Following Airtel, Idea will now offer unlimited voice calls to anywhere in India

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Idea has launched two exciting monthly voice packs. Priced around Rs. 148 and Rs. 348, these packs provide the customers with unlimited voice calls to anywhere in India, along with data benefits. Upon recharging with Rs. 148, Idea customers will…

December 8th, 2016 8:22 PM 37Comments

Gaana Adds Support for 9 Additional Languages for Non-English Speakers in India

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Music streaming service in India is growing with each passing day. There is new music streaming service launching every now and then. One that stands out from the crowd is Gaana. Touted as the India’s largest music streaming app, Gaana…

December 8th, 2016 7:06 PM 0Comment

What’s the Main Idea Behind InFocus’s Aadhaar-Enabled Smartphones and How Will They Benefit Normal People?

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InFocus, the American smartphone maker had been recently awarded with the Standardisation Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) which gives it the exclusive access to launch smartphones with support for Aadhaar verification via Iris-recognition. The company stated that it will be…

December 8th, 2016 11:30 AM 4Comments

Vodafone bags telecom contract from Goa govt, pips Jio, Idea Cellular

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Vodafone, the country's second largest telecom operator by users, has bagged a contract from the Goa government for providing SIM connections with free calling and free data services with a usage limit, beating the 4G entrant Reliance Jio and Idea…

December 7th, 2016 1:35 PM 9Comments

TRAI extends deadlines for stakeholder and counter comments on M2M paper once again

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday said that it has extended the deadlines for stakeholder and counter comments on its discussion paper on delicensing some 4G spectrum for M2M communications. This is the second time when the regulator…

December 5th, 2016 7:12 PM 1Comment

India’s Internet user base to double to 600 mn users, smartphone subscription to reach 520 mn by 2020: ASSOCHAM- Deloitte joint study

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The Internet user base in India is rapidly expanding, and is expected to double to 600 million users by 2020 from 343 million users currently, driven by 3G and 4G penetration, according to an ASSOCHAM- Deloitte joint study. The study…

December 5th, 2016 6:54 PM 1Comment

Reliance Jio doesn’t need COAI intervention over interconnection issue: Report

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Reliance Jio’s reluctance to discuss interconnection by involving the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has impacted the latter’s efforts to resolve the contentious inter-connection or PoI issue, the GSM body told a parliamentary panel. The Mukesh Ambani-led telecom operator…

December 5th, 2016 5:51 AM 8Comments

Indian telcos’ performance has improved on call drop parameters says Telecom Minister

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Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said that there has been consistent improvement in the performance of telecom service providers in meeting the benchmark for call drop parameters.  The minister, while informing the Rajya Sabha, referred to the quarterly performance monitoring reports…

December 5th, 2016 2:50 AM 2Comments

Telecom regulator to examine Reliance Jio’s Happy New Year offer: R S Sharma

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) will examine Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio’s Happy New Year offer that provides free voice and 4G services to its existing and new customers till March 31, 2017. The Trai chairman R S Sharma…

December 3rd, 2016 12:58 PM 18Comments

‘Happy New Year’ Says Reliance Jio; Extends Welcome Offer Till March 2017

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Reliance Jio, the major disruptor in the Indian telecom sector has stunned everyone yet again with their new offerings. Mukesh Ambani, the company chief chairman, today at an event announced his happiness towards Jio’s 50 million achievement and stated that…

December 1st, 2016 7:00 PM 237Comments

Malaysia-based Axiata plans to sell 20% stake in Idea Cellular: Report

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Malaysia-based Axiata, the owner of 20% stake in Idea Cellular, is reportedly planning to sell its share in the country’s third largest telecom operator, following concerns over the telco’s “subdued” valuation. According to a report in ET, Axiata believes Idea…

December 1st, 2016 2:30 PM 0Comment

FDI in telecom sector reached $10 billion in first eight months of 2016-17: Telecom Secretary J S Deepak

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Telecom Secretary J S Deepak said that foreign direct investment (FDI) in the telecom sector has jumped to $10 billion during the first eight months of 2016-17, from $1.3 billion in 2015-16, driven by policy reforms brought by the Indian…

December 1st, 2016 2:19 AM 1Comment