About the author: Chhavi is a social media enthusiast and telecom technologies admirer. Based out of New Delhi, she is a corporate communication and marketing professional by day and writer by night. If she is not busy with Telecom, you can find her reading management books.

March 9th, 2016 1:45 PM 0 COMMENTS

Deadline to submit call drop compliance report extended by Trai

Trai, the Indian telecom regulator, has provided an extra week to telecom operators for submitting their compliance report on compensating consumers for call drops, even as the Supreme Court is set to take a final view on the matter tomorrow. Both GSM and CDMA telcos had last week urged the telecom regulator not to enforce its order till the Supreme Court gave a final ruling on the matter on March... Read More

November 10th, 2015 4:31 PM 2 COMMENTS

Spreadtrum WCDMA SoC platform powers Samsung Tizen-based Z3 smartphone

Chinese chipmaker Spreadtrum Communications said that its WCDMA System-on-chip (SoC) Platform has been adapted by Samsung for the newly released Tizen-based Z3 device. Samsung Z3 is designed with Spreadtrum's WCDMA 28nm quad-core SoC platform, the company said. The highly integrated WCDMA platform consists 28nm 1.3GHz quad-core WCDMA/HSPA(+) GSM/GPRS baseband chip SC7730SI, power management chip SC2723S, RF chip SR3532S and Spreadtrum's first 3in1 connectivity chip SC2331S. "We're pleased to work with Samsung... Read More

November 2nd, 2015 2:07 PM 8 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio SVP-Marketing Nikhil Rungta quits

Nikhil Rungta, the Senior Vice President - Marketing of Reliance Jio, has quit the company to join SoftBank-backed realty portal, Housing.com, as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Rungta’s departure is among the high-profile exits from Mukesh-Ambani-owned Reliance Jio, which is preparing to start commercial operations in the country. Sandeep Das and Sumit Chowdhury are some of the high-profile executives who left Jio earlier this year. Rungta served Jio for over... Read More

October 20th, 2015 9:08 AM 2 COMMENTS

Households with mobile phones enjoy higher levels of economic prosperity over those without one: Study

A recent study published by Tata Teleservices Limited and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, there is a clear correlation between mobile phone ownership and economic prosperity and literacy. Called The Mobile Multiplier Study, it finds that across India, households with mobile phones enjoy 62% higher levels of economic prosperity over those without one. However, in Maharashtha, mobile phone owning households enjoy 67% higher level of economic prosperity. The correlation... Read More

September 29th, 2015 12:23 PM 0 COMMENTS

Telenor India supports new UN Global Goals; Launches SMS and social media campaigns

Telenor India today announced that it is supporting United Nations’ 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Telenor will spread the message around the UN goals to its 3,500 employees and reach out to its 48 million customers through its key communications channels, such as SMS and social media. “By extending Internet connectivity to as many people as possible, we enable access to vital services, such as health and education, whilst... Read More

September 27th, 2015 4:15 PM 38 COMMENTS

Per second billing simplified: Who introduced it and what’s in store for you ?

‘Per second billing’ has been making news for quite a while now with some of the major operators taking a plunge and introducing per second billing for all its prepaid users. Idea recently announced that it is shifting its 1.5 million prepaid customers who were on per minute billing (PMB) plan to per second billing (PSB). Apart from the 1.5 million, who will be shifted over the next 30 days,... Read More

September 8th, 2015 4:09 AM 4 COMMENTS

Improve network and take care of your customers: Prasad to telcos

Addressing the growing problem of call drops, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has asked the operators not just to add customers but also care about their convenience. “I don’t appreciate the condition wherein operators just add customers and not care about their convenience,” Prasad told reporters in Gurgaon during a BSNL function. It is the operator's’ responsibility to worry about consumers’ interests, he added. “I have said this earlier also... Read More

July 25th, 2014 2:27 PM 44 COMMENTS

DoT to move Supreme Court against 3G intra-circle roaming, will this bring an end to 3G ICRA ?

Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has now decided to move the Supreme Court against 3G intra-circle roaming (ICR) agreement between operators. DoT had earlier banned 3G intra-circle roaming, saying they enabled the companies to offer 3G services without buying spectrum. Tribunal Settlement and Appellate Tribunal(TDSAT) however, on April 29 this year overturned the DoT’s ban and had issued orders that permitted telecom operators to offer 3G services even in the circles... Read More

September 24th, 2013 12:06 PM 17 COMMENTS

Supreme Court Directs Bharti Airtel to TDSAT on 3G ICR Issue

The Supreme Court has asked Bharti Airtel to approach Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) regarding the 3G intra circle roaming agreement issue that began with DoT imposing heavy penalties on telecom majors Vodafone, Idea and Bharti Airtel. The TDSAT has also been asked to decide on the case by this year end and till then, the interim order given by the Apex will continue that restrains Bharti Airtel... Read More

September 22nd, 2013 9:08 PM 12 COMMENTS

Blackberry Pauses BBM Roll Out for Android and iOS; Blames the Unreleased Version

The much awaited release of Blackberry Messenger (BBM) for Android and iOS that gained attention of various social networking sites and users alike on Saturday turned off many before even turning into reality. The global roll out of the popular messaging app that was scheduled for android and iOS users on Sept 21st and Sept 22nd respectively left many users confused and disappointed before its official release with the company... Read More

September 19th, 2013 1:08 PM 68 COMMENTS

Aircel Adds Highest Number of GSM Subscribers in August followed by Airtel; Vodafone Loses : COAI

According to the recent report by industry body COAI, the GSM subscriber base in the country grew by 1.78 million in August 2013 to reach a total of 674.41 million, thus registering a growth of 0.26% from previous month. Aircel leads the chart with addition of 0.88 million new subscribers, taking its total subscriber base to 62.60 million by August end. Bharti Airtel, the market leader with 28.50 percent market... Read More

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