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

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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

Indian telcos urge Trai to continue with current practice of computing call drop rates, reject new proposal: Report

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Indian telecom companies have urged the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), to continue with current practice of using network statistics to calculate call drop rates, rejecting the sector regulator’s suggestion of calculating call drop rates through a meta data…

November 15th, 2016 3:38 AM 0Comment

Reliance Communications Q2 net profit down 28% at Rs 39 crore

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Reliance Communications (RCom) on Monday reported a net profit of Rs 39 crore for the second quarter, down 28 percent sequentially. RCom said that its consolidated revenue in the second quarter stood at Rs 5,142 crore, down 4% from Rs…

November 14th, 2016 9:55 PM 13Comments

International Summit of Broadband India Forum discusses rolling out broadband via Wireless Fiber technologies in the E&V band

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The recent international summit “Accelerating Broadband in India: Complementing Fiber Optics with Wireless Fiber” held in New Delhi discussed the various possibilities of rolling out the Wireless Fiber technologies in the E&V band. This method can take broadband to remote…

November 14th, 2016 7:30 PM 3Comments

Airtel achieves green growth by reducing 74% in emissions per terabyte on its network

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According to the latest edition of India Sustainability Report released by Airtel, the company has achieved by 74% reduction in emissions per terabyte on its network. Accordingly, the company claimed to have saved 10.36 million liters of diesel in network…

November 14th, 2016 3:01 PM 2Comments

Demonetization: Bharti Airtel, Vodafone provide talktime and data loan to prepaid users, extend bill due date for postpaid base

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Bharti Airtel and Vodafone India, the country’s top two telecom operators, said that they are providing small credits or talk time loan to help their respective prepaid customers who may find it hard to get their connections recharged due to…

November 12th, 2016 3:26 PM 2Comments

Telecom Ministry forms committee to consider Trai’s Rs 3050-cr penalty on Airtel, Vodafone & Idea

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India’s telecom ministry has formed a committee to look into the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) recent penalty recommendation worth Rs 3,050 crore on top telcos, according to a report in Business Standard. "A committee is formed to look…

November 11th, 2016 8:24 PM 5Comments

HTC Bolt launched: Snapdragon 810, 3GB RAM, and 3200mAh battery

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HTC has come up with another smartphone for a US-based carrier - Sprint - the HTC Bolt. The new phone is up for sale from Sprint in Gunmetal and Glacier Silver color options on a 24-month contract including $25 EMI…

November 11th, 2016 1:06 PM 6Comments

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