June 1st, 2017 7:37 PM 15 COMMENTS

GST Levy Will Lead to Lesser Talk-Time on Fixed Denomination Packs for Prepaid Users: ICRA

An increase of in tax rate from 15% to 18% after the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will result in costlier telecom services, which will lead to lesser talk-time on fixed denomination packs for prepaid users which account for almost 95% of total user base in India, ICRA said on Thursday. For telecom industry, compliance and data management requirement will increase significantly because industry’s operations are divided... Read More

June 1st, 2017 7:01 PM 6 COMMENTS

Sony Xperia XZ Premium is the First Smartphone With Snapdragon 835 to Land in India; Priced at Rs. 59,990

Sony India has announced its latest flagship smartphone- the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, and it is the first smartphone with Snapdragon 835 SoC to land in India. The highlights of the phone are the display and the rear camera. Sony has announced the pricing of the phone as well. At Rs. 59,990, the phone will go against the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8 and HTC U11 launching later this month.... Read More

June 1st, 2017 6:40 PM 13 COMMENTS

Airtel-Telenor Merger Gets a Nod From SEBI, BSE and NSE

Bharti Airtel and Telenor India have gotten one step closer to their merger in India, having received the approval of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), BSE Limited (BSE) and National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE), according to an official statement. The Sunil Mittal-led telecom operator had in February entered into a definitive agreement with Telenor South Asia Investments Pte Ltd to acquire Telenor India’s running operations... Read More

June 1st, 2017 5:50 PM 11 COMMENTS

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Premium Variant With 6GB of RAM and 128GB Internal Storage Launched at Rs. 74,990

In an unexpected move, Samsung has launched the high-end variant of the Galaxy S8+ in India at a whopping price tag of Rs. 74,990. This high-end variant was only available in China and South Korea until now, but the company has now launched it in India as well. The new variant of the Galaxy S8+ comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The premium variant of the... Read More

June 1st, 2017 3:26 PM 13 COMMENTS

Yu Yureka Black Launched With Snapdragon 430 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and 13MP Rear Camera at Rs. 8,999

Micromax's child brand, Yu Televentures headed by Rahul Sharma has announced a new smartphone in the country, after nearly ten months. Back in August 2016, we saw the last smartphone launch from the company, and until now, the company has been silent. When a rumour popped online saying that Micromax is shutting down the Yu Televentures, the company quickly teased a new smartphone, and it's the Yu Yureka Black. If... Read More

June 1st, 2017 2:31 PM 14 COMMENTS

Aircel Now offers Unlimited Calls and 1GB Data Per Day for 70 Days at Rs. 786 in Tamil Nadu

Aircel, after rolling out a slew of new offers for its customers in Assam a few days ago has announced another new plan today. The Tamil Nadu-based company rolled out a new offer of Rs. 786 in its home circle on the occasion of Ramzan. The new plan offers both calling and data benefits and comes with long-validity as well. Aircel touts the Rs. 786 plan as a revolutionary product that... Read More

June 1st, 2017 1:33 PM 2 COMMENTS

Mahindra Comviva and Idea Cellular Grab 2017 Asia Communication Awards for Private Recharge Service

Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobility solutions and Idea Cellular, India's third-largest telecom operator, have grabbed the seventh Annual Asia Communication Awards 2017 for Idea Cellular's Private Recharge service. The service is powered by Mahindra Comviva' PreTUPS electronic recharge solution. Mahindra Comviva was recognised for providing security and empowerment to women with Private Recharge in the ‘Social Contribution’ category at a ceremony held in Singapore. Back in March,... Read More

June 1st, 2017 12:55 PM 2 COMMENTS

Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 10 Tablet With 10.1-inch Full HD Display and Snapdragon 435 SoC Listed Online

Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 10 is the company's new tablet in the fast-growing MediaPad series. Huawei did not announce the product officially, but it is listed on the Huawei's global site with no details of pricing and availability. The M3 Lite 10 comes in three options- one with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, another variant with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, and the last... Read More

June 1st, 2017 11:18 AM 42 COMMENTS

Airtel Now Seeks Reliance Jio’s J&K License Cancellation for Security Breach: Reports

In a fresh salvo against Reliance Jio, Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Airtel has reportedly sought the Mukesh Ambani-led 4G telco's license cancellation in Jammu & Kashmir for allegedly flouting licence conditions. Airtel, in a letter to the telecom department, said that Jio was not following instructions from the security agencies to stop pre-paid services in Jammu and Kashmir, and wrongly classified 95% of its subscribers in the state as post-paid users,... Read More

May 31st, 2017 7:04 PM 1 COMMENTS

Oppo F3 Black Edition Launched; Will Go on Sale Starting June 4 at Rs. 19,990

Earlier this month, Chinese smartphone vendor Oppo launched the Oppo F3 smartphone in India. Back at the launch event in Mumbai, Oppo showcased a limited edition Black coloured variant of the Oppo F3 and claimed that it will be launched ahead of the Champions Trophy slated to start on June 1, 2017. Today, the company officially announced the limited edition Oppo F3 with the same price tag of Rs. 19,990.... Read More

May 31st, 2017 5:45 PM 0 COMMENTS

Switzerland-based Sicap Opens a Global R&D Centre in Kolkata; Aims to Help Indian Telecom Operators in Providing Better Customer Support

Sicap, the Switzerland-based global mobile network software solutions provider, has announced the opening of its Global Development and Support Centre (GDSC) in Kolkata, India. The company has been looking to foray into the Indian market since a long time, and this announcement is the first step towards entering the country. India is one of the fastest growing telecom markets across the globe and is the second largest telecom market in... Read More

May 31st, 2017 2:57 PM 4 COMMENTS

Panasonic Eluga I3 Mega With 3GB of RAM and 4000mAh Battery Launched at Rs. 11,490

Panasonic is going aggressive in the Indian smartphone market in recent times. The company recently unveiled the Artificial Intelligence Arbo powered Eluga Ray X and Eluga Ray Max smartphones in the mid-range category. And now, they are back with another smartphone called Panasonic Eluga I3 Mega, which will be available only via the Panasonic authorised retail stores across the country. Priced at Rs. 11,490, the Eluga I3 Mega comes with... Read More

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