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

BSNL to invest Rs 2500-cr to install new sites, WiFi hotspots & fiber by March

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In a bid to keep up with the competition, Government-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will invest Rs 2,500 crore between October and March to expand mobile network, install Wi-Fi hotspots besides bolstering core network. The ailing telecom operator…

October 12th, 2016 10:54 PM 17Comments

Vodafone India may sell its Rs 1200-cr worth data center to reduce debts

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Vodafone India may sell its data center, built at a cost of Rs 1,200 crore, in Navi Mumbai, to further reduce its debt, even as the British parent of the company converted already converted debt worth Rs 47,700 crore to…

October 12th, 2016 6:27 PM 5Comments

BSNL lost the most wireline subscribers in July 2016- TRAI

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According to data released by TRAI about telecom subscriber base in India at the end of July 2016, Wireline subscriber base declined from 24.74 million at the end of June 16 to 24.62 million at the end of July 16.…

October 12th, 2016 10:11 AM 1Comment