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Telenor India undergoes network outage in UP East and UP West

Telenor India seems to have met with a network outage in Uttar Pradesh (UP) East and UP West since morning. The operator took itself to Twitter to announce the outage. “Due to some unfortunate incidents in UP East and UP West’, networks in some areas in both the circles has been impacted,” a message on the Twitter stated. “We regret the inconvenience caused to our customers and assure you we… Read More

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Telenor 4G services launched in Agra, starts offering data packs at Rs 11

After the launch of 4G services in Varanasi in March, Norwegian telecom firm Telenor has launched its 4G services in Agra on the spectrum of 1800 Mhz, confirmed an executive from Telenor. The operator has announced a few data packs for the location. The data packs start at Rs. 11, with which a user can avail 100MB free 4G data & 4p/20KB. There is also a Rs. 147 pack that offers… Read More

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Telenor starts offering exclusive night data packs starting from Rs 2 to Rs 48

Telenor starts offering exclusive night data packs starting from Rs 2 to Rs 48 with validity ranging from 1 to 28 days in its six operating circles. These packs are valid for usage between 11 PM and 7 AM, and offers data benefits up to 1 GB. The night packs have an inbuilt feature to prevent any bill shock to the customers. While the downloading or browsing will continue uninterrupted… Read More

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Telenor subscribers can now avail a quick loan of Rs 5 in case their phone balance falls below Rs 1.50.

Telenor subscribers can now avail a quick loan of Rs 5 in case their phone balance falls below Rs 1.50. The credit balance can be used as talk time, 10 local / STD minutes or 20 MB of data browsing. To avail this credit facility, subscriber can type USD Code *141# on their mobiles. Speaking at the launch of offer, Sharad Mehrotra, CEO, Telenor (India) Communications said, “Telenor is loved… Read More

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Telenor launches Tatkal Credit – an emergency recharge credit facility

Telenor India has now launched Tatkal Credit – an emergency recharge credit facility – for its customers in six operating circles. Using this facility, Telenor subscribers can now avail a quick loan of Rs 5 in case their phone balance falls below Rs 1.50 which can be used as talk time (10 local/STD minutes) or data browsing (20 MB). Present at the launch of the Tatkal Credit offer; Sharad Mehrotra,… Read More

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Telenor India deploys Huawei’s Blade Site wireless base-station solution to improve its network

Telenor has completed the largest commercial deployment of Huawei’s Blade Site wireless base-station solution in India, says a release from the company. The company claimed that it has rolled out 10000+ new sites across Telenor’s six circles between November 2015 to April 2016, which is said to be the fastest ever deployment of the blade site solution in the country. “Telenor is committed to extending benefits of the affordable mobile broadband… Read More

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Telenor launches 4G in Amravati starts offering 1GB, 2GB 4G data packs at less than Rs. 250

Telenor is in the race to add more subscribers, especially by focusing on 4G network. After the launch of narrow band 4G in Varanasi and Visakhapatnam, Telenor has started rolling out 4G services in Amravati in Maharashtra. Now, Maharashtra is the 3rd circle where Telenor launched narrow band 4G. The narrow band 4G requires lesser spectrum and can offer HSPA-like constant speed. Telenor customers in Amravati city of Maharashtra can… Read More

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Telenor, partners withdraw payments bank plans

Telenor Financial Services, IDFC Bank and Dilip Shanghvi have withdrawn their plan to form a payments bank venture in India, according to an official statement. The development could be an indication about Norway-based Telenor’s future plans for the Indian market. The company’s Indian unit hasn’t been able to grow lately due to limited spectrum holdings, and intense competition from incumbent telcos. The statement said that the decision will be communicated to… Read More

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Telenor withdraws balance transfer services in all circles

In a recent move, Telenor’s Indian unit Telenor India, has stopped offering balance transfer facility to their customer base. The move is quite unexpected as other telecom operators including Vodafone and Airtel are offering same services to their prepaid users in all the circles. Earlier, the company was offering the service to their customers in all circles where they operate—UP East, UP West, Bihar & Jharkhand, Maharashtra & Goa, Gujarat, Andhra… Read More

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Telenor upgrades its network sites in six operating circles

As a part of its network modernization program, Telenor India has announced the modernization of 10,000 network sites in all its six operating circles. Under the modernization program, Telenor India targets to swap its entire 25000 sites with state-of-the-art equipment to deliver high speed internet and enhanced voice experience to its customers in the circle. Telenor claims that it will swap nearly 50 sites per day. By Q1 2017, the… Read More

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Telenor launches ultra affordable 4G service in Visakhapatnam, starts offering 1GB at Rs 149

After launching 4G service in Varanasi, Telenor India has now added Visakhapatnam – Andhra Pradesh as its second city for 4G services. The 4G service is being deployed over narrow-band LTE network operating on 1800 MHz spectrum. Telenor is offering ultra affordable 4G plans in Visakhapatnam for its customers. 1GB 4G data comes at a cost of just Rs 149 and 2GB 4G data at Rs 249 with 28 days validity. Customers will also get reduced… Read More

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Telenor India posts huge operating loss, seeks spectrum at reasonable rates to continue operations

Telenor India has posted huge operating loss at NOK 3100 million in the first quarter, due to NOK 2.9 billion in impairment and write-down, the company said, and threatened to exit the Indian market if it fails to get spectrum at reasonable rates. While announcing the global results, Telenor global CEO Sigve Brekke said the company’s long terms presence in India is dependent on its ability to secure additional spectrum.… Read More

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It’s do or die for Telenor in India: Our take

Norway’s telecom giant Telenor is looking for a exit plan from India as reported by Economics Times. Telenor entered in the country in 2009 partnering with Indian real estate major Unitech’s wireless arm, Unitech Wireless. After some initial roadblocks Telenor is now having its 100% owned Indian tele venture – Telenor India and operating in just 7 circles (out of total 22 circles) with its popular ‘sabse sasta’ marketing strategy.… Read More

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