Idea Cellular adds 7.43 million new users in November, pips Airtel and Vodafone


Idea Cellular, the country’s third largest telecom carrier, acquired 7.43 million subscribers in the month of November with 4.12% of monthly growth, pipping bigger rivals Bharti Airtel and Vodafone India that added 1.08 million and 0.89 million net subscribers in…

January 3rd, 2017 5:13 AM 18Comments

Telenor now begins talks with Bharti Airtel to sell India unit: Report


Norway-based Telenor has reportedly begun discussions with India's leading telco, Bharti Airtel, to sell its Indian unit for around $350 million. The latest acquisition talks come a few days after a report which said that Telenor held similar discussions with…

January 2nd, 2017 7:37 PM 21Comments

Jio Welcome Offer Users Are Now Being Converted to ‘Jio Happy New Year Offer’


Reliance Jio, the high-flying telecom network in India has been unstoppable ever since its official launch. On December 1, the Mukesh Ambani-led company announced the extension of their ‘Welcome Offer’ till March 31 under the new name- ‘Jio Happy New…

January 2nd, 2017 6:44 PM 91Comments

Here’s What You Can Expect from Reliance Jio in 2017


Reliance Jio, the sole reason for all the recent happenings in the Indian telecom sector. The Mukesh Ambani’s brainchild is delivering free 4G services for all the Indians from the last five months, and the same will continue until March…

January 1st, 2017 12:36 PM 127Comments

Telecom department mulls re-auction of super premium 700 MHz band in 2017: Report


The Department of Telecommunications or DoT is mulling over conducting fresh round of auction to sell the entire spectrum left unsold in the last sale, including in the super premium coveted 700 Mhz band, according to a report by the…

December 31st, 2016 3:39 PM 27Comments

Google enabling direct carrier billing for Airtel, Vodafone customers in India: Report


Google, the dominant mobile app store provider, has reportedly enabled carrier billing service for Bharti Airtel and Vodafone postpaid customers in India, following its recent partnership with Idea Cellular, the country's third largest telco. The deployment to Airtel and Vodafone…

December 31st, 2016 1:43 PM 10Comments

Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank to launch services in first half of 2017: Idea Cellular


Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank, a 51:49 joint venture between Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd (ABNL) and telecom major Idea Cellular, will launch its services in the first half of 2017, the telco said in a letter to media. Idea Cellular…

December 31st, 2016 12:11 PM 4Comments

“Happy New Year” offer is different from “Inaugural offer”, claims Reliance Jio


In response to the queries raised by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Reliance Jio said that the free data offer provided till 31 March 2017 is not an extension of the promotional offer expired on 4 Dec 2016,…

December 30th, 2016 4:51 PM 98Comments

Samsung Galaxy S8 to Feature Snapdragon 835 SoC and 6GB of RAM: Rumor Roundup


2016 started as a promissory note with the Galaxy S7 for the South Korean smartphone giant, Samsung. As the year slowly passed on, there was a catastrophe created by the Galaxy Note 7. After a complete recall process, the phone…

December 30th, 2016 8:32 AM 14Comments

Reliance Jio to be a part of drive test for call drops in January: Report


Trai's chairman R S Sharma said that 4G entrant Reliance Jio will now be a part of the latest drive tests that will be conducted in January to to assess call drop and other network issues of various operators. The…

December 29th, 2016 8:02 PM 39Comments

Indian government rolls out IVRS system to get customer feedback on call quality


The Indian government has finally unveiled its Integrated Voice Response System (IVRS) system to get direct feedback from telecom subscribers on call quality to resolve the problem of call drops. The telecom department (DoT), in an official statement, said that…

December 29th, 2016 7:25 AM 3Comments

Reliance Jio seeks additional time to reply on Trai’s query on Happy New Year offer


Reliance Jio has reportedly requested for additional time to reply to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s query on why the recent extension of the 4G telco’s free voice and data plan should not be seen as violation of existing…

December 28th, 2016 9:42 PM 34Comments