Vodafone, Tata Teleservices pay Rs 10,100-cr and Rs 2,300-cr to govt for newly acquired spectrum

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Vodafone India and Tata Teleservices Limted have made payments of over Rs 10,100 crore and Rs 2,300 crore, respectively, to the telecom department for spectrum they bought in the recently-concluded auction, according to a PTI report. Vodafone, the country’s second…

October 20th, 2016 5:28 PM 3Comments

Indian government prepares for 5G technology, files 100 patents: Report

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The Indian government seems set to adopt 5G technology alongside other developed markets, given its focus on programs like Digital India. The government has commissioned a research team on 5G technology, which has already filed 100 patents so far —…

October 20th, 2016 11:34 AM 42Comments

Reliance Jio is a well engineered ecosystem with Rs 2,50,000 crore investment, developing content in 12 regional languages: Mukesh Ambani

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Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani said that Reliance Jio is a well thought-out, well executed and well engineered ecosystem with Rs 2,50,000 crore investment. In an interview to The Print, a digital media outfit owned by senior journalists Shekhar Gupta…

October 19th, 2016 1:23 PM 75Comments

Average call failure rate on Vodafone’s network over 63% and 44% with Idea Cellular, claims Reliance Jio

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Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio has said that Vodafone and Idea Cellular are still not releasing sufficient interconnection points (PoIs), which it said is resulting in massive call failures. Jio has written letters to both these telcos earlier this week, warning…

October 18th, 2016 10:20 PM 49Comments

Reliance Jio has threatened top telcos’ major revenue contributor with free voice offering

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Reliance Jio has threatened India telecom operators’ major revenue contributor, voice, with the launch of life-time free voice calls, and its launch strategy will squeeze operational cash flows of the Indian telecom sector in Fiscal year 17-18, according to India…

October 18th, 2016 6:29 PM 42Comments

Nokia strengthens Airtel’s 4G deployment across nine circles in India

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The global technology leader Nokia and the telecom operator Bharti Airtel have joined together to deploy 4G technology across nine circles in India as a means to meet the increasing data demand in the country. According to Nokia, India reports…

October 18th, 2016 10:57 AM 27Comments

Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao seeks level playing field, stable policy

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Vodafone Group CEO Vittorio Colao has sought a predictable policy regime, level playing field and fair application of goods and services tax (GST), during his first meeting with telecom minister Manoj Sinha. Indian telcos, including Vodafone, have asked the government to…

October 18th, 2016 8:15 AM 6Comments

Netflix’s ISP Speed Index: Spectranet fastest internet service provider with 2.17 Mbps speed, pips Bharti Airtel

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Spectranet has emerged as the faster internet service provider (ISP) with 2.17 Mbps speed in the Netflix’s ISP Speed Index, piping India’s leading telco Bharti Airtel, which had 2.10 Mbps broadband speed. The index ranking shows that Bharti Airtel has lost…

October 16th, 2016 4:29 PM 11Comments

Airtel is the fastest, Jio has the widest coverage: Twin Prime Report

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A leading player in mobile app acceleration Twin Prime has released the “State of Mobile Performance report”, providing a detailed analysis on the current state of mobile performance in the U.S., Europe, and India. According to the report, Airtel is…

October 16th, 2016 12:35 PM 97Comments

RCom inks deal with Brookfield to sell nationwide tower assets

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Reliance Communications (RCOM) Friday inked a non-binding Term Sheet with Brookfield Infrastructure Group to sell its nationwide tower assets and related infrastructure. As per the agreement, the telco will receive an upfront cash payment of Rs 11,000 crore from the…

October 14th, 2016 3:34 PM 20Comments

Airtel introduces India’s first ‘V-Fiber’ technology for fixed broadband to offer speeds up to 100 Mbps

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Bharti Airtel has introduced ‘V-Fiber’ for its fixed broadband, a technology capable of delivering speeds of up to 100 Mbps. Airtel is the first operator in India to deploy Vectorization. “‘V-Fiber’ will transform the home broadband for Airtel customers with…

October 13th, 2016 4:36 PM 38Comments

Airtel’s debt levels to go up by $2 billion due to spectrum spends

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India’s leading telco Bharti Airtel will see its debt levels increasing by around $2 billion due to its spectrum wins in the recently concluded auctions, ratings firm Moody's said. The telco has acquired 173.8 Mhz spectrum across three spectrum bands that…

October 13th, 2016 6:03 AM 8Comments