OnePlus Claims Dash Charge Technology to Outsmart Google Pixel XL


Battery and the time taken to charge it has become a deciding factor in choosing the right smartphone. The manufacturers are undertaking trials and experiments in improving the factor, some of which have resulted in chaos (as seen in the…

November 17th, 2016 3:40 PM 1Comment

Reliance Jio tariff plans didn’t violate any rules by offering voice services free of charge: Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha


Reliance Jio Infocomm, the Mukesh Ambani-led telecom operator, has received a clean chit from the Indian government for its “controversial” tariff plans that offer free unlimited voice calling service, following a similar respite from the regulator, the Telecom Regulatory Authority…

November 17th, 2016 2:14 PM 20Comments

ITU Telecom World 2016 calls for implementation of comprehensive broadband policies and regulations


Huawei and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) hosted the first Asia Pacific Exchange on Broadband Regulation and Policy. The speakers at the ITU Telecom World 2016 called for more comprehensive broadband policies for improving the speed and development of the…

November 17th, 2016 11:49 AM 0Comment

Currency ban contributes to the growth of wallet services of Airtel, Vodafone India, and Idea Cellular: Report


The currency ban has benefited telecom operators in numerous ways, primarily via creating an increase in their mobile wallet transactions. Among the operators, three major telecom players – Airtel, Vodafone India, and Idea Cellular – are estimated to witness a…

November 17th, 2016 8:37 AM 15Comments

Reliance Group, Cisco Jasper establish “UNLIMIT” to provide IoT services to enterprise customers


Reliance Group and Cisco Jasper has collaborated to launch a new company UNLIMIT. UNLIMIT intends to provide internet-of-things (IoT) services to enterprise customers throughout India. The company will use various resources of Reliance Group including its mobile networks and utilizes…

November 16th, 2016 3:47 PM 4Comments

Gionee S9 Smartphone Launched With MediaTek Helio P10 Processor, 4GB RAM


The Chinese smartphone maker Gionee has launched Gionee S9 smartphone in China. Priced at CNY 2,499 (approximately Rs. 25,000), this smartphone boasts of a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels resolution) display with 2.5D curved glass. Under the hood of Gionee S9,…

November 16th, 2016 2:33 PM 1Comment

Vodafone India claims 47.5 million data users greater than 1MB usage, adds 4100 3G and 13K 4G sites in first half


Vodafone India said that it is seeing continuous uptake of Data with 47.5 million data users with greater than 1MB usage. Overall data usage per subscriber (for users >1MB) recorded at 745 MB/month in the second quarter, while data ARPU…

November 16th, 2016 9:03 AM 12Comments

Vodafone India H1 service revenue up 5.9% at Rs 22,579-cr, sees slowed quarterly rate due to competitive pressure


Vodafone India said that its service revenue grew 5.9% at Rs 22,579 crores in the first half of the fiscal, as compared to Rs 21,321 crores in the first half of last fiscal. The telco however said that it saw…

November 16th, 2016 1:01 AM 1Comment

Reliance Jio entry made Vodafone Group write off EUR 5 billion for India unit


In an interesting turn of events, UK-based Telecoms Group Vodafone has recorded non-cash impairment charge of 5.0 billion euros during the first half of the fiscal ended September 30 in respect for its Indian unit. An increased competition due to…

November 15th, 2016 6:25 PM 16Comments

Aircel partners with Celltick to provide managed services based on LiveScreen platform


Aircel, today launched A!LIVE, a mobile marketing service by Celltick’s LiveScreen platform. The service is aimed to provide easy to discover localized Value Added Services (VAS) to Aircel customers, resulting in strong incremental revenue. Aircel subscribers will be able to…

November 15th, 2016 4:41 PM 0Comment

Vivo V5 Goes Official in India with 20-megapixel Front Camera, 4GB RAM for Rs. 17,980


As expected, Vivo finally unveiled its camera-centric phone - Vivo V5, in India. At an event held in Delhi, Vivo made the V5 official at a price of Rs. 17,980. It will be up for pre-ordering from November 16; the…

November 15th, 2016 3:27 PM 15Comments

Reliance Jio gives COAI executive meeting a miss to oppose voting norms


Reliance Jio, the Mukesh Ambani-led 4G telecom operator, decided against attending the Cellular Operators Association of India’s (COAI) quarterly executive committee meeting held on November 11, amid ongoing interconnection capacity issue. COAI represents GSM telcos like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India,…

November 15th, 2016 4:39 AM 3Comments