About the author: An IT professional who has got great passion for telecom. Has been closely watching Indian telecom space since 2009.

October 5th, 2014 8:48 PM 108 COMMENTS

Exclusive: Reliance starts offering 14.7Mbps Rev B EVDO service under Reliance Pro 3 plan

Reliance has finally boarded EVDO Rev B bandwagon with Reliance Pro 3 plan. One step ahead of competitions, Reliance is offering 14.7Mbps speed on its RevB network. Currently Tata Photon Max offer up to 6.2Mbps and MTS Ultra up to 9.8Mbps on their Rev B EVDO networks. It should be noted that Reliance is running trials in Chennai since March- April 2014. However it's now official Reliance Pro 3 Rev... Read More

October 3rd, 2014 3:32 PM 32 COMMENTS

Exclusive: Skype to stop phone calls to Indian landlines and mobiles within India starting November 10, 2014

Skype has started sending emails informing users will no longer be able to make calls from Skype to Indian landlines and mobiles from within India starting November 10, 2014 . Users can still make free Skype-to-Skype calls and call mobiles and landlines in India from outside the country as well as make calls from India to other countries.  Skype is also giving one month of Skype Unlimited World subscription for free to some affected customers as... Read More

October 1st, 2014 12:26 PM 64 COMMENTS

Analysis: Indian Telecom Operators limiting calls to customer care at 198

Few years back TRAI allowed operators to charge for contacting customer care executives at 50p/3min. But on condition that the operator should have a dedicated toll free complaints number 198. While all operators did follow this, but they are limiting number of calls made to 198 per day. So I did an investigation to reveal exact number of calls allowed per day to 198 by each operator. How did we test?... Read More

September 29th, 2014 2:07 PM 65 COMMENTS

Exclusive: Reliance upgrades all its CDMA mobile data plan to EVDO

Reliance is on a spree introducing new affordable data plans. In the latest move they have introduced new Smart Recharge CDMA mobile data plans with High Speed Data (HSD) network access. Which in short means you get speed of 3.1Mbps on your EVDO device. Please note that High Speed Data must be activated by sending SMS HSD to 55444 in order to get EVDO speeds. Reliance has got the largest EVDO network in the country... Read More

September 22nd, 2014 1:11 PM 32 COMMENTS

Misleading 3G plan info on TATA Docomo website irks Customers

TATA Docomo was one of the first private operators in India to start 3G service and have very attractive 3G offer like the SmartLife plans which gives talktime + 3G data. Issue: Recently they have changed their low end SmartLife plan to 2G data without updating their website.. My Experience #1: On August 20th, I recharged for Rs 81 SmartLife which as per their website gives 250MB 3G + Rs 71 talktime.... Read More

November 13th, 2013 1:03 PM 27 COMMENTS

Skyfire’s Data reveals India’s 3G/2G Networks struggling with mobile video traffic growth, 83% of 3G users experience Buffering issue

Skyfire’s data shows that on India’s 3G networks 40% of all video streams ran at bitrates of less than 300 kbps, a very low speed for video playback on mobile devices. On mobile devices, HD video requires five to ten times higher bandwidth, and the immensely popular auto-play videos within the Vine and Instagram apps use a much higher bitrate (900-1300 kbps); therefore they will typically not play without frustratingly... Read More

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