About the author: Arpit spends his day closely following the telecom and tech industry. A music connoisseur and a night owl, he also takes a deep interest in the Indian technology start-up scene and spends rest of his time spilling poetry and stories on paper.

May 30th, 2018 11:06 AM 30 COMMENTS

RCom Proposes Upfront Payment of Rs 500 Crore to Ericsson as Settlement Amount

Anil Ambani-led telco Reliance Communications has offered an upfront payment of Rs 500 crore to the Swedish manufacturer, Ericsson which filed a petition in the NCLT against RCom pushing the telco towards insolvency. During the hearing of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, which happened yesterday, Kapil Sibal, who stood for Reliance Communications suggested that an upfront payment be made to Ericsson. Chairman Justice S J Mukhopadhaya who heads the... Read More

May 30th, 2018 10:18 AM 14 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio to Bundle 100 Mbps Broadband Plan With Video and Voice Calls at Less than Rs 1,000

Reliance Jio is once again ready to create a surge in the telecom industry by launching its 100Mbps broadband plan for less than Rs 1,000. The Mukesh Ambani led telco is planning to launch its Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services by the end of this year, under which the telco will provide video calls, high-speed connection and voice calls with the fibre broadband plan. A previous report has already brought it to our... Read More

May 29th, 2018 7:01 PM 2 COMMENTS

Trai to Use Blockchain Technology to Get Hold of Unregistered Telemarketers

In a new update, it has surfaced that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is finally resorting to Blockchain technology to ‘curb the menace’ of pesky calls and SMS. The regulatory authority even issued an official statement saying "unsolicited commercial communication, or spam, is a major nuisance to telecom subscribers", and to stop this Trai established a "Do Not Disturb" (DND) registry under regulations made in 2010. As per... Read More

May 29th, 2018 6:13 PM 2 COMMENTS

BSNL to Launch Next-Gen Landlines With Smartphone Like Functionalities

After facing a tough phase filled with intense competition and delay, now it seems like BSNL is finally catching up to the times and is ready to avail the latest technology for its users. As per a new report in Rajasthan, BSNL is preparing to launch the Next Generation Networking (NGN) technology which will allow the users to use their landlines for features which were previously only seen on smartphones.... Read More

May 29th, 2018 1:05 PM 5 COMMENTS

Tata Teleservices to Pay $900 million as Compensation to ATC After Terminating Tenancies

After deciding to sell its mobility business to Bharti Airtel, Tata Teleservices pre-maturely packed up 30,000-odd tenancies for which it will likely pay around $900 million to American Tower Corporation (ATC) as compensation. This step is supposed to make the way clear for the acquisition of Tata’s mobility division by the largest telco in the country – Bharti Airtel. A person aware of the matter said: “The overall compensation will include... Read More

May 29th, 2018 10:40 AM 11 COMMENTS

Sony Launches 85-inch 4K HDR Android TV at a Price of Rs 1,299,900

Sony has furthered its smart TV line-up in India by introducing two new smart TVs to the public. Recently Sony announced the launch of Bravia KD-85X9000F and KD-65X9000F. These two models which are 85-inches and 65-inches respectively will debut at the price of Rs 12,99,900 and Rs 3,39,900. The TVs are going to be available across all Sony centres and major retail outlets. These two new additions to the series... Read More

May 29th, 2018 10:07 AM 1 COMMENTS

Honor 7A Will Be Up for Sale on Flipkart Starting Today, Priced at Rs 8,999

Huawei through its sub-brand Honor has launched two new phones in India last week – The Honor 7A and the Honor 7C. The Honor 7A has finally made its way into the Indian markets, as the phone will start selling today exclusively on Flipkart from 12 PM onwards. The budget device is most likely going to come with many offers on Flipkart’s behalf, to make the deal more interesting. One... Read More

May 28th, 2018 7:54 PM 15 COMMENTS

DoT Likely to Seek Liberalisation of Vodafone Spectrum by Idea Cellular

In a new update, DoT has directed that Idea Cellular, before heading towards the merger with Vodafone India, will have to liberalise the administratively-allocated spectrum held by Vodafone, worth about Rs 45 billion. Liberalising of the spectrum will mean that the telco will allow to use every technology like third-generation (3G) or 4G services. The direction to liberalise the spectrum held by Vodafone India comes from merger and acquisition guidelines.... Read More

May 28th, 2018 6:33 PM 2 COMMENTS

RCom Awaiting NCLAT Decision Against Insolvency, Expected to Come Tomorrow

Reliance Communications will tomorrow stand in the hearing on its plea against the NCLT’s order which pushed the telco towards insolvency after the Swedish manufacturer Ericsson filed a petition in the Tribunal. Today the telco was mentioned in the National Company Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) seeking an urgent hearing on the issue. The Tribunal also directed that the matter is listed for hearing tomorrow. In a regulatory filing, RCom said: "The... Read More

May 28th, 2018 1:31 PM 1 COMMENTS

Trai to Not Place Regulatory Measures for In-Flight Tariff in Indian Airspace

A new report has come up which informs that a top official said that Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) would not regulate the tariff which air passengers will pay for making calls and browsing the Internet in-air. Although, it won’t be the case for mobile phone operators, sector watchers and aviation experts, as they said that there was some dependency on the intermediaries and thus the revenue will be... Read More

May 28th, 2018 12:30 PM 11 COMMENTS

DoT to Allow 100% FDI for Idea Cellular as the Proposal Expected to Pass in a Week

Previously, Idea Cellular had proposed a plan to DoT asking for the limit of FDI in the newly ‘to be merged’ company to be extended to 100%. In the coming week, the proposal has been expected to get the affirmative from the department. Officials confirmed the news after the Aditya Birla company submitted all required documents and when Vodafone India did the same. This approval would mean that the Idea... Read More

May 28th, 2018 10:19 AM 8 COMMENTS

Merger With MTNL Hindered by Huge Debt and Difference in Pay Scales: CMD BSNL

After going a lot of back and forth on the decision, now the state-owned telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is of the thought that a merger with MTNL will be a beneficial step for both the entities. However, if both the companies plan to come together and merge, there are a lot of hurdles on the way. Some hindrances which pose a real tough situation for the merger happen... Read More

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