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October 11th, 2016 10:54 AM 92 COMMENTS

ACT Fibernet upgrades speed and bundled data in broadband plans of existing subscribers free of cost

Anticipating threat from Reliance Jio, as the 4G operator is all set to launch Gigafiber in the coming weeks and other operators who are rapidly cutting broadband data tariff, South based leading ISP ACT Fibernet has started offering free speed and bundled data upgrade to most of its customers across its operational cities to protect subscriber base. Act Fibernet which offers high speed broadband services across 11 cities including Hyderabad,... Read More

October 10th, 2016 2:52 PM 31 COMMENTS

Airtel offers 15 GB 4G data at the price of 1GB through my Airtel app

After lowering the data tariffs, Airtel the largest telecom operator in the country is now offering data freebies to protect data customer base when Jio is preparing to home deliver sim cards, loaded with free data and calling benefits. To prevent the churn of its high revenue generating data consuming user segment, the Mittal led telco is now offering free data up to 15 GB to its customers through the... Read More

October 9th, 2016 5:00 AM 65 COMMENTS

Spectrum auction 2016 aftermath- Who paid what to stay relevant where?

So the largest ever spectrum auction which had been the talk of the town concluded on Thursday, with the government being assured Rs.65,789 crore in revenue. Of the 2,355 megahertz (MHz) of spectrum put up for sale across seven bands, only 965 MHz or around 40% got sold. The much awaited auction saw just 31 rounds of bidding and concluded on the fifth day. We've updated our Pan India spectrum holding... Read More

September 28th, 2016 10:03 AM 15 COMMENTS

Aircel crosses 5 million subscriber mark in West Bengal circle

5th largest GSM operator, Aircel which was expanding networks in West Bengal rapidly after RCom 2G shutdown to gain subscribers and improve overall network in the circle has now crossed 5 million mark in the circle. According to the latest subscription data provided by the GSM lobby COAI, the company has crossed 5 million mark in the B category circle by adding 57,827 new subscribers in August. In the circle... Read More

September 26th, 2016 6:20 PM 60 COMMENTS

Airtel lowers tariff for voice calling STVs across major circles

When Jio's announcement to make voice calls free on their network made incumbents worried about the future of voice revenues which contributes more than 70% of total revenue, it seems incumbent operators are still finding ways to balance the voice market by cutting down tariff of voice calls. After cutting down data tariffs to match Jio, market leader Bharti Airtel has now started revising most voice rate cutters across major... Read More

September 26th, 2016 4:59 PM 12 COMMENTS

Rcom launches location tracking service ‘Spottr’ for its subscribers Pan India

To help its customers locate and connect with friends, family or a group of people, Reliance Communications has now launched a location tracking service called 'Spottr'. It uses cell tower tracking feature to track people's location. With this new tracking facility, Reliance Mobile users can easily track the location of friends and family, even if they aren't connected to internet. But, the service is only available for Rcom subscribers as... Read More

September 25th, 2016 6:44 AM 82 COMMENTS

Incumbent operators added 2.09 million new subscribers in August 2016- COAI

According to latest COAI subscription data, India's GSM subscriber base grew to 781.14 million with GSM telecom operators including Airtel, Vodafone and Idea together adding 2.09 million subscribers in August. The combined subscriber base grew upward even though Jio was offering free benefits under preview offer. Total subscriber base of these six operators grew at a rate of 0.26% when compared to July 2016 subscriber figure of 779.05 million. Telecom major... Read More

September 20th, 2016 11:32 AM 50 COMMENTS

Rcom-Aircel merger and its impact on the Indian telecom sector- Analysis

After several attempts to merge wireless operations, Aircel and RCom finally led the consolidation in telecom space to create a Rs 65,000 crore telecom behemoth, no doubt fierce competition because of Jio's entry was a key factor in uniting these two companies. Though, RCom already sealed another deal with pure play CDMA operator MTS which is yet to receive regulatory approvals is the another part of the biggest consolidation. As,... Read More

September 19th, 2016 7:44 PM 25 COMMENTS

Update: Airtel ends 3G ICRA with Idea in Karnataka, Idea picks Vodafone as next ICRA partner: Sources

After offering 3G services through ICR to Idea customers in Karnataka for quite some time, Bharti Airtel has finally scrapped the ICR deal says sources. In this situation, Idea Cellular has partnered with another 3G operator Vodafone India to use their 3G network under new ICR agreement, to make sure none of their customers suffer with 3G connectivity issue in the circle. From last few years, top three operators were... Read More

September 19th, 2016 11:02 AM 17 COMMENTS

Following in the wake of Jio, Idea cellular launches own movie streaming app

Considering the huge revenue opportunity from content, Idea Cellular has finally stepped up to launch its own movie and video streaming service 'Idea Movie Club' for their customers. Other operators are offering similar services from quite some time but latest move by Idea Cellular indicates that they don’t want to be limited to being a connectivity provider anymore. Jio has built own app ecosystem which is much more mature than other... Read More

September 19th, 2016 6:12 AM 71 COMMENTS

Airtel and Idea increase upfront data offered on annual data rate cutter STV Pan India

After receiving lots of criticism for high priced data packs with an upfront fee to cut down data rates, both Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular have increased the one-time free data limit in the pack for every circle. Last month, Airtel first launched the data pack at a denomination of Rs 1498 which came with upfront 1 GB one-time data then brought down the cost of 1 GB data at... Read More

September 17th, 2016 7:17 PM 27 COMMENTS

Vodafone introduces ‘Flex’ prepaid plans across india

After launching 'Flex' postpaid plan, second largest operator, Vodafone has now come up with prepaid Flex packs across the country. Flex is the recent addition from the British telecom giant’s Indian unit which is facing tough competition from rival networks these days. The Flex prepaid packs are a concept for a simplified prepaid plan which is originally Vodafone Group's global strategy for offering easy to use prepaid plans. The similar 'Flex'... Read More

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