April 12th, 2018 7:08 AM 8 COMMENTS

Broadband Plans in Hyderabad: ACT Fibernet’s 1 Gbps Plan, Excell’s 100 Mbps Plan and More

Broadband Plans has been a worry for several users across the country in the last few years, but the Indian broadband scenario has changed entirely in the last year and a half, since the time Reliance Jio entered into the market. With the competition between Internet Service Providers (ISP) comes affordable plans to the consumers and that's what happening right now in India. ACT Fibernet, a year ago introduced the... Read More

April 11th, 2018 12:14 PM 26 COMMENTS

BSNL Awards Rs 579 Crore Worth Contract to HFCL for Building 2G Network in Assam

Himachal Futuristic Communications Ltd (HFCL), the telecom equipment maker, today in a BSE filing revealed that it received an advance purchase order worth Rs 579 crore (approximately) from the state-run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) for building the 2G network in Assam. For the unaware, Assam and North East regions are one of the undeveloped telecom regions in the country, and BSNL is now looking to build a... Read More

April 11th, 2018 10:51 AM 13 COMMENTS

Vodafone India and Idea Cellular Missed Trai’s Call Drop Metrics by a Small Margin: COAI

Telecom Industry body COAI said Bharti Airtel and Jio were fully compliant with the Trai's quality of service norms, though Vodafone India and Idea Cellular were marginally not meeting the standards. The body added the non-compliance of call drop parameters laid down by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India in October, was limited to specific local areas and should not be misrepresented as a widespread phenomenon. “These local area problems are... Read More

April 10th, 2018 2:56 PM 7 COMMENTS

Telenor’s Rs 349 Prepaid Pack Gives 1GB Data Per Day, Unlimited Calls for 56 Days

Telenor has been out of the scene for a while now, but the telco is still offering some of the best-prepaid tariff plans in the market. The Norway-based telecom operator which announced a merger with Bharti Airtel is offering a Rs 349 plan for its prepaid users. With this plan, Telenor is competing with the Jio's Rs 349 tariff plan which is the best-prepaid plan in the price range. Telenor's... Read More

April 8th, 2018 5:01 PM 4 COMMENTS

COAI Predicts Revenue to Remain Low in Next 3-4 Quarters for Telcos

Cellular Operators Association of India, the industry body predicts that the earnings of telecom operators in the country will remain depressed for other 3-4 quarters, courtesy of the sheer competition between in the market. Leading telcos such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Idea Cellular and Reliance Jio are expected to announce their earnings for the January-March quarter in the next couple of weeks. The telcos are expected to report a... Read More

April 7th, 2018 10:29 AM 105 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio to Deploy Pre-5G Massive MIMO Technology in Delhi and Mumbai IPL 2018 Venues

After Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio has now said that it will deploy 4G advanced Massive MIMO technology in Delhi and Mumbai stadiums to deliver faster 4G speeds for the users watching the matches live from the venue. Massive MIMO technology will provide more than five times the capacity in a 30 MHz wide band spectrum so that it can accommodate more users and avoid congestion. The IPL stadiums in Delhi... Read More

April 6th, 2018 11:47 AM 29 COMMENTS

DoT Likely to Approve Idea Cellular and Vodafone India Merger by the End of this Month

The Department of Telecom (DoT) is likely to approve the merger between Idea Cellular and Vodafone India by the end of this month. An anonymous official said in his statement to ET “The final approval should come within this month.” When this approval is passed, the Idea and Vodafone merged entity will become the largest data carrier in the country in terms of market share and subscribers. As we're already... Read More

April 5th, 2018 5:33 PM 0 COMMENTS

DoT Issues 13-Digit M2M Numbers for Telcos to Carry Out Testing

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has now issued 13-digit numbers to telecom operators in the country for carrying out the test of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. These communications include car tracking devices, smart electric metres and so on. DoT allocated the 13-digit numbers to private firms such as Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular, while it's already a known thing that state-run telco BSNL received these numbers from... Read More

April 5th, 2018 2:30 PM 5 COMMENTS

Hotstar Will Charge you Rs 299 for Streaming IPL Matches: Here’s How to Watch them for Free

Remember the Hotstar Sports Pack which was introduced a couple of days ago? Well, there's a good news if you're an Airtel subscriber as the Sports subscription pack worth Rs 299 will not be required to watch the live streaming on Airtel TV application. It's a known thing that Hotstar's new Sports-only pack costs Rs 299 for a year, and with the pack, users can watch all the sports, and... Read More

April 5th, 2018 10:11 AM 0 COMMENTS

Average Per GB Data Price Decreased by 90% to Rs 19: Manoj Sinha

Between June 2016 and December 2017, average data rate has plunged by 90% to Rs 19 per GB while the average phone call tariff dropped by more than 60% to 19 paise per minute, as per Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha. "The tariff for mobile telephony services is under forbearance except for national roaming and rural fixed line services ... The average outgo for voice and data services in India have... Read More

April 4th, 2018 4:38 PM 14 COMMENTS

RBI Grants Approval to Reliance Jio for Jio Payments Bank

Catching up on the growing fintech and payments scene, Reliance Jio has also confirmed their plans to start ‘Jio Payments Bank’ last year. And the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), on Tuesday, officially announced that Jio Payments Bank had commenced operations starting April 3, 2018. The Reserve Bank of India in their official statement said: "The Reserve Bank has issued a licence to the bank under Section 22 (1) of... Read More

April 2nd, 2018 3:34 PM 1 COMMENTS

Intex Aqua Lions N1 and Lions T1 Lite Smartphones With 4G VoLTE, Total by Hike Launched

Intex, the homegrown smartphone brand today introduced two entry-level 4G VoLTE supported smartphones in the Indian market. The Intex Aqua Lions N1 and the Intex Lions T1 Lite smartphones are now official in the Indian market, and they come two unique offers. The first one is they are part of Total by Hike program and the second one is telecom operator Bharti Airtel is providing cashback of up to Rs... Read More

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