200 Villages In India Go Digital Due To Airtel Payments Bank, Says Airtel

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Airtel Payments Bank has helped 200 villages in India to go digital, according to a release by Airtel. These 200 villages now get access to basic banking services and options to do digital transactions, making them less reliant on cash.…

February 14th, 2017 4:41 PM 6Comments

Vodafone Sakhi Packs Allow Women To Do Private Recharging Without Sharing Mobile Number

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Vodafone has launched Vodafone Sakhi, a product to empower the women in rural areas. Using Vodafone Sakhi, women can do private recharge using an OTP code, without sharing the mobile number. The OTP can be used for all recharges done…

February 14th, 2017 2:59 PM 7Comments

RCom says Aircel merger to be completed by 2017 middle, MTS merger by March

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Reliance Communication's (RCom) merger with smaller GSM telco Aircel, and tower deal with Brookfield are likely to be completed by the middle of 2017, while the merger with Sistema Shyam Teleservices, which operates under MTS India, will be completed by…

February 13th, 2017 7:53 PM 8Comments

Idea Cellular adds over 9000 4G sites in Q3, 4G user base declines

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Idea Cellular, India’s third largest telecom operator deployed just over 9000 4G cell sites in the quarter, taking the overall 4G site count to 33,954 in the country. The telco’s 3G cell site count went up from the 60,467 in…

February 12th, 2017 12:55 PM 39Comments

Waiting For Nokia’s Comeback In India? Here Are The Phones That Nokia Might Launch Soon

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Nokia's comeback is no more a speculation as the company has finally launched its first device - the Nokia 6 in China. The Finnish brand had been up on rumor charts for quite some time. Recently, reports sprung up talking…

February 12th, 2017 7:00 AM 9Comments

Reliance Jio free services effect: Idea Cellular posts first ever net loss in Q3

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Idea Cellular, India’s third largest telecom operator by users has reported its first ever consolidated net loss since its listing in the December 2016 quarter. In the quarter, the telco posted a consolidated net loss of Rs 383.87 crore for…

February 11th, 2017 9:03 PM 42Comments

RCom reports Q3 net loss of Rs 531 cr, blames competition & shutdown of profitable CDMA biz

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Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications (RCom) reported a net loss of Rs 531 crore in the third quarter, while its revenue declined 4.3% at Rs 4,922 crore in the quarter, against Rs 5,142 crore in Q2. The telco said that it…

February 11th, 2017 7:16 PM 43Comments

Exclusive: Reliance Jio to soon offer 6-series numbers to customers in India, gets MSC Codes from the DoT

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Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio has been allotted new MSC codes in the 6-series mobile numbers by the telecom department (DoT) in Rajasthan, Assam and Tamil Nadu telecom zones. The development will allow the 4G entrant to offer new mobile numbers…

February 11th, 2017 5:48 PM 21Comments

Vodafone-Idea merged entity to surpass Reliance Jio in network capacity terms: Credit Suisse

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The proposed merger of Vodafone and Idea Cellular will create a telco with 35% network capacity share in the country, surpassing Reliance Jio, which would have 31% network capacity share, according to Credit Suisse. It however added that the Mukesh…

February 11th, 2017 12:49 PM 23Comments

TTSL in talks to sell entire stake in Viom Networks: Report

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Dual technology telecom service provider Tata Teleservices is in discussions to sell its entire stake in Viom Networks, a telecom tower company, to American Tower Corporation (ATC) for about Rs 4,000 crore, according to a PTI report. The latest development…

February 10th, 2017 6:44 PM 4Comments

Bharti Airtel hits back at Reliance Jio for causing ‘huge loss’ to company

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The PoI war continues to gain pace as the operators, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio, blaming each other for call failures.Yesterday, Bharti Airtel reinforced its claim that it has provided enough number of points-of-interconnect (PoIs) to Reliance Jio, reports Times…

February 10th, 2017 2:01 PM 108Comments

Exclusive: To counter Jio DTH Airtel is Reportedly Working on a High-Tech hybrid DTH STB with Support for Online Surfing and DTH Service Over Wi-Fi

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Ever since the rumors came out regarding Jio’s Set Top Box to be launched in India with FTTH service, other telecom operators started to work on something different. And today, we have an exclusive information regarding an upcoming service from…

February 9th, 2017 2:44 PM 14Comments