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

January 28th, 2016 11:26 AM 0 COMMENTS

Mobile broadband investment fuels Ericsson India’s Q4 sales to 3.2 bn Swedish krona

Propelled by increased investments in mobile broadband infrastructure and professional services, telecom equipment maker Ericsson India has posted a 34% rise in its fourth quarter sales at 3.2 billion Swedish krona, as against 2.3 billion Swedish krona in the same period last year. However, the sequential sales declined 13% for the India business. The full year sales for India grew by 74% to 13.4 billion Swedish krona, against 7.8 billion... Read More

January 27th, 2016 6:48 PM 8 COMMENTS

Videocon Telecom’s operating losses narrow down by 42% in third quarter of FY’ 16; to offer 4G services soon

Videocon Telecom has reported a 42% improvement in its operating loss in its GSM business to Rs 25.9 crore in the third quarter of 2015-16 as against Rs 44.4 crore in the same period last year. It will soon offer 4G services in its circles through spectrum sharing option in order to accelerate its business growth. The company reported a consolidated topline telecom revenue (including its GSM, Carrier business and Wireline... Read More

January 27th, 2016 1:12 PM 2 COMMENTS

Foxconn in pact with Spirent for VoLTE voice, video-enabled mobile phones

Foxconn, the largest OEM device manufacturer of mobile handsets, has inked an agreement with Spirent Communications, a VoIP developer, in order to deliver mobile phones embedded with VoLTE voice and video calling capabilities. Foxconn will use Spirent's BEEHD VoLTE Client Framework to design and develop Android-based mobile handsets that allow users to use VoLTE voice and video calling services. With BEEHD, the handsets were optimized to provide better communication capabilities.... Read More

January 25th, 2016 12:51 PM 28 COMMENTS

Vodafone rolls out 4G services in City of Joy; special offers on cards from January 26th

Telecom service provider Vodafone has launched its 4G services in Kolkata and as part of its January 26th special offer, it is providing an array of data packs ranging from 150 MB at Rs 42 to a bonanza pack of 25GB at Rs 2,049. For Vodafone customers, it would be a free upgrade to 4G along with a 4G SIM. It is offering 100% extra data for all 4G customers... Read More

January 22nd, 2016 8:59 AM 10 COMMENTS

Indus Towers plans big for Tamil Nadu; sets up 5,920 green sites

With an aim to provide robust connectivity in Tamil Nadu, Indus Towers, India’s largest telecom tower company, has set up 5,920 green sites and 5,505 non-AC sites in the state. It has reached over 28,700 tenancies in the past eight years and is connecting over 79.3 million wireless subscribers across Indus Towers’ second largest telecom circle. The company also provides employment to over 4,000 employees (directly and indirectly) in the circle. “With... Read More

January 21st, 2016 7:06 PM 15 COMMENTS

‘FreeCharge Go’ to help customers transact at ease across major e-commerce portals

Digital payments solutions provider FreeCharge has launched its new virtual card ‘FreeCharge Go’, which makes the wallet universally accepted across all online merchants in India. FreeCharge Go is built to ensure the safety and security of customer data. The firm has deployed a technology wherein data is secured with 128-bit encryption and stored as per PCI DSS compliance. With ‘FreeCharge Go’, customers can transact across all major e-commerce portals, pay for... Read More

January 21st, 2016 6:07 PM 1 COMMENTS

LeEco’s flagship phones to come bundled with ErosNow services

ErosNow, the digital OTT platform of Eros International, has tied up with China-based internet and technology company LeEco for the latter’s flagship superphones-- Le Max & Le1s. LeEco has launched its flagship phones in the Indian market and with this partnership, ErosNow services will be integrated within the Le ecosystem of internet-enabled smartphones and smart televisions. ErosNow will showcase its repository of Bollywood films, music and originals and the devices... Read More

January 21st, 2016 12:31 PM 32 COMMENTS

Vodafone 4G-ready SIMs hit shelves; Customers in Delhi & NCR to get 1GB free Internet on upgrade to 4G SIMs

Country’s second-largest telecom operator Vodafone India has announced the availability of its 4G SIMs at its stores across Delhi and NCR. “Customers who are upgrading to 4G-Ready SIMs will be rewarded with free 1GB 4G internet, at the time of launch. All they need to do is send a short SMS “GO4G” to 199,” the company said in a statement. For availing 4G services, a customer will need to have... Read More

January 20th, 2016 11:59 AM 12 COMMENTS

Vodafone India to complete 3G rollout in Bengaluru by March

Telecom operator Vodafone India has started rolling out 3G services on its own network in Bengaluru and aims to cover the entire city in the next 60 days. The company has been providing 3G services in Bengaluru through intra-circle roaming arrangements with other operators. With the rollout, J P Nagar, Chamrajpet, Basavanagudi, Padmanabha Nagar, Hanumanth Nagar, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Srinagar, Jayanagar, KR Market, Kumaraswamy layout, Electronic City, Jigni, Bommasandra and Bommanahalli... Read More

January 20th, 2016 7:13 AM 1 COMMENTS

Government to run awareness campaigns to tame ‘spoofing’ activities

The Department of Telecom (DoT) will run awareness campaigns against spoofing, which mislead the investigating authorities and place challenges in malicious call tracing, counter terrorism and national security. In a letter, the telecom department has said:”This spoofing is a case of CLI (call line identification) tampering ie changing the CLI of calling party before presenting it to called party... It makes difficult for Law Enforcement Agencies to establish true identity... Read More

January 19th, 2016 7:21 PM 8 COMMENTS

Sony ESPN HD another feather in the cap for DishTV; total HD count reaches 50 channels

DTH (Direct-to-Home) service provider DishTV has taken its total number of HD (high definition) channels to 50, with the addition of Sony ESPN in its bouquet of services. The Sony ESPN HD channel will start its sporting calendar with the live broadcast of the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open, among others. The company claims that it has achieved a milestone with maximum number of HD channels... Read More

January 19th, 2016 5:19 PM 0 COMMENTS

TEMA seeks grant of infrastructure status to domestic manufacturing companies complying with PMA

With the budget round the corner, Telecom Equipment Manufacturers Association of India (TEMA) today demanded grant of infrastructure status to the domestic telecom equipment manufacturing companies complying with PMA (Preferential Manufacturing Access) provisions that will help the industry to take benefits of the incentives given to the infrastructure sector. It also proposed to extend Income Tax Act Section 35 AD benefits to domestic telecom equipment manufacturing companies which are complying... Read More

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