December 22nd, 2017 7:01 AM 16 COMMENTS

UIDAI Allows Airtel to Resume Aadhaar Based E-KYC; Maintains Suspension Order on Payments Bank

Bharti Airtel, on Thursday, said that the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has allowed India's leading telco to resume Aadhaar-based eKYC verification for its telecom subscribers till January 10. However, the UIDAI has maintained its 'suspension' order on the telco's payments bank, Airtel Payments Bank, and it will take a view on the issue after it receives a report from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the telecom... Read More

December 21st, 2017 10:53 PM 15 COMMENTS

2G Scam: Congress Govt’s First Come First Pay Was Arbitrary and Full of Corruption, Says Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha

Reacting to the 2G scam verdict pronounced on Thursday, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said that the Congress party was responsible for the loss of revenue to the exchequer. “In the context of today’s judgment, Congress party using trickery was completely wrong," Sinha adding that the government lost revenue and first come, first serve policy was changed to first come first pay which was arbitrary and full of corruption. [caption id="attachment_171743"... Read More

December 21st, 2017 7:46 PM 4 COMMENTS

Airtel Announces Celkon Star 4G+ Smartphone at an Effective Price of Rs 1,249; Comes Bundled With the Rs 169 Tariff Plan

Bharti Airtel today announced a new smartphone in partnership with Celkon. The smartphone, which is dubbed as Celkon Star 4G+ comes at an effective price of just Rs 1,249. Like the earlier Celkon and Karbonn smartphones, the all-new Celkon Star 4G+ also comes under Airtel's 'Mera Pehla Smartphone' initiative. To be noted, this is the second device from Celkon under the partnership with Airtel, and notably, it is also the... Read More

December 21st, 2017 5:48 PM 8 COMMENTS

YOU Broadband’s Innovative App-Based Customer Support is Gaining Them Decent Market Share

There were times when one did not have a choice of selecting an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and had to go with the only ISP which was present in that particular area. But things are changing now. Now every city has multiple ISPs; some national players, some local players. Now customers are spoilt for choice. How should a customer choose a right service provider? YOU Broadband is carving out its... Read More

December 21st, 2017 4:19 PM 132 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio Subscriber Growth Slows Down as Tariff Offers from Incumbent Operators Are Showing Good Results: CMR

Reliance Jio has increased the tariff prices in October 2017, and they're now almost on par with incumbent telecom operators tariff plans. On the back of the same, the numbers released by Trai for the month of October 2017 do not have good news for Jio, who is often regarded as the disruptor operator. That said, tariff plans from incumbent operators are yeilding good results, which is the primary reason... Read More

December 21st, 2017 3:31 PM 6 COMMENTS

Motorola Moto G5S Plus At Rs 13999 is a Deal Worth Considering

Lenovo launched the Moto G5S Plus and Moto G5S smartphones in India in August for Rs 15,999 and at Rs 13,999 respectively. Motorola has now come up with limited period discounts on Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus smartphones. The smartphones appear to have received a limited price cut on Amazon India. This effectively brings down the price of Moto G5S Plus to Rs 13999 while the Moto G5S is... Read More

December 21st, 2017 2:21 PM 1 COMMENTS

Telecom Commission May Consider Plan to Allow 100% FDI for Telecom Services via Automatic Route

The Telecom Commission, the apex decision-making body of the Department of Telecom, may consider the government's plan to allow 100% FDI for telecom services through the automatic route. Currently, the government allows 100% FDI, of which 49% investment in a company can be done through the automatic route. Beyond 49% investment from overseas currently requires government approval because of security reasons. If the Telecom Commission allows 100% FDI through the... Read More

December 21st, 2017 1:46 PM 1 COMMENTS

Nokia 9 to Feature Dual 5MP Selfie Cameras, Expected to Launch on January 19

HMD Global’s 2018 flagship the Nokia 9 is expected to be released upcoming January. The phone lately was spotted in an FCC listing revealing some of the specifications of the smartphone. The recent FCC listing revealed that Nokia 9 would be coming up with a 5MP selfie shooter. This turned out to be a huge disappointment as previously a render of the device indicated dual camera sensors at the front.... Read More

December 21st, 2017 12:46 PM 3 COMMENTS

Xiaomi Redmi 5A vs 10.or D: The Entry-Level Battle is Heating Up

Amazon India will be launching another smartphone, the all-new 10.or D as an entry-level smartphone. The e-commerce giant has now listed the phone on its website and is taking registrations for the phone, which goes on sale on January 5, 2018. As a budget smartphone, Tenor will be taking on likes of recently launched Xiaomi Redmi 5A. Here’s the comparison between the two so that you can make the right... Read More

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

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