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.

December 5th, 2016 1:59 PM 5 COMMENTS

TataSky continues to lead with 65 Exclusive channels, Dish TV and D2H distant second

While the battle for supremacy in the direct to home (DTH) broadcasting segment continues among the 6 private operators, we take a look at what one platform provides, that all others lack. When deciding upon a Live TV service for your home, you pick between a local cable operator or a DTH provider based on multiple factors, cost of services being one and availability of channels being the other to... Read More

November 21st, 2016 10:29 AM 44 COMMENTS

Vodafone to launch India’s first band 1 LTE on 2100 MHz in Tamil Nadu circle before year end- Sources

Vodafone India the second largest operator with a subscriber base of over 200 Million users may launch what may be India's first LTE network on band 1 (2100 MHz) in Tamil Nadu circle before the end of this year. Vodafone has secured 10 MHz of liberalised spectrum in the 2100 MHz band in the October auction which ended over a month back. Vodafone already has one block of 5 MHz... Read More

November 20th, 2016 1:42 PM 2 COMMENTS

COAI welcomes new uniform Right of Way rules by the Department of Telecommunications

COAI has welcomed the new set of Right of Way (RoW) rules released by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), saying the rules will help companies improve and augment existing telecom infrastructure, which will in turn, result in increased connectivity in the country. The new rules will streamline the process of clearances for setting up mobile towers by making provisions for single-window clearance through a nodal officer in states. This will... Read More

November 16th, 2016 3:01 PM 33 COMMENTS

Rcom to start migration of MTS CDMA subscribers to own 4G network

Reliance communications the 4th largest operator by subscriber base which is in the process of merging wireless operations with MTS in an all stock deal will start migrating the CDMA subscribers of MTS to its own 4G network. The upgrade to 4G section on Rcom website has now started displaying the ability to enter an MTS number to register it for upgrade to Rcom 4G. The error message displayed in... Read More

November 16th, 2016 1:37 PM 19 COMMENTS

Exclusive: Rcom matches Jio’s Rs.149 unlimited calling voucher in Andhra Pradesh circle

Reliance communications has reportedly launched a new special tariff voucher for its 4G user base in Andhra Pradesh circle. This voucher is priced at Rs.149 with a 28 day validity and offers the same benefit of true unlimited calling to any local or STD mobile or landline number without any cap like Reliance Jio has announced. The pack also offers free incoming calls in national roaming and 300 MB 4G... Read More

November 13th, 2016 6:16 AM 46 COMMENTS

Idea ends 3G ICRA with Airtel, continues with Vodafone

Idea cellular the 3rd largest operator by subscriber base, which was in a 3G intra circle roaming agreement with Airtel and Vodafone to achieve a Pan India 3G footprint has now decided to end the agreement with Airtel effective from 15th November. Idea will continue the partnership with Vodafone going forward. The above screenshot is from an SMS that Idea sent out to a subscriber in Mumbai circle. Interestingly Idea... Read More

November 12th, 2016 6:31 AM 7 COMMENTS

Dish TV to merge operations with Videocon D2H to form India’s largest DTH operator

In what will be a first of its kind merger in the DTH sector in India, two leading DTH operators are all set to merge their operations to form a single largest DTH operator. The new entity which will be named Dish Tv Videocon will have a strong subscriber base of 28 Million. The Board of Directors of Dish TV and Videocon d2h Limited on Friday approved a scheme of... Read More

November 11th, 2016 11:01 AM 37 COMMENTS

Reliance communications launches industry’s first 4G VoLTE enabled fixed wireless phone

Reliance communications recently migrated its CDMA subscribers to 4G platform, this included also subscribers who used CDMA based fixed wireless phones (FWP). At the time of upgrade, the company had offered its subscribers a GSM based FWP instrument, but now it has launched a futuristic 4G based VoLTE enabled FWP device, which is an industry first. The device looks like a regular landline telephone but instead of the traditional copper... Read More

November 9th, 2016 3:24 PM 16 COMMENTS

Mobile wallets and online payment service providers ride the tide of PM Modi’s announcement, promote cashless transacting!

Hours after the historically redefining announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, decommissioning all Rs. 500 and 1000 denomination currency notes, Mobile wallets and online payment service providers have seized the opportunity to promote cashless transactions by their users to tide over this period. Late evening on Tuesday came an announcement which shook the entire nation, the higher denomination currency notes of Rs.500 and 1000 ceased to be legal tender. People... Read More

November 1st, 2016 4:22 PM 17 COMMENTS

Dish TV acts on Delhi High court order, shifts 9 HD channels from Asiasat 5 to NSS 6 satellite

In a recent order passed by honorable Delhi High court, Dish TV had been asked to stop illegally operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The region includes counties such as Afghanistan, Bahrain, Libya, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and Yemen. This irregularity resulted from the spillover signals from Dish TV's beam emerging from Asiasat 5 which the operator uses to Broadcast... Read More

October 26th, 2016 5:33 PM 38 COMMENTS

Jio gears up for the IOT revolution with smart car solutions in phase 2 of rollout

Reliance Jio the new entrant in the 4G space has buckled its armour and is all set for the next smart revolution. The company which doesn't wish to be labeled as a telecom operator but rather as a digital solutions provider continues to work on its multi prong approach towards the gradually digitising lifestyles of Indians. The next decade is going to be all about device to device communication which... Read More

October 26th, 2016 8:38 AM 5 COMMENTS

TataSky adds 10 new channels including Tamil, Gujarati and Hindi regional channels

TataSky which recently hiked its tariffs is all set to make Diwali festivities sweeter for its regional subscribers with the mass addition of 10 new channels including Tamil, Gujarati and Hindi regional channels. TataSky currently has a lot of vacant transponders which it is gradually using to add new channels on its platform. The Direct-to-Home service provider is currently showcasing a handpicked array of critically acclaimed films from recent editions of... Read More

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