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September 16th, 2016 11:24 AM 27 COMMENTS

Vodafone adds speedtest feature in selfcare app ‘My Vodafone’

Ahead of fierce competition, second largest telecom operator Vodafone has now included speedtest and network tracking feature in its self-care app 'My Vodafone' to improve customer experience and network quality. The British telecom giant’s Indian unit which is all set to cross 20 crore subscriber mark soon is facing stiff competition from Bharti Airtel and Jio. Vodafone's main advantage of having superior 2G network wouldn't help them in near future... Read More

September 14th, 2016 3:29 PM 5 COMMENTS

Exclusive: MTNL Mumbai adds flexibility for speed v/s data in all broadband plans

After posting standalone loss of 718 Cr during April-June quarter, MTNL has now revamped all its broadband plans in Mumbai circle and now lets the subscriber pick between two alternatives at the same tariff point, one can either go for higher speeds coupled with lower pre FUP data quota or opt for lower speeds coupled with higher pre FUP data quota. In the above table for example, the entry level pack... Read More

September 14th, 2016 12:02 PM 16 COMMENTS

Exclusive: Vodafone to launch own 3G network in Odisha circle on 900 MHz

After expanding its 4G data network to 4 more circles, Vodafone is now working on launching its own 3G network in Odisha circle using efficient 900 Mhz spectrum which they bought in the last spectrum auction. According to our sources, the company has already deployed own 3G network in the circle and successfully tested it in a few places. Vodafone is using 5Mhz of spectrum in 900 Mhz band to... Read More

September 14th, 2016 11:59 AM 13 COMMENTS

MTNL reports a standalone loss of Rs.718 crores in Apr-June 2016 quarter

Struggling PSU telecom operator, Mahanagar Telecom Nigam Ltd. today reported that their standalone loss was at Rs 718.02 crore in the April-June quarter this year down fro Rs 734.24 crore in the same period a year ago. The total income of MTNL from their two operational circles of Mumbai and Delhi also declined by 4.5 per cent to Rs 744.72 crore in April- June quarter from Rs 780.12 crore in the... Read More

September 12th, 2016 10:40 AM 20 COMMENTS

BSNL lost the highest number of wireline subscribers in June 2016- TRAI

According to data released by TRAI about telecom subscriber base in India at the end of June 2016, Wireline subscriber base declined from 24.88 million at the end of May 16 to 24.74 million at the end of Jun 16. Net reduction in the wireline subscriber base was 0.13 million at the monthly decline rate of 0.52%. The share of urban and rural subscribers in total wireline subscribers were 83.51% and... Read More

September 11th, 2016 6:25 PM 71 COMMENTS

Airtel crosses 1.5 crore subscribers in West Bengal circle, becomes second operator to do so

Bharti Airtel, the largest telecom operator in the country which enjoys 24.71 percent of market share with more than 255 million customers on their network has now crossed 1.5 crore subscriber mark in West Bengal circle, a category B circle where the Mittal owned telco has a robust network with 2G, 3G and recently launched 4G network became the second operator to cross the milestone. Vodafone was the first operator in... Read More

September 11th, 2016 12:18 PM 48 COMMENTS

Reliance retail to rebrand digital xpress mini stores as ‘Jio stores’ soon

After announcing commercial launch, it seems Jio is working hard with its sister unit Reliance Retail to re-brand hundreds of Digital xpress mini stores as Jio Stores to offer better customer service from early next year. According to our sources, Reliance Retail, the retail arm of Reliance Industries will re-brand most of the Digital xpress Mini stores in coming months so that new customers can experience Jio's seamless high speed... Read More

September 11th, 2016 11:10 AM 29 COMMENTS

Airtel was leading with maximum new subscriber additions in June 2016- TRAI

The total mobile subscriber base in the country has marginally grown to 1.035 billion, with Bharti Airtel leading the GSM subscriber addition for the month of June 2016. According to latest subscription data shared by TRAI, overall 1.36 million new mobile subscribers were added during the month. Top operator Bharti Airtel added 1.4 million new users, followed by BSNL (1.3 million) and Vodafone (0.70 million users) in the month. Idea Cellular... Read More

September 10th, 2016 10:22 AM 6 COMMENTS

Idea offering 1GB 4G data as promotion for upgrading to 4G sim in Himachal pradesh circle

To promote upcoming 4G services in Himachal Pradesh, Idea Cellular has started offering free 4G data to customers in that region who will pre-book a 4G SIM. According to latest information, the company is offering 1 GB of 4G data for 4G SIM booking in HP circle which hints the launch isn't far away. To get the free data benefits, Idea Customers need to send a SMS 'BOOK4G' to 12345... Read More

September 9th, 2016 2:37 PM 83 COMMENTS

JioJoin app renamed to Jio4G Voice with new interface and added functionality

In an attempt to improve subscriber experience, Jio has now updated its 4G voice calling app 'JioJoin' and  renamed it as 'Jio4G voice'. The app runs on any Android smartphone which lacks VoLTE feature and acts as a bridge for voice and video calling purposes. With the latest update, the app got several new features like improved dialer, group chat with upto 100 contacts and location sharing. Also, it got... Read More

September 8th, 2016 6:25 PM 39 COMMENTS

Idea cellular slashes tariff of unlimited voice calling packs in response to Jio

When Jio announced to offer unlimited voice calls on their network to curb incumbent operators control over voice market, it seems Idea Cellular to become the first operator to cut down voice tariffs by lowering the rates of unlimited voice calling packs across the country. The third largest telecom operator which has more than 176 million customers has now started sending out emails offering unlimited calls at much lower cost... Read More

September 7th, 2016 3:18 PM 486 COMMENTS

Jio migrates existing subscribers on Jio preview offer to Jio welcome offer pan India with 4GB data limit per day

Reliance Jio, the 4G operator from Reliance Industries which recently launched commercial operations has now started migrating existing beta testers who have taken Jio SIM under Preview Offer to newly launched 'Jio Welcome Offer', under which users can enjoy unlimited free benefits with 4GB data limit per day till the end of the year. Last Thursday when Mukesh Ambani, MD - RIL announced commercial launch from 5th Sept, he said... Read More

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