Android’s global market share reaches 88%: Strategy Analytics

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The global smartphone shipment has reached 375 million units in the third quarter of 2016, according to the research firm Strategy Analytics. Android operating system grabs 88% of the global market share. Within the 375 million units, 328.6 million units…

November 3rd, 2016 3:30 PM 2Comments

Update: Jio 4G network registers a drop-in-speed and reaches half the speed of Airtel: CLSA Analysis

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In contrast to the almost stable network speeds maintained by Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular, Reliance Jio showed a fall in speeds from 7.2Mbps in September to 6 Mbps, brokerage group CLSA said in their second edition of Quality of…

November 3rd, 2016 12:32 PM 105Comments

Reliance Jio plans to invest another 1 lakh crore to expand network; will install 45K new 4G sites in six months

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Mukesh Ambani-led 4G ­telecom operator Reliance Jio is planning ­to invest another Rs ­1 lakh crore over a period of four years to expand its network in the country, t­he telco said while informing the telecom ­minister Manoj Sinha ­on…

November 2nd, 2016 7:15 PM 35Comments

Bharti Airtel prepares for VoLTE battle against Reliance Jio, large scale launch likely in coming weeks

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Bharti Airtel is all set for a battle against 4G newcomer Reliance Jio Infocomm on the voice over LTE (VoLTE) front with a possible nationwide launch within this calendar year. The leading carrier has awarded a nationwide VoLTE contract worth…

November 2nd, 2016 4:46 PM 110Comments

Telenor extends e-KYC SIM activation facility to 700 stores in six circles

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Telenor India has deployed e-KYC based SIM activation facility across its six circles, announces the company. Now the e-KYC facility is available at 700 stores of Telenor. This will soon expanded to 2000 stores by the end of November. Speaking…

November 2nd, 2016 12:13 PM 1Comment

VoLTE smartphone demand goes up in India, courtesy free services from Reliance Jio

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The launch of Reliance Jio’s 4G data and VoLTE voice services has led to a significant surge in demand for smartphones compatible with the voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology. Reliance Jio, which launched commercial services on September 5, is offering free voice…

November 2nd, 2016 10:56 AM 25Comments

GSM telecom operators install 1,29,101 base stations in four months to tackle call drops

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The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said that GSM telecom operators have set up about 1,29,101 base stations in four months, exceeding the target set by double the number. It added that Indian GSM telcos will continue to make…

November 2nd, 2016 3:32 AM 7Comments

Google brings improved detection filters on Play Store to combat fraudulent apps

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To combat fake apps and services on its Play Store, Google announced an enhanced filtering and detection mechanisms on Google Play. The new filters will prevent app developers from publicizing their apps in a deceitful manner. With the new filters,…

November 1st, 2016 4:23 PM 4Comments

TRAI directs operators to ensure minimum 512Kbps speed for broadband subscribers, asks operators to SMS customers about usage limits: Report

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In what it calls to be a relief to the broadband customers, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has directed the telecom service providers to inform the broadband subscribers about the usage limits, especially at the point when they…

November 1st, 2016 11:26 AM 24Comments

Entry of Reliance Jio reduced the price of smartphones, but its speed still disappoints the customers

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“Buy 1, Get 1,” free has always been a widely used, successful marketing tactic. Reliance Jio elusively modified it and sold this old wine in a new bottle. By offering everything for free, it successfully grabbed subscribers into its tentacles.…

October 31st, 2016 3:16 AM 76Comments

Telecom Minister to meet CEOs on November 1 to review call drop issue: Report

Bringing call drop issue back to the limelight, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha has announced that he will meet the CEOs of the telecom companies on November 1. The meeting will check the progress of solutions implemented by the companies to…

October 29th, 2016 1:47 PM 5Comments

BSNL to reduce workforce in India to cut costs: Report

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State-run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is set to reduce its total workforce by 7% to 1,96,162 by April 30, 2017, from the current employee-base of 2,09,996 in 2016-17, the telco, in a response to an application filed…

October 28th, 2016 1:57 PM 29Comments