December 2nd, 2020 9:03 PM 60 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Refarms 3G Spectrum for 4G in Bengaluru

Vodafone Idea is following the footsteps of Bharti Airtel in refarming the 3G spectrum for 4G. The telco stated it successfully deployed 3G spectrum for 4G in Bengaluru. As part of this process, Vi refarmed 3200 sites across the entire city for 4G. However, the telco reaffirmed it would continue offering 2G services across Bengaluru. The refarming of 3G for 4G will enhance the telco's GIGAnet 4G capacity in Bengaluru.... Read More

August 20th, 2020 12:52 PM 7 COMMENTS

Ather Energy Switches to BSNL As Vodafone Discontinues 3G Network

Ather Energy, an Indian electric vehicle company on Wednesday said that it should be ready by mid September to start swapping the Vodafone SIM card fitted on the Ather 450 with BSNL SIM card. The company behind the Ather 450 and the Ather 450X electric scooters had equipped several Ather 450s with Vodafone SIM card. The electric vehicles use data connectivity for multiple elements inside a vehicle including onboard navigation... Read More

April 23rd, 2019 7:42 PM 0 COMMENTS

3G and 4G Subscriber Base Increased by 10 Million to 532 Million in India During the Last One Year: CLSA

Reliance Jio's eight million strong subscriber additions, Airtel's stable market share and Voda Idea losing customers is the sum of brokerage firm CLSA 's telecom sector outlook for February 2019, that projects Jio will lead the subscriber market share in the current year. In its India Telecom report, CLSA said Indian mobile subscribers in February increased by two million to 1,184 million, with Reliance Jio adding eight million, while Bharti... Read More

February 21st, 2019 4:41 PM 1 COMMENTS

4G Subscriber Base in India is Five Times More Than That of 3G: Study

Rising hunger for data amongst Indians led to 109% growth in data traffic in 2018, fuelled primarily by 4G adoption, according to a latest study. Nokia's annual Mobile Broadband India Traffic (MBiT) Index study of mobile broadband performance in India showed that the average data usage grew 69% in 2018 to touch 10GB per user per month in December 2018. Interestingly, the 4G growth has come at the cost of... Read More

June 14th, 2018 4:11 PM 30 COMMENTS

Evolution From 3G to 4G: What Has Changed?

Starting from the 1G analogue transmission method, now the networks have evolved to 4G standards which not only facilitate digital data and voice transmission, but they also do so at very fast speeds. However, in the evolution of telecom technologies like 2G, 3G, 4G, VoLTE etc. very few people understand the underlying implication of these technologies. It is vital that customers understand what technology they are paying for and what... Read More

March 2nd, 2017 12:37 PM 7 COMMENTS

Aircel Now Offering 2GB of 3G Data at Rs. 67 for Kolkata Users

Aircel, one of the leading innovative telecom brands in India, in its aggressive bid to redefine data consumption, is encouraging its existing and potential customers to enjoy 1GB of 3G data at just Rs.36 and 2GB of 3G data at Rs. 67 with a validity of three days and four days respectively. Aircel also launched RC 61 which offers a host of benefits in voice calling with local Aircel to Aircel... Read More

January 20th, 2017 4:12 PM 19 COMMENTS

Airtel upgrades networks in Bihar and Jharkhand using ‘dual carrier’ technology

After Delhi and Rajasthan, Bharti Airtel has chosen to upgrade the networks in Bihar and Jharkhand with additional spectrum and ‘dual carrier’ technology. The upgrade is a part of its Project Leap initiative. Using the ‘dual carrier’ technology, Airtel has combined the capacities of two 5MHz carriers in the 2100MHz band, resulting in faster data speed, better voice quality, and improved indoor and outdoor coverage. In Airtel’s own terms, the... Read More

January 18th, 2017 7:36 PM 8 COMMENTS

Airtel upgrades network in Rajasthan using “Dual Carrier” technology

Bharti Airtel has deployed 'Dual Carrier' technology and additional spectrum in Rajasthan, says a release from the company. The new technology will enable the subscribers in Rajasthan to enjoy 4G-like speed while on 3G network. Technically, the dual carrier technology will combine the spectrum capacities of two 5MHz carriers in the 2100 MHz band. This boosts the network capacity and delivers faster data speeds, better voice quality, and improved network... Read More

December 2nd, 2016 7:16 PM 60 COMMENTS

BSNL Reportedly Introduced STV 498 Plan with Unlimited Data Usage for Prepaid Users with no speed cap

If media reports are to be believed, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the state-run telecom company, has launched a new 3G data plan for all the BSNL prepaid users over the country. The new scheme is dubbed as ‘STV 498’, which by recharging gives unlimited 3G data with no data limit. However, according to the sources, this new plan will only be valid for 14 days from the day of... Read More

November 10th, 2016 8:10 AM 34 COMMENTS

Aircel offers 7GB 3G data and 700 talk time for Rs. 777 under new “Limit Se Zyada” offers for Tamil Nadu circle

Targeting the customers who use both voice and data at an equal pace, Aircel has announced “Limit Se Zyada” offers or special COMBO offers for Tamil Nadu users (Chennai and RoTN). Under “Limit Se Zyada” offers, there are two recharges available – MAHA Recharge and MEGA Recharge. Limit Se Zyada MAHA Recharge costs Rs. 777 and offers the customers Rs. 700 talk time and 7GB of 3G data. The pack... Read More

November 8th, 2016 7:29 PM 30 COMMENTS

Idea Cellular revises 3G and 2G data packs in Kerala, offers more data to customers

Idea Cellular, the country’s third largest telecom operator by subscribers, has revised its 3G and 2G data packs rate to offer more benefits to consumers in the Kerala circle. The revised packs with extra data benefits are aimed at retaining existing users in the circle. The Rs 46 pack 3G data pack now offers 150 MB data usage and comes with 28 days validity, as compared to 120 MB. The... Read More

November 7th, 2016 2:29 PM 21 COMMENTS

Aircel starts offering 2GB of 3G data at Rs. 178

The GSM telecom operator Aircel has launched an attractive pack for its customers in Karnataka. Priced at Rs. 178, the pack offers 2GB 3G data for 28 days. Announcing the launch of the pack, Kanwarbir Singh, Circle Business Head – Karnataka, Aircel, said, “Aircel has spiced up the festivities with RC178, another splendid value proposition offering by Aircel in the Karnataka market, tailor-made for the data users. Aircel understands its... Read More

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