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 4th, 2016 10:21 PM 75 COMMENTS

Day 3 of spectrum auction 2016- Focus shifting from 1800 MHz to 2300/2500 MHz bands

Today the spectrum auction completed the third day with 6 successful rounds of bidding taking the total to 17 rounds. Even today there was no demand for 700 MHz and 900 MHz bands. Most of the action revolved around 2300 MHz and 2500 MHz bands since they are lower priced and have a good device ecosystem for 4G deployment. The 850 MHz band saw decent bidding activity, there was fresh... Read More

October 4th, 2016 3:58 PM 14 COMMENTS

Now book OLA cabs even when you have no internet on your smartphone

Even though this the era of the internet and data has become akin to oxygen for survival, there are times when finds himself without data connectivity, maybe you rely only on wifi connectivity or your data pack ran out unexpectedly and your operator doesn't support emergency data loan service. What if you need to hail a cab to get from one place to another and even the regular Kaali Peeli... Read More

October 3rd, 2016 10:17 PM 78 COMMENTS

Day 2 of spectrum auction 2016- Overall demand dwindles, Mumbai still strong on 1800 MHz

The second day of bidding at the spectrum auction came to a close today after 6 successful clock rounds taking the total to 11 rounds of bidding. Even today the premium 700 MHz and 900 MHz bands did not find any takers. The 850 MHz band today saw limited demand and only Gujarat circle saw fresh demand since the close of bidding on the first day. In no circle did... Read More

September 30th, 2016 4:59 PM 33 COMMENTS

BSNL to increase pre FUP bundled data offering in select broadband plans Pan India- Sources

BSNL the PSU operator who has recently been cudgeled by Telecom minister Manoj Sinha to roll up its sleeves and improve QoS and offerings to be able to retain market share in the wake of developments by private operators, will be doing its bit by increasing the pre FUP bundled data offering in select broadband plans Pan India. The operator has revised the offering in BBG ULD 545, BBG combo ULD... Read More

September 30th, 2016 3:14 PM 24 COMMENTS

Rcom launches Non Stop plan for unlimited voice calling in Andhra Pradesh circle for Rs.153

Reliance communications the 4th largest operator by subscriber base is gearing up for the tariff war which has been set in motion by the launch of operations by Jio. The free voice for life offering of Jio in all its bundled plans has had serious implications on all existing mobile operators who have been forced to cut tariffs to remain relevant in the market. Following Jio's free voice announcement we... Read More

September 28th, 2016 8:23 PM 69 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio calls Rajan Mathews’ press statement surreptitious and defamatory

Reliance Jio the new telecom entrant which is all up in arms against industry lobby body COAI today cleared its stand on the recent statement made by the Lobby's director general Rajan Mathews where he had called Jio a back door operator. Jio called Mathews' statement surreptitious, defamatory, and an act of contempt of the orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and devoid of any merit. Reliance Jio Infocomm... Read More

September 28th, 2016 7:10 PM 8 COMMENTS

Nationwide campaign to save internet telephony launched with support of iSPIRIT

New Delhi saw the launch of “Free Your Voice”, a national campaign aimed at freeing the voice of the people of India by serial entrepreneur Bhavin Turakhia and supported by iSPIRIT in an effort to encourage fair laws to enable the launch of Internet Telephony in India, permanently. The Free Your Voice campaign counters the stand taken by several incumbent players including, but not limited to, Vodafone, Idea and Airtel,... Read More

September 28th, 2016 2:56 PM 16 COMMENTS

Debt burden of Indian telecom sector to rise as operators get into bruising tariff war- ASSOCHAM/KPMG study

Even as the telecom industry finds itself in a tariff war with entry of a major player, an ASSOCHAM-KPMG paper has pointed towards the operators grappling with a huge debt burden of Rs 3.80 lakh crore, reinforcing a case for rationalisation of taxes and other levies along with spectrum charges. The telecom operators have an accumulated debt of around INR 3.8 lakh crore. An additional customs duty of 10 per cent... Read More

September 27th, 2016 3:36 PM 29 COMMENTS

Anil Ambani addresses AGM 2016 highlights virtual merger between Rcom and Jio

Anil Ambani the CEO of Reliance communications today addressed the Annual general meeting for the shareholders of the company in Mumbai. The event started off with Gurdip Singh highlighting the shift in consumption trends of the mobile user today who spends 90 mins a day on apps as opposed to 10 mins on a voice call, indicating that data is the current growth driver for this decade like voice was... Read More

September 26th, 2016 9:02 PM 64 COMMENTS

Vodafone starts offering 10 GB 4G data at the price of 1 GB for new 4G smartphones

Vodafone India the second largest operator by subscriber base which recently crossed the 200 Million mark is starting to feel the heat from the entry of arch rival Jio which is currently providing free 4G data to all subscribers till 31st December. To prevent the churn of its high revenue generating data consuming user segment, the operator has launched an offer where it will offer an additional 9 GB of... Read More

September 24th, 2016 11:52 AM 4 COMMENTS

Cafe Coffee Day partners with O-Zone to offer free wi-fi access to customers in Delhi and Bengaluru

With the growing usage of smart-phones and increasing demand for data while away from office and home, there is a strong need for Wi-Fi at hangouts frequented by people on a regular basis. Keeping this in mind, Café Coffee Day (CCD), the coffee house chain owned by Amalgamated bean coffee trading company has tied up with leading Wi-Fi service provider O-Zone Networks to provide free Wi-Fi access to customers at its... Read More

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