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 18th, 2016 4:06 PM 3 COMMENTS

Vodafone India to complete 3G roll out on its network in Rajasthan by next month

Telecom operator Vodafone India has rolled out its 3G services on its own network in Rajasthan and will complete the roll out on its own network across the state by next month. The company has already built over 1,100 cell sites across Rajasthan and will continue to expand in a phased manner, a statement said. Vodafone has been providing 3G services to its customers in Rajasthan through intra-circle roaming arrangements with... Read More

January 17th, 2016 11:09 PM 13 COMMENTS

Now, filing network-related complaints with BSNL will be at your fingertips, BSNL has introduced Whatsapp-based complaint redressal system

Now, filing network-related complaints with BSNL will be at your fingertips. State-run firm BSNL has introduced a Whatsapp-based complaint redressal system for its Madhya Pradesh Circle in order to improve customer services. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today launched a slew of connectivity services for the Madhya Pradesh circle. He inaugurated BSNL’s Wi-Fi hotspots at Indore. He has launched the connectivity services for the upcoming Simhastha Kumbh mela in Ujjain, which... Read More

January 16th, 2016 3:12 PM 0 COMMENTS

Singtel ties up with Netflix to expand video streaming portfolio

With an aim to expand its streaming offerings, Singapore-based telecom service provider Singtel has partnered with video-streaming service Netflix. Under the partnership, Netflix will be available on Singtel's set-top boxes from April and viewers can access Netflix through a quick access button or via channel 404. As per the deal, the telecom firm will be a part of Netflix's Open Connect program, where Internet Service Providers (ISPs) use the streaming service's... Read More

January 15th, 2016 9:39 PM 94 COMMENTS

BSNL to cut call rates up to 80% for prepaid customers starting January 16

State-run telecom company Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) has reduced its call rates up to 80% for its prepaid mobile customers, effective from January 16. The reduced call rate is applicable on Special Tariff Voucher (STV) of Rs 42 for per second plan and on STV of Rs 88 for per minute plan. STV 88 offers validity of 60 days call rate for local/ STD on net calls is reduced to 10... Read More

January 15th, 2016 7:19 PM 0 COMMENTS

Oppo ropes in Hrithik Roshan, Sonam Kapoor as brand ambassadors

Chinese smartphone brand Oppo has roped in Hrithik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor as its brand ambassadors for South Asia Region. Sky Li, Vice-President OPPO and MD of International Mobile Business, said, “As OPPO celebrates its 2nd year anniversary in India it gives me immense pleasure to announce Hrithik and Sonam as OPPO brand ambassadors. Both Hrithik and Sonam are youth icons and are looked up to for their style and... Read More

January 15th, 2016 1:14 PM 2 COMMENTS

BSNL introduces new webcare service for enterprise customers

State-run telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) has started a new webcare service for its enterprise customers, which will allow them to put a call back request on BSNL’s portal. Enterprise customers who want services like lease lines, MPLS-VPN, ILL, VPNoBB, Mobile CUG, bulk landline connections, bulk push sms, bulk broadband connection, etc, can register their requirement on BSNL portal through webcare service, along with their contact details. The... Read More

January 14th, 2016 8:00 PM 21 COMMENTS

Under Project Leap, Airtel rolls out largest 3G network in Odisha

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel has deployed the largest 3G network in Odisha under the ‘Project Leap’, the recently launched Rs 60,000-crore network transformation program by the company. The company has rolled out 1,800 3G sites in Odisha, thus covering 109 census towns in the region and has also strengthened its existing network of more than 5,000 2G sites. It has added 8,564 kms of high fiber optic cable and 234... Read More

January 14th, 2016 4:45 PM 29 COMMENTS

Idea 4G LTE services to be available across 183 towns in India by January 31st

Telecom firm Idea Cellular has launched its 4G LTE services across four more states in India (three telecom circles) – Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab, and with this, the company will now offer its 4G services across 183 towns by January 31st, 2016. The company has expanded its 4G LTE service footprint to seven telecom service areas, including the four telecom circles of South India--Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Karnataka,... Read More

January 14th, 2016 2:49 PM 79 COMMENTS

Not only LTE, Airtel’s 3G & HSPA technologies best performing networks in India: Study

Country’s top operator Bharti Airtel has the best performance among all the networks in India, while Aircel and Reliance’s HSPA and 3G networks are 20-25% slower, a study says. The 5th edition of the Twin Prime GLAS (Global Location based Acceleration Strategies) Insights report said that Airtel is not only leading the LTE investment trend, but its 3G and HSPA technologies are also among the best performing networks in India.... Read More

January 13th, 2016 8:47 PM 29 COMMENTS

BSNL chooses Indian Company Gemini Communication as technology partner for 4G rollout, NGN to follow

State-run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) has selected Gemini Communication, a Chennai-based provider of networking products and solutions, for rolling out its 4G networks as per the Press Release received by Telecomtalk correspondent Nitish Jain. The speed test done by him during his interaction with Gemini Engineers are attached below. Initially, these services will be offered to its employees and... Read More

January 13th, 2016 6:57 PM 5 COMMENTS

65% use mobile network in India owing to lack of free Wi-Fi zones: Study

About 65% people use mobile network for accessing internet owing to lesser number of free Wi-Fi zones in India, however, in developed markets, the usage of Wi-Fi and mobile networks for accessing mobile internet is proportionate --51% and 49%, respectively. Conversely, propensity to stream videos is much higher in developed nations as compared to developing nations such as India due to better network connectivity, said the Global Video Insights Report... Read More

January 13th, 2016 3:27 PM 29 COMMENTS

BSNL launches 4G services in Chandigarh with broadband speed of up to 100 Mbps

State-run telecom firm Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) today launched its 4G services in Chandigarh with broadband speed of up to 100 megabit per second (Mbps). “This soft launch is special for us and providing data services at a high-speed is good for the growth of the industry,” said N K Gupta, Director - consumer fixed access, BSNL. BSNL has 4G spectrum across India except in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka,... Read More

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