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 8th, 2014 4:19 PM 6 COMMENTS

Exclusive First look at Reliance Jio Mags: Jio’s answer to Google’s Play Newsstand

As promised by us, our exclusive app hands on series continues as we bring to you the very first sneak peeks into the Jio’s suit of apps and services. Today we bring to you ‘Jio Mags’ which is Reliance Jio’s own app for reading digital copies of magazines. As we know that Google has recently updated its Play Newsstand app for the android platform to now offer magazines on monthly and... Read More

December 6th, 2014 8:08 PM 25 COMMENTS

First look at Reliance Jio Social: Cross platform Instant messenger and VoIP app

At the time of commercial launch, Reliance Jio is known to offer a host of products and services, which include its own suit of apps available for download through ‘Jio world’ ranging from streaming music to watching live TV to interacting with friends. At TelecomTalk we will bring to you the exclusive sneak peek into these apps, Jio’s very own cross platform over the top (OTT) Instant messenger and VoIP... Read More

December 4th, 2014 11:33 PM 3 COMMENTS

Hathway Datacom launches ‘Broadband TV’ in association with Ditto TV app

After its recent launch of ‘Broadband movies’ in association with Eros Now app, Hathway has struck another strategic partnership with an online video content provider for both live streaming and video on demand services. This time Hathway has partnered with the cross platform app ‘Ditto TV’. Ditto TV is available on Android, iOS, windows phone and PC. It has more than 100 live TV channels along with catch up TV... Read More

December 4th, 2014 6:16 PM 10 COMMENTS

Exclusive: Reliance Jio to use RCOM as home network ?

Reliance Jio preview website went online few days ago, but it was quickly pulled down. We have managed to pull some in depth information regarding partnership with RCOM from Jio website FAQ page. The partnership has gone beyond passive infrastructure sharing to vital operations of Jio services. Reliance Jio holds 20 MHz of spectrum in the 2300 MHz band in all 22 circles and 5-7 MHz of spectrum in the 1800 MHz... Read More

December 1st, 2014 11:50 AM 15 COMMENTS

Unifi app allows Mumbaikars to enjoy WiFi connectivity on the go across Mumbai

Ever wondered how cool it would be if you could get your home WiFi connection to follow you wherever you travel across the city, so you would not have to rely on your cell phone network provider’s slow data connection be it 2G or 3G. Here is a pioneer effort in a one of its kind app. Unifi app allows users to share their home broadband connection over WiFi with... Read More

October 16th, 2014 11:40 AM 22 COMMENTS

Google unveils Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Android Lollipop

Google has just lifted the veil from its newest offerings in the Nexus line of devices namely the HTC manufactured Nexus 9 tablet and Motorola manufactured Nexus 6 phablet alongside the launch of its much awaited Android 5.0 named Lollipop (Following its tradition of naming operating systems alphabetically after a sweet dessert). This announcement comes in just one day prior to Apple’s scheduled press event where it will supposedly showcase... Read More

October 15th, 2014 10:59 AM 36 COMMENTS

Reliance launches Zero plan for existing GSM Postpaid subscribers

Rcom has been very aggressive lately with its marketing and offerings in the telecom sector, trying to increase its subscriber base and gross revenue per user. Reliance has come up with many ‘one of its kind’ offers and promotions that are unparalleled by any of the major Pan India operators. One such offering is the unique ‘Zero Plan’. This plan is a truly unlimited plan in the real sense of... Read More

July 9th, 2014 6:09 PM 28 COMMENTS

India gearing up for the next big spectrum auction, everything you need to know

Department of telecommunications is considering the sale of airwaves across most commercially used spectrum bands in the current fiscal year 2014-15. Spectrum in 900, 1800, 2100, 2300 and 2500MHz bands will be put up for sale across the 22 telecom circles in India. Dot expects a total of Rs 38,954cr proceeds from communication services this current fiscal including the revenues generated from auction. The exact dates of the auction have... Read More

July 4th, 2014 3:09 AM 7 COMMENTS

Fine on Reliance communications quashed by Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal

Reliance communications, India’s 4th largest telecom operator by subscriber base has recently been weighed down by the burden of its debt which currently stands at  34,000 cr. Adding to this burden was a fine of 63 cr imposed by Department of Telecommunications as reported by financialexpress on Rcom in 2011-12 for non-submission and delayed submission of Customer Acquisition Forms in Madhya Pradesh circle. In 2012 RCom had approached The Telecom Disputes... Read More

June 30th, 2014 1:20 PM 20 COMMENTS

Ambani brothers to join hands to provide Pan India 2G, 3G, 4G services ? How this will affect the current telecom market

With the commercial launch of services by Reliance Jio drawing closer day by day, the company has taken every measure possible to ensure a large scale smooth roll out of services on a Pan India level. Rjio has signed tower sharing deals with Tower vision, ACT India, Viom networks, Bharti AirTel and also with younger brother Anil Ambani’s company Reliance communications. Rjio has signed multiple deals with Rcom which includes... Read More

June 30th, 2014 1:28 AM 40 COMMENTS

CAG urges DOT to cancel Pan India 4G spectrum held by Reliance Jio

Comptroller & Auditor General of India in a draft report sent to the Department of Telecom for comments, said, "the DoT failed to recognise the tell-tale sign of rigging of the auction right from beginning of the auction" in which a small ISP, Infotel Broadband Services Pvt Ltd (IBSPL) emerged winner of pan-India broadband spectrum by paying 5,000 times of its net worth. RIL, which acquired IBSPL within hours of... Read More

June 23rd, 2014 9:14 PM 19 COMMENTS

Airtel To Become World’s Third Largest Operator by Subscriber base soon

Bharti Airtel today declared on the basis of its strong subscriber base growth that it is likely to soon become the world’s third largest telecom operator after China mobile and UK’s Vodafone reports ET. This statement comes soon after Airtel signed a definitive agreement with Loop Mobile in Mumbai circle which added 3 million subscribers to its existing 4 million subscribers in Mumbai, making it the largest operator by subscriber... Read More

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