IPL fans will have the privilege to watch the Season 8 match with Tamil, Telugu and Bengali commentary, in addition to Hindi and English, with Multi Screen Media (MSM) launching its new sports channel Sony Kix. The channel will launch on April 8th, the day when IPL Season 8 tournament begins. Multi Screen Media, the proud owner of Sony Entertainment television already owns Sony Six, which started airing in 2012.... Read More
Charging for privacy is the new business frontier for internet service providers, proves AT&T, the American multinational telecommunications corporation. The service provider has begun to charge its GigaPower customers to pay more if they do not want to get spied for what they do online. AT&T’s GigaPower is a superfast internet service that lets the customers download 25 songs in a fraction of a second. It relies on fiber-optic cables... Read More
Five new cable network operators are granted with multi-system operator (MSO) licenses that take the MSO license count to 158 in the country. Among those who received the licenses are Siti Maurya Cable Network, Sikkim Digital Network, International Cable Network, Sai Star Digital Media, and Maharaja Entertainment. Maharaja Entertainment acquired the license for pan India in all Phases of Digital Addressable Cable (DAS). With the license, Sikkim Digital Network covers... Read More
Get ready to allocate more budget for your mobile phone bills! The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) expects to hike the call charges by 12-15 percent in order to incur Rs. 1,09,874.91 (Rs. 1.1 lakh crore) spectrum price telecom service providers need to pay the Government. COAI feels this price hike to be inevitable owing to the scenario where the industry faces a hike not only in spectrum cost,... Read More
Prepaid mobile services in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), North East, and Assam will run for another two more years, with the Government granting the extension to its license. The existing service license was about to expire on March 31st. While granting the extension, the high-level committee headed by Union Home Secretary L. C. Goyal warned the telecom providers to remain alert when issuing new SIM cards. High-security verification is ordered... Read More
The trial on the extension of telecom licenses to use 900MHz spectrum was held today at Supreme Court. However, the court reserved its decision on the same to a later date. The verdict will decide if prominent telecom service providers, including Bharti Airtel Ltd, Vodafone India, Idea Cellular and Reliance Telecom will receive a 10 year extension to their existing licenses, which will come to an end by December 2015.... Read More
Adding to the worry of missing the deadline for rolling out full Mobile Number Portability (MNP), is the new warning from the Government, which says that it will take legal actions against the service providers who fail to meet the deadline of May 3. MNP allows the subscribers to port their mobile networks from one service provider to another within the same telecom circle, without altering their existing mobile number.... Read More
Vodafone users, it’s time to say ‘hurray’! Vodafone now enables its wallet users to make payments through their android smartphones. To make this possible, Vodafone has entered into partnerships with Visa Inc., the American multinational financial service corporation and Carta Worldwide, the transaction solution provider. The service, which will come into effect by second quarter of 2015 in the European markets, which will enable its users to simply authenticate the card... Read More
On account of the financial success in the year 2014, Switzerland’s third largest telecom company Orange has announced a rebrand to meet the growing competition in the market. Its new identity will be unveiled on 23rd April, 2015. The company, which had a recent ownership change exhibited a financial success of 1.9 percent when compared to the previous year and has reached a revenue margin of 1.3 billion francs. Its... Read More
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