About the author: Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.

November 12th, 2021 5:31 PM 3 COMMENTS

Xiaomi Dominates Smartphone Shipments in India in Q3 2021: Report

The research firm IDC (International Data Corporation) has reported that there was a 12% year-on-year decline in the smartphone market in India during the third quarter of this year that ended in September. During the period, 48 million units of smartphones were shipped. Notably, this is significant as the market registered growth in the last four quarters on a consecutive basis. Also, it notes that Xiaomi registered a decline in... Read More

November 12th, 2021 4:50 PM 0 COMMENTS

Airtel Payments Bank Poised to Grow Further in the Next Year

In the September quarter of this year, Airtel Payments Bank (APB) turned profitable. Now, it plans to double its business correspondents network across the country and drive monetisation via a combination of internet-based income and transactions apart from boosting revenues from cash management services in the B2B segment, revealed senior industry executives familiar with the matter. Airtel Payments Bank Poised to Grow Over the next 12 months, APB is eyeing... Read More

November 12th, 2021 11:01 AM 4 COMMENTS

JioBook Might Arrive Soon to Disrupt Laptop Market in India

[caption id="attachment_478751" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image credits: XDA Developers[/caption] Earlier this year, there were speculations that Reliance Jio is prepping a low-cost laptop allegedly dubbed the JioBook. Also, it was expected that this laptop could see the light of the day alongside the JioPhone Next smartphone at the company’s AGM in June. However, the same did not turn fruitful and the JioBook remained speculation. Now, it looks like the company is... Read More

November 11th, 2021 8:42 PM 5 COMMENTS

TRAI to Implement ‘New Tariff Regime’ 2.0 from April 1, 2022

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has come up with the deadline to implement the New Tariff Order (NTO) 2.0 from December 1, 2021, to April 1, 2022. The decision of TRAI will provide a major respite to the distribution platform operators (DPOs) and broadcasters. Notably, TRAI has come up with a new implementation plan for NTO in order to ease the migration of subscribers to the new regime.... Read More

November 11th, 2021 5:25 PM 0 COMMENTS

Select Telecom Vendors Receive Approval From NCSC

The European telecom vendors Nokia and Ericsson, UK-based Cisco and Indian vendor Tejas are among the first wave of telecom equipment vendors that bagged the trusted sources approval. The National Cyber Security Coordinator (NCSC) provided its approval to the above-mentioned vendors. On the other hand, Chinese vendors ZTE and Huawei are yet to complete their documentation process in order to be eligible for the NCSC approval. NCSC Approval For Trusted... Read More

November 11th, 2021 3:59 PM 0 COMMENTS

COAI Appreciates TN State Govt for Safeguarding Telecom Infrastructure

The leading representative body for the telecommunications industry in India, COAI, has appreciated and thanked the State Government of Tamil Nadu for issuing directions that safeguard the telecom infrastructure. These directives were issued in response to a letter shared by COAI. It highlights the necessity for authorities to be cognizant of the ongoing developments in the sector and offer the required support to drive the necessary infrastructure for technological advancements.... Read More

November 11th, 2021 10:40 AM 1 COMMENTS

WhatsApp Android Beta Gets Host Of New Features

The Meta-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp has been working towards rolling out numerous new features for its users. Before these features are rolled out to the stable version of the app, it will test them on beta versions to resolve any issues that exist. Likewise, the tracker site WABetaInfo has revealed that it has spotted a slew of new features that are under testing on the app. As per the... Read More

November 10th, 2021 8:28 PM 1 COMMENTS

How to Solve Fluctuating Broadband Wi-Fi Problem?

If you are facing interruptions in your Wi-Fi performance, then you need to know how to stabilise the same to achieve the best possible connection. There are a few Wi-Fi troubleshooting techniques that will be helpful, especially at times when getting a technician could be heavily taxing. Before you start tinkering with the router, ensure that you run speed tests on your Wi-Fi network. How to Solve Fluctuation Broadband Wi-Fi... Read More

November 10th, 2021 6:30 PM 6 COMMENTS

Lava Agni 5G vs Redmi Note 10 Pro: Price And Specs Compared

The homegrown smartphone brand Lava just announced its first 5G smartphone - Agni 5G. The smartphone is priced under Rs 20,000, which is already dominated by various Chinese brands such as Redmi. Having said that, there will be stiff competition between devices that exist in this sector and the Lava offering has joined the fight. Here, we have come up with a comparison between Lava Agni 5G and Redmi Note... Read More

November 10th, 2021 5:21 PM 1 COMMENTS

TSSC Says India Might Need 2.2 Crore Skilled Workers in Telecom Sector

India might require a whopping 22 million or 2.2 crore skilled manpower within 2025 as the country is taking a giant leap into the next-generation 5G-led technologies including AI, IoT, cloud computing and robotics, noted the telecom skills body. As per ET Telecom citing the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC)’s chief executive, Arvind Bali, there is a huge workforce in the need to upskill themselves to match the huge demand... Read More

November 10th, 2021 10:42 AM 0 COMMENTS

5G Smartphones Getting More Traction in India

While the 5G services are yet to be rolled out in India, there is a surge in the shipment of 5G smartphones. These devices have gained traction and accounted for 22% of the overall market share in Q3 2021, claims a report by CyberMedia Research (CMR). As per the new CMR India Mobile Handset Market Review Report for the third quarter of this year, over 20 5G-enabled smartphones were launched... Read More

November 9th, 2021 9:16 PM 2 COMMENTS

Why Does Your Broadband Wi-Fi Fluctuate?

Be it working from your office or home or enjoying videos via OTT platforms, you need to have the best Wi-Fi connection. However, Wi-Fi speed and coverage are prone to waver, especially in large apartments with huge concrete walls. You might enjoy the best Wi-Fi connection in specific regions of your home while there could be dead spots in some places. The unreliable nature of Wi-Fi can be the result... Read More

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