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November 7th, 2014 4:34 PM 72 COMMENTS

Reliance Netconnect offers 1GB/month for lifetime at Rs. 3001

For the first time in India, Reliance has introduced a unique offer for its Netconnect prepaid subscribers by offering 1GB/month for lifetime on Rs 3001 recharge. After recharge subscribers will be credited 1GB/month for lifetime or till license expiry date. Reliance Netconnect offers speeds up to 14.7Mbps on its Rev B network and up to 3.1Mbps on its Rev A network. All India roaming is available on all Netconnect plans over Rcom’s... Read More

November 7th, 2014 1:00 PM 0 COMMENTS

DOT panel to follow Febuary 2014 model for upcoming auction

Department of Telecommunications (DOT) panel has decided to follow same method used in last February auction for determining the base price of the spectrum for next round of auction. Earlier Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had recommended a base price 10% higher than what it had received in the last auction.  DOT formed a committee to study TRAI's recommendations on valuation of spectrum being put up for sale. Committee expressed the view that same... Read More

November 5th, 2014 4:17 PM 24 COMMENTS

DOT rejects proposal for E-GSM on 800 MHz CDMA band, What it means to CDMA and GSM Operators?

Department of Telecommunications (DOT) has rejected the proposal of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to create extended-GSM by splitting the 800 MHz CDMA spectrum. DOT will decide the price of the 800 MHz band in the next telecom commission meeting scheduled on November 7. TRAI's proposal to create e-GSM band was strongly opposed by the CDMA and dual technology operators, but was heavily backed by GSM players. Lets take a... Read More

November 3rd, 2014 2:19 PM 18 COMMENTS

4G in India: Telenor, Idea , Reliance Jio update

Reliance Jio launch is around the corner and there has been lot of buzz around 4G recently. We bring to you the top 4G news that hit headlines last week. Telenor plans to skip 3G, working on narrow band 4G technology Uninor's parent company Telenor of Norway is working on technology to offer 4G broadband service on less spectrum which will allow them to skip 3G in India. When the technology is... Read More

November 1st, 2014 8:14 PM 0 COMMENTS

Kerala to lease out government office premises to Reliance Jio

As reported by Indiavision TV, Kerala government has decided to lease out premises at all government offices in the state to Reliance Jio for erecting 4G towers. Government has not yet officially announced the decision which was taken in a high level meeting presided by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. The news was leaked from minutes of the meeting conducted on 8th October 2014. The meeting was attended by P. K.... Read More

November 1st, 2014 5:38 PM 2 COMMENTS

Telecom Commission to meet on November 7th to discuss on next spectrum auction

Telecom Commission will meet on November 7th to discuss the upcoming spectrum auction. The commission will also discuss on National Optical Fibre Network project and indoor wireless telephony. Government is planning to auction a total of 104 units of spectrum in the 1800 MHz band and 184 units in the 900 MHz band, next February. Most of this spectrum is held by Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Reliance Communications and... Read More

October 31st, 2014 6:23 PM 3 COMMENTS

Operators request to postpone the next spectrum auction

Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and Reliance have sent a joint letter to the Telecommunication Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting to postpone the next spectrum auction till sufficient spectrum across bands are available for sale. Bharti Airtel currently holds 900 MHz in 13 non-metro circles. Vodafone and Idea have 900 Mhz spectrum in 9 non-metro service areas. All the 9 non-metro spectrums of India and six spectrums each of Airtel... Read More

October 29th, 2014 3:46 PM 0 COMMENTS

Exclusive: Reliance starts offering Acer Chromebook with Netconnect at Rs 1745/month*

After the success of iPhone 5S on EMI, Reliance is now offering Acer C720 Chromebook with a Netconnect connection on EMI, as a bundle offer. Reliance is offering two plans*, 20GB unlimited at Rs 1939/month and 10GB unlimited at Rs 1745/month, on 24 months EMI. You can also opt for laptop only at just Rs 1042/month on 24 months EMI. After the EMI gets over, the customer can choose from... Read More

October 13th, 2014 12:27 PM 4 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio cleared for laying cable in Trivandrum, Kerala

Reliance Jio has finally got clearance to lay cables and install towers in Trivandrum, Kerala. Couple of days ago we reported that Reliance Jio will be  launching 4G services in Kerala  by December 28. As reported by Economic Times, Trivandrum Corporation has cleared the approvals for installing 827 poles and laying cables for a total distance of 31.49km. RJio still awaits clearance from District Telecom Committee (DTC) and needs permit from Kerala State... Read More

October 11th, 2014 3:23 PM 92 COMMENTS

Netizens from Kerala call for Internet strike on 31st October 2014

Gods own country, Kerala is quite famous for its frequent strikes and Hartals. But this time Netizons from Kerala have managed to take it to the next level. While Mr. Modi plans to transform India into a digital country, our brothers in Kerala are pioneering a Hartal of its own kind- ‘Digital Hartal’. Interestingly this Hartal is against AVoId’s frequent internet traffic hikes. Ironically the awareness about Digital Hartal is... Read More

October 11th, 2014 2:53 PM 18 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio to start 4G service in Kerala on December, 28 ?

Manorama, one of the leading newspapers in Kerala, has reported that Reliance Jio will start its 4G services in Kerala on 28th December 2014. As per the report this will be part of the pilot launch of its 4G services throughout the country. Initially the service will be available in select cities in each circle which would later be extended to other cities before the mid of next year. Reliance has chosen December 28th... Read More

October 9th, 2014 12:45 PM 32 COMMENTS

Kerala to be the first state in India with broadband connectivity to all villages

Kerala is aiming for March 2015 to complete National Optical Fibre Network and to be the first state in the country to have broadband connectivity to all villages. National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) is a project by Indian government to provide broadband connectivity 2.5 lakh village and panchayats in India. Chief Minister of Kerala, Oommen Chandy has assured that the project will be complete by March, 2015 .  Each panchayat would have to set 50 sq... Read More

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