About the author: Esmail is our very own in-house spectrum specialist. He is passionate about Telecom, DTH and OTT video streaming apps. When not writing an article, you can find him binge watching shows on Netflix while sipping on a cup of coffee.

May 20th, 2018 8:58 PM 79 COMMENTS

Understanding Cellular Networks, Signal Strength, Factors Affecting Coverage and Methods of Capacity Augmentation

A mobile phone network is called a Cellular Network since it is made up of a large number of signal areas termed as cells. These cells overlap or join each other to create a large coverage area. Users on the network can cross into different cells without losing connection. Each cell contains a base station or mobile phone tower, which emits and receives the mobile signals. A mobile device will... Read More

February 14th, 2018 6:52 PM 3 COMMENTS

ZEE5 With Premium Video Content to Replace OZEE and DittoTv Starting Tomorrow

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) is all set to migrate its existing video streaming platforms OZEE (Free- Ad supported) and DittoTv (Subscription based) to an all new platform called ZEE5 which will follow a Freemium revenue model where some content will be free and Ad supported while Premium content including Live Tv and Ad free English shows will be available on subscription only. This will put the platform in direct... Read More

October 28th, 2017 1:31 PM 35 COMMENTS

Reliance Digital TV ties up with TataSky to offer free set top box and installation for subscribers before license expiry

As we reported earlier, Reliance ADAG is suspending its DTH arm Reliance Digital TV operations on 18th November 2017 as its license expires and the company which is weighed down by a debt of Rs. 47,000 crore has chosen not to renew it. In a recent notice to its subscribers, the company has revealed a tie-up with leading DTH operator TataSky for offering a seamless migration of subscribers to its... Read More

October 7th, 2017 1:39 PM 31 COMMENTS

Active Paid DTH Subscription Goes Up to 65.31 Million in Q2 2017, Dish TV Continues to Lead

The number of active paying DTH subscribers has jumped to 65.31 million for the quarter ended 30 June as against 63.61 million in the preceding quarter ended 31 March, as per data provided by private DTH operators to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The data is only for pay DTH operators and excludes DD Freedish, the free DTH service of Doordarshan. TRAI has stopped reporting the total DTH... Read More

October 7th, 2017 7:31 AM 8 COMMENTS

Premium Video Streaming Services Offering Limited Period Discounts on Subscription- Grab While It Lasts

In this digital era when data is in abundance, thanks to the steep tariff cuts resulting from competition in the data market, there has been a spike in the video on demand consumption. There has been a shift from traditional Cable and satellite live TV to stream content on smartphones, tablets and PCs with viewing content as per the viewer’s convenience. This trend is a wave that the online premium... Read More

February 28th, 2017 7:35 AM 0 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio fiber first impressions in Mumbai with download speeds crossing 93 Mbps

Reliance Jio, the operator which recently crossed the 100 Million subscriber mark, is aggressively making its place in the highly competitive Indian telecom space. The operator during its free services offering single-handedly managed to lift India from the 150th position globally for mobile data consumption to the current number one position. CEO Mukesh Ambani declared that Jio subscribers alone consume as much data as all the subscribers of all operators... Read More

February 24th, 2017 9:00 PM 24 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio Aims to Disrupt Taxi Space With App-Based Taxi Service: Report

Reliance Jio Infocomm, which has disrupted the Indian telecom space with free data and voice services, pushing other telecom operators to consider merger and acquisition strategies, is now planning to disrupt India’s taxi space with the launch of an app-based taxi service. Reliance Jio Cabs, expected to be launched as early as this year. [caption id="attachment_160945" align="aligncenter" width="772"] Representational image[/caption] Reliance Jio claims to be a digital company than mere... Read More

February 23rd, 2017 7:17 AM 8 COMMENTS

India’s largest free public Wi-Fi program seems to be panning out pretty well in Mumbai city

Early last month Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis announced an ambitious program to deploy India’s largest free public wifi network in the metropolitan city of Mumbai which is also the state capital. On the 6th January, around 500 public hotspots went live, and the chief minister promised that the number would steadily increase to reach 1200 by 1st May 2017. These hotspots do not have any time based or... Read More

February 15th, 2017 4:05 AM 39 COMMENTS

BSNL launches Freedom Plan for Rs 136 with 2 year validity

State owned PSU operator BSNL has launched a new tariff plan for new and existing subscribers to offer lower calling rates pan India. The Freedom Plan has been launched on a 90 days promotional basis in all circles. The new tariff plan comes at a denomination of Rs. 136 and offers a 2 year validity. In the first month of recharging with the plan voucher, all local and STD on-net... Read More

February 2nd, 2017 9:11 PM 25 COMMENTS

TRAI declares Jio tariffs as being in full compliance with regulations and existing tariff orders : Report

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has reportedly declared after due examination that the tariff plans being offered by new entrant Jio do not violate any of the regulations or existing tariff orders. This came in response to a plea raised by Bharti Airtel and Idea cellular against TRAI to the Telecom Tribunal TDSAT whereby it had accused the regulator of allowing Jio to continue itss free offering beyond 90... Read More

January 18th, 2017 1:48 PM 14 COMMENTS

4 changes that BSNL could make to be the next Jio in town

We will match Jio tariff-by-tariff, this was the open challenge state-owned BSNL had thrown down to Reliance Jio, only a few days after the latter debuted in the telecom sector with its free VoLTE calls and 4G data offers.   And seeing the recent offers rolled by BSNL, it seems it can match up to Jio. BSNL which is often seen as the dull player of the telecom sector, thanks to... Read More

December 14th, 2016 4:48 PM 11 COMMENTS

Amazon launches Prime video service in India to give Netflix a run for its money

Amazon the e-commerce giant has followed Netflix's lead in expanding its video streaming service to 199 countries including India. The company initially offered this service to its prime subscribers only in a handful of countries like USA and UK. Netflix had done the same thing in January and is present across the globe with an exception of China as the major country which hasn't permitted the service in an attempt... Read More

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