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October 25th, 2018 8:28 PM 25 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel Reports 65.4% Drop in Net Profit During Q2

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel on Thursday reported a 65.4% drop in consolidated net profit at Rs 119 crore for the second quarter ended September 2018. Its net profit stood at Rs 343 crore in the same period of the previous year, according to a company statement. Total revenue came in at Rs 20,422 crore for the September quarter, which was 6.2% lower than Rs 21,777 crore notched in the year-ago... Read More

October 25th, 2018 8:18 PM 1 COMMENTS

IMC 2018: Jio Demonstrates Drones Equipped With Facial Recognition Using 5G

From driving a car in Mumbai sitting in the national capital to flying drones equipped with facial recognition capabilities, Reliance Jio on Thursday displayed potential uses of high-speed 5G network technology. On the opening day of India Mobile Congress (IMC), richest Indian Mukesh Ambani's Jio- the world's largest and fastest growing mobile data network -- together with Ericsson demonstrated trial 5G network to drive a car prototyped at Reliance Corporate... Read More

October 25th, 2018 5:08 PM 0 COMMENTS

Government Asks Google and Social Media Platforms to Check the Spread of Rumours Inciting Unrest

The Indian Government has asked Google, Twitter, WhatsApp and other social media platforms to take concrete steps to check the spread of rumours and messages inciting unrest, cyber crimes and other activities that could be detrimental to the national security, officials said to PTI on Thursday. Besides, these platforms, which also include Facebook and Instagram, have also been asked to put in place a system for prompt sharing of information... Read More

October 25th, 2018 3:36 PM 1 COMMENTS

Redmi Note 6 Pro: 5 Reasons Why This Xiaomi Phone Can Beat Nokia 6.1 Plus

HMD Global is on a roll. The Finland based smartphone maker is leaving no stone unturned to take on Xiaomi in India. HMD recently launched a couple of smartphones in India including the Nokia 3.1 Plus, Nokia 5.1 Plus and Nokia 6.1 Plus, and all of them can be called one of the best looking phones at their respective price tags. Meanwhile, Xiaomi is said to be preparing to launch... Read More

October 25th, 2018 2:24 PM 24 COMMENTS

Jio GigaFiber to Make India Among Top 3 Broadband Nations Globally: Mukesh Ambani

After catapulting India to being the world's largest mobile data consuming nation, RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Thursday said Jio's fibre-based broadband offering could place the country among the top three nations in fixed broadband from a low rank of 135 currently. He also said India has moved from the 155th rank in mobile broadband penetration to being the number one nation in mobile data consumption in the world in... Read More

October 25th, 2018 11:14 AM 0 COMMENTS

Centre to Announce National Frequency Allocation Plan 2018 at the IMC: Telecom Secretary

The Centre would announce the National Frequency Allocation Plan at the three-day India Mobile Congress (IMC) which has started today in New Delhi, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said. She also said that "major" announcements would be made regarding manufacturing in telecom and communications sector at the second edition of the conference. "Some major announcements including the NFAP '18, National Frequency Allocation Plan would be made at IMC", Sundarajan told reporters... Read More

October 24th, 2018 7:45 PM 3 COMMENTS

Consolidation in Domestic Telecom Industry Will Create a More Rational Pricing Environment: Report

The issues dogging the telcos are unlikely to subside near-term even though consolidation offers some consolation from a long-term perspective, says a report. Consolidation in the domestic telecom industry will create a more "rational" pricing environment which is a long-term positive, global ratings agency Moody's Investor Service said in a report Wednesday. It can be noted that the entry of the deep-pocketed Reliance Jio in September 2016 has put tremendous... Read More

October 24th, 2018 7:30 PM 8 COMMENTS

MediaTek Helio P70 Launched: Brings Advanced AI, Premium Camera Features to Mid-Range Phones

MediaTek on Wednesday announced the launch of the Helio P70 system-on-chip (SoC) with an enhanced AI engine combined with CPU and GPU upgrades for more powerful AI processing. The introduction of the Helio P70 comes after the global launch of the Helio P60 earlier this year. The Helio P70 SoC brings an upgraded imaging and camera support, a gaming performance boost and advanced connectivity features to mid-range smartphones. With the... Read More

October 24th, 2018 5:16 PM 5 COMMENTS

Nokia 8810 4G or Banana Phone is Now Available for Purchase in India Across Offline Stores

HMD Global re-launched the almost two-decade-old Nokia Banana phone with a new design and upgraded internal hardware, software earlier this year at Mobile World Congress 2018. Months later, that is in the second week of October, HMD finally decided to bring the Nokia 8110 4G to India. The company launched the Nokia 8810 4G Banana phone in India alongside the Nokia 3.1 Plus on October 11. Today is the first... Read More

October 24th, 2018 3:51 PM 1 COMMENTS

India Requires a Robust Fibre Infrastructure to Unleash the Full Potential of 5G: Trai Chief

A robust fibre infrastructure is essential for India to unleash the full potential of 5G and new-age technologies, Trai chief R S Sharma said Wednesday, advocating a PPP model for creating common shared infrastructure at reduced costs. "For fibre to happen, a public-private partnership (PPP) where infrastructure providers too have a skin in the game, is needed," Sharma said at an interactive session organised by PHD Chamber of Commerce and... Read More

July 31st, 2018 2:49 PM 2 COMMENTS

iBall Aasaan 4 Feature Phone With 1800mAh Battery Launched at Rs 3,499

iBall Aasaan 4 is the latest feature phone addition to the company's Aasaan lineup of feature phones. iBall, the Domestic consumer electronics company today announced the launch of Aasaan 4 in India. iBall stated that the Aasaan 4 is aimed at senior citizens and it's priced at Rs 3,499. This feature phone from iBall doesn't have support for 4G, so it doesn't compete with the JioPhone or the JioPhone 2.... Read More

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