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February 6th, 2023 8:13 PM 6 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea to Ask for Fresh Loans from Banks

Vodafone Idea (Vi), a leading telecom operator, will reportedly approach the banks for fresh loans. The telco is likely going to prioritise servicing old debt in the short term. Banks had earlier said no to Vi for fresh loans by citing the condition that until the time dues to equity conversion for the government takes place, they can't do anything. Now that the government has finally agreed to go ahead... Read More

February 6th, 2023 6:34 PM 0 COMMENTS

POCO X5 Pro 5G Launched in India with Snapdragon 778G and 108MP Camera

The POCO X5 5G series has made its global debut today. POCO has also launched the POCO X5 Pro 5G for the Indian market. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. During the launch event, POCO said that it is a smartphone meant for content creators. This is because it has an impressive camera with a... Read More

February 6th, 2023 11:50 AM 8 COMMENTS

Airtel Now Owns 47.95% Direct Stake in Indus Towers

Bharti Airtel, a leading telecom operator in India, now has a direct 47.95% stake in Indus Towers. Note that Airtel already had a 47.95% stake in Indus Towers, but it was in an indirect manner. Airtel-owned Nettle Infrastructure owned a 23.01% stake in Indus Towers, and Airtel directly had a 24.95% stake. But after Nettle Infra was amalgamated into Bharti Airtel, the telco also acquired the 23.01% stake in Indus... Read More

February 6th, 2023 10:27 AM 9 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Stock Up by More than 25% on Monday Morning

Vodafone Idea (Vi), the third-largest telecom operator in India, received the get-go from the Ministry of Communications to convert the interest dues into equity for the government. Being a positive boost for the company's future, the development has propelled the stock of Vodafone Idea up by more than 25% on Monday morning. The previous close of Vi's stock price was Rs 6.85. At the time of writing, it is trading... Read More

February 4th, 2023 10:51 PM 9 COMMENTS

BSNL will be Profitable by 2027

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the state-run telecom company in India, will be profitable by FY27. This was said by the Minister of State (MoS) for Communications in Parliament on Friday. In the first six months of FY23, the losses for BSNL were pegged at Rs 3589 crore. BSNL has been provided with revival measures which are looking after several of the things that the telco needs. According to a... Read More

February 4th, 2023 8:22 PM 2 COMMENTS

OnePlus 11 to Get 4 Years of Major OS Updates

OnePlus 11 is going to get four years of major Android OS updates. This is the most that any OnePlus smartphone has ever gotten. Along with this, the smartphone is going to get five years of security updates. It means that the smartphone would be perfect for long-term use and would also have a better resale value after three years. This is what a user would want from his/her flagship... Read More

February 4th, 2023 7:11 PM 0 COMMENTS

OnePlus Says it is Focusing on a Burdenless User Experience in 2023

OnePlus wants its users to have a super smooth experience while using its smartphones. In 2023, the company is increasing its focus in key areas, which would enable it to deliver a better and smoother experience. OnePlus said that most companies focus on the hardware to deliver a higher touch sampling rate. But that doesn't necessarily ensure a smoother touch experience. The optimisation of the interface is also important to... Read More

February 4th, 2023 6:18 PM 7 COMMENTS

India Pushes Minimum Broadband Speed to 2 Mbps from 512 Kbps

The central government has revised the minimum broadband speed in India from 512 Kbps to 2 Mbps. This means that the service providers will have to ensure that customers get a minimum of 2 Mbps of speed with their broadband connections. This is a step in the right direction from the Indian government as it looks to create a larger digital economy in the coming years. The rule has come... Read More

February 4th, 2023 3:10 PM 21 COMMENTS

Jio Launches 5G in Haridwar

Reliance Jio has just announced that it has launched 5G in Haridwar. The total number of cities that have Jio's 5G, as per TelecomTalk's count, is 225. Haridwar is one of the most famous cities in the state of Uttarakhand. Now two cities in Uttarakhand have Jio's 5G - Haridwar and Dehradun. The telco said that it is rolling out 5G rapidly and is the only service provider in Haridwar... Read More

February 4th, 2023 1:04 PM 0 COMMENTS

OnePlus Collabs with Hans Zimmer for the OnePlus Buds Pro 2

OnePlus has collaborated with the legendary music composer Hans Zimmer for the upcoming OnePlus Buds Pro 2. The product is all set to launch on the Cloud 11 event scheduled for February 7, 2023. The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 would be the flagship audio product from the company and should be priced in the premium range for TWS (truly wireless stereo) earbuds. OnePlus said that Hans Zimmer has tuned the... Read More

February 4th, 2023 10:30 AM 2 COMMENTS

Aditya Birla Group has Promised Govt to Bring Investments for Vodafone Idea

The Aditya Birla Group has reportedly promised the Indian government that it would bring the necessary investments for Vodafone Idea. The Indian government had put the dues to the equity conversion process in the telco on hold because the promoters weren't showing too much interest in the company. The government's condition to go ahead was to see the promoters invest significant capital into the company. On Friday, the Ministry of... Read More

February 4th, 2023 9:23 AM 7 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Users Face Network Down Issues

Vodafone Idea (Vi) users in India faced a network down issue on Friday (February 3, 2023). The telco, which has 200+ million customers, faced complaints from users on Twitter about the network going down for them. DownDetector platform also shows that around 2:30 PM on Friday, there were 1800 complaints from users about Vi's network going down. Nonetheless, the network was restored for users in a short period. Network going... Read More

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