April 5th, 2023 7:02 AM 6 COMMENTS

BSNL 4G is Arriving Soon, but It May Not Make a Difference

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is soon going to launch 4G in India using indigenous technology. It is worth noting that the state-run telco already offers 4G services in many parts of the nation. But this is not using homegrown tech. However, in the near future, the company is going to launch 4G with the help of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DoT), and Tejas... Read More

April 3rd, 2023 6:56 AM 0 COMMENTS

Jio and Airtel are Going to Have a Stiff Battle with 5G

Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel, two of the leading telecommunications players in India, have different strategies for rolling out 5G. But both are aiming to do it in the least time possible. While monetising 5G is still something that the industry is figuring out, the telcos want to reach everywhere possible with their 5G networks. To let users experience 5G and get used to it, telcos are offering it at... Read More

April 2nd, 2023 6:54 AM 15 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea in Need of a Miracle to Turn Things Around

Vodafone Idea (Vi),. one of India's leading telecommunications companies, has been struggling in recent years to keep up with its competitors. The company's mounting debts, coupled with a declining customer base, have left it in a precarious position. Not a lot has gone right for the telco in the last few years. Vi is trying to stay afloat by announcing partnerships with other tech firms to bring innovative solutions and... Read More

April 1st, 2023 7:13 AM 1 COMMENTS

DTH Players Should Give Android STBs for Free with Security Deposit

Direct-to-Home (DTH) industry has been under immense pressure since the time users started streaming live TV content on their smartphones. Not just that, but the rapid growth of OTT (over-the-top) services and platforms has slowed down the business of DTH players. To counter the challenge to a certain extent, the DTH players are also investing in building and offering in-house OTT platforms. Tata Play has Tata Play Binge, Airtel has... Read More

March 31st, 2023 6:57 AM 2 COMMENTS

Indian Govt Won’t Allow Airtel and Jio Duopoly Ever

The talks around the arrival of a duopoly in the Indian telecom market have revived, given the position of Vodafone Idea (Vi). It must come as a huge disrespect now and again for the state-run telco, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), which isn't even considered competition at all. Jio and Airtel are the only telecom operators that are able to give a return to their investors. Also, Jio and Airtel... Read More

March 30th, 2023 7:10 AM 1 COMMENTS

Will Offering Free 5G Really Push Consumers to Pay for it Someday

5G is going to change the world by revolutionising the way everything connects with each other. But the issue with 5G is it might not be very relevant for consumers, at least at this point in time. Paying for 5G right now for using mobile data and voice calling would be like getting a Ferrari just to go 100 metres far to purchase vegetables - it doesn't make sense at... Read More

March 29th, 2023 6:57 AM 0 COMMENTS

Will 5G Era in India See Another Private Telecom Operator Emerging

India's telecom market has four telecom service providers (TSPs). Three players are private, while one is owned and run by the government. A few years back, Reliance Jio made its entry just when 4G was starting to grow in India. Can it happen again in the 5G era? Many have speculated that with the Adani Data Networks, the Adani Group is looking to get into the telecom space the way... Read More

March 27th, 2023 7:19 AM 0 COMMENTS

Is 5G FWA the Golden Ticket for Telcos to Monetise 5G

5G is driving the major chunk of capital investments from the Indian telcos. While 4G is relevant and an important aspect of the telecom business today, the telcos are more motivated to promise customers a superior 5G experience. But funnily enough, they can’t monetise it right now. I mean, sure, offering unlimited 5G to 4G customers is going to drive the adoption of 4G, which in turn adds to revenues,... Read More

March 25th, 2023 8:33 PM 1 COMMENTS

Vi Might Face Heat from Airtel, Jio Recent Move in Postpaid Segment

Vodafone Idea (Vi) has been struggling to hold its ground against the competition from Airtel and Jio. It is no hidden information that Vi has been unable to control its subscriber churn rate over the last few quarters. One of the biggest reasons which I anticipate would play a role in shrinking the subscriber base of Vi further is no 5G rollout. Forget the 5G rollout; the telco is even... Read More

March 25th, 2023 7:02 AM 0 COMMENTS

Will Satellite Internet Really be Able to Make an Impact in India

Any new technology that comes to the market is supposed to help mankind evolve into a better species. From a simple electric button to a satellite, everything is built for a purpose and ultimately helps improve the lifestyle of humans. Satellites haven't been a daily part of communication for retail consumers yet. This is because of several reasons that we won't dive into right now. But that's changing with satellite... Read More

March 24th, 2023 7:04 PM 0 COMMENTS

OTT vs Telcos: Is the Problem Getting Worse

The problem between the OTT (over-the-top) players and the telecom operators have become quite major. Telcos have been feeling that OTT players are treated differently even when they offer the same services. It is worth noting that the telcos and OTT communication players such as WhatsApp and Telegram, and more offer texting, voice and video calling, as well as sharing files services to their customers. But here, the telcos have... Read More

March 23rd, 2023 7:53 AM 0 COMMENTS

BSNL 4G, What’s So Interesting About it

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is not exactly an underdog. It has played in the big leagues for a long time now, and there was a time when it was a formidable force in the market. Right now, if you ask me, which is the most interesting telecom player in the market, I would say BSNL. Not because it is using homegrown technology to launch 4G and possibly 5G in... Read More

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bharat khanna :

where are the plans?no details , whats new whats changed?

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