About the author: Having over six years of experience in business journalism, Krishna has a knack for writing on telecom and IT. She believes that tryst with technology is the best thing that has ever happened to mankind. Krishna is a telecom analyst

February 4th, 2016 7:49 PM 14 COMMENTS

Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) posts net loss of Rs 339 crore for nine months ended December 2015

Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) has reported a net loss of Rs 339 crore for the nine months ended December 31, 2015, as against a net loss of Rs 451 crore during the same period last year. Income from operations for the nine months stood at Rs 2,239 crore, a year on year growth of 4.3% and EBITDA during the same period stood at Rs 649 crore, up 36.3% over the corresponding... Read More

February 4th, 2016 3:05 PM 0 COMMENTS

MoboMoney ties-up with ToneTag for contactless payments using sound waves

MoboMoney, an NFC-enabled merchant payment network from Tech Mahindra, has collaborated with ToneTag for the use of its patented technology that is integrated into the MoboMoney mobile application. The partnership will allow consumers to pay using sound. ToneTag is a software development kit (SDK) that allows offline, contactless and secure payments using sound as well as near-filed communication (NFC) depending upon the user device and retail POS hardware. The company... Read More

February 4th, 2016 2:57 PM 11 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio offers Wi-Fi service at Global Investors Meet in Bengaluru

Reliance Jio Infocomm will offer its ‘Jionet’ Wi-Fi service at Global Investors Meet, which is taking place in Bengaluru between February 3-5, 2016. The event is taking place at The Bangalore Palace in Bengaluru and Reliance Jio is the the official connectivity partner of Bengaluru Global Investors Meet, where dignitaries will be able to access wireless connectivity through the Wi-Fi network from Reliance Jio. Any visitor can connect to ‘Jionet’... Read More

February 3rd, 2016 8:34 PM 24 COMMENTS

4G launch in Delhi, NCR to catalyze the entire 4G ecosystem: Apoorva Mehrotra, Business Head-Delhi and NCR circle, Vodafone India

After launching 4G services in Kerala, Karnataka, Mumbai and Kolkata, Vodafone India today launched the next generation services in Delhi and NCR, where it has about one crore customers and data contributes around 25% of total revenues. Beginning with key business and residential corridors in NCR across Gurgaon, which today constitute more than 10% of its data users, the company will soon expand 4G services across the length and breadth of... Read More

February 3rd, 2016 1:48 PM 66 COMMENTS

Vodafone rolls out 4G services in Delhi and NCR; special offers on cards from today

Country’s second largest telecom operator Vodafone India today launched 4G services on 1800 MHz in Delhi and NCR. As part of the launch, the company is offering free upgrade to 4G for customers along with high-speed 4G SIM. It has joined hands with a number of device manufacturers such as iPhone, Samsung, Micromax, Microsoft, Lava, Xolo among others for 4G-enabled handset devices. The company is offering an array of data packs... Read More

February 2nd, 2016 3:54 PM 16 COMMENTS

GSMA expresses concerns over TRAI’s price recommendation for 700MHz spectrum

The global body of GSM operators GSMA has called for affordable spectrum pricing in the upcoming spectrum auction and expressed its concerns over telecom regulator TRAI’s recommendation to set a starting price of US$1.7 billion per MHz for pan-Indian 700MHz spectrum. It said that the short-term gain, long-term pain approach to spectrum pricing should come to an end. As the digital economy becomes increasingly important to India’s future prosperity, the... Read More

February 2nd, 2016 12:02 PM 12 COMMENTS

Telenor set for mobile broadband transformation with Huawei’s spectrum efficient GSM solution

Telecom firm Telenor India, which operates in six circles in India, has deployed its partner Huawei's spectrum efficient Lean GSM solution across 28 cities, including Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Varanasi, in the country. The solution improves the network capacity by over 30% using the same spectrum resources and claims to provide superior voice and data experience. It uses GPS-based synchronisation and automated interference management based on real-time network measurement. Additional capacity... Read More

January 30th, 2016 9:19 AM 29 COMMENTS

Forget 700 Mhz, insufficient 1800 Mhz band in the upcoming spectrum auctions may hit India’s 4G dreams

With the spectrum auctions most likely to take place in the first half of this year, all eyes are set on the telecom department which is weaving the largest ever spectrum auction in India’s history. According to a report in the Financial Express, even though the buzz is around the 700Mhz band and its high pricing, “but if more 1800Mhz spectrum is not made available through early harmonisation, this will... Read More

January 29th, 2016 2:52 AM 6 COMMENTS

About 1 million devices infected in India in 2015; third party app key culprit: Survey

In India, about one million devices got infected last year and a larger android user base is not only contributing to that, but third-party app markets have been contaminated by malware due to the weak monitoring of this segment, a survey said. Cheetah Mobile, a global mobile utility provider committed to providing a safer, faster and simpler mobile internet experience, has announced findings from its latest global mobile security report... Read More

January 28th, 2016 4:57 PM 21 COMMENTS

Idea rolls out 4G LTE services in Karnataka; 4G LTE now available in its 7 telecom circles

Telecom operator Idea Cellular has expanded its 4G services to 39 towns in Karnataka, including Mysore, Madikeri, Karwar, Belgaum, covering 20% of the total population of the state. In addition to Bangalore metro, Idea has launched its 4G LTE services in other towns of Channarayapatna, Udyavara (CT), Harihar, Kunigal, Mulbagal, and Toranagal. Now, it plans to launch its 4G services in Mangalore, Udupi-Manipal, Bijapur, Bellary and 18 more towns by the... Read More

January 28th, 2016 4:31 PM 12 COMMENTS

50 million subscribers to switch to 4G services in India in next 12-18 months: Deloitte

With increased proliferation of 4G services in India, an estimated 50 million subscribers will move to the next generation services in the next 12-18 months, a report said. Deloitte India in its technology, media and entertainment and telecom (TMT) India Predictions 2016 report estimated that about 300 million customers will be using Voice over LTE (VoLTE) or Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi); double the number at the start of the year... Read More

January 28th, 2016 4:14 PM 3 COMMENTS

Vodafone rolls out 3G network in Uttar Pradesh West, Uttarakhand

Telecom service provider Vodafone India has started rolling out 3G services on its own network in Uttar Pradesh West (UPW) and Uttarakhand circle. The company has, so far, rolled out over 1,500 cell sites across UPW and Uttarakhand and will continue to expand in a phased manner and complete the rollout of 3G on its own network across the region by February 2016, it said in a statement. Presently, it... Read More

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