April 15th, 2014 4:24 PM 55 COMMENTS

Hike Messenger Goes Aggressive By Offering Unlimited Free SMS To Users

Although WhatsApp, LINE and WeChat are considered as the major contenders in the IM (instant messaging) space, no one has won the war yet. There are still a number of IM apps that want to acquire a majority of the market share. Hike is a cross platform IM app co-developed by Bharti Airtel & SoftBank to stop users from flocking to other services like WhatsApp and WeChat. [caption id="attachment_116071" align="aligncenter" width="560"]... Read More

April 14th, 2014 12:52 PM 37 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio – What Do They Are Up to ? Our Analysis

Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecom arm of Mukesh Ambani headed Reliance Industries is leaving no stone untouched to roll out 4G services to usher a new age of technology in the country. The company have been tied knot even with its competitors like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance Communications on different matters. Jio has made deal with RCom for their inter-city OFCN, intra-city OFCN and 45000+ towers. They will use Viom... Read More

April 11th, 2014 11:11 AM 0 COMMENTS

Mobile Handset Vendors & OEMs Pushing Telcos For Faster 4G LTE Rollout In India

Multiple mobile handset vendors as well as OEMs are in collaboration with telecom operators in India for faster 4G LTE network rollout. India uses TD-LTE technology for the deployment of 4G networks over Band 40 (2300 MHz). Earlier, this technology was being used only by China and India but now, more and more countries in Asia are adopting it due to its lower cost of deployment when compared to LTE FDD. [caption... Read More

March 22nd, 2014 2:34 PM 19 COMMENTS

Exclusive : Idea Cellular to Launch ‘idea Money’ Mobile Payment Service

Leading mobile service provider Idea Cellular all set to  launch "idea Money" a mobile wallet service, across India, similar to Airtel Money and Vodafone M-Pesa. According to our exclusive source, With 'idea Money' Idea Cellulars postpaid and prepaid customers can not only be able to deposit and withdraw cash from designated outlets, but they can also transfer money to any mobile phone in India. This money can be used to... Read More

March 10th, 2014 11:36 AM 41 COMMENTS

Can 3G, EvDO & Broadband over WiFi Spoil Reliance Jio’s Launch Party? : Our Take

Without a disruptive pricing on tariff and devices, Reliance Jio can not succeed to win people's hearts.  Reliance Jio, the telecom arm of Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Industries is gearing up for the commercial launch of its voice & data services in next 6-9 months. The company acquired pan India spectrum on 2300MHz band and minimum 5MHz spectrum on 1800MHz in 14 circles. The company made deals with Reliance Communications... Read More

March 4th, 2014 1:19 PM 106 COMMENTS

TTSL-Vodafone Merger Talks in Advanced Level

There has been strong market rumour that might be true. It's regarding Vodafone India and Tata Docomo merger. After Airtel's acquisition of Loop Mobile (Mumbai) it could be the biggest M&A in Indian telecom. Tata Teleservices is jointly owned by Tata Group and Japanese telecom major NTT Docomo. NTT Docomo owns 26.5% in Tata Teleservices and around 11.7% in Tata Teleservices (Maharastra). NTT Docomo wants to leave the market as... Read More

February 13th, 2014 6:31 PM 49 COMMENTS

2G Spectrum (900Mhz and 1800Mhz) Auction Ends, 9 Circles reported unsold in 1800 MHz

India's 2G spectrum auction today ends with 68 rounds after 10 days, Government is likely to get total Rs.61,150 crore as upfront payment. Eight telecom companies participated in the auction which include largest mobile service provider Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular, Uninor, Reliance Communications, Tata Docomo and new entrant - 4G operator Reliance Jio Infocomm. The government had set a target of Rs. 40,874 crore for this fiscal year (FY14)... Read More

February 5th, 2014 3:32 AM 24 COMMENTS

Day 2 Spectrum Auction: Demand for Delhi, Mumbai 900MHz and 1800MHz in UP (W) Most Popular

14 rounds in a total of 2 days have been completed in the spectrum bidding auction and the telecom operators are going pretty aggressive. At the end of the day 2, DoT released that it had received bids for all the 22 circles in the 1800 MHz band and the three circles in 900 MHz band. Mumbai, Delhi circle was the most popular circle in the 900MHz band and Uttar... Read More

January 15th, 2014 7:57 PM 45 COMMENTS

4G Operator Reliance Jio, Idea Cellular and Uninor Applies to Bid in 1800 and 900Mhz GSM Spectrum Auction

Pan India 4G - LTE service license holder Reliance JIO Infocomm (RJIL), Idea Cellular and Uninor (TeleWings) today submitted their applications for taking part in the 900mhz and 1800mhz GSM spectrum auction scheduled for February 3, 2014. Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance Communications (Rcom), Aircel and Tata Teleservices (Tata Docomo) already applies for the same as earlier we shared on TelecomTalk. The Auction of Spectrum will be a big bang now... Read More

December 26th, 2013 4:16 PM 58 COMMENTS

TRAI Classifies Minimum Broadband Speed As 512kbps

India's telecom regulator TRAI issued an guideline, making it mandatory for every Broadband service provider ( Wireline - ISPs) to offer minimum download speed 512 Kbps as "broadband' and reports the number of broadband subscribers in accordance with the revised definition i.e. greater than 512 Kbps. Earlier The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) issued a Notification on revising the definition of Broadband as ‘Broadband is a data / Internet connection that... Read More

December 12th, 2013 2:39 PM 34 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio Infocomm Issued 2.2 Crore Numbers for 4G Mobile and Data Services, Number Series Starts from 70

India's Department of Telecom (DoT) has issued 2.2 crore mobile numbers to Pan India BWA 4G spectrum and license holder Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL) which paves way for the company to launch its 4G services. Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL) rapidly deploying its infrastructure across 20 cities initially and set to launch its 4G LTE service for mobile customers over LTE enabled smart-phones as well as Only data... Read More

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