Airtel upgrades to ‘Dual Carrier’ technology in Delhi to offer superior customer experience


Airtel, today rolled an upgraded mobile network in Delhi-NCR. As part of the network upgrade, Airtel has deployed state of the art ‘Dual Carrier’ technology to combine the spectrum capacities of two 5MHz carriers in the 2100 MHz band. Airtel…

January 16th, 2017 2:02 PM 54Comments

India require over 80 lakhs new WiFi hotspots to reach global level of WiFi penetration: Study


A joint study by ASSOCHAM-Deloitte said that India needs over 80 lakhs hotspots to reach the global level of one Wi-Fi hotspot penetration for every 150 people. Currently, there are just about 31,000 hotspots installed in the country. The study…

January 15th, 2017 5:56 PM 3Comments

India’s top law officer clears way for Rs 3,050 crore penalty on Airtel, Vodafone, Idea: Reports


India’s Attorney General (AG) – the government’s top law officer—has reportedly allowed the telecom department to levy of penalties on Bharti Airtel Ltd, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular for denying adequate connectivity to Reliance Jio Infocomm. The AG has informed…

January 15th, 2017 12:31 PM 60Comments

Trai now allows special tariff vouchers with 365-days of validity


The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has given its permission to special data vouchers with longer validity of 365 days, as compared to the current validity of 90 days, according to a report by wire service ANI. The regulator…

January 15th, 2017 7:09 AM 51Comments

BSNL launches new project to enable Aadhar-based eKYC and digital customer engagement


State-run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL has launched its Customer Acquisition and Customer Communication Management (CACMS) project in partnership with Intense Technologies to enable Aadhar-based eKYC and digital customer engagement. BSNL said that customer on-boarding is now being…

January 14th, 2017 5:13 PM 7Comments

Reliance Jio service impacted data consumption on top telcos’ networks, set to get 100 million users by March 2017


Reliance Jio’s 4G offering is gaining traction and it has already impacted data consumption on existing telcos’ networks. The Mukesh Ambani-led telecom operator is likely to see its subscriber base double by the end of this financial year, JP Morgan…

January 14th, 2017 1:06 PM 89Comments

Reliance Jio to invest Rs 30,000 crore more to expand 4G coverage and capacity


Reliance Jio on Friday said that it will invest Rs 30,000 crore more into networks to enhance coverage and capacity across the country. Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), the parent of Jio, has already infused Rs 1,71,000 crore in the telecom…

January 14th, 2017 12:42 PM 37Comments

BSNL users can now access 44 million WiFi hotspots in 100 countries


State-run telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) said it has deployed Tata Communication's Wi-Fi+ and Wi-Fi cloud communication solution, giving its subscribers seamless access to 44 million Wi-Fi hotspots in more than 100 countries including international flights and rail systems.…

January 14th, 2017 7:38 AM 19Comments

Airtel Chairman Sunil Mittal calls Reliance Jio’s free offer as “unfair”: Report


During the launch of Airtel Payments Bank, Bharti Enterprises Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal reportedly blamed Reliance Jio for creating an ‘unfair competition’ in the Indian telecom market, according to a report by Financial Express. According to Mr. Mittal, the services…

January 13th, 2017 7:16 PM 110Comments

Idea Cellular to now raise Rs 500 crore to fund 4G expansion


Idea Cellular on Monday informed the stock exchanges that it is planning to raise Rs 500 crore from the market by selling corporate bonds or issuance of unsecured Redeemable Non-Convertible Debentures (“NCDs”). The telco had earlier raised Rs 1,000 crore…

January 13th, 2017 5:56 PM 17Comments

Reliance Jio is making a data friendly move with this new feature in JioMusic app


Reliance Jio entered the Indian 4G space nearly five months ago, and the company pretty much is ruling the telecom market with no competition, as of now. Not only just free 4G internet and voice calls, but the new operator…

January 13th, 2017 3:52 PM 46Comments

Airtel Payments Bank Goes Live in 29 states in India


After the successful pilot runs, Airtel Payments Bank is all set to go LIVE across the country. It commences its national operations in all 29 states in India. Mr. Arun Jaitley, Honorable Union Minster of Finance and Corporate Affairs, formally…

January 12th, 2017 5:38 PM 38Comments