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.

February 9th, 2015 7:13 PM 6 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio President Sumit Chowdhury quits before commercial launch

Reliance Jio Infocom LTD is one of the most awaited new generation mobile operators in India. Tech enthusiasts and early technology adopters alike have been waiting with bated breath for it to launch services. But even before the company’s commercial launch we have been witnessing changes in leadership and high profile exits in the pecking order. In the recent turn of events Reliance Jio’s President Mr. Sumit Chowdhury has stepped... Read More

February 9th, 2015 5:33 PM 13 COMMENTS

Aircel slashes 2G data tariff in Maharashtra circle offers 1GB at Rs.79

Aircel is one of the only two operators offering services on 2G, 3G and 4G platforms in India. At the time of launch of commercial services Aircel gained its market share through its unique and value for money ‘Pocket internet’ offering, which is the name given to its 2G data services. After Uninor, Aircel offers one of the lowest tariffs for 2G data in India. On the one hand where... Read More

February 9th, 2015 2:32 AM 3 COMMENTS

Uninor offering upto 29% extra talktime for recharges of select denominations on its online recharge portal

Uninor the 100% FDI subsidiary of Norwegian Telenor group has a licence to operate in 7 circles and is commercially present in 6 circles. In 2012 after the Supreme Court order quashing 122 telecom licences issued in 2008 under the 2G spectrum scam, Uninor had to shut down operations in 7 out of its then operational 13 circles. Uninor has since then come a long way from its dedication and... Read More

February 8th, 2015 7:41 PM 7 COMMENTS

MTS to offer free WiFi at Secunderabad railway station in Hyderabad

MTS had last year started offering free WiFi in Metro rails by entering into a partnership with Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon Limited (RMGL). Originally MTS had received the green signal for setting up WiFi in the three stations of Agra, Ahmedabad and Varanasi under the digital India initiative led by PM Modi. The work of setting up these WiFi hotspots is charted to be completed by the end of the... Read More

February 8th, 2015 12:44 PM 11 COMMENTS

Uninor starts offering Free 100 minutes calling U2U as bonus for opening a self care account

Uninor has recently launched its own web-based self-care portal for taking its services a notch higher than the ease of access of the USSD based self-care portal. Uninor is now luring its subscribers to register their numbers on the web-based self-care portal by offering an incentive of 100 minutes free calling Uninor to Uninor. Uninor currently has license to operate in 7 circles and has commercial operations in 6 circles... Read More

February 8th, 2015 1:57 AM 25 COMMENTS

Aircel starts offering 4G LTE WiFI router, 4G Plans starting at Rs 999

Aircel is buckling up its armour and entering into the 4G LTE battlefield in which up till now Airtel and Reliance Jio have been locking horns for gaining the early movers advantage. Aircel holds 20MHz of spectrum in the 4G LTE 2300 MHz band across eight circles - Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Assam and North East and Jammu and Kashmir. In comparison, Airtel holds 20MHz of... Read More

February 7th, 2015 12:09 PM 13 COMMENTS

Videocon telecom increases 2G data tariffs in Punjab and Haryana circles

Videocon telecom the regional GSM operator with commercial services in the 7 circles of Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, UP East, UP West, Gujarat, Bihar and Jharkhand has hiked its 2G data tariffs in Punjab and Haryana circles. The Rs.58 voucher which earlier provided 500MB data with 12-day validity now provides 400MB with 10-day validity. The Rs.96 voucher which earlier provided 850MB now gives only 650MB and the price... Read More

February 6th, 2015 8:18 PM 10 COMMENTS

Aircel to offer 20% extra data on Online exclusive recharges

Aircel has been aggressively marketing its services among the circles where it is currently operational. The company had recently restructured its marketing strategy by rolling back services in loss making circles and redistributing assets in the profit-making ones. Aircel has been launching innovative products and services like ‘My first Internet service’ to rope in the first-time mobile internet users and get them onto the network. Now Aircel has launched its... Read More

February 6th, 2015 6:04 PM 3 COMMENTS

List of signalling point codes allotted to Reliance Jio by BSNL

As we had reported in December 2014 Reliance Jio had been allotted signalling point codes (SPC) for offering National long distance (NLD) and International long distance (ILD) calling services. These codes have been allotted to Jio by BSNL in the four metro cities namely Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata. All the 22 telecom circles are divided into four zones with the north zone circles coming under the SPC of Delhi,... Read More

February 6th, 2015 4:14 PM 4 COMMENTS

BSNL activates new speed test hosting server, capable of measuring connection speeds up to 100Mbps

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. Has the largest wired broadband market share in India. The internet backbone provides broadband connectivity to maximum rural areas as well as semi-urban and urban regions in India. BSNL has activated a new speed test hosting server on speedtest.net, the server is based in Bangalore. Multiprotocol label switching(MPLS) Network operating system(NOC) has reported that this server is capable of measuring connection speeds up to 100 Mbps.... Read More

February 6th, 2015 1:29 AM 2 COMMENTS

Videocon launches India’s first 4K channel on its UHD set top boxes

Videocon D2H India’s leading satellite TV service provider had showcased its next generation 4K set top boxes back in July 2014. Now these set top boxes are commercially available at the retail outlets as well as through the company’s website. 4K set-top boxes are available for Rs.6590 for new subscribers and for Rs.5990 for existing Videocon D2H subscribers looking to upgrade their set-top boxes. 4K offers an image resolution of... Read More

February 5th, 2015 8:15 PM 3 COMMENTS

Opera mini partners with FreeCharge to offer Free Internet to Vodafone and Idea subscribers

Opera Software has developed a new offering branded as Opera web pass which aims at breaking free from the concept of having to subscribe to fixed data packs from your mobile operator. Usually a subscriber has only two options for using mobile data (2G or 3G) on his cell phone, either he pays at the base tariff of 2p/10KB or he subscribes to monthly fixed data packs offered by his... Read More

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