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.

October 25th, 2016 1:44 AM 6 COMMENTS

Vodafone gives customised offers under Diwali Delights for subscribers across 11 circles

Vodafone India the second largest operator by subscriber base has walked the extra mile to ensure a sweeter Diwali for its subscribers in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, UP West, UP East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kolkata and West Bengal circles by offering Diwali Delights, starting today and extending up to 27th October. Vodafone will greet its customers visiting any Vodafone Store in the above mentioned 11 circles with a ‘customised offer’... Read More

October 18th, 2016 12:50 AM 9 COMMENTS

Reliance Digital TV offers free access to all HD channels to subscribers with HD STB till Diwali

In a bargain to make the festive season sweeter, the smallest DTH operator by subscriber base Reliance Digital TV has launched a promotional offer where it is allowing free access to all HD channels to its subscribers who have an HD set top box but are not subscribed to an HD channel pack. RDTV currently provides 288 SD channels, 12 HD channels and 10 radio channels totalling to 310 channels... Read More

October 9th, 2016 2:49 PM 142 COMMENTS

Jio creates a new record by adding 16 million new subscribers in first 26 days of launch

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. (Jio) announced today that it has created a world record by crossing 16 Million subscribers in its first month of operations (September, 2016). Jio which launched commercial operations on 5th September has achieved this growth faster than any other telecom operator or start up in the world including the likes of Facebook, WhatsApp and Skype. Mr. Mukesh D. Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries Limited, said, “We are... Read More

October 9th, 2016 1:05 PM 19 COMMENTS

From Dussehra to Diwali BSNL offers promotional voice and data to prepaid subscribers Pan India

The PSU operator BSNL is keen on giving its prepaid subscribers one more reason to celebrate this festive season. All the way from Dussehra to Diwali BSNL will be handing out extra promotional Voice and data benefits to its subscribers in all 20 circles. As a part of Dussehra celebration, starting today BSNL has launched 4 new annual validity 3G data packs. As a promotion, subscribers recharging with these packs... Read More

October 7th, 2016 3:37 PM 44 COMMENTS

Vodafone acquires 365.2 MHz of spectrum across 1800/2100/2500 bands for Rs. 20,208 crores

In the recently concluded auction Vodafone India has managed to acquire a total of 365.2 MHz of spectrum including of 2 x 82.6 MHz FDD and 200 MHz TDD spectrum across 1800/2100/2500 MHz bands. The new spectrum significantly enhances the coverage, capacity and speed of Vodafone India’s 4G data services in its key circles, complementing existing high-quality 2G and 3G voice and data capabilities. Vodafone India has 17 circles with 4G capability,... Read More

October 6th, 2016 10:48 PM 167 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio acquires 269.2 MHz spectrum in auction to become the largest holder of liberalised airwaves in the country

Reliance Jio the new entrant in the telecom space has announced its acquisition of a fresh 269.2 MHz of airwaves across the 850/1800/2300 MHz bands and has perhaps emerged to be the only operator which managed to bag some spectrum in either of the bands in all 22 circles in the recently concluded auction. With this, the operator has emerged to be the largest holder of liberalised spectrum in the... Read More

October 6th, 2016 10:17 PM 32 COMMENTS

Airtel adds 173.8 MHz to its spectrum kitty across 1800/2100/2300 MHz bands to become Pan India 2G/3G/4G operator

Bharti Airtel the largest operator by subscriber base has managed to add a total of 173.8 MHz to its overall spectrum holding at a cost of Rs. 14,244 crore. With this purchase, Airtel now becomes the first operator to possess Pan India 2G/3G/4G spectrum. Through strategic buying, in the latest auction, Airtel has built new 4G/3G capabilities in 7 circles. The Company has spent Rs. 10,340 cr towards enhancing data capacities in... Read More

October 6th, 2016 9:57 PM 58 COMMENTS

Spectrum auction ends after 5 days- Idea cellular buys 349.2 MHz spectrum for Rs. 12,798 crore

So after 5 days and 31 rounds of bidding, India's biggest ever spectrum auction has finally concluded. Though the Department of telecom is yet to disclose the provisional list of winners and the details of who won what in which circle, the very initial information that we have received reveals that Idea cellular has emerged stronger by 349.20 MHz which it won in the auction at a price of Rs.... Read More

October 6th, 2016 6:40 PM 8 COMMENTS

Telenor launches 4G service in Gaya city in Bihar circle

Telenor India today announced the launch of high speed 4G services for its customers in Gaya city in Bihar circle. The operator aims at tapping the segment of users who seek high speed 4G data services at relatively lower tariffs. Gaya is the fifth city in Bihar & Jharkhand region to go live with 4G services. Prior to Gaya, the company launched its 4G services in Hajipur, Ranchi, Hazaribagh and Dhanbad... Read More

October 5th, 2016 10:01 PM 29 COMMENTS

Day 4 of Spectrum auction 2016- Bidding activity losing steam with no fresh bids in 2100/2300 MHz bands

Today the auction completed its 4th day with 6 successful clock rounds taking the total to 23 rounds of bidding in the auction process this far. Even today the premium 700 MHz and 900 MHz bands maintained their virgin status. Most of the activity revolved around the 850 MHz and 1800 MHz bands with demand exceeding supply only in Rajasthan and UP east circles in the two bands respectively. The... Read More

October 5th, 2016 5:09 PM 0 COMMENTS

TataSky launches web apps for Transfer plus HD set top box users

TataSky has established its name in the DTH sector as being the most innovative operator which has constantly kept innovating and transforming itself to keep in sync with the changing demands of the TV viewer. In its series of industry firsts, TataSky has become the first DTH operator to launch web apps on its set top boxes. Web apps are similar to the apps you have on your smartphone and... Read More

October 5th, 2016 7:30 AM 36 COMMENTS

MTNL now offering up to 100% extra data in existing 3G packs in Mumbai circle

Since the commercial launch of services by Jio, it is not only the private telcos which have been feeling the heat, now even the small PSU MTNL has started taking steps to guard its market share from the Jio threat by increasing the offerings in its existing plans. As visible in the image above MTNL is offering anywhere between 10% to 100% extra data bundled with its existing 3G data... Read More

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