soon after, Times Group came [...]

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