September 15th, 2013 2:35 PM 18 COMMENTS

4G Round Up: Reliance Jio Inks Deals with KMC, Ciena & Tech Mahindra

Country's only pan-India 4G operator Reliance Jio Infocomm has signed a MoU agreement with Kolkata's city civic body - Kolkata Municipal Corporation to get the license to lay fiber optic cables across the metro. Tarun Jhunjhunwala, the business head and state mentor (east) of Reliance Jio and Mayor-in-Charge Atin Ghosh signed the deal. Reliance Jio will pay one-time fee of Rs 26 crore to city's civic body. Reliance Jio will... Read More

August 30th, 2013 3:58 PM 6 COMMENTS

IDC Report : Smartphone Sales in India Jump Threefold, Samsung Continues to hold No 1 Spot

The smartphones sale in India has increased threefold in the second quarter of the current calendar year, with shipments growing over 50% sequentially. Samsung continues to hold the number one position, accounting for 26% market share, followed by Indian phone maker Micromax and Karbonn that took the second and third positions cornering market shares of 22% and 13%, respectively  in last quarter according to IDC report. The Big Screen smartphone known... Read More

August 23rd, 2013 11:31 AM 16 COMMENTS

TRAI Tightens Norms, Now Rs.5000 fine on Telcos for Pesky Calls and SMS

In a bid to curb pesky calls from telemarketers, Indian Telecom regulator TRAI issued new rules include a fine of Rs.5000 for each complaint on a telecom operator if found that the unsolicited commercial call (UCC) or SMS was made by unregistered telemarketers using its network. TRAI also said that the basic phone or Wireless / Mobile connections of Banks, Insurance firms and Realty players will be disconnected if rules... Read More

August 21st, 2013 2:36 PM 2 COMMENTS

Nokia Lumia 925: A Brief Overview of its Specifications

Nokia has not been lagging behind in the smartphone market and has continuously looked at increasing its brand name. Though Nokia doesn’t require much introduction however the smartphone market cannot be called its forte. It has heavily banked on its Lumia series to get it through in this market and the series has performed exceptionally well. Being the most popular Windows based phone has made Nokia very happy about the... Read More

August 2nd, 2013 10:57 PM 10 COMMENTS

MTS India Rolled out Online Shopping Website, Launches MTS MiFi USB Dongle

Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd has forayed into online business as it announced the launch of its new online shopping site - The website is in a very primary stage and only two smartphones - Duet and Mtag 281 and some dongles are available for sale. On the website there are also links for prepaid recharge and postpaid bill payment. MTS also introduced a new device - MTS Mifi USB... Read More

July 12th, 2013 11:15 AM 3 COMMENTS

RCom Completes Securitization of Rs 1200 Cr Inter-City OFC Deal with Reliance Jio

Reliance Communications has announced that the company has completed securitization of Rs 1200 cr inter-city OFC deal with Reliance Jio Infocomm. The inter-city fiber agreement between the two Ambani brothers' companies was signed in April this year. Reliance Jio is being delivered the inter-city fiber links for few months already. The whole process will be completed within this financial year, as expected.  Reliance Jio is in the process to roll... Read More

June 29th, 2013 3:52 PM 9 COMMENTS

Sneak Peek into Indian Railways New SMS Based Ticket Booking System Across Operators

India’s Rail passengers can now book their tickets through SMS, Railway Ministry launched the SMS-based ticketing system. The SMS system is likely to come handy and easy to use for people who do not have access to Internet or smartphones as tickets can be booked from non-Internet-enabled phones too. Presently Railway’s SMS based ticket booking system launched with two dedicated numbers — 139 and 5676714 as a pilot project by Indian... Read More

June 20th, 2013 9:21 AM 1 COMMENTS

Hike to Tie-up with Airtel, Vodafone & Idea; Similar to RCom-WhatsApp Plans?

The battle of free messaging apps over internet has reached to mobile operators too. In recent time India becomes a focus point for the messaging apps and VoIP apps like WhatsApp, Skype, WeChat, Nimbuzz or Hike. In the latest development instant messaging app - Hike, developed by Bharti SoftBank is in talks with incumbent players - Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular to come up with special bundle packs... Read More

June 12th, 2013 2:06 PM 14 COMMENTS

Book Railway Tickets While on the Move: IRCTC to introduce SMS-Based Ticketing from July

Days are not far when you can actually book, pay for, obtain and validate tickets from any location and at any time using mobile phones. With IRCTC all set to launch its SMS-based ticketing next month i.e. July, you can book your railway tickets by just sending an SMS to a dedicated number, reports PTI. HOW TO BOOK A TICKET VIA SMS: The process of booking is simple, said the... Read More

May 27th, 2013 12:41 PM 3 COMMENTS

SSTL Announces Unaudited Financial Results for Q1 2013, Blended ARPU increased by Rs 81, Data Card Subscribers declined by 12%

MTS India today announced its unaudited consolidated financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. In the reporting period SSTL’s mobile subscriber base declined by 20% quarter-on-quarter and reached 11.92 million customers as of March 31st, 2013. SSTL’s mobile subscribers’ MoU for Q1 2013 improved to 295 min vs. 268 min in Q4 2012. Non-voice revenues, from both data and mobile VAS, for the quarter declined by 13%... Read More

May 26th, 2013 9:41 AM 5 COMMENTS

Weekly Telecom Bytes: Apple’s Student Offer on iPhone 4, Free games on Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro; Reliance 4G in Metro Cities by Q1 2014

Uninor to Set Up 500 Tower Sites in Gujarat by June, 2013 Uninor, the company that won spectrum last year to offer mobile phones services in six of the 22 telecom services areas is all set to further expand its operations in India. As a part of its expansion plans, the company will be setting up additional 500 tower sites in the Gujarat region by June 2013. As stated by... Read More

May 24th, 2013 1:44 AM 2 COMMENTS

BlackBerry launches EMI schemes for BlackBerry Z10 and Curve 9220 With No Down Payment

BlackBerry has launched equated monthly installment (EMI) schemes for BlackBerry Z10 in India, which is now available for Rs 4,799 per month for 9 months on credit card purchases. It can be purchased on Citibank, HDFC, HSBC, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Kotak, SBI Card and Standard Chartered credit cards. Customers can also use their credit cards to buy BlackBerry Curve 9220 through a monthly installment scheme of Rs 799 per month for... Read More

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