August 10th, 2014 8:11 PM 13 COMMENTS

What does Growth in Mobile Data Mean to Indian Telecom Operators and Customers?

Telcos around the world are witnessing huge data traffic volumes thanks to smartphone boom and growing adoption of OTT (Over-the-top) services by consumers. However, unfortunately for operators the data revenues are not showing the same growth trend. At the same time to maintain an edge they need to keep upgrading their networks - 2G to 3G to 4G! Commissioning network infrastructure that supports high speed data demands huge capital investments... Read More

August 4th, 2014 6:58 PM 19 COMMENTS

15,000 units of the Xiaomi Mi 3 will be up for sale on August 5th

Xiaomi has declared via a Facebook post that 15,000 Mi3 units will be available to consumers for purchase on Flipkart on 5 August (2:00 PM). The device first went on sale on 22 July (sold out within 37 minutes) and then on 29 July (sold out within 5 seconds), selling 10,000 units on each occasion. Xiaomi has witnessed a great beginning for their Indian launch. Many thought the flash sale was part of a marketing stunt to... Read More

August 2nd, 2014 8:04 PM 343 COMMENTS

BSNL Broadband Customers Anxious about Upcoming bills due to Sudden Plan Changes

TelecomTALK readers by now would be very familiar with BSNL's unethical move wherein night unlimited broadband plans were heavily revised without prior notice. Due to this one-sided move, scores of BSNL customers will be facing huge bills and possible disconnection this month. One of our readers has already faced the disconnection on 1st August for this very reason. For the past two months, several readers have been expressing anxiety over... Read More

August 1st, 2014 1:34 AM 10 COMMENTS

Samsung’s Q2 2014 profits drop, no relief sighted for next quarter

Following huge sales slump and cut throat competition from Chinese and Indian brands, Samsung announced its Q2, 2014 financial statements in South Korea on Thursday. The company made a net profit $6.1 billion, which is a stark decline of 19.6 percent when compared to Q2 2013. According to Samsung, the decline in profits was due to stagnant demand for smartphones and tablets as well as strong Korean currency. In fact, Samsung had to spend a lot of... Read More

July 31st, 2014 12:59 AM 2 COMMENTS

Hugo Barra defends Xiaomi in recent user data privacy debacle

Recently, there was a huge outcry over the internet about a report which stated that Xiaomi smartphones secretly upload user data such as text messages and photos over to MiCloud, infringing user data privacy. Hugo Barra, Vice President of Xiaomi's for international markets, has come forward to clarify Xiaomi's stand on user data privacy. MiCloud, Xiaomi's back-up service, uploads user data such as call logs, text messages, notes and photos to the cloud. This data can be... Read More

July 28th, 2014 11:54 AM 13 COMMENTS

Uninor enters the Guinness Book of World Record, for its biggest retail expansion in a day

Uninor's feat of opening up 362 retail outlets at the same time in one day has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest ever retail expansion by any company in the world, on a single day. This 1-day record took Uninor 75 days of planning and 5400 hours of execution involving 200 retail employees covering 150,000 customers in its six operating circles. Currently Uninor has... Read More

July 28th, 2014 11:11 AM 13 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel crosses 300 million customers milestone

Bharti Airtel has crossed 300 million customers mark across its operations. The milestone includes customers across mobile, fixed line & DSL, and DTH services. Bharti Airtel, which began operations in 1995, reached the 100 million customers mark in 2009 and crossed the 200 million mark in 2012. The latest 100 million customers have joined the Airtel family in less than two years. The Company ranks as the fourth* largest mobile service... Read More

July 27th, 2014 5:49 PM 0 COMMENTS

Lava Iris 460 with Android KitKat and 4.5-inch OGS display listed on official website

The Lava Iris 460 has been listed on the company's official website without any price tag. It comes with a 4.5-inch OGS IPS LCD screen with a resolution go 854 x 480 pixels. It comes with Android Kitkat, 1.3GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8G of internal storage. There is a 5MP camera at the back with autofocus and LED flash while the front-facing camera has VGA resolution. Just... Read More

July 25th, 2014 2:27 PM 44 COMMENTS

DoT to move Supreme Court against 3G intra-circle roaming, will this bring an end to 3G ICRA ?

Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has now decided to move the Supreme Court against 3G intra-circle roaming (ICR) agreement between operators. DoT had earlier banned 3G intra-circle roaming, saying they enabled the companies to offer 3G services without buying spectrum. Tribunal Settlement and Appellate Tribunal(TDSAT) however, on April 29 this year overturned the DoT’s ban and had issued orders that permitted telecom operators to offer 3G services even in the circles... Read More

July 24th, 2014 5:04 PM 3 COMMENTS

Xolo Win Q900s now available from Flipkart for Rs 8,753

The Xolo Win Q900s, which was first released exclusively on Snapdeal for Rs 9,999, is now available to buy from Flipkart for just Rs 8,753. The Xolo Win Q900s is the company's first Windows Phone device and is being marketed as the world's lightest Windows Phone 8.1 device at 100 grams. [caption id="attachment_119170" align="aligncenter" width="479"] Xolo Win Q900s[/caption] The Xolo Win Q900s comes with Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, 4.7 inch IPS... Read More

July 24th, 2014 4:04 PM 10 COMMENTS

Xiaomi sold less than 10,000 units of Mi3 in the first flash sale

Xiaomi’s Mi3 went on sale in India on 22nd July and the smartphone was sold out in less than 40 minutes (37 minutes 49 seconds to be exact). The company had mentioned that it had received over 1,00,000 registrations before it went on sale and the Flipkart website crashed as soon as it went on sale. But nobody knew as to how much units did Flipkart actually sell and neither... Read More

July 24th, 2014 3:19 PM 7 COMMENTS

OnePlus One might be released in India

Most of you might know about OnePlus One, the 'flagship killer' Android smartphone which generated a lot of hype due to its high-end specifications at dirt cheap pricing. The good news is, OnePlus One might be headed to India. In a post in the company's official forums, an administrator stated that they have received tremendous interest from India, much higher than other countries. "Over the past months, we’ve seen tremendous interest from India, despite not... Read More

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