September 16th, 2015 10:58 AM 6 COMMENTS

BSNL hikes fixed monthly charge for select broadband plans

BSNL the largest PSU operator has hiked the fixed monthly charges (FMC) of select broadband plans in select service areas of UP East circle. The areas for which the tariff hike applies are as follows, Lakhimpur  Kheri, Azamgarh, Basti, Deoria, Faizabad, Farrukhabad, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Mirzapur, Sultanpur, Behraich, Fatehpur, Barabanki, Ballia, Banda, Gonda, Ghazipur, Hardoi, Hamirpur, Jaunpur, Mau, Orai, Pratapgarh, Raibareli, Shahjanpur, Sitapur and Unnao service areas of UP (East) circle.... Read More

September 14th, 2015 3:32 AM 0 COMMENTS

Mobile wallets using contactless technology to reach 200 million by the end of 2016: Study

The number of mobile wallets using contactless technology is expected to reach 200 million by the end of 2016, says a study from Juniper Research titled ‘Mobile Wallets: Contactless & Remote Payments 2015-2020’. If occurs, this is a 100 percent growth from the end of 2014. The reason for this growth is attributed to P2P (Person to Person) services for the unbanked in developing markets, particularly the launch of Apple... Read More

September 12th, 2015 6:37 PM 50 COMMENTS

4G Battleground: Reliance Jio vs. Incumbents – Part II (Vodafone & Idea)

In our previous story, we explained how the incumbent player, Airtel, can have its advantage as the first mover in the 4G turf. In this follow up story, we will discuss about Vodafone & Idea. Vodafone India is currently the second largest mobile operator in India. When Vodafone makes a strategy, business is their first priority. They picked up 3G spectrum in only 9 circles in 2010, and the whole... Read More

September 7th, 2015 9:26 PM 3 COMMENTS

The promise shown by ‘Jio Money’ and how it will stack up against competition

It is just recently that major operators like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea got payment bank licences from RBI and along with them an operator which is yet to launch commercial services, Reliance Jio got the payment bank license as well. But the questions that arise at this point are 'what is the significance of these mobile payment portals and wallets?' 'What segment of e-commerce was left uncovered by netbanking and... Read More

September 4th, 2015 12:15 PM 6 COMMENTS

Tata Docomo strengthens its retail presence in Bangalore

Tata Docomo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL), strengthens its retail presence in Bangalore by opening its 45th store in capital city. Located at A K Colony, Nagawara Main Road in Bangalore, this is the 74th Tata Docomo store in Karnataka. The company has recently expanded its 3G network in the state by investing in 1000 new 3G towers and 500 new 2G Towers across Karnataka. Similar... Read More

September 2nd, 2015 9:28 PM 1 COMMENTS

BSNL to launch toll free number for M-wallet service for BSNL franchise and retailer assistance

State-run operator BSNL had in July launched a prepaid card linked mobile wallet (M-wallet) service in conjunction with SBI which allows its customers to transfer money, pay for services as well as withdraw cash of up to Rs. 1 lakh.  The wallet service, Speed Pay, allows a customer to load money even if he does not have a bank account. The money loaded in the mobile wallet can be transferred to... Read More

September 2nd, 2015 3:27 PM 1 COMMENTS

Uber says no to ‘Surge pricing’ during Mumbai Taxi strike

Citing that the mobile application based taxi services were directly impacting them, the drivers of black-and-yellow taxis said they had resorted to protests in a bid to survive in the face of competition. Following a day-long strike on Tuesday where nearly 10,000 taxis stayed off roads , the black-and-yellow taxis are staying off the roads today as well with the Nitesh Rane-led Swabhimaan Union stating that it would push for... Read More

September 1st, 2015 7:28 PM 0 COMMENTS

Public Wi-Fi facilities are on rise, security threats to surge

With the government initiative to launch public Wi-Fi in 2,500 cities and towns across the country in a span of three years, using the networks of BSNL, public Wi-Fi has assumed a larger role in India. Things gained a faster approach, with BSNL investing Rs. 7000 crore towards the purpose. In February 2014, Bihar, which was earlier known as one of the most backward states of India inaugurated its 20km... Read More

August 31st, 2015 4:19 PM 7 COMMENTS

Bhubaneswar gets Reliance Jio 4G Wi-Fi internet service available at four locations

Considering Odisha government’s initiative to convert Bhubaneswar into ‘Smart City’, Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL) has unveiled 4G Wi-Fi internet in the city. Four locations -- Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) campus, Gopabandhu Chowk, Governor House Road and Surya Nagar -- covering popular areas like Reliance Fresh Retail outlet, Gopabandhu market complex and ICICI Bank are the locations that received 4G. The service is offered free to a fair... Read More

August 29th, 2015 6:52 PM 26 COMMENTS

MobiKwik randomly blocks wallets: Customers face hardships

More and more Indians are subscribing to electronic wallets for convenience and safety. Leading player in the segment, Paytm Wallet recently announced crossing 100 million users. MobiKwik is also a player in the wallet segment and attracts users with some good offers. With growing adoption, wallet providers are responsible for ensuring that their users stay protected from possible frauds. This has led to them taking measures like blocking wallets if transactions look... Read More

August 29th, 2015 5:54 AM 19 COMMENTS

Global: Airtel planning on selling off operations in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Bharti Airtel the largest telecom operator in India and third largest globally by subscriber base and operations in over 20 countries is contemplating on selling its assets and operations in India's neighbouring countries Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. In a clarification to the BSE, Airtel said it keeps evaluating various opportunities on an ongoing basis in ordinary course of business and will make necessary disclosure as and when required. Sources familiar... Read More

August 26th, 2015 2:20 PM 4 COMMENTS

Non-Voice revenue continued to demonstrate double-digit growth for MTS India

Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd. (SSTL), which operates its telecom services under the MTS brand in India, today announces its unaudited consolidated financial results for the second quarter ended June 30th, 2015. According to Dmitry Shukov, Chief Executive Officer of Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd, “All our operational parameters have shown significant improvement during the quarter which has resulted in 12% growth in consolidated revenues. Our data centric approach has further enhanced... Read More

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