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

May 6th, 2013 12:41 PM 33 COMMENTS

A Sneak Peek into airtel money: Changing the Way You Pay

Take a minute to look into your wallet and just check the amount of credit cards and debit cards you carry in it. Along with your wallet every day you also carry a fear of misplacing your cards in it. Will the day ever come when you can step out leaving your heavy wallets at home and yet shop & dine? How would you feel if instead of fumbling through... Read More

April 26th, 2013 10:44 AM 16 COMMENTS

LAVA Launches 3G – EVDO WiFi Router – W200

Indian Mobiles companies, LAVA International Ltd., extending its portfolio, has launched 3G/EVDO WiFi Router - W200 for Rs.2499. W200 is a mini portable wireless router that creates WIFI hotspot & can support up to 32 users, also has inbuilt battery of 1800mAh from which mobile devices can be charged anywhere anytime ! USP · Portable wireless router that creates wifi hotspot + power bank through which mobile device can be... Read More

April 9th, 2013 2:31 PM 10 COMMENTS

MTS India Released Q4 & FY 2012 Reports, ARPU for the quarter increased by 2% to Rs 79

India's pure play CDMA voice and data service provider Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd (SSTL), which operates under MTS India brand has announched unaudited financial report for fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012. In February, 2012 Supreme Court of India cancelled 21 licences of MTS India excluding Rajasthan. However the company won back spectrum in 800MHz band in Delhi, Kolkata, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh (West)... Read More

March 13th, 2013 11:22 AM 13 COMMENTS

MobiKwik’s Mobile Recharge and Bill Pay App is now live on iOS

After J2ME and Android, MobiKwik’s Mobile Recharge and Bill Pay App is now live on iOS as well and it is available on iTunes. MobiKwik iOS app provides Recharge and Bill payment facilities on the move. All the services like Mobile Recharge (prepaid/postpaid), Data card recharge, DTH Recharge and Bill Payments like Electricity, Insurance, Landline and Gas are covered. The app works very well on iPhone and iPad, and offers... Read More

March 9th, 2013 2:13 PM 5 COMMENTS

Exclusive : MTNL Introduces Prepaid Balance Transfer Service in Mumbai

Mahanagr Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) finally introduced prepaid talk time transfer service, which will enable its prepaid 2G and 3G customer to seamless transfer balance to any other MTNL prepaid customer in Mumbai circle. The only catch here is that both the prepaid customer will have to be in Mumbai circle. The way this MTNL Trump Balance Transfer service works is that the subscriber who want to transfer the balance,... Read More

February 25th, 2013 5:29 PM 9 COMMENTS

BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone Launched in India for Rs.43490

BlackBerry today introduced the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone powered by BlackBerry 10 in India for Rs.43490. The BlackBerry Z10 is the first BlackBerry smartphone to launch with the re-designed, re-engineered, and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform. The new BlackBerry 10 smartphone is elegant and distinctive, and the fastest, most advanced BlackBerry smartphone yet. It features a 1.5 GHz dual core processor with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and an... Read More

February 20th, 2013 11:18 AM 2 COMMENTS

BIG Data – A BIG Opportunity for Telcos

Operators are under immense and ever increasing pressure as a result of the changing competitive landscape, with the commoditisation of traditional services and over-the-top (OTT) players such as Google and Skype eating into their revenues. Operators are no longer simply worried about reducing costs; they are competing to deliver value-added offerings, improve customer experience and ultimately to retain and grow a profitable customer base. Data has been described as the... Read More


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