May 16th, 2012 2:56 PM 0 COMMENTS

Will 4G in India go 3G’s way? In Depth Analysis By CARE Research

More than a year after its launch, 3G adoption in India remains subdued at 10-12 million users due to various issues like poor network quality as operators are cash-strapped to spend on 3G expansion, low penetration of 3G enabled handsets, unavailability of local content, absence of a killer application (similar to what SMS was for 2G) etc. Higher spectrum prices also forced operators to offer 3G services at a premium... Read More

May 10th, 2012 5:33 PM 12 COMMENTS

Airtel Introduces New 4G Tariff Plan for Kolkata

Bharti Airtel today announced a new tariff plan – Break Free Ultimate for Rs 2999 offering 30 GB per month for its subscribers in Kolkata circle. Following an encouraging response from customers in Bangalore, the new similar offering will be beneficial for heavy data users in Kolkata. Airtel 4G services in Kolkata are now available for customers with the following plans including New Plan 30 GB of Rs.2999.  (more…) Read More

May 7th, 2012 2:01 PM 44 COMMENTS

Airtel 4G Services Launched in Bangalore

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest mobile service operator today launches its 4G  LTE - High Speed Wireless Broadband Service in Bangalore (Bengaluru -Karnataka). After Kolkata, Bangalore becomes the 2nd city in India wherein 4G-LTE services available. Airtel has launched the service on a state-of-the-art network based on TD-LTE, making India one of the first countries in the world to commercially deploy this cutting-edge technology. Huawei is the 4G technology partner of... Read More

May 4th, 2012 4:23 PM 33 COMMENTS

Exclusive : Airtel Launching 4G services in Bangalore on May 7

Bharti Airtel, India's largest mobile service operator  is set  to roll out  its 4G  - High Speed Wireless Broadband Service on May 7th 2012 in Bangalore (Karnataka). After Kolkata, Bangalore will be the 2nd city to get 4G service in India. According to our exclusive sources close to the operator, Airtel 4G network is ready in Bangalore and commercial service network will be live from May 7, 2012 followed by... Read More

May 2nd, 2012 3:05 AM 9 COMMENTS

Huawei To Deploy Airtel TD LTE (4G) Network in Karnataka

Airtel  today selected Huawei to plan and deploy its TD LTE (4G) network in Karnataka besides offering rich data content to the customers in Karnataka. Huawei has partnered with Bharti Airtel in Sri Lanka & part of Bangladesh and is also the 3G provider in the state of Karnataka & Tamil Nadu. Besides, they are also providing pan-India 4G optical network, Carrier Ethernet infrastructure and NGN switches. Airtel 4G LTE... Read More

April 30th, 2012 12:14 AM 53 COMMENTS

Airtel 4G: Hands on Review

Airtel began its 4G operations in the country starting from Kolkata as India’s first operator to roll out commercial 4G-LTE services. As of now Airtel offers only data services over 4G network, and offers a multimode 4G-LTE dongle (Huawei E392) and a Indoor WiFi CPE (Huawei B593). More details of Airtel 4G plans and devices can be found here. We, team telecomtalk did get a chance to make an exclusive... Read More

April 27th, 2012 12:24 PM 20 COMMENTS

TRAI’s New Recommendations Will Set India Back in its Goal to Deliver “Broadband on Demand” – GSMA

World's GSM Operators Association - GSMA today said that the Indian telecom regulator TRAI’s recommendations on the “Auction of Spectrum” will set India back in its goal to deliver “Broadband on Demand” to the citizens of India. GSMA stated that TRAI's spectrum proposals disregard international best practice in spectrum policy and jeopardize the investment of billions of US dollars in new mobile infrastructure in a sector that either directly, or... Read More

April 16th, 2012 7:38 PM 9 COMMENTS

Apple To Launch New iPad in India on April 27; Prices start From Rs.30500

Apple has finally announced the launch of its much awaited New iPad in India which will be available in stores from April 27th, 2012. The prices of new iPad will start from Rs.30500 (WiFi Only) and Rs.38900 (3G+ WiFi). The “new iPad” featuring a stunning new Retina display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p... Read More

April 14th, 2012 8:03 AM 38 COMMENTS

Poll: What Do you Think about Airtel 4G?

On April 10 India saw a landmark event in the history of telecommunications, as Airtel announced 4G wireless broadband services in Kolkata in presence of Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal. Airtel's 4G is based upon LTE-TDD technology. Airtel currently offers 4G services for data access only, and devices are also limited. Currently only a data card and a indoor WiFi CPE is available. Details of Airtel 4G plans, devices and... Read More

April 12th, 2012 11:18 AM 15 COMMENTS

Tikona To Launch 4G – LTE Wireless Broadband Services Soon

Fourth generation (4G) Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum winner Tikona Digital Networks (TDN) geared up to launch Long Term Evolution (LTE -TDD) based High Speed 4G Wirelss Broadband service in Gujarat, Himachal Praesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh East and UP West beginning October 2012. This follows Airtel's launch of 4G Broadband services - the first of its kind in India which was launched in Kolkata as we shared on TelecomTalk. According... Read More

April 10th, 2012 11:06 AM 44 COMMENTS

India’s First 4G Service Goes Live in Kolkata Courtesy Airtel

Airtel today official launched its 4G service on a  TD-LTE, making India one of the first countries in the world to commercially deploy this cutting-edge technology.During the 4G launch Kapil Sibal admitted the fact that 3G spectrum is costly hence the tariff is high. He also told that true internet revolution will come when affordable devices will come in the market. He shared his dream to get every Indian child... Read More

April 10th, 2012 12:42 AM 111 COMMENTS

Airtel 4G-LTE Plan Details and Devices

As we shared earlier about Airtel’s 4G-LTE launch in Kolkata, it come true as today Airtel will showcase its 4G services in Kolkata. The inauguration of Airtel 4G will be celebrated with a special event organized at ITC Sonar, Kolkata. Union telecom minister Kapil Sibbal will be the chief guest of the event. Airtel will offer 4G-LTE services over a wide range of devices including airtel 4G-LTE USB modem (Huawei... Read More

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