December 21st, 2017 10:49 AM 5 COMMENTS

Trai to Quickly Evolve a Mechanism for Telcos Closing Operations to Return the Unused Balance

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) Chairman R S Sharma said the regulator is seriously looking to introduce a new mechanism for telcos who're shutting down the services or operations to return the unused balance of prepaid customers. In recent times, there are a lot of small players who closed their operations or merged with other telecom top telecom operators, and Trai has also asked the operators to disclose the... Read More

December 21st, 2017 9:22 AM 114 COMMENTS

Aircel Confirmed to Shut Down Operations in Six Circles; Existing Customers Can Port Out to Another Operator by March 10, 2018

Aircel has informed telecom regulator Trai that it's shutting down operations in six circles and will direct the customers in those circles with Unique Porting Code (UPC) to join another network. Aircel will notify the customers with a 30-day notice period, and an existing Aircel customer in those regions can port out to another network by March 10, 2018. Maxis, which has a majority of stake in Aircel informed to... Read More

December 21st, 2017 7:01 AM 0 COMMENTS

Asus Year in Review 2017: Live Beautification, World’s First AI & VR Smartphone, and More

ASUSTeK Computer Inc., or Asus, is a Taiwanese multinational known for selling computer hardware and lately has been selling smartphones. Asus’ range of smartphones in 2017 ranged everything from budgetary and mid-range devices to selfie centric and as well AR-enabled smartphones. Asus kicked off 2017 by launching the world's first Tango, and Google Daydream powered a smartphone, which is followed by a plethora of Zenfone 4 range of devices. Asus... Read More

December 20th, 2017 9:47 PM 17 COMMENTS

As Much as 770MHz Spectrum is Still Available in the Premium 700MHz Band: Manoj Sinha

It has been more than a year since the last spectrum auction. Telecom regulator Trai was hoping to conduct a spectrum auction this year, but eventually, top telecom operators backed out and requested to not hold any auction at least in the next six months. Today, Manoj Sinha, the minister of communication said that the government has over 7400MHz spectrum available for telecom services. "The government has 7446MHz of spectrum... Read More

December 20th, 2017 7:32 PM 0 COMMENTS

Broadband Speeds in India Witnessed 76.9% Rise in 2017, While Mobile Data Speeds Up by 42.4%

In the digital era, internet speed matters the most. Well, thankfully India is improving a lot as per the new data as from Ookla, the company behind the popular internet speed test platform - speedtest.net. India ranked on top when it comes to improving its broadband download speeds among the most populous countries, as per Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index 2017. India’s average fixed line speeds increased significantly with the annual... Read More

December 20th, 2017 6:42 PM 7 COMMENTS

10.or D With Snapdragon 425 SoC, Fingerprint Scanner, HD Display, and a 3500mAh Battery Launched at Just Rs 4,999

Yesterday, we reported that Amazon India listed its upcoming smartphone, the 10.or D on its portal. And today, the smartphone went official. With 10.or D smartphone, Amazon India is looking to kill the Xiaomi Redmi 5A smartphone. Also, Amazon announced its partnership with Huaqin Technology and for manufacturing the 10.or D smartphone. Also, the 10.or D is the first smartphone to fall under 'Crafted for Amazon' program. Amazon India has... Read More

December 20th, 2017 5:59 PM 0 COMMENTS

Gionee A1 Plus and A1 Lite Gets a Much Needed Price Cut; Now Available for Rs 23,999 and Rs 13,999 Respectively

Chinese brand Gionee is under tremendous pressure due to the resurgence of its counterparts such as Xiaomi, Vivo, and Oppo. Earlier this year, Gionee announced its all-new Gionee A range of smartphones. Until now, the company three smartphones under the Gionee A lineup- the Gionee A1, A1 Plus, and the A1 Lite. Today, Gionee announced a price cut for both the Gionee A1 Plus and the Gionee A1 Lite. Alongside... Read More

December 20th, 2017 4:28 PM 4 COMMENTS

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Rumoured to Feature a 7-inch Full HD+ Display and Snapdragon 630 SoC

Xiaomi turned the tables of phablet category with the launch of Xiaomi Mi Max last year. The company sold over 3 million units of Mi Max globally, and this year's Xiaomi Mi Max 2 also impressed many out there. With such success, how could Xiaomi not launch a successor to the Mi Max 2? Well, the Chinese company is already rumoured to be working on the Xiaomi Mi Max 3,... Read More

December 20th, 2017 3:05 PM 2 COMMENTS

Motorola Announces Strategic Partnership With BigC and Lot Mobiles; Opens First Ever Moto Hub in Hyderabad

Motorola, the Lenovo-subsidiary today announced a strategic partnership with BigC and Lot Mobiles, and also launched its first ever Moto Hub in Hyderabad. As part of the partnership and consolidate its presence in the offline market, Motorola is planning to open Moto Hub over 185 BigC stores and 140 Lot Mobile stores across 55 cities in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana. Motorola launched the first Moto Hub in New Delhi earlier... Read More

December 20th, 2017 2:50 PM 0 COMMENTS

Facebook Introduces Facial Recognition Feature Photo Review Which Alerts On Your Presence in a Photo

Facebook has introduced new features that the company says will help people better manage their identities on the social network. Facebook launched the facial recognition feature dubbed “Photo Review” which alerts you whenever you show up in someone else’s photos. With the feature enables, you’ll get notifications whenever someone uploads a photo of you even if you are not tagged. Facebook’s advanced AI will recognise you, and a send you... Read More

December 20th, 2017 2:02 PM 42 COMMENTS

Call Drops: Maximum Complaints Against BSNL and Airtel, Says Manoj Sinha

Telecom minister Manoj Sinha informed the Rajya Sabha that the telecom department (DoT) received 2,622 call drop complaints against state-run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) between January 1, 2015, and December 6, 2017, even as overall call drop complaints have dropped 5% over the last ten months. The data was compiled by the telecom department through a survey conducted via automated calls. Sinha said that telecom service providers... Read More

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