Reliance Jio data says 8.5 crore calls failed on November 7

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Around 8.5 crore out of over 30 crore call attempts by Reliance Jio subscribers to networks of Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular’s respective networks failed on November 7 due to the ongoing points of interconnection (PoI) congestion, according to…

November 10th, 2016 7:44 PM 86Comments

Vodafone plans to expand SuperNet 4G services to 2,400 towns and 8 additional circles by March 2017

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Following the win in the spectrum auction, Vodafone India has announced the next phase of 4G rollout. In this phase, Assam & North East, Maharashtra & Goa, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu (including Chennai) and UP (W) will receive Vodafone…

November 10th, 2016 7:08 PM 8Comments

Telecom department to introduce Right of Way policy to help build infrastructure faster

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The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has framed the Right of Way (RoW) guidelines and is now preparing to come up with a policy soon to facilitate quicker acquisition of land for setting up mobile towers and laying fibre. The move…

November 10th, 2016 4:41 PM 2Comments

Micromax launches Canvas Spark 4G with 5-inch display, 5MP camera and VoLTE compatibility at Rs. 4999

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Adding a 4G smartphone to the Spark series, Micromax has launched the new Canvas Spark 4G. Priced at Rs. 4999, Micromax Canvas Spark 4G is a 5-inch smartphone with IPS display and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It is powered by…

November 9th, 2016 7:18 PM 3Comments

Indian prepaid smartphone users live with zero balance for 7.5 days a month on average: True Balance Study

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On an average, the prepaid smartphone users in India live with zero balance in their phones for 7.5 days a month, according to True Balance. The study also pointed out that the most recharging activity is performed by the people…

November 9th, 2016 4:53 PM 19Comments

MTNL planning to offer VRS worth Rs 1000 crore to 5000 employees

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State-run telecom operator Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) is planning to offer voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) worth Rs 1000 crore to its employees in India in order to cut down high staff cost, according to a report by Infracircle. The…

November 8th, 2016 5:44 PM 4Comments

LYF F8 unveiled with 4.5-inch display, Android Marshmallow and 4G VoLTE for Rs. 4,199

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Reliance Retail has come with yet another LYF smartphone - the LYF F8. The device comes equipped with 4G VoLTE and has a design that is identical to LYF's Flame 8 smartphone. The F8 is priced at Rs. 4,199 and…

November 8th, 2016 4:39 PM 3Comments

BSNL seeks 5 MHz block on 700 MHz band through equity route: Report

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State-run telecom operator Bharat Shanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has finally reached out to the country’s telecom department (DoT) for the super premium 700 MHz spectrum for rolling out 4G services. The ailing telecom operator, which recently launched trials of 4G…

November 8th, 2016 1:42 PM 22Comments

Call drops: Parliamentary panel to meet telcos, DoT and Trai on November 10

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A Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, headed by BJP MP Anurag Thakur, will now discuss the unending call drop issue with Indian telecom carriers, the telecom department (DoT) and sector regulator TRAI on November 10. According to PTI, the…

November 7th, 2016 8:13 PM 28Comments

Prepare to pay more for telecom services, courtesy Goods and Service Tax

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As the proposed four-tier Goods and Service Tax (GST) gets operational next April, customers in India may expect telecom bills to go up with a higher GST rate of around 18%, as compared to the current 15% rate for telecom…

November 6th, 2016 10:15 PM 19Comments

Telecom regulator Trai to inspect Reliance Jio’s network for call drops

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Following the recommendation of Rs 3,050 crore penalty on incumbent telcos like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is now preparing to scrutinize Reliance Jio’s network to determine the main reason behind massive…

November 6th, 2016 3:28 AM 44Comments

Telecom Ministry to launch platform to take direct customer feedback on call drops

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India’s Telecom Ministry is considering making a platform that will take direct feedback from people on call drops to gauge the situation and take necessary steps accordingly. The move follows the launch of "Twitter Seva" by the minister on the…

November 4th, 2016 7:39 PM 6Comments