India to have 280 million 4G connections by 2020, overall base to touch 1 billion: GSMA

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India’s telecom industry will have nearly 1 billion unique mobile subscribers by 2020 up from 616 million such users in June 2016, even as the number of 4G connections will touch 280 million by 2020 from just three million at…

October 28th, 2016 7:21 AM 7Comments

Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Mittal says Jio’s free tariffs issue needs to settle as nothing can be free for a lifetime

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Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Mittal on Wednesday said the Indian telecom industry needs to settle the issue of Reliance Jio's free tariffs, adding that “nothing can be free for a lifetime.” The telecom czar also urged the Telecom Regulatory Authority…

October 27th, 2016 7:42 PM 128Comments

Airtel’s Chairman Sunil Mittal elected as the Chairman of GSMA, becomes the first Indian to hold the position

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Bharti Enterprises’ Founder and Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal was elected as the Chairman of GSMA. The position is valid for two years, from January 2017 through December 2018. He is the first Indian to chair the telecom industry Board. Alongside…

October 27th, 2016 1:53 PM 34Comments

Idea Cellular says Jio’s impact negligent due to a few port outs, to approach DoT on Rs 950-cr Trai penalty

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Idea Cellular will shortly approach the telecom department (DoT) on the Rs 950-crore penalty recommended by the regulator, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) for not providing adequate providing interconnection points to Reliance Jio Infocomm, claiming that the telco…

October 27th, 2016 12:32 PM 24Comments

More problems for Telenor in India, posts Rs 3,262 crore operating loss in Q3

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Norway-based Telenor Group’s India unit has reported to 4 billion Norwegian krone or Rs 3,262 crore operating loss in the third quarter, widened from NOK 373 million a year earlier, hurt by impairment charges and write-downs worth 4.1 billion Norwegian…

October 27th, 2016 8:42 AM 4Comments

Major Highlights from Microsoft’s Windows 10 and Surface event

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Microsoft unveiled a series of new stuff at the Windows 10 and Surface event. Alongside latest features for Window 10, the company also launched new devices such as Surface Studio all-in-one PC and new VR headsets. Surface Studio all-in-one PC…

October 27th, 2016 6:44 AM 2Comments

Airtel expands 4G footprint in Rajasthan by launching 4G services in Jaipur and other places

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Bharti Airtel has expanded its 4G footprints in Rajasthan by launching the services in Jaipur, Didwana, Fatehpur, Ladnu, Makrana, Tonk, Rajsamand, Nathdwara, Bundi and Dungarpur. Now, Airtel 4G is available across 27 towns in Rajasthan. Airtel has launched a host…

October 26th, 2016 3:36 PM 32Comments

Xiaomi has no plans to launch Mi Note 2, Mi MIX smartphones in India

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For all the Xiaomi fans who have been waiting to hear the launch date for Mi MIX and Mi Note 2 in India, here is something that you need to read. Xiaomi has revealed that for now, it has no plans of…

October 26th, 2016 3:27 PM 12Comments

Bharti Airtel Q2 consolidated net income declines 4.9%, says mobile biz growth down due to free services by Jio

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Bharti Airtel’s consolidated net income for the second quarter ended September 30, 2016 declined 4.9% to reach Rs 1,461, as compared to Rs 1,536 crore in corresponding quarter last year, the company said in a statement. The telco said that its…

October 25th, 2016 10:13 PM 103Comments

Meizu m3s with fingerprint sensor, 4G VoLTE goes official in India, starting at Rs. 7,999

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After four months of launching the device in its homeland, Meizu has finally launched the Meizu m3s in India. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 7,999 for 2GB RAM/16GB storage variant and Rs. 9,299 for 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant. It…

October 25th, 2016 4:31 PM 17Comments

Reliance Jio user base surpasses 24 million mark in India, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh top circles with max subscribers

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Reliance Jio Infocomm’s user base has reportedly surpassed 24 million mark, and is growing swiftly with the addition of up to a million users per day, as the company aims for 100 million customer mark by March 2017. A Reliance…

October 25th, 2016 2:26 PM 55Comments

Idea Cellular says 3.1 million customers actively use 4G services, adds 5,006 4G sites in Q2

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Idea Cellular said that mobile data business is currently in high investment and low capacity utilization phase, even as now 3.1 million customers actively use 4G services, out of 19.3 million 4G device owners in Idea’s overall subscriber base. The…

October 25th, 2016 11:49 AM 16Comments